National Vodka Day is coming up on Sunday, October 4th, so it’s time to break out the fur coats, line up the martini glasses, and study up on your vodka knowledge! In honor of National Vodka Day, elit by Stolichnaya’s National Brand Ambassador Brent Lamberti compiled the below facts in honor of the U.S.’s No. 1 selling spirit:
Vodka is one of the oldest spirits on earth. The first documented production of the spirit is from the end of the 9th century.
Since early production methods were crude, vodka often contained impurities, so to mask these the distillers flavored their spirits with fruit, herbs or spices.
The original vodka martini was called a Kangaroo Cocktail. Made with 3 parts vodka, a dash of dry vermouth, and 3 dashes of orange bitters.
If you’re planning on celebrating like we are, check out a recipe for the elit Flame of Love, perfect for fall and made extra smooth with elit’s perfected freeze filtration method.
Flame of Love
3 parts elit by Stolichnaya
¼ part Fino Sherry
3 Orange Peels
Rinse a chilled martini glass with the sherry and discard excess. Ignite oils from 2 orange peels and coat the inside of the glass. Stir elit with ice until very cold and strain into the glass. Top with a flamed orange peel.