Gourds, squashes and pumpkins have no place in cocktails, am I right? The only excuse I can think of is a Pumpkin Ale at your local brewer. Even that is pushing it, if you ask me…So step your mixed drink game up this winter by adding bespoke ingredients like persimmon, pears and cider. With fall becoming synonymous with pumpkin-spiced everything, separate yourself from the rest and be elit! This fall, elit by Stolichnaya has teamed up with bartenders from Miami and across the country to create elevated fall-focused cocktails, which they’ve shared with me! Of course, we don’t have a real fall in Miami, so we can enjoy these year round, and so can you! They also sent me a fabulous bottle to try for myself, so thanks elit!!
Cape Cod Sour – Created by Ben Potts, Bartender at Beaker & Gray, Miami
- 1.5 oz Elit Vodka
- .75 oz Simple Syrup
- .75 oz Lemon Juice
- 2 bar spoons cranberry preserves
- 2 dash orange bitters
- 1 egg white
- Float red wine
Method: Shake all ingredients except wine with ice, shake again without ice, strain into large rocks glass, top with red wine float, garnish with lemon zest.
All Things Considered – Created by Joe Calles, Bartender at Luxbar, Chicago
- 2 oz. elit Vodka
- 1.5 oz. Persimmon Cordial
- .75 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch kosher salt
Method: Place all ingredients into a shaker tin. Add ice. Shake and dilute until chilled. Strain and pour into a coupe glass garnished with fresh grated cinnamon.
A product of tireless precision from grain to bottle, elit elevates centuries of vodka tradition to the fine art of ultra-luxury vodka. elit is distinguished from other vodkas is the freeze-filtration process, where the liquid is brought to precisely -18º C before passing through an ion-charged filter. The result is an understated and uniquely creamy vodka, void of any imperfections.