World Class Mixologists create SLOVENIA VODKA tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov
September 23, 2014 – New York, NY – Chef Peter Xaviar Kelly’s Slovenia Vodka and Bar Sardine, part of Little Wisco’s West Village-based family of restaurants, teamed up on Tuesday, September 23rd at Bar Sardine to create an event honoring the extraordinary life and work of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Little Wisco’s Director of Bar Operations Brian Bartels was joined by two top mixologists from the Bar Sardine team: Kenta Goto, former head bartender at Pegu Club and voted Best Bartender at Tales of the Cocktail in 2011, and Brett Buehler, formerly lead bartender at the Upper West Side’s Fatty Crab. Brian Bartels began his bartending career at many well-known Madison, WI haunts before helping to open Joseph Leonard and five subsequent restaurants with Little Wisco.
Mikhail Baryshnikov – “Dancer” by Kenta Goto
Slovenia Vodka, Sake, Violette and Pastis
Served up in a COUPE
Elegant, graceful and methodical.
Kenta created this version of a classic martini wielding nuanced depth and wildly expressive unpredictability, not unlike the forms often expressed in dance.
Mikhail Baryshnikov – “Actor” by Brett Buehler
Slovenia Vodka, Apple Cider, Lemon, Apple Bitters
Served over ice in a ROCKS glass
Sophisticated, contemplative and confident.
Brett wanted a seasonal element here, celebrating the thoughtfulness from an evolved, sensitive mind conveyed through one’s dialogue and reading an interview where Mikhail expressed an appreciation for Mad Men, as this cocktail is a spin on a classic Old Fashioned.
Mikhail Baryshnikov – “World Citizen” by Brian Bartels
Celery Infused Slovenia Vodka, Dry Curacao, Pimms, Sparkling Water, Cucumber
Served over ice in a COLLINS glass
Expressive, unbridled and engaging.
Brian felt compelled to incorporate ingredients stretching multiple continents and regions, as he felt Mikhail’s legacy does just that, giving people hope to grow and become greater than the sum of their proximities.
SLOVENIA Vodka Ambassador Maya Laurincova at the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere night and after party for “MARAVILLA” with director Juan Pablo Cadaveira and executive producer and Hall of Fame Boxing promoter Lou DiBella. April 19, 2014.
SLOVENIA SUNKIST MARTINI created by Joe Quantanaro of Le Jardin du Roi,
in Chappaqua, a wonderful French Bistro. click here to visit lejardinchappaqua.com
Joe Quantanaro of Le Jardin du Roi has created a very special signature cocktail with Slovenia Vodka, called the SLOVENIA SUNKIST MARTINI to welcome our long awaited Spring 2014, March 8,2014.
SLOVENIA SUNKIST MARTINI – Joe Quantanaro
Slovenia vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice & a splash of prosecco.
LOVE FROM ABOVE 1975 created by Mixologist Brian Bartels
especially for Valentines’s Day, 2014
Brian Bartels, mixologist, at Fedora, has created a very special Valentine signature cocktail with Slovenia Vodka, “LOVE FROM ABOVE 1975″ especially for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014.
LOVE FROM ABOVE 1975 – Brian Bartels
1 oz. S(love)enia Vodka
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Strawberry-Rose Green Tea Syrup
SHAKE ingredients; strain into COUPE glass
Top with 2 oz. dry house sparkling wine
Garnish w/ Lemon Arrow
Slovenia Vodka spokesman and Ambassador of Fun Bill Murray
at the Berlinale Film Festival
Bill Murray sipping a SLOVENIA martini at the premier of the Grand Budapest Hotel at the 64th Annual Berlinale International Film Festival in Germany on February 6, 2014
Wide-eyed and enthusiastic Authenticity Ambassador Mikhail Baryshnikov takes a turn behind the bar serving Slovenia Vodka at the historic and genuinely Russian Café Tosca in San Francisco, reopened by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of Spotted Pig fame in NYC.
We had a great time celebrating with our heathy motivated friends at Lifetime Gym!
Slovenia Vodka Brand Ambassador Maya Laurencova at “Ignite the Night.”
The Wine and Dine for Kula Event – Monday, October 28, 2013
Chef Peter X. Kelly at Kula for Karma, October 28, 2013, Hilton Hotel, Pearl River
Bartender Brendan Kelly and Slovenia Vodka Brand Ambassador Maya Laurencova “mixing it up” at the Juva “Girls Night Out” event.
President Borut Pahor of Slovenia and Chef Peter X. Kelly of Slovenia Vodka.
Lighting up the Slove on the backbar at Slovenia launch.
The celebratory crowd finding Slove in Ljubljana Castle.
Left to right; Bojan Radun, CEO of Nectar; Nina Gaspari, consultant to Slovenia Vodka USA and consultant to Fructal, Slovenia Vodka, Slovenia; and Goran Medic, Vice President at Fructal d.d.
Emil Gaspari, Chief Operating Officer, Slovenia Vodka USA, and Ann Gaspari.
The band playing “Endless Slove.”
Left to right; Emil Gaspari, Bruce Duhan, Maya Laurencova, Chef Peter X. Kelly, and Billy Rattner.
Left to right; Bruce Duhan, Chief Creative Officer, Slovenia Vodka; Maya Laurencova, Director of Sales Development, Slovenia Vodka; Count Maximillian Graf von Bismarck, Michael Barsella, President of Bonfun Wines; and Emil Gaspari, Chief Operating Officer, Slovenia Vodka.
Slovenia Vodka at Burger Bash
Chef Peter won best burger for the second year in a row at the Westchester Burger Bash
Slovenia Vodka tasting and small bites at Sterling Cellars in Mahopac with Sommelier Billy Rattner, Steve Morrison of Sterling Cellars, Maya Laurencova, Chef Peter Kelly, and Ann Gaspari.
Slovenia at the Indie Spirits Expo – May 21, 2013
Slovenia Vodka Brand Ambassador Maya Laurencova at Indie
Slovenia Vodka Launch Party – Oceana Restaurant April 19, 2013
Bill and Mikhail with the Slovenia Vodka girls.
Dancing with Slove.
Bill Murray, Mikhail “Misha” Baryshnikov, and Chef Peter X. Kelly
Bill Murray signing Slovenia bottles
Rica, Chef Peter X, and Ned Kelly
Ilene Duhan with Mikhail and Peter Baryshnikov
Sommelier Billy Rattner, Chef Peter X. Kelly, COO Emil Gaspari, CCO Bruce Duhan
Slove under glass