Vodka was a spirit that was trending in the 1990s every bit as ferociously as Christy Turlington, Elle McPherson, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford. From plain vodka, to chilli infused, lemon, vanilla and honey, berry flavoured and the list goes on, anyone who was anyone was sipping vodka.
Then, things went quiet on the vodka front for a while, as other spirits spent their time in the sun (or in a very cool nightclub in the hands of a supermodel). Now, vodka is coming back in a big way and it’s bling-ier than ever, thanks to Elegance Vodka, which is actually made using grapes, not potatoes!
This new sip is an ultra-premium Australian-made spirit, distilled in small batches from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Barossa Valley. It is then bottled into a pure, lead-free crystal that’s crafted into a diamond shape How divine is this bottle?
The Elegance Vodka Process And Taste
Of course, we all know packaging is only part of the prize, so it was vital that we at The Carousel sampled a sip or two of Elegance Vodka before sharing it with our readers. The verdict? We loved it!
It is distilled 11 times in small batches for the ultimate smoothness and consistency in flavour, which it truly has. We love that it uniquely features deep Australian spring water, and is charcoal-filtered four times for the ultimate purity and taste. It has lovely, light sweet aromas of blueberry, lavender and vanilla while its finish is a refreshing lemon zest. It’s perfect on its own over ice, or used in exquisite cocktails that make Friday sundowners more classy than ever before.
Here are two of our favourite recipes!
Elegance Lemon Blossom
- 45mL Elegance Vodka
- 20mL Fresh Lemon Juice
- 15mL Limoncello
- Garnish: Lemon Wheel
- Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Elegance Rosemary Orange Spritz
- 60mL Elegance Vodka
- 30mL Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 90mL Soda Water
- 15mL Fresh Orange Juice
- Garnish: Rosemary sprig, orange peel
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Combine 1 part sugar and 1 part water with 1/4 parts fresh rosemary
- Heat on low in a pan until sugar is dissolved
- Let cool before serving
- Combine all ingredients into a collins glass over ice. Top with soda water and garnish with an orange peel and rosemary sprig