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Thursday, Oct 4th, 2012                            Working with a                           familiar friend -             ...
This presentation is available at                           http://www.slideshare.net/dzaricWednesday, October 3, 12
Dushan Zaric                           * 18 + years of Experience behind Bars                           * Co-Owner of Empl...
What are we going to                                explore?Wednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
But, first some facts to start                      us of...Wednesday, October 3, 12
Global Vodka Sales                       2011           496 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
Global Vodka Sales                       2011           496 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
Global Rum Sales                           2011           136 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
Global Rum Sales                           2011           136 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
No wonder some people think                that...Wednesday, October 3, 12
VODKA TODAYWednesday, October 3, 12
Consumers & GuestsWednesday, October 3, 12
* It is largely misunderstood   * Believed to be 0 Carb & low in   calories   * Smooth = Good Quality   * Chooses Vodka fo...
Wednesday, October 3, 12
* It is largely misunderstood   * It is not a classic cocktail spirit   * Can’t use classic techniques to   create complex...
But...Wednesday, October 3, 12
* IT SELLS!!!Wednesday, October 3, 12
What do we need to               know about Vodka?Wednesday, October 3, 12
Country of originWednesday, October 3, 12
Blend of Mash BillWednesday, October 3, 12
RAW MATERIALSWednesday, October 3, 12
Wheat Vodka* Mostly used raw material* Produces very aromatic vodkas with citrus tones and crispfeeling on the palate.* Gr...
Winter Wheat Vodka* Loaded with lighter flavor notes and seriously deep body* Texture is fuller and the finish is anything b...
Rye Vodka* One of the original raw materials used* Slightly sour nose and a recognizable presence at the sides ofthe palat...
Barley Vodka* Great vodka for pairing with beer* Robust flavors of raw grains, fruit notes on the nose andexpanding full pa...
Corn Vodka* Fairly modern style of vodka mostly madein the USA or Canada* a light sweet undertone on the tip of the palate...
Potato Vodka* Traditional ingredient in some countries* Creamy texture, silky and not resistant* Potato vodkas are the bes...
Blended Vodka* Most blended vodkas contain wheat and rye* In some cases barley is added into the blend making it a moreint...
Other Raw MaterialsWednesday, October 3, 12
DISTILLATIONWednesday, October 3, 12
Still TypeWednesday, October 3, 12
Proof at DistillationWednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
Water SourceWednesday, October 3, 12
Wednesday, October 3, 12
Some Examples of                           Natural FlavoringWednesday, October 3, 12
The not so natural flavorings                    Mostly made around New Jersey TurnpikeWednesday, October 3, 12
The Vodka CocktailWednesday, October 3, 12
Building Blocks of a CocktailWednesday, October 3, 12
Tasting Notes   Dominating Flavor                    Complexity  Body & Mouth feel                     Accentuating or    ...
How To?Wednesday, October 3, 12
* Can’t use classic methodology                           * Can’t use vodka as any other                           spirit ...
It’s all about BalanceWednesday, October 3, 12
West Side    2 ounces Charbay Meyer lemon vodka    1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice    1/2 ounce simple syrup    3 fing...
Mediterra    2 ounce Russian Standard Vodka    3/4 ounce Honey Syrup*    3/4 ounce Boiron fig purée    1/2 ounce freshly sq...
Amelia  1 3/4 ounces Absolut vodka  1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur  3/4 ounce Boiron blackberry purée  3/4 ounce f...
Drunken Dragon’s                                Milk   2 oz Charbay Green Tea Vodka   1 oz Young Coconut Puree   1/2 oz Li...
?Wednesday, October 3, 12
Thank you for your attentionWednesday, October 3, 12
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  1. 1. Thursday, Oct 4th, 2012 Working with a familiar friend - VODKA Presented by: Dushan ZaricWednesday, October 3, 12
  2. 2. This presentation is available at http://www.slideshare.net/dzaricWednesday, October 3, 12
  3. 3. Dushan Zaric * 18 + years of Experience behind Bars * Co-Owner of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co NYC * Principal Bartender * Consultant * Author * Trainer * Thinker * Trend setter * Magician dushanzaric@gmail.comWednesday, October 3, 12
  4. 4. What are we going to explore?Wednesday, October 3, 12
  5. 5. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  6. 6. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  7. 7. and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  8. 8. and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  9. 9. and...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  10. 10. But, first some facts to start us of...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  11. 11. Global Vodka Sales 2011 496 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
  12. 12. Global Vodka Sales 2011 496 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
  13. 13. Global Rum Sales 2011 136 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
  14. 14. Global Rum Sales 2011 136 million 9L CasesWednesday, October 3, 12
  15. 15. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  16. 16. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  17. 17. And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
  18. 18. And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
  19. 19. And everything in between : (Wednesday, October 3, 12
  20. 20. No wonder some people think that...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  21. 21. VODKA TODAYWednesday, October 3, 12
  22. 22. Consumers & GuestsWednesday, October 3, 12
