The most widespread cocktail combining caffeine and spirits is the RBV or Red Bull & vodka. But come mid-April, connoisseurs of vodka and coffee will have a new libation to enjoy shaken or stirred, neat or over rocks: Premium manufacturers the Roasterie of Kansas City and Clear 10 Vodka of Olathe have combined their expertise to produce Dizzy Three air-roasted espresso-flavored vodka.
Dizzy Three was a nickname for the Douglas DC-3 aircraft, which is pictured on the label. (The Star was able to get a prototype bottle to photograph the final packaging will have a different cap and neck label.)
Paul Massard, coffee buyer for the Roasterie (theroasterie.com and on Facebook and Twitter) says the idea was to take the house-infused coffee spirits offered by some upscale bars and bottle them so people could grab them off a liquor store shelf to enjoy at home.
We wanted a vodka in which you could really taste the coffee, not a mildly coffee-flavored vodka. We took it to the extreme. Its a very coffee-forward vodka that blends well in an espresso martini or a chocolate martini.