Have Christmas All Wrapped-Up This Year With Zubrowka

Zubrowka Christmas

Buying the perfect gift for Christmas suddenly got a whole lot easier with Zubrowka, the original bison grass vodka, today unveiling a captivating new jacket just in time for the festive season.

Featuring the beautiful artwork of acclaimed artist Kristjana S Williams the jacket will provide a unique touch to festive shoppers looking for the ultimate vodka-drinker’s gift, and inspire them to celebrate this special time of year.

The jacket and bottle will be available from mid-November exclusively at high-end retailers and supermarkets, including Harvey Nichols and Sainbury’s, at an RRP of ?19.95.

Hayley Aldous, Senior Brand Manager, said: “We’re excited to release this brand new jacket in time for Christmas. Using Kristjana’s enchanting artwork, we have created a unique jacket that will hopefully capture the attention of festive shoppers, and undoubtedly, fans of Zubrowka.”

For more information on Zubrowka, visit: http://www.zubrowka.co.uk / http://www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk / Twitter: @ZubrowkaUK

Toast The Full Moon With The Zubrowka Night Owls Summer Punch

To celebrate this month’s full moon on 25th June, Zubrowka’s UK Brand Ambassador and cocktail connoisseur Pawel Rolka has conjured up an enchanting Full Moon Summer Punch.

Night Owls Punch
Night Owls Punch

Curated to coincide with Zubrowka’s on-trade Night Owls programme, the Punch forms part of Zubrowka’s Full Moon cocktail offerings for 2013 – a collection of seasonal drinks to highlight the striking effect of the full moon on the growth of the bison grass that transforms Zubrowka into an exceptional vodka.

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon reaches the opposite side of the Earth from the sun on 25th June. To celebrate the unusual influence the full moon has on the bison grass, Pawel Rolka has created the Night Owls Punch.

Commenting on his cocktail creation, Pawel Rolka said: The Night Owls Summer Punch is ideal to drink on a summer’s evening, blending key ingredients to create a truly captivating cocktail.”

Zubrowka Night Owls Summer Punch – serves 15 people

675ml Zubrowka
150ml Benedictine
150ml Remy
225ml fresh lemon juice
450ml cloudy apple juice
Small bunch of mint leaves
Bar spoon of freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon
15 small dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
100ml of syrup
The peel of 2 oranges and 2 lemons

Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl and stir.

A Festive Full Moon Cocktail to Celebrate the Party Season

Celebrate the festive season and the full moon on 28 December with a Ginger Fizz Full Moon Cocktail created by Zubrowka’s brand ambassador and cocktail connoisseur, Pawel Rolka.

Legend has it that the bison grass that gives Zubrowka its distinctive herbaceous flavour grows surprisingly well under a full moon. It is not known what causes this enchanting natural wonder, but the rare bison grass, which only grows in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland, becomes remarkably fragrant and releases a unique almond-like vanilla aroma during this mysterious lunar phase.

 

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon is exactly opposite the sun at around 10am (GMT) on 28 December. To celebrate the full moon during this festive season, Pawel Rolka has created the Ginger Fizz Full Moon Cocktail.

 

Commenting on his Ginger Fizz, Pawel Rolka said: “This month is all about looking forward to Christmas and celebrating the festive season. The Ginger Fizz Full Moon cocktail is the ideal drink for the party season, with the ginger and chilli syrup providing an extra kick to get celebrations going.”

 

The Zubrowka Ginger Fizz cocktail will be shared on Zubrowka’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk and Twitter feed @Zubrowkauk

 

Bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations.

 

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the seventh in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon.

 

Zubrowka Ginger Fizz
Zubrowka Ginger Fizz

Zubrowka Ginger Fizz

Ingredients

30ml Zubrowka
20ml Peach Puree
15ml Ginger & Chilli syrup
60ml Prosecco

Garnish

Physalisand Bison Grass

Mixing instructions

Combine all ingredients and serve in a champagne flute

Frighteningly Good Full Moon Cocktail for Halloween

Legend has it that the bison grass which gives Zubrowka vodka its distinctive herbaceous flavour grows mysteriously well under a full moon.

