Chopin Culture

April 18, 2017
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Entertaining Notes : Hannah Harden

Entertaining Notes is a new series in which we speak with friends of Chopin Vodka to learn about their top entertaining tips. Each of our contributors has been chosen because of their strong personal style and their penchant for throwing great parties. From signature cocktails and go-to playlists, to their favorite ways to serve Chopin Vodka, we learn about the personal touches that turn their events into memorable occasions.
March 30, 2017

Entertaining Notes : Alessandra Garcia-Lorido

Entertaining Notes is a new series in which we speak with friends of Chopin Vodka to learn about their top entertaining tips. Each of our contributors have been chosen because of their strong personal style and their penchant for throwing great parties. From signature cocktails and go-to playlists, to their favorite ways to serve Chopin Vodka, we learn about the personal touches that turn their events into memorable occasions.
October 31, 2016
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Ancient Rye, Modern Vodka

August 30, 2016
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Meet the Makers

July 13, 2016
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Dorda Double Chocolate Fondants

May 16, 2016
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The Glass Canvas Competition Winners

April 7, 2016
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Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 2

Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 2 Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet part two The previous article discussed the trend towards scaling down food production, this article explores the scaling up of vodka production within the global ethanol industry. The world is drinking more alcohol and much of it is vodka. Increasingly, vodka and other drinking spirits are being produced for a global market in ethanol plants, replacing traditional production in local small-batch distilleries. At Chopin Vodka, we take a distinctive approach to the way that vodka is made. We believe that vodka should be carefully crafted, not mass produced. We believe that the soil and the quality of the ingredients that we use in our distillation process matter. So, what is the […]
March 24, 2016
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Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 1

Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 1 This is the first of two articles that explore the duelling movements which are revolutionising the way we grow, buy and prepare our food – and also our drink. Food movements are often discussed in popular media, drink movements less so. Overall, the scale of agricultural production and food retail has increased; meanwhile, there has also been international support for food movements that prioritise the scaling down of food production. Locally produced, organic, Slow Food and a return to traditional plant varieties and production techniques are but a few examples of movements that oppose industrial large-scale production. While these food movements are now very familiar to us, these same trends have gone largely unnoticed in the production of alcoholic […]
February 24, 2016
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Glass Canvas Competition

Glass Canvas Competition Competition for students of the Polish Academies of Fine Arts, Warsaw & Gdańsk In Poland, both art and vodka transcend the boundaries of their respective industries – they are ingredients that contribute to our cultural identity. Throughout Poland’s history, art has been a visual language expressing an essence of the national spirit. In a similar way, vodka has grown to be an integral part of Poland’s cultural expression; where art has represented the Polish mind, vodka has embodied the soil – the body of the nation. Through a collaboration between Chopin Vodka and the Academies of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Gdańsk, vodka and art unite. In the “Glass Canvas” project, students will utilise the form of the Chopin Vodka bottle in realisation works of art and […]
December 11, 2015
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Angels Prefer Vodka

Angels Prefer Vodka Miniature hand-crafted oak barrels sat empty on the windowsill of the distillery aging room, dwarfed by the massive ancient barrels around them which hold a treasure trove of the distilleries hard earned spirits; some of the recipes in the room have been resting soulfully for decades, others have just been born. Mr. Tadeusz Dorda, owner of Polmos Siedlce, the Polish distillery positioned at the epicentre of Europe that produces Chopin Vodka, was having an enthusiastic conversation with Master Distiller, Waldemar Durakiewicz. Pioneer and craftsman, together Mr. Dorda and Mr. Durakiewicz have brought Polish luxury vodka to the world from the historical birthplace of vodka. The conversation between the two revolved around ten one-litre casks made from Polish White Oak, which were being inspected and passed back and […]
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    Summer Solstice

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Chopin Wheat Vodka
    • 2 oz. Mango juice
    • 4 oz. Soda
    • Squeeze of lime

    Method

    Combine all ingredients except club soda in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a tall glass.
    Add ice and top with club soda.

