THL: What is it?
Square One Basil vodka is infused with the essences of four basil varieties: Genovese, Thai, Lemon and Sweet. Also added are coriander, honeysuckle and lemongrass.
THL: Why should you try it?
In traditional folklore, fresh basil was a symbol of love. For Square One Spirits, their basil-flavored vodka might just be a symbol of their undying love for quality handcrafted spirits. The distillers, inspired by basil's frequent appearance in ancient mythology, thought they might as well infuse some of their vodka with it.
THL: Who makes it?
Square One was founded by Allison Evanow, an business school graduate and ex-bartender. She first worked at Jose Cuervo, and realized she preferred vodka over tequila for its versatility in cocktails. The Square One flavored vodka brand is distilled at the Distilled Resources distillery in Rigby, Idaho.
THL: What does it taste like?
Mint and flowers
THL: How should you drink it?
Square One Basil makes for a refreshingly herbal Bloody Mary.