Although it seems like every day is — or should be — vodka day, National Vodka Day actually is celebrated on Oct. 4 and is the perfect time to pay homage to vodka’s loyal fan base. The clear spirit comes in various iterations (potato vodka, flavored vodka, infused vodka, etc.) and can be enjoyed mixed with anything from muddled fruits to sweet liqueurs and purees to just adding a splash of vermouth and an olive. In fact, celebrating vodka day will benefit you in the long run. After all, a bar that doesn’t appreciate the subtle nuances of vodka is missing out on more than just profits but experimental drink making, as well.
Stoli Chocolat Raz Pomegranate Twist
Created by Charlotte Voisey, portfolio ambassador for William Grant & Sons.
2 parts Stoli Chocolat Razberi Vodka
1 parts pomegranate juice
1 squeeze lemon
Lemon slice, for garnish
Shake with ice and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with lemon slice.
Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann, proprietor of Elixir in San Francisco.
1½ oz. Square One Cucumber Organic Vodkaa