October 23, 2016

Hot! TGIF: Kicking Off National Vodka Day A Little Early

Its FriYAY and we’re celebrating by toasting with one of the oldest spirits: vodka. On October 4th, loads of vodka lovers will have a reason to truly celebrate the day for that day marks National Vodka Day. Vodka lovers know that the spirit works great for all occasion. But most importantly because a good vodka doesn’t have a strong flavor it is to consume and to incorporate into cocktails.  So vodka lovers, here’s to you and enjoy these festive cocktails all featuring some of our favorites vodkas.

Cîroc Lola
The Starlet
Stoli Oscar Cocktails
The Northern Peach
Conservation Martini

Concord Collins

1.5oz Absolut
1.5oz Concord grape juice
.5oz lime juice
.5oz maraschino liquor
Glass: Highball

Directions: Build all ingredients in a highball glass and top with soda. Garnish with concord grapes

The Spokane Screw

1 oz Dry Fly vodka
1 ½ oz Grand Marnier® orange liqueur
2 ½-3 oz club soda
2 ½ -3 oz orange juice

Directions: Put Vodka and Grand Marnier in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into collins glass. Add ice and fill with equal parts of OJ and Soda and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Cîroc Lola

1.5 oz. CÎROC® Vodka
1.5 oz. pomegranate juice
.25 oz. elderflower liqueur
Top with .25 oz. champagne
Glassware: Highball
Garnish: Orchid

Directions: Stir all ingredients over ice to chill and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Top with champagne.

Starlet cocktail skinnygirl

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka
2 parts club soda
Splash of sugar free lemonade

Directions: Combine vodka and soda over ice. Top with lemonade. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

elit Vesper
2 parts elit by Stolichnaya
1 part Gin
1/2 part Lillet

Directions: Shaken. Served up with a lemon twist.

The Northern Peach

1 1/2 Oz. Crystal Head Vodka
2 1/2 Oz. natural peach juice
1/4 Oz. basil simple syrup
Fresh Basil Leaves

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker fill with ice. Shake well into the a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf. *slap leaf between hands first to release oil

Basil Simple Syrup:

Add equal parts sugar and water in a pot, along with 4-5 basil leaves. Bring to a boil ensuring not to scorch the sides. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Store and cool mixture before using. Will last up 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

SVEDKA Strawberry Bloc

1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Citron
6 parts ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc
1 part elderflower liqueur
4 oz strawberries

Directions:Soak strawberries in wine for one hour, then add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the mixture for two hours. Serve in a chilled pitcher with a column of strawberry fruit ice

Miss American Berry Pie

2 parts Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka
½ part lemon juice
½ part elderflower liqueur
½ part raspberry/blackberry liqueur
2 Blueberries
2 Raspberries

Add all ingredients into a shaking tin and fill with a few ice cubes (3-4). Shake for about 10 seconds and dump ingredients into a doubled mini pie tin. Other option is in a rocks glass. Whip cream garnish optional, but suggested!


60ml (2oz) Belvedere Vodka
10ml (1/3oz) Dry vermouth
1 Sicilian green olive
5ml (1/6oz) Sicilian green olive brine

Directions: Gently muddle olives in base of mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard with ice. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.

Conservation Martini
2.5oz Snow Leopard Vodka
0.25oz French Dry Vermouth - Dolin or Lillet
1 stick of Rosemary to be stirred in the mixing glass

Directions: Add ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass and briskly stir for 20 seconds garnish.

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