It's Time to Celebrate Vodka

Today is National Vodka Day!

Vodka has been around since the 12th century, originally created for medicinal purposes, and clearly it is not going anywhere since it represents a whopping 34.1% of all distilled spirits and 25% of drinks sold in the U.S. With this volume of popularity and money-making ability, Vodka definitely deserves a celebratory day in its honor!

Vodka can be distilled from grapes, wheat, potatoes, and more. Whether guests like their vodka on the rocks, flavored, with olives, shaken or stirred in their favorite cocktail, there is truly something for every imbibing guest. Celebrate this endlessly versatile spirit by featuring some innovative vodka cocktails to intrigue your customers on National Vodka Day!

Consider trying some of the recipes listed below:

SKYY Hibiscus Soda
Created by Morgan Schick of Jupiter Olympus in Oakland, CA

1.5 oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Hibiscus/Rose Syrup

Shake and strain into Collins glass, fill with soda water and garnish with mint and an orange peel.

Hibiscus Rose Syrup Recipe

Simmer 1/4 lb. Hibiscus Flowers in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain Flowers Add 1 lb. sugar and bring to boil. Cook until sugar is incorporated. Add 1 tbsp. rose water

SKYY Hibiscus Soda

Created by Smirnoff Vodka

1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light White Peach
1.5 oz. Diet lemonade
1.5 oz. Cranberry juice

Build in a rocks class then garnish with a lemon.

Crandazzle with Smirnoff Vodka

Rise & Shine
Created by MARTINI 

1 oz. Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Splash of MARTINI Asti

Combine vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a flute. Top with MARTINI Asti.

Rise and Shine with Grey Goose