Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

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.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Colada Limitada

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Ciroc Summer Colada
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ of Agave Nectar
  • 2 pieces or chunks of honeydew melon

Method:

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake over ice for 10 seconds and garnish with honeydew melon.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Swedish Airmail

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Method:

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.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Fresca Fizz 

Ingredients:

  • 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)

 

Method:

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.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

When 2 Worlds Colada

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Råvo Vodka
  • 1 part Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 parts Espresso coffee
  • Coffee beans for garnish.

Method:

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.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Vodka Martini

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts Chase Vodka
  • ½ part Dry Vermouth
  • Olive garnish

Method:

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.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Råvo Vodka
  • 4 parts Ginger beer
  • ½ p Lime juice

Method:

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.

Great Chase

Ingredients:

  • 5 parts Chase Vodka
  • ½ part Chase Elderflower Liqueur
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Top with soda

Method:

Build all ingredients in a wine glass over lots of ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Our Picks On What To Shake Or Stir On National Vodka Day

La Vida Verde’s Restore Jalapeño Mule

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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.

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