Celebrate International Vodka Day With One Of These Cocktail Recipes
Happy International Vodka Day! October 4 has the distinction of being what I thought most weekends were already, but who am I to judge? To help celebrate this distinction I am listing some of my most favorite vodka cocktails for you all to enjoy.
Cucumber Cocktail – Low calorie and refreshing. It is still very hot here in southern California so this cocktail over ice is wonderful. And when I say it is still hot here in SoCal, I mean in the 100s. OUCH!
Warsaw/Moscow Mule – It all depends on where your vodka is born. Russia or Poland. This is the CLASSIC ginger beer and vodka cocktail and while you can drink it out of a glass, the finishing touch is the copper mug.
The Yankee Doodle – Like a Moscow Mule, but completely different.
Dante’s Essence– Let’s heat things up shall we? Sriracha is hot, and not just on the taste buds. This is great with a mix of vodka and a wheat beer. Hipster heaven in a glass.
The Kick Start – Ok how about one more Sriacha vodka cocktail? The kick start has all things hot, sweet, and sour all together in a classic martini form. Deceptive for sure, but your friends will beg you for the recipe.
You cannot forget martinis when you are making a list of vodka cocktails.
Vanilla Nut Martini – Creamy, coffee, low calorie. Total Calories: 130 per drink
Raspberry Blush – Refreshing, bright and easy to make. Great for summer or whenever you want some summer in a glass.
Taxa-tini – Don’t let the IRS inspired name scare you. This lemon citrus flavored vodka cocktail is a celebration of when life gives you lemons, you make a cocktail martini.
But what is my favorite vodka cocktail? I keep it as simple as possible (and very low calorie). Soda/Seltzer water, ice, lime, vodka. You can add mint if you like. Super simple, easy to make, and not a lot of sugar. Yum.