NOTHING PAIRS BETTER WITH COLD. “Vodka is in my DNA,” says Dan Stern, recently crowned Stoli® Most Original Bartender, New York City. According to Stern, his affinity for cold vodka is deeply rooted in his Russian heritage.“Man, nothing beats ice cold vodka. By chilling vodka, you subdue the alcohol, so you can taste the grain and focus on the flavors.”
“Every New Year’s Eve, my family celebrates together with vodka chilled, straight from the freezer, paired with caviar or smoked salmon,” says Stern, who appreciates Stoli® for its ability to balance such potent food flavors.
Stern says he’s delighted to see a revival of vodka, especially among cocktail purists, who once dismissed the spirit as “too easy to mix.” Whether served on-the-rocks, in icy shots, mixed in a Martini or in one of his creative cocktails, it appears cold Stoli® was always part of Stern’s destiny. And maybe yours, too.