Oh, the weather! One minute freezing, the next it's hot. Love that global warming. This Khortytsa martini can't stop climate change. Nope. The spiciness of the hot peppers can make you tingle all over. Khortytsa Vodka is from the Ukraine. Ukranians know how to make vodka. They know that vodka may not change the weather, but it'll change the way you feel about it. At the moment at least.
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The Khortytsa distillery is in the Ukrainian city of Zaporozhe near Khortytsa Island. They use a local organic filter that incorporates schungite--it's a mineral that is unique to the location. The filter using schungite allows the vodka to become close to the properties, the structures of natural water, so that the final product is as smooth as silk. They've won awards for their deliciousness. Khortytsa Vodka is the third largest international selling brand of vodka.
Right now you can buy Khortytsa Platinum, Khortytsa Ice, specially formulated to be frozen with the bottle turning blue when chilled, Khortytsa Honey Pepper, which offers a spicy zing to a variety of cocktails, and Khortytsa De Luxe for vodka connoisseurs, is a “super premium” vodka.
The vodka that'll wake up your frozen toes, make you feel warm and gooey on the inside and light a spicy fire on your tongue, is the vodka used in this cocktail recipe. It's Khortytsa Honey Pepper. The recipe is for the High Stakes Martini. Not only is it yummy, it's seriously easy to make.
3 oz. Khortytsa Hot Honey Pepper Vodka
2 hot pepper stuffed olives
Stir Vodka and strain into a martini glass
Garnish with spicy olives
Cold weather will never be the same again!