Global Spirits USA is reprising value-added trial packs for its Khortytsa Vodka line this holiday season. Khortytsa, the world’s third largest selling vodka, had been named one of the official vodkas for Taste of Atlanta. If you had the pleasure of trying the Sun of Atlanta Khortytsa cocktail, you may be wanting to try more from this vodka. Mandarin Sparkling Cocktails, Mrs. Palmers and Bloody Marys are some of the other cocktail mixes you can make with the 2017 Gold Medal New York and LA International Spirits award-winning, Khortytsa vodka.
Khortytsa - commonly called KHOR here in the US - vodka is produced by privately held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits Global Spirits. Global Spirits is the global leading producer of alcoholic beverages, the biggest international alcohol holding in Eastern Europe.
Khortytsa Platinum, which is the most popular item in their line, is one of the few vodkas in the world to undergo an additional platinum filtration process which lends to a soft and balanced finish. When tasting it you will be pleasantly surprised by the absence of alcohol flavor. With cocktails such as;
Mrs. Palmer Ingredients...
2 oz. Khortytsa Platinum Vodka
2 oz. Lemonade
2 oz. Ice Tea (Black)
2 Dash Lavender Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Wheel and Lavender Flower
Screwdriver Cocktail Ingredients…
1.5 oz. Khortytsa Platinum Vodka
1.5 oz. Orange Juice
The second flavor is Ukraine’s first vodka with a natural whole pepper inside, the Khortytsa Pepper Honey Hot. This flavor combines green mint coolness, hot pepper and smooth flavor of lime honey. It provides a welcoming heat and spicy zing for those who would like to enjoy warmth and a tingling sensation with their Bloody Mary;
Khor Bloody Mary Ingredients…
2 oz. Khortytsa Honey Pepper Hot Vodka
4 oz. Tomato Juice
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 tsp. Prepared Horseradish
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery Salt
1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
1 pinch Smoked Paprika
1 Lemon Wedge
1 Lime Wedge
Garnish: 1 Celery Stalk and Lime Wedge
For this year’s holiday season, these are the available items in gift packs/boxes;
Khortytsa Platinum retailing for $14.99 per 750-mL is available in a handsome gift box with a 100-mL sample of Khortytsa Platinum
Khortytsa Honey Pepper is also available in a gift set with a 100-mL on-pack of Khortytsa Platinum for a suggested retail price of $14.99
A gift pack of Khortytsa Ice, specially formulated to be served frozen - with the bottle turning blue when chilled - features two branded shot glasses for a suggested retail price of $14.99
Khortytsa De Luxe - the line’s “super premium” vodka for connoisseurs - has a new gift box for a suggested retail of $19.99 for a 750-mL bottle.
If you are interested in trying Khortytsa Vodka or would like to gift, I would personally recommend the Honey Pepper and Platinum gift set. The two both had a delicious and smooth flavor upon tasting them. If you would like more information on additional flavors or cocktail recipes, visit the KHOR website. You can also follow them on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with new releases and ingredient listings for cocktails.