Vodka is like the actor that never steals the spotlight, but always makes the other actors shine. Due to its virtually non-existent taste, vodka goes perfectly with almost any ingredient that you can picture. Some may say that a lack of taste is bad, but when it comes to vodka, a lack of tastes is a good thing. This is what allows the flavors of the other ingredients to really shine through.
If you are seeking to develop a sweet, sour, or spicy cocktail, vodka can fill the bill and be the perfect matching spirit. Its neutral flavor goes with everything and will allow you to make drinks that simply can’t be made with any other spirit.
Even though you can find plenty of cocktails that have vodka as a major ingredient like the Screwdriver, which calls for orange juice and vodka, there are a number of more intriguing cocktail recipes containing vodka that will make your party memorable.
Most people have had vodka cocktails before, and aren’t averse to trying some thing new with it as the major ingredient. So it is up to you to experiment with it to come up with your own signature drinks. And it is up to you to broad your repertoire of vodka based drink recipes. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
One recipe worth trying out can be a cocktail called a Minty Chocolate Vodka. First, mix 22 milliliters each of vodka, white cream of chocolate, and green cream of mint. Shake the combination thoroughly, strain, and pour the liquid into a single shot glass that has already been chilled. The Minty Chocolate Vodka is a cocktail which will have your guests coming back for more. It is so delicious; you better make sure you have enough vodka on hand.
Everyone’s heard of a Bloody Mary, so why not attempt this exclusive variation at your next cocktail party? It’s called the Fresh N’ Fruity Bloody Mary. First, use a muddler to crush six fresh raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add 88 milliliters of vodka with orange zest, 66 milliliters of fresh orange juice, 55 milliliters of cranberry juice, and 22 milliliters every of raspberry-flavored liqueur and fresh lime juice, then shake. Add in 3 ice cubes and pour into a tall cocktail glass. Garnish your Fresh N’ Fruity Bloody Mary with a fresh raspberry. I think your guests will definitely enough this sweet take on a Bloody Mary, especially if they don’t like tomatoes.
The Melon Coconut Sensation is the ideal drink to serve when you are relaxing by the pool, sunning at the beach, or just hanging out having a couple of buddies. This tropical drink is made by adding 88 milliliters of vodka with 132 milliliters of fresh pineapple juice. Then add 22 milliliters of coconut rum and melon liqueur. Pour it into a Collin’s glass and garnish it with a wedge of fresh lime. Your guests are positively going to enjoy this drink!
Attempt this next cocktail recipe on a stunning autumn day. It’s called the Sweet Apple Vodka. First, press about four fresh ginger slices on the bottom of a cocktail shaker with a pestle. Then add 176 milliliters of fresh apple juice, 66 milliliters of bison vodka, and 22 milliliters of sugar syrup and apple schnapps liqueur. Put ice into a glass and strain the concoction as you pour it into the glass. Finally, grate nutmeg into the finished drink and garnish it with a slice of apple.
You can come up with a totally original cocktail recipe that contains vodka completely on your own. Experiment with it and work with as many different flavored spirits as possible to learn how to create the very best vodka based cocktails. Try mixing it with different fruits and syrups to create your own signature drink.