Vodka Kangaroo- Pristine Vodka- All Natural Vodka
Apr 13, 2018
Who Has Ever Heard of a Kangaroo with All-Natural Vodka?
The name of this cocktail probably may be new to you but there is nearly 100% certainty you tried it at least one all-natural vodka ‘Roo without knowing it. It was seen in bar menus sometime in the 50’s during the height of the Cold War when vodka had just started working its way into the US market. Customers demanded to replace gin with vodka in their Martinis and that’s how the Kangaroo was born, or as most people know it, the ‘Vodka Martini’.
Vodka was first launched as the ‘White Gin’ which was clean, as well as simple and sophisticated at the same time. This was known as the hard-stuff that “leaves you breathless”. Considering its aggressive marketing campaign it’s not surprising that the demand for vodka instead of its juniper cousin increasingly grew.
The strongest punch from made from Vodka was the “vodka martini, shaken not stirred” which was James Bond’s big favorite. The first reference to Bond’s preferred martini occurs at the end of Ian Fleming’s 1954 novel Live and Let Die.
A Clever Martini
Four years later, in the Dr. No novel, Bond orders “a medium Vodka dry Martini – with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka.”
It’s only in 1964 in the film Goldfinger that Connery utters the words: “A Martini. Shaken, not stirred.” People argue about whether the cocktail be stirred or shaken now. Of course James Bond’s fans prefer the shaken one but originally the martini was stirred. So if you want the classical martini option – pick the stirred one. There are four main types of vodka martini combinations. They each have a slight difference making dramatic changes to what you actually taste in your mouth.
All of these ‘Roos have a LOT of personality!
#1 The Classic ‘Roo
5 parts of Pristine all-natural Vodka
1 part of Dry Vermouth
Pour Pristine Premium Vodka and Vermouth into a highball glass, add ice and stir it thoroughly. The moment you start to feel a little chill on your glass (about 30 sec) will be the perfect dilution. Now strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish it with a little lemon twist. That’s the classic Pristine Kangaroo. It has a beautiful and very refreshing taste.
#2 The Dry Kangaroo
Here the Dry Vermouth is used just to coat the glass. It gives a lovely herbal aroma to the drink. After you have rimmed the martini glass with a wet finger of Vermouth, stir 50 ml of Pristine Premium Vodka into a highball glass and then pour it into your martini glass
You can finish it off with a twist of lemon if you desire. It’s very crisp and refreshing and you are still getting the unmistakeable aroma of vermouth.
#3 The Wet Kangaroo.
The difference here is in the amount of Dry Vermouth. You need to stir 50 ml of Pristine all-natural Vodka with 25 ml of Vermouth. Everything else is exactly the same.
If you are looking for a cocktail wherein you can taste a balance flavor between the two liquors, this is the one to try. It is a delicious balance of Pristine Premium Vodka and Dry Vermouth!
#4 The Dirty Kangaroo
Muddle a couple of olives in the bottom of a highball glass. Just give it 2 or 3 pushes, and then add 50 ml of Pristine all-natural Vodka and 25 ml of Dry Vermouth. Stir and pour into the chilled martini glass with one fresh olive on the bottom. There is such a large variety of modern mixes engine in “martini” ( e. g. Espresso martini), but the classics are classic with good reason!
Don’t know what ‘muddle’ means? Here’s a quick lesson:
A Bartender muddles with a muddler. A muddler is a common bar tool used to smash certain cocktail ingredients. Muddlers are typically 6-8 inches long and about 1-2 inches in diameter, the perfect size to reach the bottom of the average mixing glass or cocktail shaker. It is used in some of the most popular cocktails such as the Dirty Pristine Kangaroo described above. The muddler is simply a bartender’s pestle and it is easy to use. Once you start using a muddler, you’ll wonder why you’d never done so before.