We ask our consumers, friends, family, and followers to “raise their glasses and awareness to the rising sea levels!” Our mission is to take an everyday event, which is drinking alcohol, and attract awareness to the much-needed efforts to stop global warming! We ask philanthropists, conservationist, non-profit organizations, humanitarians, social workers, artists, good Samaritans, world citizens and of course the badasses who try and make everyday a new opportunity – have a glass of our vodka to celebrate your help, your movement and your efforts at making and creating a healthier planet!
What makes this vodka company different from their competitors is that a percentage of its profits are channeled to the organizations and initiatives fighting climate change. Vökva Vodka has a philanthropic vision that motivates them to support social entrepreneurship and environmental conservation. The custom bottle of Vökva Vodka is shaped just like an icicle to add awareness and excitement to what the company represents. Per the founder, “Our Logo is a glacier melting and our bottle resembles an icicle. We do not celebrate negative effects of climate change; we are simply increasing awareness about it, and in so doing we open the minds of people as well.”
Certified Philanthropist H2O Yacht Company is the philanthropy company of Vökva Vodka which contributes to the education of deserving children and raises awareness about the dangers of ocean pollution. In fact, it was hailed by The Huffington Post, a renowned online news aggregator in the United States, as “Pioneers for Change” in a published article at http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/12101670.
The Distillation Process dates back to the 10th century or even earlier. This refers to the long-established practice of fermenting fruits, grains, and sugars to produce alcohol beverages; fermentation is defined as a chemical change or transformation caused by the presence of bacteria or microorganisms, yeast, and molds in vegetable or animal organisms. In producing alcoholic drinks, yeast (enzyme) acts on sugars present on the mash (maltose and dextrose), converting these to ethyl alcohol.
Our box is a direct resemblance to our purpose, we are making this vodka to gear energy towards issues with the glaciers melting and our oceans/beaches being filled with pollution.
The Vökva Vodka process is quite complex and entails the following:
Preparation of Mash The NON-GMO Project Verified Corn is placed in a mash tub or machine with built-in agitators that pulverize the grains as the tub turns around or revolves.
Sterilization and Inoculation This prevents the growth of bacteria. It is crucial to the making of distilled spirits. Mash is sterilized by heating up to boiling point. After this, it is injected with lactic-acid (bacteria) to increase acidity levels during the fermentation procedure. The mash gets another inoculation after the preferred acidity level is attained.
Fermentation The pulp is poured into huge stainless-steel holders. A certain amount of yeast is put in after which the tubs are closed for two to four days. Enzymes (complex chemicals) convert sugars in the pulp to ethyl alcohol.
Distillation & Rectification Liquid ethyl alcohol is siphoned to the stills. These are stainless-steel pilasters composed of vaporization chambers and piled on top of one another. The alcohol is rotated up and down continuously. It is heated by the steam to the point where the vapors are discharged and condensed. The process takes away all the impurities. Vapors go up to the upper chambers where these are concentrated. The extracts flow to lower chambers where these are disposed off. Some of the dregs or residue can be sold as feeds for livestock.
Reverse Osmosis Water with Higher PH At this point, some water is added to the alcohol percentage which is reduced significantly. Vökva Vodka uses reverse osmosis water with a PH infuser. This allows us to bring the alkalinity above the normal PH levels of municipal water; in doing so it is scientifically proven that water with a higher PH helps your body stay healthier.
Bottling The final step is bottling in which the alcoholic beverages are transferred to glass bottles. Glass is preferred since the material is non-reactive. Reactive containers like plastic and metal cause possible chemical changes in the alcoholic beverage. Bottling is done by hand to add another unique twist to our quality control process and then the bottles must be cleaned properly, filled up, capped, closed, labelled and placed inside boxes. Our bottles are ECO-FRIENDLY, we use recycled glass for the bottle and the closure is made up of recycled plastics.
ICELANDIC PEAR 75
- 1.5 oz VÖKVA vodka
- .5 oz lemon juice
- .25 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz pear juice
- Champagne to top
Combine all ingredients in the shaker except champagne. Shake, serve in the cup, top with champagne, add a twist of lemon for garnish.
- 2 oz VÖKVA vodka
- 1 oz fresh heirloom tomato juice
- .25 oz fresh lemon juice
- .25 oz jalapeño simple syrup
- Muddled cucumber
- Luxardo Maraschino rinse
Muddle 3 cucumber slices with jalapeño simple syrup, add vodka, lemon, and tomato juice, shake with ice, strain into Luxardo Maraschino-rinsed coupe. Garnish with lemon swath/jalapeño slice.
JERRY THE ICELANDIC SAILOR
- 1 oz VÖKVA Vodka
- 1 oz Sailor Jerry rum
- .5 oz lemon juice
- .5 oz peach juice or nectar
- Angostura bitters
Combine heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice into cocktail shaker and shake. Add VÖKVA Vodka and Coffee Liqueur and shake with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with cocoa puffs. Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker except bitters. Shake, double strain, and serve over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.
- 1.5 oz VÖKVA Vodka
- .25 oz Aperol
- .75 oz honey simple syrup (1:1 honey and hot water)
- .5 oz lime juice
- 4 cucumber slices
In a mixing glass muddle the 4 cucumber slices. Add the rest of the ingredients, top with ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass and top with fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.
- 2 oz. VÖKVA Vodka
- .5 oz Velvet Falernum
- .75 oz lime juice
- .5 oz ginger syrup
- Candied ginger
Shake all ingredients and strain over fresh ice in Collins glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with candied ginger.
VERY BERRY SIP
- 1.5 oz VÖKVA vodka
- .5 oz vanilla syrup
- 4 raspberries
- .5 oz ginger syrup
- Splash of Tonic
In a small mixing tin, combine raspberries and vanilla syrup. Muddle. Add vodka and ice and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass. Add tonic and top with ice.
Reuse & Recycle
As advocates to keeping our planet beautiful, we ask you to please reuse our bottle or dispose of them properly. Below is a couple of some ways to reuse our bottle.
Reuseable / Refillable Water or Juice Bottle – Remove Logo, remove the cap, wash and rinse with warm water. Fill with your favorite juice or water and keep smiling!
Flower Vase – Remove cap, wash and rinse with warm water. Fill with water and add your favorite flowers!
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Vökva Vodka, H2O Yacht Co., and Skillz Mobile App are composed of a dedicated team of maritime captains (active and retired) who have gained extensive experience in building, managing and servicing yachts. The group is led by Captain Paul Triporo from Hurst, Texas. The firm’s mission is to broker yachts and help people realize their dreams in the high seas. All three companies also engage in humanitarian activities such as supporting different needy and deserving communities, building schools for educational needs everywhere, planting trees to help stop deforestation, volunteering around the world with plastic conservationist’s teams and working with non-profits whom help protect endangered species It contributes to education and ocean awareness campaigns, particularly for youngsters all over the world. Some of these are the Children’s Education in Bali – volunteerinbali.org; Safe Havens for Homeless Youth in Florida – covenanthousefl.org; New Zealand Ocean recovery Charity – sustainablecostlines.org; 4Ocean Waste Cleanups and Underwater reef protection – 4ocean.com and, Ocean Ecological Preservation (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) – friendlydrifter.com.
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