I was really excited when Match.com UK reached out to partner with Haute Cocktail to create a Polish cocktail to impress your Pole date with. If there is something I really enjoy doing is treating myself and someone I like to a delicious cocktail and a great conversation. Keep reading to find out more about this sweet Polish cocktail recipe and a great resource to impress that special Pole in your life.
After a great date, it’s always welcomed to get creative and maybe extend the night with a cocktail at home. Maybe you are already in a relationship and want to surprise your sweetheart with something that’ll remind him/her of home. I love learning about other cultures, and creating a cocktail inspired on Poland was very exciting for me. I wanted to make something inspired on popular ingredients of this culture, but that was also romantic… Like some sort of Polish love potion.
The main ingredient for this cocktail is Vodka, as it is one of the most important ‘national’ alcohols in Poland. A couple of months ago I got samples of Chopin Vodka, which is a hand made luxury Polish vodka, and used their wheat variety to make this potion. I chose this one for its sweeter honey and butterscotch notes. Poland is also known for their Mead, which means ‘drinkable honey’, and because honey is also considered a symbol of procreation; I decided to incorporate honey liqueur into this recipe. Lastly, I wanted to incorporate Vanilla, as I thought it was an interesting combination with the honey and the Lemonade I was already planning on using as a mixer. Vanilla is also an aphrodisiac as it is said to induce feelings of passion and desire. I named this Polish cocktail the Slodki Eliksir or Sweet Elixir.
- 2oz. Chopin Wheat Vodka
- 2oz. Lemonade
- 1oz. Honey Liqueur
- 1oz. Vanilla Liqueur
- Honey (optional)
- Decorate a martini glass with honey at the bottom.
- Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Serve and enjoy.
* Thank you to Match.com UK for sponsoring today’s delicious creation.