Articles Tagged: Vodka

SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Review

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Blood orange is one of the newest flavors from Skyy Infusions. I was excited because blood orange is one of my favorites! Next time you make a mimosa, try substituting blood orange juice for the orange juice or if you want to kick it up a notch, use Skyy Infusions Blood Orange. 

Skyy Infusions Blood Orange has an aroma of candied orange, like a cross between blood orange juice and Tang, that completely obscures any … Read more

Gabrielle’s X-Rated Kiss

Such a luxurious, simple drink, for such a high-maintenance housewife with high- society standards. A one time model, Gabrielle Solis wasn’t satisfied with one man, so she added the yard boy to her roster of lovers. But unlike Mrs. Solis, you’ll be a bit more faithful to this cocktail, though we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to have just one.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz X- Rated Fusion Liqueur
1.5 oz Skyy Vodka
Drizzle of raspberry … Read more

White Tie and Tiara

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Ingredients: 
1 ½ parts Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka
1 part lychee juice
1 part white grapefruit juice
½ part fresh lime juice
¼ part jasmine syrup

Directions: 
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with plenty of cubed ice. Shake vigorously until shaker beads with sweat. Finish with a squeeze of grapefruit rind to release essential oils. Spray the inside of a martini glass with rose water, then strain and pour the cocktail and … Read more

Absolut Wild Tea Review

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I’m way past being fashionably late but I hear it’s better late than never. And I can’t NOT brag about the fabulous 14th Annual Beautiful People Party hosted by Absolut Wild Tea and Paper Magazine I was so lucky to score an invite to. I mean who could pass on a party performed Duran Duran and let me know they were “Hungry Like a Wolf” and that I was living in an “Ordinary World”?

I … Read more

Blushing Duchess

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Grapefruit is in season now, and it’s a fantastic cocktail ingredient! This creation comes from Grey Goose Vodka, created in honor of the upcoming Royal Wedding. While I don’t count myself among the people following these impending British nuptials, you can definitely count me among those who enjoy simple and tasty cocktails.

Ingredients:
2 parts vodka
3 wedges peeled and seeded grapefruit
½ teaspoon sugar
1 part triple sec
Turbinado sugar for rimming the glass… Read more

Mother Earth Mint

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Plant a tree, organize a neighborhood cleanup, or just recycle. There are a many ways to celebrate Earth Day (of course, every day should be Earth Day) and cocktails are no exception. Many distilleries are employing green practices in their everyday operations. Moon Mountain is one of them. This earth-friendly cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for protesting a world economic summit, hunting Japanese whalers, or just chillin’ a home (while composting, what else?).

Courtesy … Read more

Green Glass

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Courtesy of Moon Mountain Organic Vodka.

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Sustainable Distilling

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This article originally ran in May 2008 on Best of the Green Web.

The world is going green and the cocktail world is no exception.

Bartenders the world over are experimenting with locally grown, organic ingredients to showcase their craft. Distilleries are getting into the game as well, with organic product popping up in stores and bars everywhere. These socially conscious producers are also using new methods to distill, package and distribute their product in … Read more

420 Martini

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Somehow a couple of kids from Tamalpais High in Marin started the trend of smoking at 420. I think that is when detention got out. This has morphed into an international holiday celebrated on April 20 (4/20).

So what to make a 420 Martini with? Cannabis Vodka, of course! This vodka comes from the very liberal Prague in the Czech Republic. Cannabis vodka is made of super premium vodka infused with Sativa seeds that give … Read more

Shot with a Beer Back

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With Tax Day upon us, we thought we’d keep it simple this week. Real easy. Just a shot and a beer. It’s a classic, for sure, designed to ease the pain of writing that check to Uncle Sam. Simply choose your spirit of choice (vodka, tequila, whiskey, fernet, Jägermiester or any of the many, many choices out there) and pair with your favorite beer. In bar lingo, they call this a “beer back.” Not sure … Read more