By Matt Goldstein
Tucked between Romania and Ukraine near the Black Sea, Moldova spent almost 200 years under Russian rule. Independent since 1991, the country’s rich agricultural landscape affords it a world-renowned reputation for some of the finest spirits Eastern Europe has to offer. It’s Russian heritage has given Moldovan distillers with high standards for vodka production – using only the best quality winter wheat and finest distilling processes.
Exclusiv Vodka Tasting Notes:
Exclusiv Vodka is smooth with medium bite slightly metallic and tangy. With a good all around grainy vodka flavor, but thin and light. Exclusiv is smooth and stays smooth but gets better and more complex the more you sip. This is a solid vodka and a solid buy for $12-14. As always, we taste vodka using the In an Out martini method with the least amount of vermouth possible.
When it comes to vodka based cocktails, Bloody Mary is a quintessential favorite. Made with exclusiv vodka and spicy tomato juice, this drink is loved by all. You just cannot go wrong with Bloody Mary at a party, everybody loves it.
1 ¼ oz exclusiv vodka
A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Mix it up. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and celery stick.
Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail Recipe
Another classic favorite, this drink is a big hit with people of all ages. For a summer party, this is a great drink for your guest to cool down with.
¼ oz exclusive vodka
¼ oz tequila
¼ oz gin
¼ oz triple sec
½ oz lemon juice
Mix all ingredients other than coke. Take a tall glass filled with ice and pour the mix over ice. Top it with coke. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Kamikaze Cocktail Recipe
Kamikaze is a tasty cocktail that can mixed in no time and is a sure crowd pleaser. You can sweeten the lime juice if you desire.
1 oz exclusiv vodka
1 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice
Shake it all up over ice. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with a lime wedge.