Vodka Drinks

 

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The classic Martini, you can make this with many different vodkas or gins. Absolut is an entry level vodka for many people. Clean and able to stand up to the olive and vermouth, start here and then again spread out to other brands till you find the perfect mix of spirits and olives. We’ve included many other Gins and Vodkas to help you find your perfect martini. The fun part is in the testing! Try some of the flavored ones as well.

Anyone for pie? Apple Pie Martini is just that, lots of apple pie taste with a nice little kick! Save one of these for after dinner or just to get the party started.

Two of my favorites Champange and Vodka. Just a tip to make this the best tasting brunch drink, chill the Champagne in the freezer before mixing your while the chilling over ice works it introduces water into the drink through the shards of ice!

Pretty as an ocean view, this drink is light and sweet, just in time for spring and summer. Great to look at it also works well as a punch.

Light and refreshing this is a perfect drink for a summer brunch. Add fresh blueberries and basil with homemade lemonade and a is a hit.

The Bay Breeze is an off shoot of all the drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cap Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. With the Bay Breeze, it is a little Cranberry, Grapefruit juice and generous portion of Vodka. Cool and refreshing it is usually served in the summer months. This drink gained popularity again during the 1960 and has remained popular even today.

There have been whole blogs books and articles written on the Martini and if it should be shaken or stirred. Stirring is recommended for all drinks that do not contain fruit juice as it keeps the ice pieces created when shaking from diluting the drink. Martini people take their gin very seriously. So let’s break it down, Martinis = Gin and Vermouth. Modern Martinis use dry or white Vermouth. Now a days a dry Martini is one that has very little Vermouth, the dryer the smaller the portion of Vermouth to Gin, those with more Vermouth are wet. A dirty Martini is one where the brine from the olive jar is poured into the drink adding a salty taste. When you move into Vodka Martinis these are not true Martinis but are part of the drinks that are called Martinis or fill in the blank – tinis. Since we are more interested in what tasted good, a personal choice, we have a variety of Martinis including some that are tini’s called that more because of the glass they are served in as opposed to being a classic Martini. So have yours shaken or stirred, it’s up to you! Just enjoy. Like all spirit only drinks this is where you want to spend you dollars on the good stuff. Have a Gin tasting party with everyone bringing different brands and you’ll find that the tastes vary wildly. Have fun and bottoms up.

Black Russians first appeared in 1949, and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian bartender, who created it at the Hotel Metropole located in Brussels in honor of Perle Mesta, the US ambassador to Luxembourg. The cocktail name stems from the use of vodka, a stereotypical Russian drink and the blackness of the coffee liqueur. The drink remains popular even today with its strong taste and great kick.

The Bloody Marie, tequila, and Bloody Mary, vodka, both are well served by using the best mixers possible, while there are many great bottled mixes out there the best ones are home made with fresh ingredients. Recipes abound and based on taste can range from very spicy to very smooth and classic. Great for brunch or Sunday morning get togethers, they are also seen as a classic hang over drink to take the Saturday night edge off!

A creamy holiday cocktail that looks as pretty as it tastes.   is a yummy holiday drink.  Add a candy cane tied with a holiday ribbon for a festive presentation.  Cocktail glasses can be prepared/chilled in the fridge the day before the event.  The syrup will swirl better if both the glass and syrup are chilled.

Many drinks are an offshoot of the Gin and Vodka drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cape Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. There are many variations on this drink like the Bay Breeze, Sea Breeze, Greyhound… Any way you look at it the drink reminds you of summer by the sea!

While it doesn't taste very strong this cocktails has quite the bite. The pear taste is so smooth you man not notice the kick! Enjoy it is the perfect drink for friends and food.

is perfect for the holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  It makes up in a great batch punch for larger groups.  Colorful, tasty and beautiful.  Everything you want to have for a cocktail party.

If you like gingerbread you'll like .  It is a fun holiday drink with a comfort food taste.  We used this amazing, albeit expensive, maple syrup.  There are times when using the best of something pays off.  A very different unique cocktail that will be a hit at your holiday bash!

