Six sinful cocktails with award winning luxury vodka @Cruzvodka. Cheers!

Cruz Vodka Jozi Style
1 Cruz Vintage Black with matching box
2 Cruz Empire cocktail
3 Cruz Classic Martini
4 Cruz State of Mind cocktail
5 Cruz with cocktail shaker
6 Cruz New York
7 Cruz Vintage Black pack shot

A five times distilled and three times charcoal filtered pure American vodka

The Cruz Premium Vodka Company New York NY is celebrating the success of its premium handcrafted vodka, Cruz Vintage Black, which scooped a Gold medal as well as a Consumers Choice Award at the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards in California. These accolades for Cruz Vintage Black follow on from another Gold medal awarded to this luxury vodka at The Vodka Masters in London late last year.

Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards
The SIP Awards stand apart as the only internationally recognized consumer judging competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards present a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition. Each sample is presented to a 100 member judging panel, chilled and undiluted in identical NEAT glasses, and scored based on aroma, taste, and finish in a blind tasting in order to select the year’s most distinguished brands. New to 2014, was the introduction of the Consumers’ Choice Award, which is only presented to brands that demonstrate unwavering dedication to their craft, quality and the consumer. This honour is reserved for brands that place for two or more consecutive years. A portion of all SIP Awards proceeds are annually donated to the American Red Cross.

The Vodka Masters
The Vodka Masters annual competition is staged by The Spirits Business magazine in London in a drive to find and reward the finest vodka brands on the world stage. Chaired by The Spirits Business, medals are awarded based on blind tastings by a panel of leading spirit experts and trade journalists.

Cruz Vintage Black
These awards acknowledge an exceptionally smooth and pure vodka of the finest quality, with character that appeals to discerning consumers worldwide. Cruz Vintage Black is handcrafted and developed in New York, NY; five times distilled and three times charcoal filtered. It is made with the finest American winter wheat grown extra slowly for optimum quality and blended with the purest of water emanating thousands of metres below the surface, producing a vodka of excellence.

This incredibly stylish new vodka with its captivating name and iconic jet black bottle and matching box welcomes you to a world of luxury. Cruz Vintage Black is available in all leading night clubs, premium bars and restaurants and retails at approximately R199 in leading liquor stores. Cruz Vintage can be enjoyed on the rocks, with your favourite vodka mixer, or try one of the Cruz Vintage Black Signature Cocktails.

Cruz Vintage Black Signature Cocktails

75ml chilled Cruz Vodka
Hint of extra dry vermouth
Fill shaker with ice, add Cruz and a drop of vermouth.
Shake and pour into a martini glass and garnish with olives or a martini twist.

50ml Cruz Vodka
25ml Champagne
Dash of fresh lime juice
Shake Cruz and lime juice with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass
Top with Champagne & garnish!

50ml Cruz Vodka
20ml simple syrup
12ml fresh lemon juice
Club soda
Mint leaves
Muddle mint and simple syrup in a mixing glass
Add lemon juice and shake with ice
Serve on the rocks and top with club soda
Garnish with a sprig of mint.

50ml Cruz Vodka
100ml tonic water
Serve over ice in a highball glass
Top with a squeeze of fresh lime
Garnish with a lime peel twist

50ml Cruz Vodka
100ml lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into chilled martini glass
Garnish with a slice of lime.

50ml Cruz Vodka
20ml orange liqueur
200ml dry cranberry juice
Serve in an ice-filled highball glass
Add maraschino cherries and citrus peel

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