2014 Recipe File: Vodka Cocktails

Tried and true Vodka is the most popular spirit in the country, boasting 32% of the consumer market. With all its money making possibilities, why not add some signature vodka cocktails to your next drink menu. Here is a list of some of our favorites. 

Alaskan Pine
Created by Mixologist Juyoung Kang

11/2 oz. LEAF Vodka
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Vanilla syrup
1 sprig of fresh Rosemary
1 sprig of fresh Sage
1 dash of Lavender bitters

Put in mixing tin Rosemary and Sage and bruise with muddler (just press it down so the oils of the herbs are expressed). Add rest of the ingredients, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish and serve.

Alaskan Pine Winter Cocktail

Ncredible Mistletini
Created by Ingrid Hoffmann

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Vodka, chilled
1 oz. frozen passion fruit pulp, thawed
1 oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. rosemary infused simple syrup, cooled
3 oz. ginger ale, chilled
Rosemary Sprigs for garnish
Raspberries for garnish

For the rosemary simple syrup: In a small saucepan, boil the water, sugar and 3 rosemary sprigs. Remove from heat and let rest until it cools. Remove the rosemary sprigs and strain. Refrigerate until Ready to use. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka, passion fruit and rosemary infused simple syrup. Pour in a martini glass and top with ginger ale. Take a raspberry and skewer it with a 3-inch rosemary sprig and garnish drink with it.

Ncredible Mistletini

Ginger Lemon Drop
Created by rokz vodka

2 oz. ginger cardamom infused vodka
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Garnish: cocktail sugar rim

Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz ginger cardamom infusion. Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with rokz lemon infused cocktail sugar.

Ginger Lemon Drop

“Live” Mule
Created by SKYY Vodka

1.5 oz. SKYY Vodka
3 oz. Ginger Beer

In a rocks glass full of ice, pour SKYY Vodka and Ginger Beer. Stir and finish with sliced lime wedge and 4-5 drops of bitters.

Live Mule with SKYY Vodka

Created by Smirnoff Vodka

1 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light White Peach
1 1/2 oz. Diet lemonade
1 1/2 oz. Cranberry juice

Build in glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon.


SVEDKA’s Bloody Mary 
Created by SVEDKA Vodka

1 1/2 oz. SVEDKA Vodka
3 oz. tomato juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot sauce
Pinch of salt

Build in mixing glass filled with ice, and “roll” from one cup to another until cold and mixed. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with cherry tomatoes and grated black pepper.

SVEDKA Bloody Mary

Sour Berry Drop
Created by Smirnoff Vodka

1 1/2 oz. SMIRNOFF Sours Fruit Punch
1/2 oz. Cranberry juice
8 oz. Energy drink

Mix Smirnoff Sours Fruit Punch and cranberry juice, pour into shot glass, drop shot into energy drink

Sour Berry Drop with Smirnoff

Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini
Created by EFFEN Vodka

2 oz. EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Caramel Popcorn Kernels, popped
Garnish: 3 Caramel Popcorn Kernels, popped

In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and stir with ice.  Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice.  Garnish with a skewer of 3 caramel popcorn kernels.

Effen Vodka Salted Caramel Popcorn martini