Sponsored Series: Lessons on Vodka
Lessons on Vodka, featuring Simon Ford and Chris Patino of Absolut Vodka, is dedicated to educating consumers and industry professionals about the history of vodka in cocktails.
Jasmine Mandarin Sour Cocktail - Lessons on Vodka
29 Mar 11 5
Created to showcase flavors typical of Asia such as jasmine tea and mandarin oranges, the Jasmine Mandarin Sour is also a good example of a twist on a classic. Using a sour base, Simon layers on vodka infused with jasmine tea and the robust flavor of Absolut Mandarin to create a modern experience of the classic sour.
Russian Cocktail - Lessons on Vodka
29 Mar 11 4
The Russian Cocktail was re-discovered by David Wondrich and is believed to be the first vodka cocktail ever shown in print. Originally featured in the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, the recipe can be found in a book called Beverage Deluxe from 1911.
Gypsy Queen Cocktail - Lessons on Vodka
22 Mar 11 3
After prohibition a number of Russian and Polish bars and restaurants that catered to immigrant populations in America began (or continued more openly) serving traditional spirits along with their traditional cuisine. Vodka being the spirit of choice for many, it is no wonder that cocktails were born behind these bars that featured the spirit. The Gypsy Queen, recently unearthed by David Wondrich, was created at the Russian Tea Room and can be found in the book "Russian Dishes and What They Are Made Of". Simon Ford of Absolut Vodka demonstrates how to make the Gypsy Queen and discusses the early history of Vodka in cocktails.
The Zakuski Plate - Lessons on Vodka
22 Mar 11 1
Vodka's roots go deep in Northern and Eastern Europe and across Russia. Originally intended for medicinal use and referred to for centuries as "grain wine" before become the "water of life", it has certainly come a long way since such humble beginnings. Vodka is a part of daily life throughout much of the world and is, by far, the most consumed spirit on the planet. The zakuski (meaning morsel or little bite in Russian) plate made up of salted and cured meats and vegetables, is typically served with chilled vodka in Russia to guests before a larger meal. Chris Patino of Absolut Vodka demonstrates this traditional pairing and adds a twist with the "World's Fastest Bloody Mary".
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