Our Distillery

We are the proud stewards of the Chopin Vodka distillery and are working to preserve the centuries old Polish tradition of vodka distillation. A national treasure dating back to the 19th century, our distillery is located in the picturesque village of Krzesk. We are one of the few vodka producers in the world that owns a distillery and produces 100% of our alcohol from raw, hand-selected ingredients (most companies purchase bulk alcohol from large, commercial distilleries and operate primarily as bottlers and marketers).

The Dorda family acquired the distillery in 2003, restoring its traditional operations to their former splendor as well as modernizing its bottling and packaging facilities. The techniques used to create Chopin Vodka, including the use of the distillery’s original copper column still, have changed very little since its inception and much of the process is still done by hand.

We source the majority of our ingredients from within 25 miles of our distillery, ensuring that we always use the freshest seasonal potatoes, rye and wheat. It is vital for us to know where our ingredients come from, which is why we have worked with many of the same family farms in Krzesk for decades. We have even started to grow our own potatoes in an effort to better understand our favorite ingredient. We take great pride in the quality of the ingredients, our traditional techniques and in people who help us to make our vodkas.
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    Hot Chocolate

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz whole milk
    • 2 oz 70% cacao chocolate, chopped or grated
    • 2 oz Dorda Liqueur
    • 1 oz cream
    • pinch of cinnamon
    • pinch of salt

     

    Method

    Warm 1 cup of 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
    • 1.5 oz Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur

     

    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.

     

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    Ginger Mule

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Chopin Wheat Vodka
    • ½ oz fresh lime juice
    • 3 oz Ginger Beer

     

    Method

    In a cocktail shaker 3/4 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 ounces Chopin Rye vodka
    • 6 large, fresh basil leaves, torn into strips
    • ½ oz  fresh lime juice
    • zest of half a lime
    • ½ ounce 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 high quality 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 freshly stuffed with small hot peppers


    Method

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

     

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    Smoked Rosemary & Potato Martini

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ oz Chopin Potato Vodka
    • ½ oz dry vermouth
    • 1 bar spoon green olive juice
    • Several drops of high quality, fruity olive oil
    • Garnish with Rosemary sprig and an 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
    • Garnish with Olives freshly stuffed with 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
    • Garnish with 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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    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.