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Stoli Vanil / Vanilla Vodka

Stoli Vanil / Vanilla Vodka

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Stoli Vanil Vodka: A Deep Dive into a Vanilla Infused Delight

Stoli Vanil infuses the smooth character of Stolichnaya vodka with the warm, inviting essence of vanilla. This flavoured vodka offers a delightful twist on classic cocktails and opens doors to creative mixology adventures. Here at The General Wine, we've delved deep into the world of Stoli Vanil, exploring its flavour profile, ideal serving suggestions, and everything you need to know to elevate your next drink.

Aromatic Journey: Unpacking Stoli Vanil's Essence

Pour yourself a chilled glass of Stoli Vanil and take a moment to appreciate its inviting aroma. The first wave brings forth the comforting scent of vanilla bean, reminiscent of freshly baked cakes or sweet custards. Look beyond the initial sweetness, and you'll find subtle hints of cocoa powder and even a touch of white pepper, adding a touch of complexity to the fragrance.

On the Palate: A Symphony of Sweet and Smooth

The first sip of Stoli Vanil delivers a burst of vanilla flavour, but it's far from one-dimensional. Stoli's signature smoothness is present, creating a pleasant and creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness is balanced, avoiding any cloying sensation. Hints of baking spice and a touch of peppery warmth emerge on the mid-palate, adding intrigue and keeping things interesting. The finish is clean and lingers with a pleasant vanilla aftertaste.

Crafted with Quality: The Stoli Difference

Stoli Vanil takes pride in its quality ingredients and meticulous production process. Made with a blend of wheat and rye grain, the vodka undergoes triple filtration through quartz sand and birch charcoal, ensuring exceptional smoothness. The vanilla flavour is derived from natural extracts of Madagascan and Indonesian vanilla beans, lending authenticity and depth to the taste.

Unleashing Creativity: Serving Suggestions for Stoli Vanil

Stoli Vanil's versatility shines in a variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic Vanilla Martini: Combine 50ml Stoli Vanil, 25ml dry vermouth, and a splash of orange bitters in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
  • The Stoli Vanilla Espresso Martini:  This decadent twist on the espresso martini adds a touch of vanilla magic. Combine 50ml Stoli Vanil, 25ml cold brew coffee, 25ml coffee liqueur (such as Tia Maria), and a splash of simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with coffee beans.
  • The Vanilla Breeze:  A light and refreshing summer cocktail. Combine 50ml Stoli Vanil, 100ml cloudy lemonade, and a splash of soda water in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint.
  • Vanilla Old Fashioned: Put a vanilla spin on this timeless drink. Muddle a sugar cube with a few dashes of Angostura bitters in a rocks glass. Add 50ml Stoli Vanil, a splash of water, and ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange peel and a maraschino cherry.

Beyond the Cocktail: Culinary Applications for Stoli Vanil

Stoli Vanil's applications extend beyond the cocktail shaker. Here are a few culinary ideas:

  • Vanilla Cream Sauce for Desserts:  Combine Stoli Vanil with cream, sugar, and a touch of cornstarch to create a decadent sauce for drizzling over cakes, puddings, or ice cream.
  • Vanilla Marinade for Fruits: Take your fruit salad to the next level by marinating fruit chunks in a mixture of Stoli Vanil, orange juice, and a touch of honey.
  • Vanilla Poached Pears: Poach fresh pears in a simple syrup infused with Stoli Vanil for a luxurious and flavourful dessert.

In Conclusion: Stoli Vanil - A Versatile Spirit for Every Occasion

Stoli Vanil offers a unique and delightful twist on vodka. Its smooth character, balanced sweetness, and real vanilla essence make it perfect for crafting unforgettable cocktails and exploring creative culinary applications. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or just starting your cocktail journey, Stoli Vanil is a versatile spirit that deserves a place on your bar cart.

Here at The General Wine, we invite you to explore the world of Stoli Vanil. Visit our website or our store to pick up a bottle and embark on your own flavour adventure


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