The first wormwood vodka is said to have been made in the 16th century, by Czech women who would harvest wormwood to make potions. They were deemed witches and nicknamed 'Babička', which is a term used for the grandmothers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Babickas are how this creamy vodka got its name. Made from thujone extracted from wormwood, Moravian corn and spring water from a 10,000-year-old spring, it is clear in colour and floral to taste, with tones of citrus and wormwood peeking through.
On the palate, we get a glimpse of vanilla, aniseed and caramel.
With an alcohol level of 40%, we've chosen this vodka as our March favourite because of its smooth taste and enchanting history.
This vodka is lovely on the rocks, but is the perfect partner for most cocktails, especially a Bloody Mary. Check out our recipe below!
50ml Babička Original Wormwood Vodka
90ml Tomato Juice (we recommend Big Tom!)
15ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed!)
2-3 Dashes Worcester Sauce
Tabasco (a few dashes to your liking)
Pinch of Pepper
1. Scoop a generous amount of ice into a tall glass. Pour your vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice over the ice.
2. Stir well, before adding Worcester sauce.
3. Add some Tabasco, celery salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
4. Garnish your drink with some celery and an olive.