Start the countdown to National Vodka Day on October 4th with three cocktails from Koskenkorva Vodka.

Made from just barley and pure spring water, Koskenkorva hails from Finland and creates a smooth, honest vodka. If you’re looking for a new vodka to add to your bar, you need to get to know Koskenkorva. Along with creating an incredible spirit, the line has a pledge to something greater than itself, sustainability.

Sustainability is one of the most important tenants behind the Koskenkorva brand, the team is constantly looking for new ways to reduce their impact on the planet while continuing to make a quality spirit. The distillery currently has a 99.9% recycling and reutilization rate with 100% of every grain of barley being used completely. The distillery is powered in part by a bioenergy plant that uses barley husks leftover from distillation as fuel. After the barley is used for vodka, the leftovers are used for animal feed, paper making, powering the plant and finally, the ashes from the plant are used to fertilize the barley fields.

One of the biggest steps the brand takes is its investment and education in regenerative farming. Regenerative farming is a complex process that allows fields of produce, in this case barley, to sink carbon into the soil. Not only does this help pull emissions out of the air, it also improves biodiversity, improves soil quality, keeps nutrients from leaking into nearby water sources, and even allows crops to produce higher quality, larger yields. As the brand educates local farmers it increases the amount of regeneratively farmed barley it has access to and further reduces the brands footprint.

Currently, only the brand’s Original vodka is available in the US. The 40% ABV spirit has a bright, smooth, and neutral flavor profile with a touch of natural sweetness. The 9-column continuous distilling process allows the spirit a lightness in the glass and a dry nose.

Koskenkorva Vodka Brewster

Koskenkorva Vodka Brewster

Brewster

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 oz. Koskenkorva Vodka Original
  • 2/3 oz. Maple syrup
  • Cold Brew Coffee

Preparation: Fill the glass with ice. Measure vodka and syrup on the ice and fill glass with cold brew. Stir gently and garnish.


Koskenkorva Vodka Coffee Martini

Koskenkorva Vodka Coffee Martini

Coffee Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 oz. Koskenkorva Vodka Original
  • 2/3 oz. Bepi Tosolini Expre Liqueur
  • 1/3 oz. Brown Sugar Syrup

Preparation: Measure ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Fine strain in a cocktail glass and serve.


Koskenkorva Vodka Home Sweet Home

Koskenkorva Vodka Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 oz. Koskenkorva Vodka Original
  • Homemade lingonberry juice

Preparation: Fill glass with ice. Measure vodka on the ice and fill glass with juice.