Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Absolut Elyx event at Dallas Chop House (which, by the way, has a stunning patio) hosted by Dallas blogger Susie Drinks. A group of bloggers, including my dear friend Irene, tasted several vodkas – something I’ve never done before! I’ve never been a big vodka drinker and can’t say that I ever noticed differences between brands but Absolut Elyx taught me that I’ve been doing it all wrong.
To properly taste vodka, you want to sip it twice. (Much like olive oil!) On the second taste, you’ll notice an array of flavors. Absolut Elyx has notes of caramel and vanilla and, to me, tastes a bit like a sugar cookie. That’s what makes this punch so drinkable. Absolut Elyx served this easy-to-drink punch at the event in the most stunning copper mugs. (Copper is part of their brand; Absolut Elyx is actually distilled in copper vats.) I loved it so much that I requested the recipe to share with all of you!
Absolut Elyx High Tea 15 oz Absolut Elyx vodka 20 oz iced tea, chilled 8 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice 8 oz elderflower cordial Lemon slices for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl. Add ice to chill. Serve with lemon slices for garnish.
The event raised awareness for a special event that allows you to help bring clean water to those who do not have it simply by posting a hashtag on social media. From now through Earth Day, you’re invited to join Absolut Elyx to #RaiseItForward to provide clean water and sustainable solutions to those who do not have access to it. Details are below:
-Through April 22, post a picture raising a glass or any copper vessel to help fill the glasses of those in need with the most important drink in the world: water.
– Include the hashtag #RaiseItForward and tag @absolutelyx & @waterforpeople in the caption.
– To be entered to win one of FOUR gorgeous copper gifts*, also include the hashtag #RaiseItForwardTX!
For every post shared using #RaiseItForward, Absolut Elyx will donate a week’s supply of water to someone in need. This year, if we reach our goal of 10,000 posts, Absolut Elyx will increase the donation to one month of safe water for every post.
*Details and full rules and regulations for this sweepstakes can be found at http://bit.ly/2T5ZsIv.