Vodka chases cocktail culture


MARMALADE Martinis were on the menu at the launch of the latest bistro from Hotel du Vin.

The limited edition Chase Marmalade Vodka was the basis for the cocktails served with brioche at the breakfast opening of Bistro du Vin in London.
Distilled in batches of 1000 bottles “a few times a year” at the Chase Distillery in Herefordshire, the vodka is made by marinating marmalade in Chase’s award-winning potato vodka, which is infused with fresh Seville orange peel.
Chase Distillery produced its first batch of vodka in June 2008, using potatoes grown on the farm.
It also makes an apple vodka using cider apples, called Naked Chase; a range of four liqueurs (blackcurrant, elderflower, raspberry and rhubarb); and launched Williams Chase Gin last year.
The distillery has joined forces with London bar Purl to promote a special royal wedding cocktail for the big day tomorrow (April 29).
Royal Jam combines the gin with strawberry conserve, lemon juice, lavender bitters and English sparkling wine Nyetimber Brut.

(image: Chase Marmalade is produced in small batches “a few times a year”.)