Yes, Virginia . . . Vodka

By: Rina Rapuano

Photograph courtesy of Cirrus Vodka.
Think vodka and you may think Russia or Poland. But Virginia? Richmond-based Cirrus Vodka is bidding to make you think of the commonwealth, too. Frosted bottles of the small-batch spirit are popping up on store shelves and behind a few local bars. It has a slight vanilla aroma and a faint citrus finish. A Cirrus martini can be ordered at Equinox, Clyde’s Georgetown, Clyde’s Gallery Place, 1789 Restaurant, Old Ebbitt Grill, and Bar Louie. It can be bought by the fifth at a few shops, including Ace Beverage (3301 New Mexico Ave., NW) for $21.49.