Once in a while, you find a restaurant that can do no wrong. Kachka is that place. Every dish the kitchen turns out is better than the last. It’s the kind of place that’s both different and the same. It reminds you of home, comfortable and familiar, at the same time, it’s foreign and exotic. I still don’t how they do it, but they do. Then they go and make something like horseradish vodka and?you wonder, hmmmmm. And?you taste it. And then you’re convinced that they?must be related to?Midas and everything they touch just turns to gold. Or goodness. Or greatness. And you find just another reason to love them more.
Kachka‘s owners Bonnie and Israel Morales founded Troika Spirits to expand their audience of Soviet food fans. Kachka Horseradish Vodka is made by New Deal Distillery, located just a few blocks away, but the owners hope to be crafting thier own spirits in the near future. Each bottle is made with whole locally sourced horseradish root and a drop of honey for balance, but be careful, it might just?make you jump out of your pants!
Starting March 11, 2016, Kachka Horseradish Vodka will be available at New Deal Distillery and at Barbur Liquors, Pearl Specialty Liquors and Uptown Liquors after March 17th for $27.95.?The Morales’ recommend picking up a bottle and doing as a Belarusian babushka would do, #clinkeatdrinkrepeat.
Katcha recommends freezing the vodka and to sip or shoot it in between bits of food (think oyster shooters). Obviously terrific in your favorite Bloody Mary recipe, try a drizzle over oysters in the half shell or mixed in cocktails like the Kachka Dirty Martini (recipe below).?More cocktail recipes coming soon to www.troikaspirits.com