Green Door Distilling was a product of the desire to get off the beaten track of life. Starting a vodka brand as a lifestyle business requires at least these two things:
- Enjoying making vodka
- Being good at making vodka
The first is so that the work is a fun part of life and the second is so that work supports the other fun parts of life. The taste of the vodka can at least suss out the latter part, and I think the Green Door Distilling team is on the right track.
Get Lost Vodka is incredibly pleasant to drink straight. It has one of the most unique flavors I’ve tasted. It’s so sweet and creamy that my mind conjures cream soda. It’s obviously not cream soda, but this is probably the closest thing anyone could make with a distilled spirit.
Get Lost follows up the delectable flavor with a completely smooth finish. I preferred to let the aftertaste hang on my palate so I could continue to savor it. In other words, skip the chaser. You don’t need it.
It always feels like a waste to put excellent vodkas in anything other than a glass before it crosses my lips, but I must.
I first mixed Get Lost with sweet tea to make an ice pick. The vodka makes for an interesting cocktail. The sweetness of the vodka dials up the sweet parts in the tea and the creaminess makes it feel almost like I put milk in it, like I am told they do in England, though I have never done that myself.
In a screwdriver as with the ice pick, the vodka flavors play prominently. It makes a very unique cocktail. The hint of orange is still there but the creamy parts really change everything, even the texture. It’s not what I look for in a normal screwdriver but very interesting version that I kept coming back to.
I added pomegranate juice to the screwdriver, and the tartness of the pom counters some of the bitter flavors in the screwdriver. I prefer a dash of pomegranate In my screwdriver, though, so take that as you may.
Get Lost Vodka is amazing. As best I can tell, it is only available in Michigan. If you can’t find it on your favorite web distributor, I highly suggest taking a road trip to the Kalamazoo area and get a bottle yourself.