Election Exhaustion Has Met Its Match: A Cocktail to Cure “Politikerleden”

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Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent, Undecided or Unrepresented, the one thing that every American seems to agree on is, “we can’t wait for the election to be over.” Leave it to Denmark (also rumored to be the happiest nation in the world) to have actually coined a word for election exhaustion or disgust… Politikerleden.danzka-original-vodka

With this in mind, the makers of DANZKA Vodka – (Danish by design) have created a cocktail designed to relieve the political-weary. Fresh blackberries add a healthy dose of antioxidants and the lavender is widely regarded to aid in relaxation and lowering blood pressure. 

DANZKA Vodka is made in the traditional Scandinavian Distillation process. The whole grain is crushed and heated in water to break down the starch. Yeast is added, setting off a fermentation process that transforms the starch parts of the grain into alcohol and carbon dioxide – the latter being used in the soft drinks industry. After fermentation, the spirit for DANZKA Vodka passes through a continuous six-column distillation process. This process allows us to have full control of the distillation at every stage and to ensure that unwanted impurities are removed. At the same time, it is possible to identify aromas that have a positive effect on product quality and selectively retain these. The continuous distillation process, of which we are very proud, is called “Scandinavian style of Vodka distillation”, and enables us to obtain the desired purity, smoothness and well-balanced taste for DANZKA Vodka.

Mix up a batch and cheers to November 9th. 


The Politikerleden


  • 6 lemons
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 oz DANZKA Original Vodka
  • 1 sprig fresh lavender


With a vegetable peeler, remove zest from four lemons and squeeze enough juice from lemons to make one cup. In a saucepan, boil two cups of water with sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add zest, lemon juice and remaining water and cool. In a food processor or blender, puree blackberries and stir into lemon mixture. Pour liquid through a sieve into a container. (Blackberry lemonade will keep refrigerated for several days.)

In a rocks glass filled with ice, add 2 oz. of DANZKA Original Vodka, top with 3 oz. of blackberry lemonade. Garnish with a lavender sprig.