  23. 23. * It is largely misunderstood * Believed to be 0 Carb & low in calories * Smooth = Good Quality * Chooses Vodka for the perceived lifestyleWednesday, October 3, 12
  24. 24. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  25. 25. * It is largely misunderstood * It is not a classic cocktail spirit * Can’t use classic techniques to create complex cocktails * Difficult to work withWednesday, October 3, 12
  26. 26. But...Wednesday, October 3, 12
  27. 27. * IT SELLS!!!Wednesday, October 3, 12
  28. 28. What do we need to know about Vodka?Wednesday, October 3, 12
  29. 29. Country of originWednesday, October 3, 12
  30. 30. Blend of Mash BillWednesday, October 3, 12
  31. 31. RAW MATERIALSWednesday, October 3, 12
  32. 32. Wheat Vodka* Mostly used raw material* Produces very aromatic vodkas with citrus tones and crispfeeling on the palate.* Great for vodka martinis or Vespers in the warmer seasons.* Makes perfect fruit cocktail base.Food pairing: Potato croquettes, butter and cheese, raw oysters, rawseafoodBrand Examples: Ketel One, Vox , Chopin Wheat, Danzka, 42 Below,Double Cross, Nemiroff, Hangar One.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  33. 33. Winter Wheat Vodka* Loaded with lighter flavor notes and seriously deep body* Texture is fuller and the finish is anything but neutral* Great base for fruity cocktails or long drinks.* Great for infusions.Food pairing: Caviar, smoked fish, cured meats, Bloody Mary.Brand Examples: Absolut, Russian Standard, Svedka, AylesburyDuck.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  34. 34. Rye Vodka* One of the original raw materials used* Slightly sour nose and a recognizable presence at the sides ofthe palate, the so-called “needle”* Rye vodka will sometimes give a hint of fresh baked bread, anddeeper layers of more savory flavors* Great for savory cocktails and food with high oil or lardcontent.Food pairing: Blintzes, latkes, mushrooms, polenta, dill, smoked meats,cured vegetables and pickles.Brand Examples: Belvedere, Square One, Wyborowa, Sobieski, Starka,Moskovskaya, Potocki.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  35. 35. Barley Vodka* Great vodka for pairing with beer* Robust flavors of raw grains, fruit notes on the nose andexpanding full palate presence.* Good for base in Martinis and Fruit Cocktails.* Perfect for raw seafood.Food pairing: Shrimps, scallops, oysters, lobster, green un-pitted olives,cheese and pates.Brand Examples: Finlandia, BoruWednesday, October 3, 12
  36. 36. Corn Vodka* Fairly modern style of vodka mostly madein the USA or Canada* a light sweet undertone on the tip of the palate* super delicious by themselves or as cocktail base* The most neutral of all the raw materials, corn vodkas makegood Vesper Cocktails and Gibsons.Food pairing: Fried bacon, rosemary, potato gnocchi, caprese salad,cured fish, olives and tamari almonds.Brand Examples: Tito’s, Smirnoff, Charbay, Rain, UV.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  37. 37. Potato Vodka* Traditional ingredient in some countries* Creamy texture, silky and not resistant* Potato vodkas are the best for infusions* Generally work well with all type of cocktails except for dirtymartinis.Food pairing: Savory pies, smoked fish, roasted peppers, foie gras, spicysausages, pickled vegetables, black pepper.Brand Examples: Luksusowa, Chopin Potato, Monopolowa, Karlson’sGoldWednesday, October 3, 12
  38. 38. Blended Vodka* Most blended vodkas contain wheat and rye* In some cases barley is added into the blend making it a moreintricate and versatile spirit* Blended vodkas tend to be more complex and interesting on thepalate* In the old days these were considered to be the best vodkas forfood pairingsFood pairing: Try to match the brand with the food that comesoriginally from that country.Brand Examples: Purity, Zyr, U’lovka, Van Gogh, Stolichnaya,Stolichnaya Gold, Jewel of Russia.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  39. 39. Other Raw MaterialsWednesday, October 3, 12
  40. 40. DISTILLATIONWednesday, October 3, 12
  41. 41. Still TypeWednesday, October 3, 12
  42. 42. Proof at DistillationWednesday, October 3, 12
  43. 43. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  44. 44. Water SourceWednesday, October 3, 12
  45. 45. Wednesday, October 3, 12
  46. 46. Some Examples of Natural FlavoringWednesday, October 3, 12
  47. 47. The not so natural flavorings Mostly made around New Jersey TurnpikeWednesday, October 3, 12
  48. 48. The Vodka CocktailWednesday, October 3, 12
  49. 49. Building Blocks of a CocktailWednesday, October 3, 12
  50. 50. Tasting Notes Dominating Flavor Complexity Body & Mouth feel Accentuating or contrasting Flavors Dryness FinishWednesday, October 3, 12
  51. 51. How To?Wednesday, October 3, 12
  52. 52. * Can’t use classic methodology * Can’t use vodka as any other spirit * Think of it as a platform for the interplay of other ingredients. * It’s just like cooking with Tofu or Chicken * Anyone can do it but only the best do it masterfully.Wednesday, October 3, 12
  53. 53. It’s all about BalanceWednesday, October 3, 12
  54. 54. West Side 2 ounces Charbay Meyer lemon vodka 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3 finger pinch fresh mint 1 splash club sodaWednesday, October 3, 12
  55. 55. Mediterra 2 ounce Russian Standard Vodka 3/4 ounce Honey Syrup* 3/4 ounce Boiron fig purée 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice roasted spicy pistachio nuts for garnishWednesday, October 3, 12
  56. 56. Amelia 1 3/4 ounces Absolut vodka 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur 3/4 ounce Boiron blackberry purée 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 crown of fresh mint, for garnishWednesday, October 3, 12
  57. 57. Drunken Dragon’s Milk 2 oz Charbay Green Tea Vodka 1 oz Young Coconut Puree 1/2 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Pandan Syrup ** Pinch of Thai Basil Leaves Dashes of Bitters for garnishWednesday, October 3, 12
  58. 58. ?Wednesday, October 3, 12
  59. 59. Thank you for your attentionWednesday, October 3, 12
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