03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Collaborates with Columbia University

Exclusiv Vodka is pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with the Columbia School of Mixology at Columbia University to sponsor a full semester. We will be supplying the vodka for students to learn how to mix drinks of all different varieties.

The Columbia School of Mixology has been training bartenders since 1965. From bars to clubs to private staffing and catering, Columbia School of Mixology graduates have been successful in all bartending environments. The school uses real alcohol in their classes as opposed to flavored water like many other bartending schools in New York.

The use of a higher quality vodka like Exclusiv Vodka will allow students the ability to learn to mix higher end drinks like martinis and gimlets, drinks that demand a fine vodka to create a fine taste. Exclusiv Vodka is excited to be a part of the program and also to see what types of recipes the students at the School of Mixology create.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Martinis Available at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse NYC

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in NYC now offers a menu of martini drinks made with Exclusiv Vodka.

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse offers a variety of classic and creative Vodka martini drinks including the Empire (classic martini with a twist or olive) and The Silver Meteor Cosmo (citrus vodka, orange Curacao, cranberry, fresh lime).
Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. is located in Grand Central Terminal on the North and West balconies, paying homage to the lost culture of the railroad with a design and layout reminiscent of the dining car. Guests can enjoy an Exclusiv Vodka martini and take in the views from above as travelers bustle in the terminal below.

Exclusiv Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market today. From the country of Moldova, the Vodka is proudly produced using the best quality winter wheat and finest distilling processes. The unique selling point about Exclusiv Vodka is its price point. Unlike many other high-end vodka brands in the US, Exclusiv does not mark up its price for branding, advertising or packaging. The cost of a liter of Vodka is only about $13.00. An impressive price point for a vodka of its caliber.

Exclusiv Vodka is available at many other fine hotels, restaurants and retailers throughout the country, with an impressive concentration of availability in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Thank You To All Our Friends

In the last two months, Exclusiv Vodka has experienced our highest sales to date. We have exceeded all of our previous sales growths and have set a new record for ourselves. This would not have been possible without all of our friends and fans that love Exclusiv Vodka.

Our distribution within liquor stores is growing fast! This means that as consumers you are starting to understand that the price of a bottle of vodka has nothing to do with it’s quality.
Vodka is not meant to be expensive, it does not need to be aged or created in specific temperatures or pressures. It can be distilled and drank in one day. Yes, ONE day! The true ‘taste’ of vodka depends on where the water and raw materials came from. It has nothing to do with a fancy label or big-time advertising campaign.
Did you know that the requirements for distributing Vodka in the US state that “vodka is to be as tasteless and odorless as possible." So if Vodka is tasteless and odorless, why are some vodkas $13.00 a bottle and others are $100?
When you buy a bottle of Exclusiv Vodka, you are getting the best that money can buy. Many people are surprised to learn that a liter of Exclusiv Vodka only costs around $13.00 in stores. Sure, we could raise the price and sit higher up on the shelf with other big brand name vodkas, but we know in our hearts that it wouldn’t be right.
We are passionate about creating great Vodka, and we want you to enjoy it as much as we love creating it. That is why our pricing is so honestly simple. We thank you again for your interest in Exclusiv Vodka and hope to continue to meet your highest standards of taste and enjoyment.

For more information about Exclusiv Vodka, please visit us online at www.exclusiv-vodka.com
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Vodka – The World’s Favorite Tipple.

Vodka is arguably the world’s favorite spirit in spite of it being colorless and not as strongly flavored as rum or other spirits. In fact it could precisely be this neutral character that becomes Vodka’s sweet spot - it takes on other flavors so delightfully. Vodka can be made from almost any starchy food – potatoes, molasses, sorghum, different grains, corn, beets… Vodka made from the best ingredients taste the best. Just as in any fine recipe, it is the quality of ingredients that makes all the difference. A dry vodka martini or vodka mixed with tonic water and lime makes for a great drink. Not only does a vodka drink taste great, vodka hangovers are much milder that those induced by other spirits. Some of the most popular vodka mixed drinks include Vodka Martini, Bloody Mary and Kamikaze. They are easy to make and require only few ingredients. You can never really say that this particular mix is the best because the taste is entirely subjective and all vodka drinkers have their own favorite mix.

