Clare Kelly

Dairy farmer creates vodka – from cow's milk

Clare Kelly

Black Cow is the world’s first Pure Milk Vodka, made in Dorset, England, from the milk of grass grazed cows. It is a super-premium vodka, distilled from the whey of milk and treated to a secret blending process created by dairy farmer Jason Barber. His inspiration came from a desire to diversify the produce from his 250 strong dairy herd and his personal interest in vodka.  He not only makes vodka from the milk but also delicious cheddar cheese. The cheese is made from the curd so there is no wastage in any of the by-products.

Fancy trying it? Here's some great recipes to impress your guests.


40ml Black Cow vodka
10ml Morello cherry liqueur
20ml lime juice
15ml honey water
3 stalks of sage
6 blueberries
75ml Ginger ale

Drop the four blueberries into the bottom of a highball glass with 2 sprigs of sage. Using a muddling stick or similar, gently press the berries and herb into the bottom of the glass. Pour the vodka, liqueur, lime and honey into the highball glass. Add cubed ice to the glass then top with the ginger ale. 

Give the glass a quick stir to lift the berries and sage through. Garnish with a sprig of sage and two blueberries. 


50ml Black Cow Vodka
Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Tonic Water
Squeeze of lemon juice
Slice of lemon and sprig of thyme

Pour the Black Cow and a good dash of Angostura into an ice filled glass.

Top with tonic, add a squeeze of lemon juice and garnish with lemon and thyme.



35ml Black Cow Vodka
Juice of half a lime
15ml honey & ginger syrup
Ginger beer
Garnish with mint and lime

Add all the ingredients, except the ginger beer, to an ice filled glass.

Stir until sufficiently chilled then top up with ginger beer and garnish.