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

Spirits Review of Exclusiv Vodka

Chris Carlson of Spirits Review tasted Exclusiv Vodka.

Appearance: Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever. Limpid shining pool in the glass. On swirling, it leaves a thin clear coat on the inside of the glass with first droplets forming then long thin legs. Wonderful bright appearance.
First Impression: Alcohol and grain, plump,almost creamy, bread like and slightly herbal bouquet and no trace of off-notes, or the smell of rubbing alcohol that many other vodkas suffer from.
Taste: Plump, slightly oily body, with wheat bread notes glide past the tongue nipping at it with the alcohol edge with a slightly sweet, creamlike lingering finish. Nicely oily body but not too heavy. Overall rather smooth and a little spicy.
Read his full review online.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Stacks Up Against Chopin Wheat Vodka

An old familiar saying is that “money can’t buy you happiness”. To some, this statement holds true, while others get pleasure from enjoying the finer things in life. When it comes to your drink of choice, you can have a top rated, delicious tasting vodka for a fraction of the price of its competitors.

Exclusiv Vodka was recently awarded with an impressive 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. It may be hard to believe, but the vodka with this prestigious rating costs only about $10 a bottle!

Exclusiv Vodka vs Chopin Wheat Vodka

Another high-rated vodka brand, Chopin Wheat Vodka, was recently awarded the same 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. What makes Exclusive Vodka a better buy over Chopin Wheat Vodka? While Exclusiv Vodka costs just $10 a bottle, Chopin Wheat Vodka is triple the price at $30 a bottle! And remember, they were just rated the same as far as taste goes! Why pay three times more for a brand that scored the same exact rating as Exclusiv Vodka? There is no reason! In fact, Exclusiv Vodka was named as a ‘2011 Best Buy Bar Competition-Best Value Vodka $10 and Under’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute!
While enjoying your next beverage, sip on the best tasting, highest quality vodka on the market while keeping that extra cash in your pocket.

Visit www.exclusiv-vodka.com to learn more about this International Review of Spirits Gold Member Award winner!
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Stacks Up to Svedka

exclusive vodkaEnjoying a high quality brand of vodka no longer means leaving a dent in your wallet. Exclusiv Vodka offers delicious tasting vodka that’s available for a fraction of the price as other brands. While some bottles of vodka are priced at $20, $25, and even $30 a bottle, Exclusiv Vodka is available for the unbelievably low price of just $10 a bottle!

It might seem hard to believe, but Exclusiv Vodka was put to the test and offers the same appealing taste as other leading vodka brands. The Beverage Tasting Institute recently awarded Exclusiv Vodka with an excellent rating of 91 points. The clean and lively vodka offers a supple body and a smooth light finish.

Svedka, a competing vodka brand, was also awarded with a 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. Why pay $20 for a bottle of Svedka when you can enjoy the same great smooth taste with Exclusiv Vodka-for half the price! In fact, Exclusiv Vodka was named as a ‘2011 Best Buy Bar Competition-Best Value Vodka $10 and Under’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute.

Enjoy The Best Tasting Vodka For Less

Now, you can enjoy one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market for a fraction of the cost of other popular labels. Imported from Moldova, an Eastern European country, Exclusiv uses the richest raw materials and finest distilling processes. It’s distinct upscale flavor and rich heritage combined with an attractive price point has made Exclusiv Vodka one of the most in-demand Vodka brands for restaurants, retailers and consumers. Buy a bottle of Exclusiv Vodka today and discover the impeccable, inexpensive taste for yourself!

Visit www.exclusiv-vodka.com to learn more about this International Review of Spirits Gold Member Award winner!