Żubrówka vodka has been savored by both Polish royalty and peasants venturing through the Białowieża Forest. Check out the images on Google, this ancient forest looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, and luckily has been protected under UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve since 1976. Here bison are allowed to roam freely and feed on the grass special to the area. This grass also gives the vodka its unique, herbaceous quality and light green color, matching up with notes of vanilla and chamomile. Zu makes its debut in the US with mixologist Daniel Undhammar who has been playing with the flavors in bars all over Europe. Grab a bottle and mix The Bison Republic for a tantalizing treat (photo). At $25 a bottle, you can’t go wrong.
THE BISON REPUBLIC by Daniel Undhammar
2 oz of Zu
Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 tsp Agave
dash of Lemon Juice
dash of St. Germain
top with a few drops of Pama Pomegranate Liqueur.