The cosmo or Cosmopolitan was a fixture on the bar scene as early as the mix 80’s. The drink was further popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the television program Sex and the City, where Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, commonly ordered the drink when out with her girlfriends. The film adaptation made a reference to its popularity when Miranda asks why they stopped drinking them, Carrie replies "because everyone else started."

Very similar to a cosmo, the Cranberry Martini has an additional edge to it from the dry vermouth. Tart and tangy and not as sweet, we think this one might be a bit better.

Nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle!  We made a kickin' and added chocolate stars and real editable gold flakes.  (available on Amazon)  This is a fun girly drink and one of the few that when you finish the drink well you have to eat the chocolate stars.  Oh darn!  Holiday cocktails should be fun and that's just what this one is, fun.

Elegant and sophisticated in both looks and taste the is pretty amazing.  We started by using organic Dry Fly® Gin, a light clean gin with a smooth taste and just the barest hint of juniper.  This drink combines that with substituting the vermouth with another botanicals, Elderflower Liqueur.  We used Thatchers® which is also organic for one of the smoothest takes on a martini we've had in a while.

This cocktails if chock full of Citrus. Makes you feel like you're in the middle of a drink Florida commercial if they had alcohol in them! All the citrus juices and liqueurs blend well together and it’s a great late afternoon or early evening drink.

Named after the rock band that never dies, the Grateful Dead will bring you quickly to that altered state of being that most Dead Heads aspire to. So fire up the “The Music Never Stopped” and bottoms up!

There have been whole blogs books and articles written on the Martini and if it should be shaken or stirred. Stirring is recommended for all drinks that do not contain fruit juice as it keeps the ice pieces created when shaking from diluting the drink. Martini people take their gin very seriously. So let’s break it down, Martinis = Gin and Vermouth. Modern Martinis use dry or white Vermouth. Now a days a dry Martini is one that has very little Vermouth, the dryer the smaller the portion of Vermouth to Gin, those with more Vermouth are wet. A dirty Martini is one where the brine from the olive jar is poured into the drink adding a salty taste. When you move into Vodka Martinis these are not true Martinis but are part of the drinks that are called Martinis or fill in the blank – tinis. Since we are more interested in what tasted good, a personal choice, we have a variety of Martinis including some that are tini’s called that more because of the glass they are served in as opposed to being a classic Martini. So have yours shaken or stirred, it’s up to you! Just enjoy. Like all spirit only drinks this is where you want to spend you dollars on the good stuff. Have a Gin tasting party with everyone bringing different brands and you’ll find that the tastes vary wildly. Have fun and bottoms up.

Many drinks are an offshoot of the Gin and Vodka drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cap Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. There are many variations on this drink like the Bay Breeze, Sea Breeze, Greyhound… Any way you look at it the drink reminds you of summer by the sea!

The drink's name is from Japanese Kamikaze (神風), meaning "divine wind". This drink became popular in the 80’s as a shot and cocktail that is served in a classic cocktail glass. The shots go down quick and smooth, so much so, that almost 30 years later they are still one of the most request bar shots.

Fun to look at this Kiwi Spring Lemonade has citrus Vodka and Chartreuse for a herbal twist on the classic lemonade. Not only does it make it more interesting but it keeps it from becoming too sweet! "

La Fleur d'Amour is created San Francisco Mixologist Fleur Bailey who writes this about her drink. Don’t let the pretty feminine name of this cocktail fool you into thinking it will be a dainty treat. While the name means “The Flower of Love”, the idea in this sense is more of a passionate, fiery Cleopatra than a sweet Cinderella. Passion, power and spice are what this libation represents combining two of my greatest loves in a beverage, pear and ginger, and the marriage between them makes for an almighty potion. I always like to use fresh ingredients in my drinks and ginger provides that unmistakable fervor. La Fleur d’Amour is versatile enough you can drink it without the sparkling wine if you like a strong cocktail and appreciate the kick of ginger. It’s also a nice brunch alternative to a mimosa or Kir Royale if you use just a little of the mix in a glass of bubbly. A strong mimosa that is, this is one of those libations that go down as easy as lemonade, so keep that in mind before you’re responsible for your guests passing out for the afternoon. While there are variations of pear-flavored vodkas, it’s worthwhile to honor the French with this one because Grey Goose makes the cleanest, most delicate pear-flavored vodka than any other I’ve tried. They use the Anjou Pear that is cultivated in the Loire Valley, with water naturally filtered through Champagne limestone. They call theirs the “World’s Best Tasting Vodka”, and in this case I have to agree.

