The vodka used to make this month’s cocktail of the month is Żubrówka is a dry, herb-flavoured spirit distilled from rye.
Known in English as Bison or Buffalo Grass Vodka, its flavour is unique and is described as having woodruff, vanilla, coconut, and almond notes. The rye distillate is flavoured with a tincture of buffalo grass, which grows in the Białowieża Forest on the border of Poland and Belarus. A blade of buffalo grass is placed in each bottle of Żubrówka. The alcohol is infused with the grass in order to obtain beverage’s taste and yellowish colour.
Michele Vaira, manager at Genting Casino Edgbaston, has created the Bison Grass Martini with Zubrowska, lychee liqueur, fresh cucumber and apple juice. Here’s how…
- 35ml Bison Grass Vodka
- 15ml Bols Lychee liqueur
- 25ml Apple Juice
- 2 x Slices Diced Cucumber
Fill martini glass with ice and water and place to the side to chill Put ingredients into a shaker full of ice Shake very well to extract the flavour from the cucumber Empty martini glass into sink and double strain shaker into glass Garnish with slice of cucumber