Articles Tagged: Vodka

Save the Bartenders

This post from Gothamist hits close to home. I started this site many years ago to get away from the dreaded Gin & Tonic. Not that there is any wrong with the simplicity of the gin, vodka, whiskey, tonic, soda combinations, they are efficient but let’s face it, boring.

Yes, this is the year of the cocktail and there are quite a few gourmet bartenders popping up in upscale bars, but still the ease of … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Electric Lemon Drop

This week we have a fun twist on the classic Lemon Drop, sent in by reader Becky. This cocktail is not only tasty; it’s guaranteed to add electricity to your summer party.

Ingredients

1 oz vodka
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1 oz blue curaçao
1 oz sweet and sour

Instructions

Combine everything in a shaker and shake vigorously with ice. Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy this beautiful blue drink. Cheers!… Read more

JetSet! America’s First Energized Mixer

After years of wanting an energy drink to go with my vodka that wasn’t something sickly sweet here at last I have found a player. Move over grandpa’s ginger ale or tonic and enter the new world of the energy mixer.

I enjoy one part Smirnoff Blueberry and two parts JetSet tonic.

Peace!

JetSet Energy Mixers

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This Week’s Drink – X Rated Summer

DOTW reader wanted to share a good recipe with all of us. She pretty much found it by just tinkering in her bar for the long Easter weekend. It was freezing, so she thought something citrusy would be good to bring on summer. The X-Rated Summer is the tasty result. Keep ‘em coming, Blair!

Ingredients

    1 part X-Rated Fusion (it’s pink)
    1 part Absolut Ruby Red
    Splash mango nectar

Instructions

Combine the ingredients in a … Read more

Mother’s Day Cocktails

Stir up a delicious treat for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Our friends at Pernod Ricard whipped up a few recipes as a fun alternative to stalwart of the Mother’s Day Brunch – the Mimosa, not that I have anything against the classic combination of Champagne & Orange Juice.

Mama’s Malibu Martini

1 part Malibu Rum
1 part Kahlúa
1 part icy cold milk

Shake well and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with … Read more

Amore Appletini

This Week’s Drink is a new twist on the ever popular Apple Martini or Appletini. This recipe is made with a ginger-infused vodka from Oregon. Gotta get my hands on a bottle of the stuff. Reader Dean, who supplied us with this recipe, writes, “You won’t believe what the ginger ads to this cocktail.”

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Yazi Ginger Vodka
1 ½ oz Apple Pucker
3 oz apple juice

Instructions

Put all ingredients in … Read more

15 (Other) Uses for Vodka

These are real uses for vodka in Russia. I originally posted this last year after a friend sent it to me. Somehow, I managed to delete it while updating the photo. Never drink and code, I guess. So back by popular demand…

15 (Other) Uses for Vodka

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle … Read more

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St. Patricks Day Drinks (part 2)

This year do St. Partick’s Day with style and taste with a mouth-watering green cocktail. Whether you are partaking in a parade, enjoying some delicious corn beef or busy hunting for that pot of gold, one of these cocktails is sure to put you into the spirit of all that is Irish. Recipes courtesy of Midori.

Midori Clover Martini

Ingredients:
¾ oz Midori melon liqueur
2 oz Skyy Citrus vodka
Splash of white cranberry Juice… Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Drinks (part 1)

To get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, the folks at Pernod-Ricard sent us some great new recipes. Putting a new twist on the Holiday, these drinks feature exotic and very un Irish ingredients such as rum, vodka and tequila. Of course, Jameson Irish Whiskey is also a prime ingredient.

Malibu Pot O’ Gold

Ingredients:
½ part Malibu pineapple rum
½ part Malibu rum
1 part pineapple juice

Instructions:
Shake and serve up in a martini … Read more

Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge – The Winners

The results of the Baileys Drinkable Desserts Challenge are in!

Dennis Frisk from New Castle, PA was chosen as the amateur winner and Jessica Taylor from Indianapolis, IN was chosen as the professional winner of the nationwide challenge. The contest was based on one of 2007′s rising trends, drinkable desserts.

Mr. Frisk and Ms. Taylor used their creativity and love for mixing it up to turn a favorite dessert into something fabulous and drinkable.

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