International Vodka Day – best Vodka cocktails to try
White spirits have often been unanimously hailed as one of the most popular when it comes to cocktail making. With the colorless, distilled spirit of vodka being a common favourite for so many, the 4th of October is celebrated as International Vodka Day. Spirits Hunters raise a toast to this one-of-a-kind creation in the world of spirits.
While the origins of vodka lead back to the 14th century, the word ‘vodka’ stems from the Russian word ‘voda’, which means water, attributing to its production process, unique taste and versatility.
Distilled and fermented, vodka can be made of grains, potatoes and even grapes! Its refreshing and fresh flavor profile can be molded into any way that flatters the drink by adding the simplest of ingredients. While, it’s traditionally consumed neat in a lot of countries, the liquid has been internationally known for its classic cocktails of Bloody Marys, Martinis, White Russians, Gimlets, and Cosmopolitans.
Today Spirits Hunters are offering you to try the following “not-so-cliché” cocktails:
Ginger and Turmeric Martini
- 60ml Vodka
- 15ml Lime Juice
- 15ml Honey Water
- A pinch of Turmeric Powder
- 2-3 Fresh Ginger Slices
Glassware – Martini Glass
Method – Muddle the ginger slices and mix in Vodka, honey water and turmeric powder in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes to the shaker. Double strain the mixture and pour fresh in a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of ginger.
The Dutch Mule
- 60ml Vodka
- 15ml Fresh lime juice
- 15ml Ginger juice
- 15ml Orange Oleo Saccharum*
- 120ml Soda water
Glassware – Rocks Glass/Copper Mug
For the Oleo Saccharum: Peel the entire surface of an orange into a bowl with sugar and muddle well. Rest for 4-6 hours. Push the peel to the sides of the bowl, allowing the oils to gather in the centre. Remove the peel and chill the syrup before using.
For the presentation of the cocktail: Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass (copper mug if you have one). Stir to combine. Fill the glass with ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
Apple of my lie
- 45ml Smirnoff Green Apple
- 3 Fresh Mint Sprigs
- Soda to top
Glassware – Highball [Tall Glass]
Method – In a highball glass drop the mint sprigs and gently muddle to release its flavors. Pour in Smirnoff Green Apple and fill with ice. Top with soda, gently stir and serve.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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