King Charles II Pineapple Infused Vodka

For this project I was tasked with creating at flavored vodka. While doing research I found the story of the first pineapple grown in England. As the story goes, in the 1600s pineapples were a rare commodity. The fruit's crown-like top and gem-like texture were seen as a symbol of wealth and power. In 1675 John Rose, the royal gardener, presented King Charles II with the first
pineapple grown in England.
This story influenced me to create a pineapple infused vodka fit for a king. The bottle comes in a gold lined velvet bag with a pineapple embroidered in gold thread and the name of the monarch who inspired this creation.

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Like a king, the top of a pineapple is called a crown. The glass is etched with subtle flourish that draws attention to the die cut label and ornamental boarder. The back label shares the story of King Charles' first pineapple along with the recipe for a Royal Martini that features King Charles II Pineapple Vodka

Art Director: Paul Scheriff

Student Project at Tyler School of Art

©2018 by Michael Katz.