OYO is a premium vodka that pays tribute to the Iroquois name for the Ohio River Valley (OYO, pronounced O-Why-O) and the original area where the Middle West Spirits Distillery was established 13 years ago. The brand was first introduced in 2010 and proudly serves as a symbol of Middle West Spirits’ unwavering commitment to the land in which it is born and created, from grain to glass.
OYO American Character Vodka ($31.99 / 750ML) is made from the finest local soft red winter wheat by founder and fourth-generation distiller Ryan Lang. it’s unfiltered and boasts a distinctiveness that’s a favorite among vodka drinkers.
Created by Kyle Nelson, Beverage Director, Middle West Spirits/Service Bar
1.5 ounces OYO Character Vodka
0.5 ounce Cherry Heering
0.5 ounce fresh lime juice
0.5 ounce tart cherry juice
0.5 ounce simple syrup
0.25 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Fill the remainder of the tin with ice. Shake vigorously for fifteen seconds or until the outside of the shaker is chilled. Double strain into a large snifter filled with cobbled ice. Garnish with a fresh lime wheel and a Luxardo cherry.