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Danzka Vodka Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Danzka Vodka cocktailThe stresses of the political season and the hustle and bustle of the holidays may have you feeling stressed out. Take heart! The makers of DANZKA Vodka (Danish by design) have created a cocktail designed to refresh. Fresh blackberries add a healthy dose of antioxidants and the lavender is widely regarded to aid in relaxation and lowering blood pressure. Mix up a batch and cheers to the New Year!

And be sure to check out RFT Spirits Expert Jeff Thomas’ review of Danzka Vodkas.


Recipe courtesy Danzka Vodka

The Politikerleden Cocktail

6 lemons

4 cups of water

1 cup sugar

½ cup fresh blackberries

2 oz DANZKA Original Vodka (or your favorite Vodka brand)

1 sprig fresh lavender


With a vegetable peeler, remove zest from four lemons and squeeze enough juice from lemons to make one cup. In a saucepan, boil two cups of water with sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add zest, lemon juice and remaining water and cool.  In a food processor or blender, puree blackberries and stir into lemon mixture. Pour liquid through a sieve into a container. (Blackberry lemonade will keep refrigerated for several days.)

In a rocks glass filled with ice, add 2 oz. of DANZKA Original Vodka, top with 3 oz. of blackberry lemonade.  Garnish with a lavender sprig.

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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.