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Partner Tip | What’s New? ZU + Cider = Winning

Meet the season’s hottest couple: hard cider plus ZU Bison Grass Vodka

It’s a mistake to only drink hard cider in autumn.

Sure, the crisp apple flavors of the best ciders conjure the smell of damp leaves and the briskness of sharp fall air. But, in many ways, the warmest months are the ideal season for savoring cider.


Everyone wants a drink that refreshes during the dog days of summer. Whether you’re having an outdoor cookout or lounging beachside on a sultry day, cider takes the edge off in the best possible way.

Best of all, cider is an ideal complement to the award-winning Polish vodka ZU Bison Grass Vodka (Żubrówka). And bartenders and consumers are falling for the winning combination of cider and ZU vodka.

First created over 600 years ago in Poland, ZU’s unique notes of almond, fresh cut grass and coconut highlight the distinctive characteristics of the best hard ciders. In a very American twist on the traditional Polish combination of ZU with apple juice—called the Szarlotkasome of the country’s finest bartenders are using hard ciders in their one-of-a-kind ZU Bison Grass Vodka cocktails. The results are outstanding. “These new 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.”

Cider: It’s not just for fall anymore.


The Count of Żubrówka

What do you get when you combine ZU Bison Grass Vodka, Amaro Montenegro and hard apple cider? This regal cocktail, thought up by respected Denver bartender Sean Kenyon. It’s piquant and cooling—both qualities of a great summer drink. Plus, when you drink it, you’ll feel like nobility. Get the recipe.

Spiced Apple Fizz

Still can’t get enough ZU Bison Grass Vodka and hard apple cider? You’re in luck: In this cocktail from all-star New York mixologist Naren Young, ZU pairs wonderfully with pear brandy, cider, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup. You’ll crave this delightful drink on boiling hot afternoons. Get the recipe.

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

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