Something that I will seriously miss at Lover is making the seasonal hard seltzers. In case you didn't know; I have a love for the old Vodka Cruiser so naturally I have been using their flavour profiles for my inspiration behind these tasty treats.
So far I've done guava utilising milk punch and rapid carbonation. Watermelon that was cold pressed and adding Suze for a bitter herbaceous character. Then the old charred pineapple with carbonated coconut water.
My epilogue from this series is a winter berry iteration or as Vodka Cruiser would say... Bold Berry!
Winter Hard Seltzer
50ml Ketel One Vodka
20ml Brookie's Macadamia Liqueur
40ml Berry Puree See below method
70ml Tartaric + Citric Acid Solution See below method
If your anything like me (smart Slav) you keep your vodka in the freezer. The colder the ingredients are to start with the better this will carbonate and the quicker you can serve this up.
I've worked out that you can fit about 5 serves in a standard soda syphon so make of that what you will with measurements. On that note; whip out the old soda syphon, batch everything and C02 charge that bad girl.
Serve tall and over ice. Garnish with strawberry and rosemary.
180gm White sugar
Whack all of this in a food processor and blitz the living shit out of it until smooth
Strain through a siv into a vessel and then bang it in the fridge.
8.5gm Tartaric acid
8.5gm Citric acid
Stir portions of acids through the water until it's all dissolved. Should taste somewhat like super sour apple. This is not meant to be crazy "turn your face inside out" sour as it's also your water dilution for the final drink. Store in a bottle in the fridge.