Articles Tagged: Vodka

More Summer Cocktails

As we slide into the heat of August (actually it is cold a foggy here in ess-eff) we found this great collection over on at FoodNetwork.com. They have 3 years worth of cool cocktails to go through, we love the Long Island Green Tea (pictured: photo FoodNetwork.com).

Enjoy!

Summer Cocktails 2007 – Food Network

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Bacon Vodka

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Dethroner writes of the possible demise of the internet’s love affair with bacon. They counter this notion with, what else, bacon-infused vodka! It’s what’s for breakfast.

Ingredients

1 large sterile mason jar
5-6 strips of cooked bacon, drained
1 bottle premium vodka

Instructions

Add bacon to the mason jar and fill with vodka. Let the bacon steep in the vodka for a few days in a very cool place or the fridge. After the vodka … Read more

Small-Batch Distillers Tap into Trend

Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee keep a still in the barn to make whiskey. No, the two are not backwoods bootleggers filling jugs with “XXX” on the side. Their shiny copper kettle cooks up whiskey that can run $40 for a half-sized bottle and vodka distilled from local Hudson Valley apples, all under the high-end Tuthilltown Spirits label.

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Manly Summer Cocktails

Get your summer on with this fun top 10 from askmen.com. 

Make your man a cool Tom Collins or a kicking Moscow Mule and enjoy the summer!

AskMen.com – Manly summer cocktails

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Red, White and Booze

More Independence Day drinks from the DIY Maven. These five drinks capture the day with Patriotic name (Yankee Doodle, Stars & Stripes Forever) and most are made with UV’s blue raspberry or cherry vodkas. The bright red and blue colors of these vodkas are perfect for your Fourth of July party.

Here’s a taste:

Patriotic Punch
Ingredients

1 part UV Red cherry-flavored vodka
3 parts lemonade

Instructions

Combine and serve in a rocks glass over … Read more

All-American Cocktails

Time to take a midsummer pause to celebrate Independence Day. It may mark our struggle against tyranny and taxes, but for the majority of us it means fireworks, parades and food! This means drinks for all that celebrating and washing down those eats. We’ve assembled a fun collection of cocktails with an American theme.

Here’s a few to get you started:

    All American
    American Sweetheart
    Americano
    Red White & Blue
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Win a Weekend in Iceland

Reyka Vodka and Iceland Air are teaming up to send a lucky reader and 9 friends to Iceland for the weekend in October. Being one of the premier nightlife scenes, a weekend in Reykjaví­k is a must — and for free, WOW!

The weekend features the Iceland Airwaves Festival, a rockin’ good time with truly awesome bands. If you love Bjork, this is your heaven. You and your friends will also spend some time at … Read more

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Craptails: The 10 Worst Cocktails

Jame Norton of Chow, put together this rather frightening list of truly awful drinks. The cocktails range from disgusting (e.g., the salmon colada: all the trappings of the original plus fresh salmon), the wacky (Hot “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttered Rum”: just what you think), and the downright bizarre (Crazy Grapes: involves Everclear, white wine, grapes, juice, a power drill, an eyedropper, toothpicks, an Ikebana stand and matches).

The whole lot may be gross, … Read more

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This Week’s Drink – Anna’s Summer Shot

Anna, who tends bar at Monaghan’s, a bar in my ‘hood. She came up with this tasty combo of Absolut Ruby Red Vodka and her own “homemade fresca” (a combo of grapefruit, orange, sweet & sour and sprite from the gun). Served ice cold after a good shake, this is a tasty and cool treat on a hot summer afternoon.

Ingredients

    1 oz Absolut Ruby Red Vodka
    ¼ oz Sprite
    Splash grapefruit juice
    Splash orange … Read more

Fried Elephant Garlic Chips

 Elephant Garlic is a larger version of the wonderful spicy clove we all love. (If you don’t think so, stop reading.)

Emeril created this quick, easy treat to complement his Bloody Bull recipe. We think they are great by themselves.

Ingredients

6 cups canola oil, for deep frying
1 cup very thinly sliced elephant garlic cloves (about 1/8-inch slivers)
4 rosemary branches
Salt

Instructions

For the Fried Garlic: In a heavy 2-quart pot, heat the … Read more