With food and drink trade magazine The Grocer recently reporting that vodka has beaten whisky and risen to the number one spot in the nation’s top spirit rankings, we thought we’d take a quick look at its history and some of the longstanding vodka cocktail favourites we’ve been enjoying over the last 100 years or so.
When you hire a mixologist from our team, they’ll serve up a range of tasty vodka cocktails for you and your guests – who would have thought that something made from potatoes could make such a delicious drink?!
There’s a bit of a lack of documentation which makes working out the exact origins of vodka a little tricky, but it definitely comes from Eastern Europe.
The first vodka was most likely to have been produced in Poland in the 8thcentury, quickly followed by Russia in the next century.
The first written evidence of the drink was in 1405 – but it was used more for medicinal purposes than making cocktails back then!
By the 16th century, the Polish were producing vodka in large volumes, making its homemade tipple known in countries across Europe, including England, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine and Austria.
While it’s predominately made from potatoes, it can also be derived from corn, grains and sugar beet – but whatever the core ingredient, for it to be legally defined as vodka, it must be distilled to the point where no colour, smell or taste remains.
It’s this ‘blank canvas’ that’s one of the key reasons it’s such a great choice if you want to enjoy the flavour of your other cocktail ingredients, rather than make your spirit the star of the show.
Choose one of our bespoke bar hire options and you’ll have the freedom to create a truly unique experience for your guests. Our bars can be personalised with your own branding, while there’s even the option to tailor your cocktail menu so that it fits with a wider theme.
You’ll have a great selection of cocktails to choose from, ranging from the traditional to something a little more out-there.
Hiring a cocktail bar for your next corporate event is also a great way to get people talking and break the ice.
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