Our holiday good fortune included an assignment to review Danzka Vodka. Since we like to entertain this time of year, ample opportunities to make this a sharing experience lent some weight to the process. Everyone was impressed right away by Danzka’sbottles. These stylish, non-breakable, recyclable receptacles got the participants in the mood. I would have gladly mixed some cocktails, but the consensus, wisely I think, was to sip the real deal from the freezer. The contents of those beautiful, Scandinavian-designed vessels brought smiles all around.
“The taste doesn’t get in the way. I mean, it’s really tasty, but it doesn’t overpower the vodka. Know what I mean?” That from the guy whose main beverage is Vodka rocks. I think I know what he means. One is looking for the fresh, clean taste of the Steppes, on the one hand, and something that says ‘we thought about this’ on the other. If you’ve been to Copenhagen, you know that there is some thinking behind those sleek designs, whether we’re talking architecture or a lovely plate of open-faced sandwiches.
In fact, this vodka is best tasted with a healthy lunch by the cold, cold sea. Short of that, I recommend Danzka Vodka straight from the freezer, in a shot glass (c’mon, you don’t have to slug it down…), with something seasonal. Think turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and Dijon mustard on rye bread. You cannot go wrong!
If you crave the mixologist’s magic, ask for Danzka Vodka Cranraz or Danzka Vodka Citrus in your favorite concoction. You will be happy in the way that only those in the know are happy, and you will have contributed to international peace and understanding! (Too much? I’ll let history decide.) Danzka flavored vodkas keep it real, but provide the rich flavor profile behind the sweet punch. Available where fine spirits are for sale to a discerning public. – Review by Jeff Thomas, RFT Contributor and Spirits Expert