Mixing It Up for National Vodka Day! Hot Cocktails with Cool Spirits! Celebrate 10/4/2019 + the Weekend!

Friday 10/4/2019 is NATIONAL VODKA DAY!!

And I have a slew of cocktails recipes to share with you! You will want to mix up at least 2-3 different cocktails because the recipes are killer! And considering it’s a Friday, you don’t have to try everything in just one day! You can spread out the celebration over the weekend!!

As you check out these cocktail recipes, stop and think about which would be the most fun to make and consume!





Lime & Strawberry Drop Martini



2 ounces Seagram’s Lime Vodka
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce strawberry simple syrup
½ ounce triple sec

Rim your glass with sugar
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a coupe glass
Garnish & Enjoy!



Fall Sunset
Courtesy of Beautiful Booze



2 ounces of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
4 ounces of grapefruit juice
¼ ounce of grenadine
Grapefruit and umbrella garnish

Add grenadine to a highball glass
Add grapefruit juice and Seagram’s Extra Smooth to a shaker
Shake then strain over ice into highball glass
Garnish with grapefruit slice



Bucha Berry Fall
Courtesy of Beautiful Booze



2 ounces of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
1/2 ounce of mixed berry syrup
top with kombucha (preferably strawberry lemonade kombucha)
Garnish with mixed berry pick

Add everything to a shaker except the kombucha
Shake then strain into a wine glass
Top with kombucha and garnish with a mixed berry pick



Apple Lemon Drop



2 ounces Seagram’s Apple Vodka
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Sugar (for rim)

Rim your glass with sugar.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients.
Strain into your glass.
Garnish & Enjoy!


Smoke, Mirrors and Colors
Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

1.5 ounces of Crystal Head Aurora Vodka
1 ounce of dry vermouth
½ ounce of mezcal

Add all ingredients to mixing glass; stir
Strain into a coupe glass
*This cocktail uses dry ice: use with caution and do not ingest


The Benny
Courtesy of Will Steigerwald, Bar Director @ Liberte at Sofitel, Philadelphia, PA



1.5 ozCrystal Head Vodka
.5 oz Cedilla Açaí liquor
.5 oz Lime
.5 oz Ginger simple syrup
4 mint leaves

Pour all liquid ingredients into a shaker,
Shake till really cold
Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaves


Violet Chachki
Courtesy of Billy Killin, Bar Manager @ Viaggio Restaurant



1 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
1 oz. Dry Vermouth
½ oz. Lemon
½ oz. Simple Syrup

Infuse the first three ingredients with a bag of butterfly pea flower tea (turns the drink bright purple and adds tea flavor).
Shake and pour on the rocks.
Garnish with rainbow candy.


Bittersweet Endings



2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
1 oz. Benedictine
Garnish: Lemon twist

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

I love these cocktails. I would make up every single one if I had enough vodka in the house. I really want to use the Seagrams Vodkas aand Crystal Head Vodka is absolutely killer!

If you make even just one cocktail, please let me know and post a comment back here on this post!


Stevie Wilson,

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