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Partner Tip | The (Bison) Grass is Indeed Greener

Vodka and hard cider unite to create a seriously refreshing cocktail.

Camping. BBQs. Sunglasses.

Summer is now, and these traditional summer icons have a new compatriot: the delicious combination of ZU Bison Grass Vodka (Żubrówka) and domestic hard cider.


Bartenders and consumers across the U.S. have been falling for the unique flavor and craftsmanship of ZU, the legendary bison grass vodka, first created over 600 years ago in Poland. And in a very American twist on the traditional Polish combination of ZU with apple juice—called the Szarlotka—some of the country’s best bartenders are using hard ciders in their ZU Bison Grass Vodka cocktails. The results are knockouts. “These cocktails are great twists on the classic Szarlotka,” says Daniel Undhammar, ZU’s Global Brand Ambassador. “They’re all delicious, refreshing and perfect for the summer.”


The Grassland Wallow

An all-in-one-glass cocktail with a touch of white vermouth and fresh lime juice, from Brian Means, one of San Francisco’s top bartenders. Your summer parties just got thirstier. Get the recipe.

The Mary Mac

The botanicals of Pimms No.1 play ping-pong with the notes of vanilla and coconut from ZU Bison Grass Vodka, complemented by the hard cider and hit of fresh lemon in this refreshing highball cocktail. Get the recipe, created by Rob Ferrara, one of Miami’s top bartenders.

Thirsty for more? Check out the recipes for two more perfectly summery ZU-and-cider cocktails.


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