Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint is made by infusing Ketel One vodka with natural botanicals and then re-distilling the infusion in a copper pot still. The distillate is then infused with the natural fruit and botanical essences relevant to each varietal.
Hydro-distillation is used to extract essence from fresh cucumber, botanical species Cucumis Sativus.
The mint Mentha spicata, metha pulegium, metha piperita, sourced from Morocco, provides a herbaceous and fresh mint character. Dependent on the species, solvent extraction and ethanol are used: essential oil by distillation of mint with ethanol; and solvent obtained by extraction with ethanol from a base of mint leaves.
Contains no sugar, artificial sweeteners or flavours.
Serve long over ice with soda water.
Ketel One say their Cucumber & Mint, is "for those who appreciate crisp cucumbers and light tones of fresh garden mint."
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/03/2019
Cucumber is much more pungent than the relatively subtle mint.
Initially cucumber continues its dominance, but mint emerges and grows in intensity. Light white pepper spirituous spice invigorates.
Lightly spicy with long lingering cucumber and mint.
The cucumber and mint flavour, combined with the recommended long serve over ice with soda, screams for a long hot summer's afternoon. Zero sugar and a 30% alc./vol., so relatively low calorie (apparently "40% less than a glass of wine" add it its consumer appeal.