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ENJOYING VODKA

ENJOYING VODKA The two main families of vodka, the traditional and the modern, are consumed in two different ways: straight, sometimes with a meal, or mixed in a wide variety of cocktails. The first method is practiced primarily in Central … Continue reading

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EUROPE

EUROPE In addition to Russia, Central Europe, and Scandinavia, vodka is made in other European countries. Most often, this came about when existing distillers added to their range of beverages an eau-de-vie, usually colourless and neutral tasting, in order to … Continue reading

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NORTH AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA The names of the several dozen vodkas made on the North American continent, in both the United States and Canada, range from A to Z (Alexi to Zhenka). They include the famous Smirnoff and Popov as well as … Continue reading

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ISIDOR HENNIUS’S INVENTION

AQUAVIT Basically, aquavit and schnapps are the same as vodka. They are made of the same raw materials (grains and/or potatoes) and with the same distillation techniques, and are seldom aged. For aquavit especially, flavouring is more common, but this … Continue reading

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Vodkas from the Baltic Countries

THE BALTIC COUNTRIES The three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, were long dominated by foreign powers, from the Teutonic Knights to Sweden, Germany, and the Soviet Union, preventing them from developing specific types of spirits or vodka. A state … Continue reading

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Vodkas from Finland

FINLAND After having been the property of Sweden from the twelfth to eighteenth centuries, then of Russia until 1917, when it declared its independence, Finland was also dominated by its occupiers when it came to vodka. It was supposedly the … Continue reading

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CITIES, ART, FASHION, DESIGN

CITIES, ART, FASHION, DESIGN In 1984, the style of the Absolut campaigns passed another benchmark with “Absolut Stardom”. For the first time, it was no longer the bottle itself that was photographed, but its silhouette, outlined by five thousand tiny … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Vodka

SCANDINAVIA: PURITY MEETS PURITANISM Located around the Baltic Sea, the Scandinavian and Baltic countries developed the art of distilling spirits from grains and potatoes at the same time as the rest of Northern Europe. In these countries, however, the term … Continue reading

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Liqueur Cocktails

Silver Streak Metric 1 measure Kummel 1 measure gin ice Imperial 1 measure Kummel 1 measure gin ice Shake together the Kummel, gin and ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Grasshopper Metric ½ measure Crème de Menthe ½ measure white … Continue reading

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Danish Vodkas – Vodkas from Denmark

Like the other Northern European countries, Denmark learned to distil spirits in the fifteenth century, or perhaps even earlier — (a rudimentary still dating to the fourteenth century has been found). While some grains were used, potatoes were the most … Continue reading

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