Let the good times roll this festive season

In partnership with Russian Standard Vodka

In partnership with Russian Standard Vodka

After last year’s festive season was essentially cancelled, 2021 is gearing up to be even bigger and better than ever. It’s out with the Zoom parties and in with IRL gatherings. From family reunions to impromptu soirées with friends, it’s never been more important to have a tipple to hand at-home that will set the mood. However, forget sickly sweet eggnog, Christmas punch and Buck’s Fizz. Hosting in 2021 calls for a much more elevated and elegant approach. It’s time to raise your standards and say hello to Russian Standard Vodka.

So what makes this vodka different to others? Well, this award winning, premium Russian vodka has craftsmanship in its DNA. Made with 100 percent authentic Russian ingredients including winter wheat and glacial water from Lake Ladoga, it’s the number one premium Russian vodka in the world. Whilst other vodkas can leave you with a bitter aftertaste, drinking Russian Standard Vodka with its rich heritage and savior-faire ensures a much more pleasant experience. Distilled over 200 times in St Petersburg, all impurities are filtered out. Last year the brand was even awarded the Masters Award - the highest medal for spirits at the Vodka Masters, scoring between 90-100 points from every single judge in a blind taste test. Naturally pure and great tasting, this is the antithesis of highly processed vodka you may have endured on university nights out.

With a smooth, ultra clean taste Russian Standard is extremely versatile, meaning you can easily whizz up a drink to satisfy even the most demanding of guests. Team with soda water, lime and plenty of ice for a refreshing drink or gain some late night extra energy by using it as the base for a classic espresso martini. Its pure and balanced flavour means it can even be sipped neat - just like connoisseurs do in Russia.

Perfect for bringing old and new friends together this festive season, it promises to create memorable experiences and form new traditions. Best of all, even though it consistently wins gold medals for its superior taste, it’s still reasonably priced. This means you can make your guests feel totally spoiled without worrying about your budget. Affordable luxury and totally delicious, let the good times roll.

How to make a Blood Orange Champagne Mule

Blood Orange Champagne Mule

You will need: 30ml Russian Standard Vodka Juice of 1/2 a blood orange Juice of 1/2 a lime 8 leaves of mint 60ml chilled ginger beer Chilled champagne for topping Blood orange peel & thyme to garnish

Method: Combine blood orange juice, lime juice, vodka & mint. Stir and chill until ready to serve. Stir with ice & strain into glasses. Top with ginger beer & champagne. Garnish with blood orange peel & fresh herbs.

How to make a White Christmas cocktail:

White Christmas cocktail

Method: Run a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass Dip rim in sugar Add 60ml Russian Standard Vodka to a cocktail shaker filled with Ice, follow with: ½ TSP Vanilla Extract 60ml white chocolate liqueur 30ml crème de cacao 30ml milk Shake Well Strain into a Martini Glass & Serve

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