 

A full moon is due to cast its enigmatic spell over the world just before Halloween on Monday 29th October – and to celebrate this captivating lunar spectacle, Zubrowka brand ambassador and cocktail connoisseur, Pawel Rolka, has created the Zubrowka Bison Tini Full Moon Cocktail.

 

It is not known why the full moon has this unusual influence on the bison grass, which only grows in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland. But the grass becomes remarkably fragrant and releases a unique almond-like vanillaaroma during this captivating lunar phase.

 

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon is exactly opposite the sun ataround 12.50pm on Monday 29th October and Pawel Rolka’s special Zubrowka Bison Tini Full Moon Cocktail will provide a perfect treat to brighten up the start of the week – and a devilish drink to toast Halloween as well.

 

Commenting on his Bison Tini Full Moon Cocktail, Pawel Rolka said: “Mondays can be a dreary day so I created an upliftingly fruity cocktail with a delicious sweetness that is guaranteed to soothe away that start-of-the-week feeling and boost your spirits.

 

The Zubrowka Bison Tini Full Moon Cocktail will be shared on Zubrowka’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk and Twitter feed @Zubrowkauk

 

Bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations.

 

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the fifth in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon.

 

Bison Tini

Ingredients

50 ml Zubrowka

60ml pineapple juice

12.5ml Chambord

1 raspberry

Mixing instructions

Combine the Zubrowka, pineapple juice and Chambord in a cocktail shaker, hard shake andstrain into a martini glass – garnish with the raspberry

Thyme for a new Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail

The latest in the Zubrowka Full Moon Series. Find the past recipes here.

 

A full moon will cast its mysterious spell over the world on 30 September – to celebrate this captivating lunar spectacle, Zubrowka brand ambassador and cocktail connoisseur, Pawel Rolka, has created the Zubrowka Thyme Full MoonCocktail.

 

Legendhas it that the bison grass that gives Zubrowka its distinctive herbaceous flavour grows surprisingly well under a full moon. It is not known what causes this enchanting natural wonder, but the rare bison grass, which only grows in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland, becomes remarkably fragrant and releases a unique almond-like vanilla aroma during this mysterious lunar phase.

 

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon is exactly opposite the sun ataround 3am (GMT) on 30 September. To celebrate the unusual influence the full moon has on the bison grass, Pawel Rolka has prepared a special Full Moon Cocktail – the Zubrowka Thyme

 

Commenting on his Zubrowka Thyme Full Moon Cocktail, Pawel Rolka said: “Thyme has a wonderfully distinctive aromatic flavour that works beautifully well alongside the herbaceous notes of our bison grass-infused vodka. Thyme also has a slightly warming character, which will be perfect for the September full moon – the temperature might be dropping, but the Zubrowka Thyme Full Moon Cocktail will lift your spirits.”

 

The Zubrowka Thyme Full Moon Cocktail will be shared on Zubrowka’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk and Twitter feed @Zubrowkauk

 

Bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations.

 

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the fourth in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon.

 

Zubrowka Thyme

Ingredients

 50ml Zubrowka
15ml thyme syrup
15ml lemon juice
Lemon wedge

For the garnish – A fresh sprig of thyme and a thin strip of lemon peel

Mixing instructions

Combine all ingredients together into an ice filled tumbler and stir. Add the lemon wedge and garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme and a strip of lemon peel

Zubrowka Tasting Notes

Poland is the home of many a good vodka. Belvedere is probably the most recognisable brand along with the likes of Sobieski, U’luvka and Wyborowa close behind, but there’s a name that most have probably heard, but never tasted before – Zubrowka Bison Grass.

