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Zubrowka VodkaBourbon Street became a misty meadow for a midnight block party right outside the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail 2011. ZU Vodka created this environment to compliment their brand and gave guests the opportunity to ride what they called the “World’s ONLY Mechanical Bison.”

(For a Bull riding flashback, check out this video with 3 girls on a bull)

There has been a great deal of interest and buzz surrounding ZU Vodka, read our review of it here. Mixologists at Tales of the Cocktail used this 600-year-old spirit to create follow recipes below.


2 oz. ZU
3.5 apple juice

Combine and serve cold.

ZU Orleans Punch (Zu Orleans)

Vodka Punch
2 oz. ZU
0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. St. Germain
5-6 fresh mint leaves
angostura bitters
4 oz. fever tree ginger ale

Combine all ingredients and serve.

Mechanical Riding Bison Tales Punch

1.5 oz. ZU
0.5 oz. Laird’s Applejack brandy
0.25 oz. Cointreau
0.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1 strand of fresh thyme
a pinch of: nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice
peychard bitters
dash of agave syrop
3 oz. apple cider
lemon & orange peels

Combine all ingredients and serve as punch

Mechanical Bison Riding

Photos by David Watson, Avi Glick and courtesy ZU Vodka.

Special thanks to Ana Jovancicevic and Shannon Fischer of Handcrafted PR


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