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Liquid Muse: Chopin Vodka

If this experience was in liquid form and the perception was qualified by your palate, it could very well be that you’re sipping Chopin vodka.

It’s a fact that less than one percent of all vodka is made from potatoes, but Chopin is synonymous with the creaminess from this vegetable. Based on texture and mouthfeel alone, Chopin doesn’t scream luxury, it purrs the word.

Composing a New Suit

Dressed in its designer whites, Chopin’s new packaging appeals to the ultra-premium drinker. A black necker is formal wear against the thick white logo which elegantly offers identity to the hand drawing of Chopin in his “rocker of his times” youth.

The words “Potato Vodka” on the bottle is a well orchestrated statement of boldness to the foundation of the spirit.

IMAGE: new bottle

 

SIDEBAR ONE

Olive Interlude

Chopin’s exquisitely smooth, creamy texture is a superb mate to the brine of the olive. Here’s a recipe that should be a masterpiece on your cocktail menu:

Chopin Extra Olives “CEO”

Shake 2 oz. Chopin over ice, strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with 3 stuffed olives (unique stuffing ideas include bleu cheese, sun-dried tomato, and roasted yellow peppers). Vino in New York City, serves olives stuffed with steak! Wow! What a concept for steakhouses!!

INSERT IMAGE OF CHOPIN WITH STUFFED OLIVES

SRP $29.99 750 ml; (Moet Hennessy for Pacific Wine & Spirits)

 

SIDEBAR II

Anthony Dias Blue on Chopin Vodka

Frédéric Chopin is Poland’s most famous composer. His piano pieces sparkle with bravura showmanship, harmonic daring, and emotive power. Not unlike the spirit named after him. This peppery Polish vodka – one of the few made from organically grown potatoes –  is crisply textured with luscious vanilla, clean spice, and a dry, lively finish as satisfying as an Etude by the maestro.

Chopin’s edgy, forward flavors add character and finesse to suave cocktails the Cosmopolitan.  Mix 2 ounces Chopin Vodka, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, and 1/2 ounce cranberry juice in a shaker over ice. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Image: Grand Marnier adds a French touch to Chopin Vodka when combined in syncopation for the Cosmopolitan