When we opened the box and saw the elit bottle by Stolichnaya, we gasped. It is one of the most beautifully engineered bottles out there. You could feel complete freedom to use this as a design element on your bar cart or even on the dining table itself.
Stolichnaya is an old trusted name in vodka—like they say, “from the dirt, through the grain and using pristine water”—which makes up 60% of vodka. And that, the company says is from a pristine water element where: “finding the most immaculate of water sources, taking us to some of the farthest reaches of the earth.” They have several editions using pristine waters from around the world: the Andean, New Zealand and Himalayan editions.
Did you know the liquid is filtered through tightly packed columns of fine quartz sand and activated Russian birchwood charcoal? Who knew? That is what gives it the crystal clear, bright and see-through quality. We love it.
This is one of the smoothest drinking liquors you can find. It is a totally perfect base for so many drinks that you can surely design one for yourself. We decided to use sugared strawberry pureed-essence (precooked and strained), added a heavy squeeze of lime, poured in a generous slosh of elit and topped it with sparkling soda. Over ice this is refreshing and easy to go down and pairs with almost any food. (Tip: you can also use watermelon water as pictured by Tsamma.)
Putting together a party cocktail round-up? Consider the Jubilee from elit by Stolichnaya with flavors of the season like spiced pear, maple and grated nutmeg. For a cocktail that shines brighter than the winter’s cold, the Jubilee’s rich red color adds a pop of color to your holiday events, celebrations or even an upcoming spring party.