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PRODUCT: Yazi Ginger Vodka


Vodka for ginger lovers.

Hmm. Your Valentine doesn’t like sweets. But she does love a great cocktail or a shot of something special.

How about the “vodka of love”: ginger-flavored Yazi Ginger Vodka?

In Asia, ginger has long been considered an aphrodisiac, believed to have mystical powers that bring harmony to life and love.

Using glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest peak, Hood River Distillers has infused vodka (grain spirits) with natural ginger, orange, lemon, cayenne and red pepper extracts for a complex, well-balanced flavored spirit. There’s a ginger forefront and a citrus-spiciness in the background.

The bottle is stunning: A spiraling dragon is etched on imported French glass, with a scarlet banner and cap (“yazi” refers to the Chinese dragon). Available nationwide, Yazi says “Be My Valentine” to all lovers of ginger. The suggested retail price is $30.00.

We enjoy drinking Yazi straight, but you can mix up a broad variety of cocktails. Here’s the “Love Potion,” courtesy of Typhoon on Broadway in Portland, Oregon.

Ingredients Per Cocktail

– 2-1/2 ounces Yazi Ginger Flavored Vodka
– 1-1/2 ounces Cointreau
– 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
– 1 maraschino cherry for garnish


1. Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds of the way with ice. Add all ingredients.
2. Shake for 15 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4. Garnish and serve.

Find more recipes on the company website. For a retailer near you, telephone 1.503.574.3693 during business hours (Pacific Time).


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