Vodka is a versatile drink.

Whether you like the flavor of alcohol to be pronounced or almost indistinguishable from the flavor of the ingredients mixed into it, there is a vodka drink for everyone. The trick in making a great tasting vodka drink is to measure the amount of alcohol that you use in the mix. Vodka may be neutral in taste, nonetheless, some flavor is still imparted to the mix. Check the taste as you mix to create the perfect blend. Apart from the popular vodka drinks, people invent new vodka mixes every day. Vodka is like that attractive girl at the party. Easy to warm up to. Easy to handle. In the US, as early as 1985, vodka consumption was at 3.75 gallons per person. No wonder it is the world’s favorite tipple.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusive Vodka based Cocktails for your next party!

Exclusive Vodka Based Cocktails

Whether you are hosting a summer party, entertaining guests at New Year or just having a fun get-together with some friends, you can get a great party going if you know how to mix some all-time favorite cocktails. Before the guests arrive and the party gets started, make sure that you have enough ice, exclusive vodka and other ingredients stocked up. Nothing ruins a party like running out of alcohol. Make sure that everyone has enough to drink and then some more, that’s the way to throw a party.

Bloody Mary

When it comes to vodka based cocktails, Bloody Mary is a quintessential favorite. Made with exclusiv vodka and spicy tomato juice, this drink is loved by all. You just cannot go wrong with Bloody Mary at a party, everybody loves it.
  • 1 ¼ oz exclusiv vodka
  • Tomato juice
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Mix it up. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and celery stick.

Long Island Iced Tea

Another classic favorite, this drink is a big hit with people of all ages. For a summer party, this is a great drink for your guest to cool down with.
  • ¼ oz exclusive vodka
  • ¼ oz tequila
  • ¼ oz gin
  • ¼ oz triple sec
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • Coke
Mix all ingredients other than coke. Take a tall glass filled with ice and pour the mix over ice. Top it with coke. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Kamikaze

Kamikaze is a tasty cocktail that can mixed in no time and is a sure crowd pleaser. You can sweeten the lime juice if you desire.
  • 1 oz exclusiv vodka
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
Shake it all up over ice. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with a lime wedge.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Rated 90 Points by Beverage Tasting Institute

The Beverage Tasting Institute has rated Exclusiv Vodka from Moldova a ‘best buy’ and awarded the distinct Vodka a 90-point rating in the International Review of Spirits on Tastings.com. Tastings.com is the website of The Beverage Tasting Institute. The official review from Tastings.com says, “Clear. Faint aromas of anise, dried citrus, and pastry with a soft, silky light-to-medium body and smooth milk, pepper, and herbal honeycomb notes on the long finish. Excellent smoothness and liveliness.”

Exclusiv Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market today. From the country of Moldova, the Vodka is proudly produced using the best quality winter wheat and finest distilling processes. The unique selling point about Exclusive Vodka is its price point. Unlike many other high-end vodka brands in the US, Exclusiv does not mark up its price for branding, advertising or packaging. The cost of a liter of Vodka is only about $13.00. An impressive price point for a vodka of its caliber.

The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)—was founded in 1981, as America’s premier independent alcoholic beverage review organization with a mission to create fair and reliable reviews of wines for consumers. In 1994, BTI began reviewing beers and spirits and founded the World Beer Championships and the World Spirits Championships—now named the International Review of Spirits. BTI regularly reviews thousands of beverages every year.

Exclusiv Vodka is imported through Serge Imports, LLC and is available in NY, NJ, CT and FL through the Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages. CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia.

For information about where to buy Exclusiv Vodka, please go to http://www.exclusiv-vodka.com/where-to-buy-vodka
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Dirty Martini – Pickle Brine and Vodka.

