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.
11/2 oz. LEAF Vodka
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.
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Vodka, chilled
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.
Ginger Lemon Drop
2 oz. ginger cardamom infused vodka
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.
1.5 oz. SKYY Vodka
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.
1 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light White Peach
Build in glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon.
SVEDKA’s Bloody Mary
1 1/2 oz. SVEDKA Vodka
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.
Sour Berry Drop
1 1/2 oz. SMIRNOFF Sours Fruit Punch
Mix Smirnoff Sours Fruit Punch and cranberry juice, pour into shot glass, drop shot into energy drink
Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini
2 oz. EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
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.