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

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

World Famous Cigar Bar in Ft Myers Welcomes Exclusiv Vodka

Beverage Underground and the World Famous Cigar Bar in Ft Myers Florida invite area Vodka lovers to a Tasting and Testimonial for Exclusiv Vodka.
Beverage Underground will introduce Exclusiv Vodka to the both the industry and consumers in a special ‘Tasting and Testimonial’ event at the World Famous Cigar Bar on Monday December 13 at 8 PM at their Gulf Coast Town Center location. Guests will taste Exclusiv Vodka for reaction and ratings against an assortment of vodkas and the Cigar Bar will record and tape responses and reactions.

Best Vodka

Rated ’90 Points’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute, Exclusiv Vodka has also received ‘Best Buy’ status, and been awarded a gold medal in the International Review of Spirits.

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