Zubrowka is distilled at the Polmos Bialystok Distillery located 200km North East of Warsaw, where in this region vodka has been flavoured with bison grass for over 600 years. The Białowieża Forest in Northern Poland houses a consistent supply of bison grass and for centuries has been used in a variety of ways including rituals, construction of every-day items and more commonly as a medicine. It’s also here in the Białowieża Forest that the native bison roam, hence the name ‘Bison Grass vodka’.
The predominantly rye based vodka goes through a rather simple process to create the bison grass flavour. Bison grass is picked by hand at the height of summer, carefully dried and then crushed before the distilled vodka is forced through it several times. The resulting finish is then blended with the base rye vodka and rested for several days before being bottled. The bison grass also gives the vodka its slight yellow appearance and its signature blade of grass placed in each bottle adds a delicate layer of flavouring.

So how does Zubrowka compare to other flavoured vodkas? Well below I give to you my tasting notes –

Zubrowka – 40%

Lots of light grass aromas on the nose with a slight earthy note coming through near the end. Rather a raw beginning on the palate but mellows into a fresh, creamy flavour of grass and vanilla with a slight kick of spice. Becomes rather soft at the end.

You may have heard of many rumours of mixing Zubrowka and apple juice together, and to be fair it’s not a bad combination, but maybe give one of these a try –

Zubrowka Apple Martini

Apple Martini

Glass –

Martini

Ingredients –

50ml – Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
¼ – Fresh green apple cut into pieces
10ml – Apple liqueur
5-10ml – Elderflower cordial

Method-

Muddle the apple pieces and elderflower cordial in the bottom of a glass to release and combine their flavours. Add the Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, apple liqueur and some ice –and shake. Fine strain then serve. Garnish with a slice of apple.

This cocktail idea has been taken from their ‘Full Moon’ range, and you can find a whole host of others here.

Zubrowka has been around since the 16th Century but has only been available in the UK since 2000. In its 12 years it still racks up awards including most recently Monde Selection Grand Gold medals in 2012 and 2011. Not bad for something you can see on nearly every back-bar in the country. It’s there for a reason ladies and gentleman – give it a go!

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Zubrowka Unveils Third Moon Cocktail

Zubrowka have released the next instalment in their Full Moon Cocktail range. You can check out their first two and any subsequent cocktails by clicking the Zubrowka tag at the top of every page. Enjoy!

 

Raise a glass to the sky and toast the full moon on 31st August with the invigorating Zubrowka Basil Cooler Full Moon Cocktail, created by Zubrowka brand ambassador and cocktail connoisseur, Pawel Rolka.

Legend has it that the bison grass that gives Zubrowka its distinctive herbaceous flavour grows surprisingly well under a full moon. It is not known what causes this enchanting natural wonder, but the rare bison grass, which only grows in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland, becomes remarkably fragrant and releases a unique almond-like vanilla aroma during this mysterious lunar phase.

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon is exactly opposite the sun ataround 2pm (GMT) on 31st August. To celebrate the unusual influence the full moon has on the bison grass, Pawel Rolka has prepared a special Full Moon Cocktail – the Zubrowka Basil Cooler.

Commenting on his Zubrowka Bianco Full Moon Cocktail, Pawel Rolka said: “The Zubrowka Basil Cooler is a wonderfully refreshing and light cocktail that will be perfect for toasting the full moon on a hot summer afternoon. The basil and the cinnamon add a subtle sweet flavour, which complements the natural herbaceous notes of Zubrowka’s bison-grass infused vodka.”

The Zubrowka Basil Cooler Full Moon Cocktail will be shown on Zubrowka’s new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk and Twitter feed @Zubrowkauk

Bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations.

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the third in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon. 

Zubrowka Basil Cooler

Zubrowka Basil Cooler

Ingredients –

40ml Zubrowka
60ml pear juice
10ml St Germain
10ml lemon juice
10ml Ccnnamon syrup
4-5 basil leaves

For the garnish

Basil leaves
Lemon slices
Cinnamon sticks

Mixing instructions –

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake hard and fine strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon slices, some basil leaves and a couple of cinnamon sticks.

