Complicated order! That’s what the bartenders are saying under their breath. But now, we’ve discovered a vodka so lush and complex that our cocktail of choice has become significantly less involved.
Introducing U’Luvka, our staff bartender’s new best friend. Gleaming high above the bar in a stunning curved bottled, this ultra-premium brand is so smooth, we now order it on the rocks. With a twist of lemon. A wedge of lime (unsqueezed). And a dash of orange. Stirred, not shaken. No straw, please.
See, our order is easy now! The blend of wheat, barley and rye makes for a layered combination of flavor notes that keeps this one interesting sip after sip with no need for mixers.
But if you’re not the drinking professional we are, perhaps a cocktail with U’Luvka is what the liver doctor ordered. And we’ve got the official cocktail of summer at our house. It’s called the Electric Eel (recipe follows), and it was created by Master Mixologist Colin Asare-Appiah for Rushchmeyer’s in Montauk. (Trust us, that’s a big deal. He’s nominated for a Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award – like the Academy Awards for booze lovers.)
With U’Luvka, we could drink Electric Eels all day. And you know what, we just might.
Want to win an U’Luvka Mini Gift Set? Fill out our Contact Us form with your phone number by 11:59 p.m. tonight, July 11, 2011. Good luck and bottoms up!
ELECTRIC EEL AT RUSCHMEYER’S IN MONTAUK
Garnish: Pineapple and sage
2 0z U’luvka Vodka
1 oz Lime juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz agave or simple syrup
4 Sage leaves
Muddle the sage with some agave or simple until the sage oils are released. Add all other ingredients and a scoop of crushed ice. Churn to mix. Cap with more ice then top with soda water. Garnish with a wheel of pineapple and a sprig of sage.