Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gin and Vodka Martinis

You know one of the things I love? Russian Standard Vodka! I am actually a big fan of vodka...Over the years I have tried many brands....like the Three Olives brand, 360 Chocolate (very desserty, Absolut...can't remember any other brands but...yum.

The kind folks at Russian Standard graced me with a lovely bottle, a cool bottle, of their vodka. I love the label.


The taste is so smooth...it isn't flavored, it's just the silky taste. It doesn't interfere with the rest of the cocktail, doesn't overpower the drink. Yet it's also a sipping vodka - great mouth feel. Highly recommended but I will still try other vodkas...keeping a bottle of Russian Standard in our freezer though, mind you. :-)

So the other night Doug decides to mix up gin and vodka martinis. No complaints...it's nice to compare, right?



Here is Doug's gin martini, made with Boodles gin.







I prefer my martini to be made with vodka. (love those olives)



Thank you so much to Russian Standard for sending me a bottle of their finest.

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5 comments:

Brenda said...

Lucky you Tina, free booze is always a good thing! I could use one or ten of those martinis right now.....

girlichef said...

awesome! And how much do I want that little tin/copper/metal cup!?

Pierce said...

Brenda, I would love to share a few drinks. Thinking of you.

Girlichef - If it makes you fell better you probably couldn't drink out of it...but it is cool!

Drick said...

wow, Russians sending you booze, so what's your connection? What are you telling us?
I see I have my work cut out, what do you think I need to do to get chubby with whiskey makers?

The Food Hunter said...

Free booze is good...Russian Vodka even better.

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