Articles Tagged: Vodka

Faeries’ Nectar

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
3 oz grapefruit juice
Dash lime juice

Directions:
Shake with ice and strain over cubed ice into a highball glass. Top with 3 oz Tru Blood Beverage. Garnish with a slice of light fruit (if not available a grapefruit slice will suffice).

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The Compton

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Belvedere Orange Vodka
½ oz lime juice
3 oz ginger beer
3 oz Tru Blood Beverage

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with cubed ice and garnish with an orange wedge.

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Midnight Martini

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Ingredients:
¾ oz Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Liqueur
¾ oz ABSOLUT Vanilla
¾ oz Kahlua
1 oz half & half

Directions:
Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

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Golden Delicious

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Ingredients:
1 oz vodka
1 oz Hiram Walker Carmel Apple Liqueur
1 oz fresh sour mix (or high quality purchased mix)

Directions:
Pour into cocktail shaker, shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with apple slice.

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Blood Shot

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Ingredients:
1 part Iceberg Vodka
1 part peach schnapps
1 part Jagermeister
1 part cranberry juice

Directions:
Chill all ingredients. Combine in a shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass. shoot!

Courtesy of Iceberg Vodka.

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Pumpkin Liqueur Roundup

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Every Halloween, We get a bunch of emails from people looking for pumpkin liqueur for their pumpkin martinis.  You can make your own DIY Pumpkin Liqueur, but there are few good pumpkin liqueurs on the market that will do in a pinch. That’ll give you more time to work on your Darth Maul costume.

    Bols Pumpkin Smash
    Yes! It is back in the US. Pumpkin Smash is a unique combination of pumpkin, spices and cinnamon.

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Effen’s Art of Design SF Cocktail Contest

We recently attended Effen Vodka‘s Art of Design Cocktail Contest in SF and our very own Jonas Halpren was one of the three judges, along with USBG President, Dave Nepove, and Wine Fashoinista, Mary Orlin.

In a very cool space at the Terra Gallery in SOMA, Effen gathered 10 Bay Area mixologists from near and far. The mixologists were then paired into teams of two (not quite sure how the pairing occurred—secretly planned twosomes or … Read more

Espresso Martini

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This drink comes to us from the Pharmacy Restaurant and Bar via Kahlua. It’s the original Espresso Martini and was allegedly developed by a super model’s request to make a drink that would “wake me up and fuck me up”. This drink delivers on that promise. We are posting this for National Coffee Day on November 29!

Ingredients:
1.5 parts Kahlúa
1 part Vodka
1 fresh brewed espresso

Directions:
Fill a shaker with ice, add … Read more

Little Briar Rose

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Created by Brandon Josie (15 Romolo) and Susan Eggett (Forbidden Island) for the Effen Vodka Art of Design Mixologist Contest. The Little Briar Rose was the winner in San Francisco, 2011.

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz EFFEN® Vodka Black Cherry
½ oz Gran Classico
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz Limoncello
¾ simple syrup
1 dash of black walnut bitters
1 Pinch of Rosemary

Directions:
Slap rosemary and add to shaker with all of the ingredients. … Read more

Nectarine and Honey Cocktail

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Fall may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the end of fresh fruit in your cocktail! This simple sparkling drink is good in a heat wave or autumn breeze, so drink up.

You can try this with your favorite fruit. We love nectarines, but plums, peaches, cherries, or apricots would also taste great with honey.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz honey syrup (half honey, half warm water)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 nectarine, … Read more