Libation of the Month: Old Bay Vodka
Where to Find it: Total Wine & More, Wilmington; Atlantic Liquors and Claws Seafood House, Rehoboth Beach
In most Delmarva households, Old Bay is nestled against the salt and pepper on the dining room table. The seasoning adds a kick to eggs, potato salad, French fries, potato chips and, more recently, Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish. But the salty-spicy blend is not just for food. The McCormick & Company brand recently partnered with George’s Beverage Company to produce Old Bay Vodka. McClintock Distilling in Frederick, Maryland distills this delicious spirit. George’s Beverage Company is known for its Bloody Mary and margarita mix, and Old Bay often appears in both classic cocktails at bars and restaurants along the Delaware beaches. However, this vodka can also liven up so many other familiar summer cocktails. The Bay Crush, for instance, would go well with any crab dish and other seafood entrees.
Would you try a “Bay Crush”?
(An Old Bay Vodka-based citrusy & sweet summer cocktail 🤔)
— Delaware Today Magazine (@DelawareToday) August 23, 2022
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1.5 ounces Old Bay Vodka
1.5 ounces triple sec
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
3 ounces lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Old Bay vodka, triple sec and lemon juice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add lemon-lime soda, stirring gently to mix. Garnish with a fresh lemon wheel.