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Norwegian Vodkas

NORWAY The kingdom of the Vikings, who criss-crossed the seas of Northern Europe and even reached America well before Christopher Columbus, had to wait a long time before achieving independence. It became a province of Denmark in 1380, then became … Continue reading

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Absolut: Vodka as a Concept

ABSOLUT: VODKA AS A CONCEPT The history of Absolut Vodka is doubtlessly one of the most fascinating in the long history of spirits. It serves as proof that, beyond the intrinsic qualities of the product, advertising and marketing are today … Continue reading

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Kosher Vodka

KOSHER VODKA In spite of the size of the Polish Jewish community before its extermination by the Nazis, kosher vodkas are a relatively recent invention, with the exception of an episodic history in Silesia, where the distillation of plum eau-de-vie … Continue reading

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Vodka in Poland: Authenticity and Diversity

POLAND: AUTHENTICITY AND DIVERSITY Along with its powerful neighbour, Russia, Poland is the “other” vodka-producing country, where vodka holds just as important a place in the history, culture, and daily life of the people. This is a country with a … Continue reading

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Vodka Industrialization and Monopoly

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND MONOPOLY In the nineteenth century, the new technique of continuous distillation was introduced, making possible the production of purer vodka at much lower prices. The first continuous still was installed in 1871 at the Starogard distillery, which had … Continue reading

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Polish Vodka Brands and Styles of Vodka

Polish Vodka Brands Poland’s prolific production of vodka is complicated by the fact that different distilleries can make the same brand, in addition to making their own version of a general style, and can also have their own brands, many … Continue reading

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Vodka Making Countries

Outside of Europe The development of vodka outside of Northern Europe, where it originated, is relatively recent, coming far later than that of other spirits like cognac and whiskey. It was only after World War II that vodka began to … Continue reading

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‘Winter Palace’ Vodka Cocktail Recipe

‘Winter Palace’ Vodka Cocktail Recipe   Ingredients: Metric 1 measure vodka ½ measure Pernod 2 dashes Grenadine ice Imperial ½ measure Pernod 2 dashes Grenadine ice Shake together the vodka, Pernod, Grenadine and ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.   Read … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by admin
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Vodka Cocktail Recipe ‘Vodka Fizz’

‘Vodka Fizz’ Vodka Cocktail Recipe   Ingredients: Metric 1 measure vodka 2 x 5 ml spoons lemon juice 1 x 2.5 ml spoon granulated or caster sugar 1 egg white ice soda water 1 slice lime 1 strip lemon peel   … Continue reading

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‘Rasputin’s Revenge’ Vodka Cocktail Recipe

‘Rasputin’s Revenge’ Vodka Cocktail Recipe Ingredients: Metric 2 measures vodka 1 measure orange Curaçao   Imperial 2 measures vodka 1 measure orange Curaçao   Shake together the vodka and Curagao. Strain into a rocks glass.   Read more …

25. April 2011 by admin
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