Kavka Vodka – A Spirit Celebrating True Flavour and Character.
Vodka how it used to taste; bold and distinctive.
Kavka Vodka – The heritage of a premium Polish spirit
Inspired by traditional methods of vodka production, Kavka has drawn upon Polish roots to produce a fine premium vodka. Bucking the trends of modern day, multi-filtered and neutral tasting spirits, Kavka boasts real taste, strong character and a discernible point of difference.
Noticing the striking jackdaw bird on the label leads nicely onto the heritage of the brand. The jackdaw, in Polish, literally translates to Kawka. Kawka, in Poland, is also an expression for a small coffee. Coincidentally, during the Polish prohibition, people were known to step out for a ‘Kawka’, or… an illicit vodka.
Kavka Vodka – Jan Woroniecki
‘The idea behind Kavka was to fight back against the idea that vodka should be without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or colour (the American legal definition of vodka) and go back to production methods popular in the 18th and 19th centuries when each distillery would produce spirits that emphasised taste and individuality rather than trying to filter them out’.
Kavka Vodka – An espresso martini
Kavka’s heritage inspired me to mix a classic espresso Martini of my own.
Kavka espresso martini:
- 50ml Kavka Vodka
- 25ml coffee liqueur
- 40ml espresso (coffee)
- 3 whole coffee beans to garnish
After organising a weekly catch up with team OTC, we all sat down (virtually) to enjoy a couple of espresso martinis and discuss how refreshing it wash to see a vodka stripped back to how it should be.
The taste was certainly there. Unlike most modern day vodka, there was certainly a distinctive element to the cocktail provided by the vodka.
With a pronounced flavour, Kavka have added a new level to one of my favourite cocktails. To enhance a classic espresso martini is an art, Kavka have done just that.
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