Perfume, caviar, jewelry, surprises! Good things come in beautiful packaging. To the Advice Sisters, it’s no surprise, actually, that an amazing, ultra-premium vodka called Ultimat Vodka is housed in a substantial, sapphire-blue bottle with elegant, silver metallic writing and a heavy glass bottle stopper beautiful enough to grace a dressing table, and certainly, your bar. This vodka, from the makers of Patron tequila, is from Poland, where they are particularly known for the production of plenty of potato vodka.
Vodka can be the rough and harsh drink of peasants, or super-smooth and exceptionally high end. Poland is also known for some ultra-premium vodka brands that are also (not surprisingly) associated with luxury and fashion. Ultimat vodka definitely belongs in the world of beauty, fashion and luxury lifestyle. .
Vodka can be made from any (or a blend) of all sorts of things, although mostly rye, barley, wheat, oats and potatoes, but how it is distilled (breaking down the starches into sugars that convert to alcohol) and the combination of ingredients, will widely change how you sense them in your mouth, and how they smell and taste. A good vodka won’t be too thick, too “oily” or too harsh. And while some vodkas have strong scents or aromas, a truly great vodka like Ultimat, will be like silky lingerie on your tongue, drink-able “as-is” without burning, scent or thick feel. Ultimat vodka is made from a blend of wheat, potato and rye, so it isn’t just smooth, it has the high quality characteristic of being “pure” in taste,. That means that you can drink is straight, but if you mix it, the vodka won’t sabotage your mixers.
The traditional way to serve vodka is straight up in a slim glass ( accompanied by caviar and blinis nice, but not required), or serve it in a slightly larger glass “naked and chilled ” with a fancy non-watery ice rock” nestled in the bottom, or maybe something salty or sweet, such as a beautiful berry, or a salty olive. A little cheese and fruit platter as an accompaniment is a warm weather way to make sipping, even better. But if you love your liquor mixed with other things, a vodka like Ultimat plays really well with others, blending beautifully and highlighting the other ingredients, without competing for the spotlight.
My friends and I particularly like a simple and refreshing vodka and cranberry juice (antioxidants and all sorts of health and beauty benefits), but for a special, girlfriend gathering or too soothe a friend whose love life isn’t the sweetest, I suggest Ultimat vodka in a drink with a great name: “All My Ex’s”
All My Ex’s: Ingredients:
1 Part Ultimat vodka
1 part Elderflower
1 part moscato
Directions: muddle 1 strawberry, large pinch of cilantro and ¼ oz agave nectar. Add vodka, elderflower, moscato. Shake, strain, serve in a wine glass over ice. Strawberry slice for garnish
Lemon-Aid: through August 2013, Ultimat Vodka is also helping reduce world hunger is through their Ultimat Lemon-Aid campaign. This is a summer-long plan of action to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization, Action Against Hunger. Ultimat will give all proceeds directly to Action Against Hunger, in order to support its various programs around the world. Even a small, $5.00 donation can help Action Against Hunger feed a child for at least 5 full days. Consider donating and help make a real difference in the lives of those that really need a hand! Action Against Hunger is present in about 40 countries, and it runs various programs that help to benefit about 5 million people each year. How You Can Donate: Ultimat Vodka encourages you to text “Lemonaid” to 50555 and $5 towards the cause until August 20th, 2013, which is National Lemonade Day.
…and you can make your special people or a weekend host or hostess really happy this Summer. Skip the wine and bring a ( much more impressive) bottle of Ultimat Vodka! You can find it in most liquor shops and learn more at: http://www.ultimatvodka.com