Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day
National Vodka Day is celebrated on October 4 but do you really need a holiday to honor this amazing spirit? Whether you like it on the rocks, fused in a mixed drink, or one of the many flavored vodkas available, we say cheers to this wonderful spirit. We have listed 8 splendid vodka cocktails to try involving everything from espresso, sparkling wine, and a little relaxation extract to help you make yourself a drink.
- 1 ½ Ciroc Summer Colada
- 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ of Agave Nectar
- 2 pieces or chunks of honeydew melon
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake over ice for 10 seconds and garnish with honeydew melon.
- 4 Dashes Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters
- 1 ½ Oz. Absolut Elyx Vodka
- ¾ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¾ Oz. Honey Syrup
- 2 ½ Oz. Chandon Sparkling Wine (Add After Shake)
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker, except for the sparkling wine. Add ice, and shake vigorously. Next, add 2 ½ oz. sparkling wine into cocktail shaker, and then double strain into champagne flute. Garnish with lemon spiral and edible viola flower.
- 4-6 Raspberries
- 10-12 Mint Leaves
- 1 ½ oz. Grey Goose Vodka
- ¾ oz.Fresh Lime Juice
- ¾ oz. Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syprup
- 1 ½ oz. Prosecco (Add after shake)
Add raspberries, 6 mint leaves, and raspberry syrup into cocktail shaker, lightly muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the prosecco. Next, add ice and shake vigorously. Now add 1 ½ oz prosecco into shaker, and strain over crushed ice with 6 mint leaves on the bottom of the glass. Garnish with raspberry, and mint sprig.
When 2 Worlds Colada
- 1.5 oz. Cîroc Summer Colada
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 3/4 oz. Coconut Water
- 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
- 4-5 Mint Leaves
Add all ingredients into shaker tin. Shake for 10 seconds and roll the drink into a highball glass that has been rimmed with coconut flakes (use honey as the binding agent on the rim of the glass. Garnish: with full mint sprig
- 2 parts Råvo Vodka
- 1 part Coffee Liqueur
- 2 parts Espresso coffee
- Coffee beans for garnish.
Pour Råvo Vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur into a shaker with ice and shake hard to chill. Strain into a martini cocktail glass and garnish with a couple of coffee beans.
- 3 parts Chase Vodka
- ½ part Dry Vermouth
- Olive garnish
Stir Chase vodka and Vermouth with ice in a stirring glass to chill and strain into a martini cocktail glass. Serve with an olive garnish.
- 2 parts Råvo Vodka
- 4 parts Ginger beer
- ½ p Lime juice
Squeeze a couple of lime wedges into a rocks glass or copper mug and drop in the wedges before filling up with ice. Pour Råvo Vodka and ginger beer over the ice and serve with a stirring rod.
- 5 parts Chase Vodka
- ½ part Chase Elderflower Liqueur
- A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- Top with soda
Build all ingredients in a wine glass over lots of ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
La Vida Verde’s Restore Jalapeño Mule
- 1 ¾ oz Ketel One Vodka
- ¾ oz Orange Juice or Orange Liqueur
- ½ oz. Fresh lime juice
- 3 oz. Ginger beer
- 1 Seedless jalapeño slice
- 1 Full drop of La Vida Verde Restore Tincture
Muddle jalapeño and lime juice in the bottom of a mixing glass. Next, add Ketel One Vodka and orange liqueur and shake with ice. Then, strain into a copper mug or highball glass ﬁlled with ice.Top with ginger beer and serve.