The Sip and Story of Stateside Vodka

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July 1, 2024

As July rolls around, the sun-kissed days and balmy evenings beckon for something refreshing to sip on. Look no further than Stateside Vodka, the quintessential companion for summer gatherings and rooftop soirées. This isn't just any vodka; it's a testament to innovation, determination, and a whole lot of brotherly love.

Stateside Vodka isn't just about what's inside the bottle; it's about the story behind it. You might expect a tale steeped in tradition, passed down through generations, but the reality is refreshingly different. Picture two brothers, bored and broke, with a simple question: "Hey, do you want to start a vodka company?" And just like that, a journey began.

With no money and minimal knowledge of vodka-making, they turned to the basement gym of their parents' house. In that unlikely setting, amidst dusty treadmills and forgotten weights, Stateside Vodka was born. Armed with determination and a makeshift still cobbled together from eBay finds and high school lab equipment, they set out to create something truly exceptional.

Their journey wasn't without its hurdles; a run-in with their father, reminiscent of a scene from Breaking Bad, led to eviction from the family home. But setbacks only fueled their resolve. They sought education and experience, from distilling fellowships at Michigan State University to consulting gigs in vodka's birthplace, Poland.

Fast forward to today, and Stateside Vodka stands as a testament to American ingenuity and the power of perseverance. From humble beginnings in a suburban basement to becoming Philly's favorite hometown vodka and Pennsylvania's top-selling craft spirit, the journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

So, what sets Stateside Urbancraft Vodka apart? For starters, it's gluten-free, kosher, and distilled seven times for unparalleled smoothness. With zero sugar and zero carbs, it's tailor-made for those with active lifestyles who refuse to compromise on quality. Plus, it's mineral-enhanced and cold-filtered, because why shouldn't your vodka be as pure and refreshing as a mountain spring?

But enough about the story; let's talk about the taste. Stateside Vodka is crisp, clean, and endlessly versatile. Whether sipped neat, on the rocks, or in a delightful cocktail, it's sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

And speaking of cocktails, why not try your hand at crafting the perfect July sipper? Allow us to introduce the "Stateside Sunset," a refreshing concoction that's as vibrant as a summer evening.

Stateside Sunset


  • 2 oz Stateside Vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and water, heated until combined)
  • 2-3 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • Soda water, to top


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sliced strawberries and basil leaves.
  2. Add Stateside Vodka, fresh lemon juice, and honey syrup to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with soda water and garnish with a basil leaf and strawberry slice.
  6. Enjoy your Stateside Sunset!

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