Dan Ackroyd’s Crystal Head

Posted on: October 11 2012

Crystal Head Vodka is a premium vodka manufactured in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The vodka was concieved by actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander. The vodka is quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered through charcoal and triple filtered through Herkimer diamond crystals. It’s top class stuff.

Aykroyd and Alexander are interested in the legend of the 13 crystal skulls. A controversial archaeological mystery, 13 crystal heads have been found in regions around the world, from the American southwest to Tibet. They’re dated between 5,000 and 35,000 years old, and were supposedly polished into shape from solid quartz chunks over a period of several hundred years. Although according to Hewlett Packard engineers, they bear no tool marks to tell us exactly how they were made.

The heads are thought to offer spiritual power and enlightenment to those who possess them, and as such stand not as symbols of death, but of life.

As it is Halloween, we have created a cocktail called ‘The Gatekeeper’, which gives a nod towards Mr Ackroyd’s role in Ghostbusters. It is a delicious cocktail, which really showcases this boutique, unique vodka.

Ingredients: Crystal Head Vodka, fresh pomelo, Domaine Canton, lime juice and galangal syrup.

In a Boston shaker, muddle the pomelo and add all the other ingredients, shake and fine strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist and pomegranate and lychee pearls.

Costs €11.95.

Available in Dublin for the duration of Dine in Dublin week and the Bram Stoker Festival, 22nd to 28th October, 2012.

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