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Cocktail Thousands of Years in the Making

Cocktail Thousands of Years in the Making

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Media release December 1, 2008

Cocktail Thousands of Years in the Making

Timing is everything when it comes to creating the perfect cocktail.

This summer you can taste the best nature has to offer with a vodka that took thousands of years in the making and juice created from sun-ripened oranges picked just yesterday.

Make sure you’re the first to try this limited edition vodka orange cocktail created by New Zealand’s boutique producers Arano and 26000 Vodka.

26000 Vodka is made with water from an ice age glacier reservoir discovered in the Tasman region of the South Island. This pristine paleowater, 260 centuries old, gives this spirit the smoothness coveted by vodka connoisseurs all over the world.

Pair this handcrafted premium vodka with Arano’s new Limited Release 100% Pure Valencia Orange Juice to create the perfect New Zealand summer cocktail.

The locally grown and squeezed juice is made from the finest Valencia oranges New Zealand has to offer and contains none of the added ingredients or preservatives that can compromise the flavour of your premium vodka.

By leaving nature’s gift as untouched as possible Arano and 26000 Vodka have created the ultimate vodka orange cocktail which will leave you wanting more!

The Limited Release 100% Pure Valencia Orange Juice is only available over the 2008-2009 summer while the season for these oranges lasts.

If you’re feeling adventurous then try some of the recipes using 26000 Vodka and Arano 100% Pure Valencia Orange Juice below.



In the 1950s the Screwdriver cocktail was born and according to legend was created by oil riggers in the Middle East who used screwdrivers to stir their drinks.

The drink was popular in North America during the 1950s when orange juice was available nationally for the first time as a frozen concentrate. Juice was used to disguise the potent taste of the bootleg alcohol that was produced during this time.

The 1970s saw its revival as our parents danced to Abba and Neil Diamond and went one step further adding a dash of Galliano liqueur and evolving the classic Screwdriver into the Harvey Wallbanger. Rumour has it that Harvey was a surfer/wharf worker in California who after too many bad days at sea drank so many Galliano-spiked Screwdrivers he banged into the walls.


Limited Edition Valencia Vodka

- ½ glass Arano Limited Release 100% Pure Valencia Orange Juice

- 2 shots 26000 Vodka – Crystalline

Pour 26000 Vodka over ice cubes in a glass and add Arano orange Juice

Love Juice Cocktail

- 30mls 26000 Vodka Lychee

- 15mls Arano Limited Release Valencia Orange Juice

- 15mls lime Juice

- 15mls Cointreau

- Dash Elderflower

- ½ Bar spoon Orange Marmalade

- ½ Bar spoon Ginger Sauce

Shake and Strain, then garnish with fresh lychee and a twist of orange

Night of Passion cocktail

- 45mls 26000 Vodka Raspberry and Lemon Drop

- 30mls Arano Limited Release Valencia Orange Juice

- 45mls Pink Grapefruit Juice

- 10mls Campari

- Dash of Passionfruit Pulp

Build, then garnish with a twist of Grapefruit

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