Warm Up To Winter Drinks With Ciroc Vodka

Temperatures are dropping and it's time to let the white rum and flavored tequila hibernate until summer.

Now is the perfect time to stock winter bars with new liquor. Trends continue to head toward flavored and infused vodka and Ciroc has created a variety of unique winter libations perfect for heating up January and February nights.

While most vodkas use starches (usually wheat, potatoes, or rye) to create their products, Ciroc utilizes French vineyards to manufacture the only vodka distilled entirely from grapes. Similar to the ideology of selecting the best grapes for a wine varietal, the makers of Ciroc hand select their grapes. Their cold fermentation process allows a higher concentration of juice, intensifying the flavor. After being distilled five times, the impurities are filtered out leaving a smooth crisp vodka with hints of lemon and pear.

Ciroc offers five varieties of vodka, including Snap Frost (blue), Red Berry (red), Coconut (silver), Peach (orange) and the new Amaretto (brown).  The vodka producer teamed with master mixologist Richard Ingraham to create fun cocktails for the 2014 winter season including Red Berry Mule, a blend of Ciroc Red Berry, simple syrup, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and strawberries and Coquito Ciroc with Ciroc Coconut, pineapple juice, coconut cream, milk and egg whites.  For more drink recipes, visit Ciroc.com.