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Long Island Iced Tea has disputed origins. Tea. However, numerous sources attribute the origin to one or both of two inventors in the 1970s or 1920s. The most believable is that Robert "Rosebud" Butt claims to have invented the drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink including Triple Sec, in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, NY. Local rumors also ascribe the origin to either Butt or another bartender at the Old Beach Inn, Chris Bendicksen. It remains a kick sand in your face and get drunk kinda drink with 4 spirits and a cordial that make this drink about 22 proof when all is said and done. Back in the 20’s when many spirits were passed off as “tea” to avoid the stigma of drinking there were some similar drinks and even if they were a precursor to this drink it is more of a nod then a true twist on those drinks.

Madras is a great summer drink that shares a lot with the breezes and cape codder’s. The difference is there are two fruit juices orange and cranberry added to Vodka. Add a squeeze of line and you have a great summer drink. Versatile moving from brunch to late afternoons by the pool this is a drink that everyone should have in the recipe portfolio.

The Melon Ball was part of a series or recipes developed to introduce Midori to the US in the early 80’s. A green melon colored liquor makes a fun looking drink. Low proof makes it an easy mix for shooters or other drinks. Fun and fruity it goes down easily and mixes with most fruit juices. Originating in Japan it was a cool club drink due to its unique color.

A fun drink that looks as good as it tastes with Vodka, blue Curacao and vanilla liqueur. We thought it reminded us of the sky at midnight!

rocks, we love winter pears and this cocktail is amazing.  The Pear Cinnamon Italian Soda, (purchased at World Market), pairs up with the liqueur and pear flavored Vodka with a hint of cinnamon.This could be one of those drinks that become your go to drink for both fall and winter!

Passion is when you blend Raspberry Vodka, Passion Fruit Juice, and Strawberry Liqueur then top with Prosecco. Great for any party or summer get together.

Pink Lemonade is everything a good summer drink should be. Clean and crisp with a touch of raspberry liqueur makes this drink very drinkable on those hot summer days. A nice kick with the Citron flavored Vodka makes this a drink you should keep all the ingredients on hand for all summer long.

This is amazing, it's pumpkin pie with a kick. If you love pumpkin pie with a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, you will love, love love this drink. Pumpkin Pie Martini is like fall in a glass. Enjoy!

Sweet and light, Purple Crayon is a light drink that you can drink all afternoon and still stand up at dinner! Fruity and fun, perfect for any social occasion.

Purple Haze Extreme and Purple Rain are named after 60’s and 80’s songs respectively. Great fun for a themed party or late night party both of these long drinks pack a punch. Keep the drivers out of the way of these bad boys!

With Rose syrup from 1883 and Hibiscus Vodka this martini is as tasty as it is pretty. A delightful light tasting martini that will make you feel like a princess!

OMG, this is like drinking your favorite candy bar! Salted Caramel Martini is awesome if you you want something sweet and yummy. Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico and Kahlua along with some salted Caramel Syrup blend to perfection.

The Salty Dog is the vodka version of the Greyhound. Most of these drinks are a riff on the drinks of the 1930’s when fruit juices were used to mask the taste of sub-par alcohol due to prohibition. A great summer drink with a salted rim and tang of grapefruit juice it is a drink for those of you who prefer salty over sweet.

Earthy botanical, drink with the combination of the sweet of the cranberry Vodka and the spicy notes of the Green Chartreuse and Ginger Beer, this is a different kinda cocktail that could make Santa trade his reindeer in for this mule. Move over Rudolf!

A very different cocktail the Savory Tangerine is for those who like a little herbal flavor. Using muddled fennel, Citrus Vodka, Blood Orange Liqueur and Tangerine juice this is a drink that is out of the ordinary.

The Screwdriver reportedly got its name because American petroleum engineers in Saudi Arabia secretly added vodka to small cans of orange juice and stirred the mixture with their screwdrivers in the late 40’s. It gained prominent in the 50’s and has remained a popular drink since. It is usually one of the first drinks many people try since all you can really taste is the orange juice. It is an easy addition to your party list with only 2 ingredients, Vodka and OJ.