Pickle brine has that vinegary, garlicky, salty taste that is just so fabulous. Most people do not throw pickle brine away, they just pour it into a shot glass and enjoy it. And why not? Why throw away something which is perfectly fine?
Pickle brine has an almost addictive flavor. Russians have used pickle brine with their vodka to create some heady mixes, for many generations. Bartenders in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and other cities use pickle brine to wash down a shot of bourbon or whiskey. Just a splash of olive brine in your Martini will give it that zing.
Exclusiv now pairs the Exclusiv Vodka with pickle brine. And we call this tasty mix an Exclusive Dirty Martini.
Rumor has it that pickle brine and vodka became popular when a patron asked for a shot of pickle brine to chase her vodka, at a Country Club. The bartender started selling many of this after this initial order and the drink became a big hit.
But in Russia, pickle brine has always been used with vodka and also extensively used in cooking.
Now we are bringing this to you as Exclusive Dirty Martini.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Now at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando

You can now enjoy your favorite Exclusiv Vodka drink while vacationing at the Hard Rock Hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando is right on Universal Boulevard at the Universal Orlando Resort, a spectacular family vacation destination. The hotel has won numerous awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award from 2002–2008, Conde Nast’s Traveler Gold List Reserve in 2008, Orlando Magazine’s Best hotel to spot a celebrity in 2007, and Travel + Leisure Family Magazine’s Top 50 Best Family Resorts in the U.S. and Canada. From standard rooms to celebrity suites packed with amenities such as a 32” flat panel television, iPod and MP3 docking stations and much more, Hard Rock Hotel attracts everyone from families to celebrities. They also have a 12,000 sq. ft. pool with a water slide and underwater music, as well as exceptional dining options, and of course, plenty of music for all to enjoy. It is also not unexpected to rub elbows with celebrities at this upscale hotel.

Exclusiv Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market today. From the country of Moldova, the Vodka is proudly produced using the best quality winter wheat and finest distilling processes. The unique selling point about Exclusiv Vodka is its price point. Unlike many other high-end vodka brands in the US, Exclusiv does not mark up its price for branding, advertising or packaging. The cost of a liter of Vodka is only about $13.00, an impressive price point for vodka of its caliber.

Exclusiv Vodka was recently rated a ‘Best Buy’ and scored 90 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute. Exclusiv Vodka is available at many other fine hotels, restaurants and retailers throughout the country, with an impressive concentration of availability in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Exclusiv Vodka is imported through Serge Imports, LLC and is available in NY, NJ, CT and FL through the Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages. CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia.

Where to buy Exclusiv Vodka.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Who Put the ‘Dirty’ in the Dirty Martini?

Although the history of the martini is somewhat cloudy, we do know that the popularity of the martini skyrocketed after British Agent 007, James Bond, ordered a martini in the hit movie "Dr. No." T. But where did the ‘dirty’ come from?
Long before 007 ordered his now infamous martini drink, the Russians were making their favorite drink of choice, a mix of vodka and pickle brine or vodka and tomato brine. The brine was taken right from the jar and mixed with the vodka. This drink was considered a ‘morning remedy’ in Russia, kind of like the Bloody Mary is in the US. Ask any Russian and they will tell you that after a long night of partying, they would make themselves a drink with pickle brine and vodka—instead of a Bloody Mary. After all, who has the time or energy to look for horseradish and tomato juice when they have a hangover? This century old martini recipe traveled around the world, with each country creating its own version of the original. In the US, bartenders take olive brine straight from the jar….blending it with vodka to create a dirty version of 007’s martini. So you see, being dirty isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s sort of an old tradition.

Exclusiv Dirty Martini Recipe

  • 3 oz Exclusiv Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Claussen dill pickle Juice/Brine
  • 1/2 oz Olive Juice
  • 1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
Garnish with a pickle and olive skewer. (trademark Daniel Seelbinder)
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka is Editors Choice at Urban Magazine

The kind people at Urban Magazine know good vodka. How do we know this?
Because after recently indulging in some Exclusiv Vodka, Urban Magazine had a few choice words to say about our beloved friend.
"Vodka rarely get better than this. It truly lives up to its reputation"
"Very smooth, tasty, and appealing”. Read the full review.

Have you tried Exclusiv Vodka yet? Since 2003, Exclusiv has received nine coveted International awards and proved its ranking among the most famous names in vodka. Most recently, Exclusiv was rated 90 points and received a gold medal in the International Review of Spirits Award from Tastings.com, the website of the Beverage Tasting Institute.

Try it for yourself. Get more information on where to buy Exclusiv Vodka.