Serve Up EPIC Classics for Fall

Discover Why Classic Cocktails Never Go Out of Style

Sep 19, 2013, 11:36 ET from Sazerac Company

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shorter days and cooler nights mean fall is on its way, prompting many of us to think about our fall gatherings and indoor activities.  Whether you plan to host a fall fling or just invite some friends over for a few martinis, classic cocktails are always in vogue, and with EPIC Vodka, you can be confident you and your guests will enjoy these time-tested, conversation-worthy creations without going over budget.


Made with vodka imported from France, EPIC is soon to become a classic itself.  Inspired by centuries-old distilling traditions, EPIC delivers a clean, crisp taste at an attractive price point.  Introduced earlier this year, EPIC Vodka is named for the great moments found in our lives, and, "We truly believe that each person defines what EPIC means to them," said Tracey Clapp, marketing director, vodka.

"As fall is upon us and we start to settle back in to our routines, sometimes it's nice to kick back and enjoy a classic cocktail," said Clapp.  "These EPIC drinks like a Cosmopolitan or a Wallbanger are timeless, and it is easy to serve them as casual or as dressed up as you want."

EPIC is made with hand-selected wheat harvested from the Champagne region in France and is distilled in the Cognac region and recently received a 92/Excellent/Strongly Recommended rating at the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Competition. Like its classic heritage, here are some classic cocktails to welcome fall:

(Note: High Res Photos of all cocktails are available)

EPIC Cosmopolitan
1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
½ Ounce Orange Liquor
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
1 ½ Ounces Cranberry Juice
Lemon Twist for Garnish
Add vodka, orange liquor, lime juice, cranberry juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for a minute. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime twist. Serve.

EPIC Wallbanger
2 Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
1 Ounce Galliano Liquor
6 Ounces Orange Juice
Orange Slice for Garnish
Mix together the vodka, ice, and orange juice. Float the Galliano on the top of the drink. Garnish with orange slice and then serve.

EPIC Gimlet
1 Teaspoon Simple Syrup
1 Ounce Lime Juice
1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
Mix together simple syrup, lime juice, and vodka in a rocks glass. Add ice and then serve.

EPIC Salty Dog
1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
5 Ounces Grapefruit Juice
Coarse Sea Salt
Dip the rim of a rocks glass in water and then dip the wet rim into coarse sea salt. Add vodka and grapefruit juice to glass. Stir and then add ice and serve.

EPIC Martini
1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
¾ Ounce Dry Vermouth
Olives for Garnish
Shake vodka and vermouth together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive.

All recipes and photos are by Stefanie Bundalo,

EPIC vodka is available in a classic unflavored vodka at 80 proof and is supported at retail by case cards, large displays, channel cards and recipe booklets. EPIC is available in 1.75 ml, Liter, 750 ml and 50 ml. Suggested retail pricing for EPIC 750 ml is $12.99.

About Imported EPIC Vodka
EPIC Vodka is imported and bottled by the Sazerac Company. Sazerac is one of New Orleans' oldest family owned, privately held companies and has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal Canada. For more information on EPIC Vodka, please visit, or join in the conversation on Facebook at and For more information on Sazerac, please visit

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