Zubrowka Unveils Second Full Moon Cocktail

Celebrate the full moon on 2nd August with the deliciously captivating Zubrowka Bianco Full Moon cocktail, conjured up by Zubrowka brand ambassador and cocktail connoisseur, Pawel Rolka.

 

Legend has it that under a full moon, in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland, the bison grass grows strikingly well and becomes remarkably fragrant, releasing a unique almond-like vanilla aroma during this lunar phase.

 

The reasons for this are shrouded in mystery but the added essence of the bison grass transformsZubrowka into exceptional vodka.

 

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon reaches the opposite side of the Earth from the sun at around 3.30am (GMT) on 2nd August. To celebrate the unusual influence the full moon has on the bison grass, Pawel Rolka has created a Full Moon Cocktail – the Zubrowka Bianco.

 

Commenting on his Zubrowka Bianco Full Moon Cocktail, Pawel Rolka said: “A full moon in August is particularly spectacular as the weather is warm and it seems the moon is brighter than usual. When I was thinking about the Full Moon cocktail, I thought about how gleaming and white the moon is – and what better way is there to toast thismonth’s full moon than with the Zubrowka Bianco.”

 

The Zubrowka Bianco Full Moon Cocktail will be shown on Zubrowka’s new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk. Bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations on the Facebook page.

 

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the second in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon.

 

Zubrowka Bianco

Zubrowka Bianco Full Moon Cocktail

 

Ingredients

 

40ml Zubrowka

10ml dry vermouth

10ml traditional pressed apple juice

Ice

 

Mixing instructions

 

Combine Zubrowka, vermouth and apple juice in a cocktail shaker and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with some diced apple.

Zubrowka Unveils First Full Moon Cocktail

ZUBROWKA UNVEILS FIRST FULL MOON COCKTAIL

I’m a little late with this press release, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a cocktail! Look out for my own review on Zubrowka very soon!

Zubrowka Brand Ambassador and cocktail connoisseur Pawel Rolka has worked his mixology magic to conjure up an enchanting Full Moon Cocktail to celebrate this month’s full moon on 3rd July.

Full moons have long been associated with remarkable phenomena – and legend has it the bison grass that transforms Zubrowka into an exceptional vodka grows strikingly well under a full moon.

The reasons for this are shrouded in mystery, but the bison grass, which grows in secluded spots in the remote Bialowieza Forest in north-east Poland, has a unique almond-like vanilla aroma that becomes remarkably fragrant during this lunar phase.

The full moon is expected to occur when the moon reaches the opposite side of the Earth from the sun at around 18.50pm (GMT) on 3rd July. To celebrate the unusual influence the full moon has on the bison grass, Pawel Rolka has created a Full Moon Cocktail – an Apple Martini with a unique Zubrowka twist.

Commenting on his Apple Martini Full Moon Cocktail, Pawel Rolka said: “A full moon is such a magical moment and it is amazing to imagine that it intensifies the growth and aroma of the bison grass grows. When I was creating my Full Moon Cocktail, I also thought back to my fond childhood visits to the mysterious Bialowieza Forest and the wild apples that I discovered there. The fresh apple and apple liqueur remind me of thewild flavours and atmosphere of the forest – it is an incredible place and there is nowhere else like it in the world.”

The Apple Martini Full Moon Cocktail will be shown on Zubrowka’s new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zubrowkauk Mixologists, bartenders and budding cocktail creators everywhere will be invited to submit their own Full Moon Cocktail creations on the Facebook page.

This Zubrowka Full Moon Cocktail is the first in a series – a delightful new cocktail combination will be created each month on the date of the full moon.

Zubrowka Full Moon

Apple Martini Full Moon Cocktail

Ingredients

50ml – Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

¼ – Fresh green apple cut into pieces

10ml – Apple liqueur

5-10ml – Elderflower cordial

Muddle the apple pieces and elderflower cordial in the bottom of a glass to release and combine their flavours. Add the Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, apple liqueur and some ice –and shake. Fine strain then serve. Garnish with a slice of apple.