Many drinks are an offshoot of the Gin and Vodka drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cap Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. There are many variations on this drink like the Bay Breeze, Sea Breeze, (Vodka, Grapefruit and Cranberry), Greyhound… Any way you look at it these drinks remind you of summer by the sea!

The perfect after dinner drink or fun drink to share with the girls S'mores Martini is yummy. This drink is sweet, strong and smooth. Not to mention it tastes just like S'mores!

is a tropical twist on an eggnog drink with dark rum and coconut.  To add a little more kick it is paired with some coconut Vodka.  Too high proof for your party?  Go to 1 oz Dark Rum and 1/2 oz Coconut Vodka.  Love the addition of the Coconut and Cinnamon for a fun holiday taste.  Anyone for a Christmas Luau?

So fun and tasty, Vanilla Citrus Liqueur, Coconut Vodka and a touch of Elderflower Liqueur makes this a unique martini.

An awesome after dinner drink, the White Russian is just a Black Russian with some cream added. Higher proof than you would think, it tends to be too rich and sweet for more than a couple but is a nice finish to a good dinner.

A riff on the Cosmo, the Blood Orange Cosmo is a little less sweet with a more complex taste. Very enjoyable. Sweet and very fun, the Cosmalize is a Cosmo with Alize Gold. Very good and just as deadly! Lots of Citrus and Pineaple flavors make the Brassy Blond a good pool side drink. You can serve in a cocktail glass or over ice with a little extra pineapple juice if you'd like to cut down on the proof! Crawdaddy is light and refreshing; just the right amount to tartness to make that summer cocktail the best!

Drinks listed on this page are: Absolut Martini, Amaretto Sangria, Apple Pie Martini, Arabian, Arctic Kiss, Azure Lemonade, Basil Blueberry Lemonade, Bay Breeze, Beer Buster, Belvedere Martini, Berri Mojito, Black Gold, Black Russian, Blind Sided, Blood Orange Cinnamon Pear Cocktail, Blood Orange Cosmo, Bloody Mary, Blue Lagoon, Brass Monkey, Brassy Blond, Candy Cane Martini, Cape Codder, Carolina Peach Sangria, Catch Me If You Can, Champagne Pear, Cherry Bomb, Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Pecan Pie Martini, Christmas Citrus, Cinnamon And Spice Gingerbread Martini, Ciroc Chic, Coco Light Martini, Coconut Sangria, Combat Juice, Cosmalize, Cosmopolitian, Cranberry Martini, Crawdaddy, Devils Food Chocolate Martini, Enlightened Martini, Florida Citrus Breeze, French Toast, Ginger Blush, Grateful Dead, Grey Goose Martini, Greyhound, Ice Bomb, Italian Apple Martini, Italian Citrus, Kamikaze, Ketel One Martini, Kiwi Spring Lemonade, La Fleur dAmour, Lemon Acai Cooler, Lemon Drop Martini, Long Island Iced Tea, Lump Of Coal, Madras, Mango Martini, Martini Madre, Melon Ball, Melon Martini, Midnight Mixologist, Mountain Breeze, Mrs Claus, MVP, No Saint, Nuclear Ice Tea, Nutty Martini, Partridge In A Pear Tree, Passion, Peach Sangria, Pecan Pie Martini, Pink Lemonade, Pom Pom, Prosecco Punch, Pumpkin Pie Martini, Purple Crayon, Purple Haze Extreme, Purple Rain, Quiet Sunday, Quote the Raven , Red Berry Sangria, Red Devil, Rose Hibiscus Martini, Russian Nutcracker, Salted Caramel Martini, Salty Dog, Santas Mule, Savory Tangerine, Screwdriver, Sea Breeze, Sex on the Beach, Smores Martini, Sour Apple Martini, Spa Martini, Spiced Coconut Eggnog, Strawberry Ginger, Strawberry Thyme Lemonade, Summer Spice, Tiramisu Martini, Tokyo Tea, Tropical Island, Tropical Xmas, Tropics, Ultimate Chocolate Martini, Unique Summer, Vanilla Coconut Martini, Vodka Collins, White Russian, Woo Woo Cocktail,