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    Hot Chocolate

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz. Whole milk
    • 2 oz. 70% Cacao chocolate, chopped or grated
    • 2 oz. Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
    • 1 oz. Cream
    • Pinch of cinnamon
    • Pinch of salt
    • Whipped cream

    Method

    Warm the milk over medium heat and add the chopped chocolate, stirring constantly until melted. When smooth, whisk in the remaining milk and cream. Add a pinch of cinnamon and salt and heat until hot but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the Dorda Liqueur. Serve with marshmallows or a dollop of unsweetened, chilled whipped cream.

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    Polish Coffee

    Ingredients

    • 3 oz. Brewed coffee
    • 1 ½ oz. Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
    • Whipped cream

    Method

    Stir freshly brewed hot coffee together with Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur in a glass mug. Top with freshly whipped cream. Add garnishes as desired; we like cacao nibs, chocolate-covered espresso beans or shaved chocolate.

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    Dorda Truffle

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
    • 1 oz. Cointreau

    Method

    Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass of your choice, over fresh ice.

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    Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur Neat

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ oz. Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur
    • Raspberries, to garnish

    Method

    We believe Dorda is best enjoyed like a dessert. Serve it neat, or shaken with ice, in a stemmed glass. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

    Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur is made with real chocolate, so always shake well before serving and store it at room temperature.

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    Mint-Lime Sparkler

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Chopin Wheat Vodka
    • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
    • ¾ oz. Simple syrup
    • 3 Slices of cucumber
    • 5 Mint sprigs
    • Club soda

    Method

    Muddle cucumber in a mixing glass. Add mint, muddle gently. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake well, strain into a highball glass. Top with club soda.

  • 10 Wheat Ginger Mule

    Ginger Mule

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Chopin Wheat Vodka
    • ½ oz. Fresh lime juice
    • 3 oz. Ginger beer

    Method

    In a cocktail shaker ¾ filled with ice, combine vodka and lime juice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a copper mug, filled with crushed ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime and mint.

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    Chopin Wheat on the Rocks

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ oz. Chopin Wheat Vodka
    • Cucumber (ribbons or wheels)

    Method

    Pour Chopin Wheat over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with cucumbers.

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    Basil Gimlet

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ oz. Chopin Rye Vodka
    • 6 Fresh basil leaves (torn into strips)
    • ½ oz.  Fresh lime juice
    • Lime zest
    • ½ oz. Simple syrup

    Method

    Muddle basil, lime juice, lime zest, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow the liquid to infuse with the basil flavor. Add the vodka, then fill the shaker ²/₃ with ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

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    Chopin Bitter-Sweet

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Chopin Rye Vodka
    • ½ oz. Grapefruit juice
    • ½ oz. Grenadine
    • ½ oz. Campari

    Method

    Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, shake vigorously, strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

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    Bloody Mary

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz. Bloody Mary mix (we love McClure’s and Motherlode Provisions)
    • 1 oz. Chopin Rye Vodka

    Method

    Fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour Chopin Rye then Bloody Mary mix into glass. Stir then finish with fresh cracked pepper and garnish to your taste.

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    Chopin Rye on the Rocks

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ oz. Chopin Rye Vodka
    • Olives stuffed with hot peppers

    Method

    Pour Chopin Rye over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with pepper-stuffed olives.

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    Rosemary & Potato Martini

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
    • ½ oz. Dry Vermouth
    • 1 Bar spoon green olive juice
    • 3-4 Drops of high quality, fruity olive oil
    • Rosemary sprig and 1 green olive

    Method

    Fill a mixing glass ¾ with ice, add Chopin, vermouth, and olive juice. Using a bar spoon, stir for 30 seconds. Strain the martini into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish with a few drops of olive oil. Garnish with rosemary sprig and olive.

  • 2 Potato Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
    • ½ oz. Green olive brine
    • Olives freshly stuffed with bleu cheese (or soft cheese of your choice)

    Method

    Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with three olives.

  • 1 Potato with blue cheese olivesChopin Potato on the Rocks

    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
    • Olives freshly stuffed with bleu cheese (or soft cheese of your choice)

    Method

    Pour Chopin Potato over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with bleu cheese olives.

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    Chopin Potato Neat

    Ingredients

    • 1 oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
    • Snifter, Cordial or Cognac glass

    Method

    To fully experience Chopin Potato’s nuanced flavors, it is best served neat in a stemmed snifter glass.