Slovenia Vodka Cocktail Recipes from Chef Peter X. Kelly


What do Peter X. Kelly, Bill Murray and Mikhail Baryshnikov have in common? A new vodka. The chef and two celebrities have joined forces to bring a rich, European-made vodka to the American table: Slovenia Vodka, a “chef’s vodka,” with equal parts swagger, smoothness and culinary potential.

A celebrity-backed vodka definitely has legs, but one that was created by someone whose career is built on an understanding of flavor? That’s something to toast to. “Obviously vodka is a crowded field, but people always react to quality.” says Kelly. “Whether it’s a new jelly or new restaurant, always room for quality.” Click here for the full story on

Here are three Slovenia Vodka cocktail recipes developed by Peter X. Kelly.

Slovenia Vodka: The Bill

The Bill

Yield: A peach and blackberry punch named after Bill Murray. Makes 1 drink.


  • 2 ounces Slovenia Vodka
  • 1/2ounce blackberry brandy
  • 1 ounce peach puree
  • 1/2 ounce ginger ale


  1. Fill shaker glass with ice. Pour vodka, peach puree and blackberry brandy into shaker glass and stir with cocktail spoon. Pour into rocks glass and top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with peach slice and fresh blackberries.

Slovenia Vodka: Peter XOXO

The Peter XOXO

Yield: A martini with Slovenia Vodka, dry and sweet vermouths named after Peter X. Kelly. Makes 1 drink.


  • 2 ounces Slovenia Vodka
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • Orange Zest Curl


  1. Fill shaker glass with ice. Pour vodka and vermouths over ice, then stir with cocktail spoon. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange zest curl.

Slovenia Vodka: The Misha

The Misha

Yield: A ginger and Meyer lemon martini named after Mikhail Baryshnikov. Makes 1 drink.


  • For the Ginger and Meyer Lemon Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup part Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 ounces fresh ginger, cut into thin strips lengthwise
  • For the drink:
  • 2 ounce Slovenia Vodka
  • 1 ounce Ginger & Meyer Lemon Syrup
  • ½ ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 lemon twist (for garnish)


  1. For the syrup: bring all ingredients to boil; boil 2 minutes, then simmer for 30 minutes until ginger has infused the syrup. Remove from heat, allow to cool, strain.
  2. For the drink: Assemble all ingredients into glass shaker. shake over ice; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.




About Author

Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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