Monday, April 15, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas -- Exclusiv Rose Vodka -- Great Alone or For Making Cosmos (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

Exclusiv Rose 6 Vodka  Moldova Vodka  750ml

"This is the first rose vodka in the industry to use Moscato wine in a vodka to create a true rose vodka flavor. Pleasant and smooth with a light, sweet aftertaste."

I don't know about you, but I love to unwind after a crazy day with the girls with a nice glass of wine or cocktail.  Now, I am no bartender, but I do love to mix different alcohols to make a nice drink.  While some are misses, others turn into family and friend favorites.  And, who doesn't like to enjoy a good drink with friends? 

Even though I find myself home more than going out, as the girls keep me busy during the day, and then drained at night, I still make a point to have girls night (either in, at my house or a friends, or we dine out) each month.  This not only keeps me sane :-), but also lets me catch up with good friends and have great conversation.  One thing we like to do during our get togethers is each bring a bottle of wine, to enjoy with a cheese platter and tapas we each bring.  One of the pluses of living here in CT is that there is a wine trail nearby, so I can stop by local vineyards and pick up seasonal favorites and new wines to try.  I love being able to incorporate these wines into mixed drinks for the girls.

I don't know about you, but I prefer floral or sweet tasting wines and cocktails.  Summer brings the daiquiris and frozen Margarita's, while year round I enjoy a good martini or Cosmo.  How about you?  Do you have any favorite drink or flavor profile?  I was excited to recently learn about Exclusiv Vodka's new Rose Vodka.  Not only is the bottle sexy, but the vodka itself is pink in color, which looks like in any glass. As for the taste, this vodka is raspberry flavored, due it part by being blended with Moscato Rose Wine.  

Like I said, I love floral alcoholic beverages, but have never tried a rose vodka until now.  In the past, I would just use vodka as an add-in to some of my favorite mixed drinks, but never by itself.  But, this new vodka from Exclusiv has me excited about drinking it right from the bottle.  This is an extremely flavorful vodka with a smooth finish -- it is not too sweet, which is great for those who are not fans of girly or too sweet drinks.  My husband at first was hesitant to try this new vodka with me, but once he did, he was hooked, too. :-) 

When I am not drinking Exclusiv Rose vodka right from the bottle over ice, I love mixing it with sparkling club soda, ginger ale, or as a Cosmo, using the recipe below.

"Made famous by the ladies of Sex and the City, the Classic Cosmopolitan is one of the most treasured drinks around for a girls night out on the town. Follow this simple recipe to make your own Cosmo.  Enjoy and please drink responsibly!

• 3 oz. Exclusiv vodka
• 1 oz. Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
• 1 oz. lime juice
• 1 oz. fresh cranberry juice
• Slice of lime, for garnish


Shake vodka, Triple Sec, lime juice and cranberry juice with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with slice of lime."


So, if you are looking for a great way to unwind after a crazy day with the kids, or a new alcoholic beverage to bring to upcoming cookouts or girls night out gathering, this new rose vodka from Exclusiv would be a great choice.  And, at only $1 , you can go wrong with the price.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that this brand has won various awards for its great quality and taste. "Although new to the U.S., since 2003, Exclusiv has received nine coveted International awards and proved its ranking among the most famous names in vodka." So, I am not the only one raving about how good their drinks taste -- others love it just as much as I do! :-)

You can learn more about Exclusiv Vodka by visiting their website, including where to purchase this and other Exclusiv vodkas near you, here:  And, don't forget to follow Exclusiv on Facebook and Twitter, for news and special offers.  Why not surprise your mom with a bottle of Exclusiv Rose Vodka this Mother's Day, or hint to your husband to pick up a bottle for you? :-)  Don't forget to always drink responsibly!

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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