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The Russians have got nothing on this new Southern vodka. Inspired by their Delta Blues roots, Cathead Vodka aims to support music interest groups via the sale of their delicious libation. In addition to Mississippi, the vodka is now available in Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.

Cathead Vodka is the first legally distilled spirit in the state of Mississippi. The corn-based 80 proof alcohol is a six-times distilled and charcoal-filtered artisan vodka produced by Bottle Tree Beverage Company at their Gluckstadt, Miss. distillery. The name stems from a loose reference across the Mississippi Delta region for blues musicians – Cat Heads. As part of their common interest in preserving and protecting the cultural history of southern food, beverages, music and the arts, they established a partnership with Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF) where $1 from every bottle of Cathead Vodka sold will go directly to the non-profit organization.

Here in Atlanta, Cathead Vodka can be purchased at Green’s Package, Tower Package Little 5 Package, Sherlock’s, Tower East, Empire Package, Capital City Bottle Shop, Holiday Wine and Spirits, Mac’s Beer and Wine and Peachtree Road Liquor Store. Check out these recipes perfect for sipping on a hot summer night.

The Honey Bubble:
1 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
4 oz Brut champagne
2 fresh raspberries to garnish

Blues Cat:
3 oz Cathead Vodka
muddle 10-15 blue berries
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (raw sugar)
5 basil leaves muddled
shake well, then strain

For more information, check out Cathead Vodka’s Web site, Like them on Facebook, or Follow them on Twitter. For product sales in Georgia, contact Savannah Distributing Company at 678.380.1212.