Celebrate National Vodka Day All Weekend with Lots of Great Cocktail Recipes!

Noted as one of the highest selling liquors in the United States, the two main characteristics of vodka are its versatility as a flavor carrier and the many permutations available that will never leave you bored. The endless potential flavor combinations with vodka and mixes makes the spirit almost perfect when it comes to mixing up cocktails,  particularly if you are looking to serve a large group- from pitcher to punchbowls!

While National Vodka Day was Thursday, 10/4 (and I thought it was 10/5!) (OOPS!!), this transitional time between seasons is PERFECT for mixing up a range of tasty libations with your favorite vodka.  While 10/4 is already over, you have a lovely weekend to meet up with friends and catch up with a tasty cocktail!

 

Colada Limitada

Raise your glass to sunnier days with the Colada Limitada. Create this concoction at home by mixing these four simple ingredients – Cîroc Summer Colada, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and pieces of chunks of honeydew melon for a delightfully refreshing concoction.  Recipe by Ciroc!

summer-colada

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Cîroc Summer Colada

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 oz. Pineapple Juice

.75 oz. Coconut Water

.75 oz. Simple Syrup

4-5 Mint Leaves

Build:
Add all ingredients into shaker tin.
Shake for 10 seconds and roll the drink into a highball glass that has been rimmed with coconut flakes
(use honey as the binding agent on the rim of the glass).

Garnish: with full mint sprig

 

 

Swedish Airmail!
Offered at Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine
For an lighter and more celebratory cocktail, opt for this sparkling wine-based cocktail. No matter the occasion, the Swedish Airmail is a mixture of Chandon sparkling wine, Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters, Absolut Elyx Vodka, fresh Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup and is an ideal beverage for a toast.

 

swedish-airmail

 

Ingredients:

4 Dashes Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

1 ½ Oz. Absolut Elyx Vodka

¾ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ Oz. Honey Syrup

2 ½ Oz. Chandon Sparkling Wine (Add After Shake)

 

Method:
Add All Ingredients Into Mixing Tin, Except For The Sparkling Wine!
Add Ice And Shake Vigorously.
Now Add 2 ½ Oz. Sparkling Wine Into Mixing Tin,
Double Strain Into Champagne Flute.

Glass: Champagne Flute
Garnish: Lemon Spiral, Edible Viola Flower

 

 

Fresca Fizz

Cheers to the weekend with the Fresca Fizz. This mouthwatering and crisp mixture filled with raspberries, mint leaves, Grey Goose Vodka, fresh lime juice, Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syrup and Prosecco is perfect to pair with light bites.

 

Fresca-Fizz

Ingredients

4-6 Raspberries

10-12 Mint Leaves

1 ½ oz. Grey Goose Vodka

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz. Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syrup

1 ½ oz. Prosecco (Add after shake)

Build:
Add raspberries, 6 mint leaves, and raspberry syrup into mixing tin, lightly muddle.
Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the prosecco!
Add ice and shake vigorously. |
Add 1 ½ oz prosecco into mixing tin, and strain over crushed ice with 6 mint leaves on the bottom of the glass.

Garnish: Raspberry, mint sprig

 

 

Apple Sangria
Try our Apple Sangria recipe combining CÎROC™ Apple, Wine, Ginger Ale & Fresh Fruit. Stir and enjoy your vodka cocktail!

 

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INGREDIENTS
1 oz. CÎROC™ Apple
1.5 oz. Dry Rose Wine
1.5 oz. Ginger Ale
6 piece(s) of Apple
6 piece(s) of Mixed Berries

METHOD
1. Combine ingredients in a Wine glass filled with ice.
2. Stir gently and serve.

 

These are super-tasty cocktails, but in case you want more variations on vodka, I am listing/ linking to seven  posts below that also deal with different vodka brands!
Find them at these links:
1) http://la-story.com/2018/09/great-coffee-based-cocktails-for-national-coffee-day-courtesy-of-van-gogh-vodkas-929/
2) http://la-story.com/2018/06/smokin-hot-cocktails-that-will-cool-your-4th-of-july-with-van-gogh-vodka/
3) http://la-story.com/2018/06/impress-dad-with-a-gift-of-lvov-vodka-cocktails-food-recipes/
4) http://la-story.com/2016/12/12-drinks-of-christmas-day-6-gorgeous-cocktails-from/

5) http://la-story.com/2016/06/get-into-the-spirit-s-for-fathers-day-sips-with-svedka-vodka-recipes-for-all-tastebuds/
6) http://la-story.com/2016/06/kick-off-the-summer-mix-up-fun-cocktails-with-pinnacle-vodka/
7) http://la-story.com/2015/11/bond-james-bond-shaken-not-stirred-vodka-cocktails-from-stolichnaya-recipe-lastory/

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

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