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Lady Bunny’s Cottontail sounds fluffy, but combines Stoli Blueberi, blueberry liqueur and cranberry juice. With all that blueberry and cranberry, here’s a cocktail with some antioxidants! Recipe below.



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August 2006

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Blueberry Cocktails

A Dozen Drinks With New Stoli® Blueberi™  


Today, one out of four drinks poured in the U.S. is vodka-based. But vodka is a drink that only began to get noticed in the mid 1970s. In 1965, the first bottles of Stolichnaya appeared in the United States at select retail stores in Brooklyn. It was the first imported premium vodka. Stolichnaya also is the flavored vodka originator: Stoli Ohranj™ was introduced to the U.S. in 1986. After Americans fell in love with flavored vodka, it was followed by (in alphabetical order) Citros™, Cranberi™, Persik™ (pear), Razberi™, Strasberi™ and Vanil™, all 70-proof. Now, twenty years after the debut of the first flavored vodka, the eighth flavor, Blueberi debuts...appropriately enough, in summer blueberry season.

Stolichnaya VodkaVodka originated in the 12th century, purportedly at an isolated fort called Viakta. It was originally called zhiznennia voda, meaning “water of life.” By the 16th century, vodka had become so popular in Russia that the British ambassador to Moscow referred to it as the Russian national drink. 

Today, Stolichnaya is the world’s best-selling vodka.* Stolichnaya is Russian for “capital city.” The building on the label of the classic vodka is the Moscova Hotel in Moscow, built in 1932 by Stalin. It originally housed the city’s first subway station. Stolichnaya employs a 500-year-old double-distillation method and a quadruple charcoal to remove impurities. The flavored vodkas are made using a natural infusion process prior to filtration (other flavored vodkas can use syrups). 

*Stolichnaya is the number-two imported brand in the U.S., behind Sweden’s Absolut. Absolut created the American preference for vodka with its brilliant ad campaign, which broke in June, 1979. The #3 and #4 U.S. imports are Ketel One and Grey Goose.

The crystal-clear vodka is smooth enough to drink all by itself (ice-cold of course), but those in pursuit of new and exciting cocktails will find lots to play with. In tandem with a product launch at DIFFA, The Design Industries Foundation Fighting Age, Stolichnaya invited fashion designers to create cocktails. Here are their creations, along with some old standards made new with blueberry vodka.

Stoli Blueberi Vodka Recipes

Stoli Blueberi


Stoli Blue BahamaAdrienne Landau’s Stoli Blue Bahama

(photo at right)

  • 2 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    1 ounce Malibu Coconut Rum
    .5 ounce blueberry liqueur
    Generous splash of lemon-lime soda
  • Shake well and strain into a Champagne glass.
    Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda and garnish with a lime wedge.



Barclay Butera’s Stoli Blue Cape Cod

  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    4 ounces white cranberry juice
  • Serve over ice in a modified rocks glass.
    Garnish with a lime wedge and blueberry skewer.

Stoli Blueberi Julep

Betsey Johnson’s Blueberi Julep

(photo at right)

  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    .5 ounce blueberry liqueur
    .5 ounce simple syrup
    .5 ounce blueberry nectar or purée
    Splash of club soda
    Juice of one wedge of lime
  • Rim edge of rocks glass with sugar.
    Top with mint leaf.



Isabel Toledo’s Stoli Blue Bubbly

Stoli Blue Bubbly(photo at right)

  • 1 ounce Stoli Blueberi
    .5 ounce blueberry liqueur or purée
    Champagne or sparkling wine
    Fresh blueberries
  • Put 3 blueberries and liqueur in a
    Champagne flute.
    Add Stoli Blueberi.
    Top with Champagne.


Lady Bunny’s Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Stoli Blueberi
    1 ounce triple sec
    1 ounce sweet & sour
    1 ounce cranberry juice (preferably white)
    Juice of one wedge of lime
    .5 ounce blueberry liqueur
  • Shake over ice and strain into a martini
    Garnish with a blueberry skewer.


Maggie Rizer’s Stoli Blue Lemonito

Stoli Blue Lemonito(photo at right)

  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    1 ounce fresh lemon juice
    1 ounce sparkling water
    1 teaspoon sugar -or- 1 ounce simple syrup
    Crushed mint leaves
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass glass.
    Garnish with a sugar-rolled lemon wheel.
    (Photo at right)


Nicole Miller’s Stoli Blue Chill

  • 1 ounce Stoli Blueberi
    1 ounce cranberry juice
    1 ounce fresh lime juice
    .5 ounce blue curaçao
    .5 ounce triple sec
  • Serve frozen with a straw in a modified
    rocks glass.


Stoli Blue-BlancPatricia Field’s Stoli Blue-Blanc

(photo at right)

  • 2 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    1 ounce Hiram Walker White Crème de
    Oil of one orange twist
  • Shaken, not stirred, in a martini glass.
    Garnish with fresh floating blueberries
    and an orange twist spiral.


Philip Gorrivan’s Blueberi Hill

  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Blueberi
    .5 ounce triple sec
    3 ounces blueberry nectar or juice
    Generous splash of club soda
  • Serve on the rocks in a rocks glass.
    Garnish with a skewer of blueberries and
    an orange wedge.


And as a grand finale....

The ZhivagoMarco Pasanella’s “The Zhivago”

(photo at right)

  • 1 large snowdrift
    1 crackling fire
    1 girl named Lara
    2 shots Stoli Blueberi, chilled
  • Pre-freeze elegant shot glasses and carafe.
    Present two blueberries in each
    glass and serve on a silver tray.
    Caress gently.

Classic Drinks à La Blueberi

The Stoli Blue-Tini

  • 1-1/2 parts Stoli Blueberi
    1-1/2 parts Stoli Vanil
  • Stir with ice and strain into a martini glass.

    Garnish with fresh blueberries.

Stoli Blue-Cran

  • 1-1/2 parts Stoli Blueberi
    1 part lemonade
    4 parts cranapple juice
  • Serve on the rocks. Garnish with lime.


Favorite Shot Glasses

So nifty, you’ll be drinking vodka shots nightly.

Mikasa Shot Glasses Bodum shot glass
Mikasa Cheers Shot Glasses. Each is 4 inches tall and crafted from fine Mikasa crystal. Set of 6, each with a different design. $24.95. Click here for more information or to purchase. Bodum Cin Cin Shot Glasses. Mouth-blown, 1-ounce shot glasses from one of our favorite manufacturers. Dishwasher-safe. Set of 2, $8.99. Click here for more information or to purchase.

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