Easy Vodka Cocktails

Did you know that vodka is made from fermented substances such as grain, potatoes, wheat, rye or sugar beet molasses? Yes, this drink that is available as flavored and clear vodka is a product of fermented substances. Despite that this drink is an essential component of most parties. Read on to know how you can make various cocktails with these easy vodka cocktail recipes.
| Thursday, August 12, 2010
Derived from the Russian word “Voda” which means little water, vodka is the best mixing liquor of the base spirits. This reason behind this is that vodka has no distinct aroma, taste or color. Various vodka cocktails can be easily prepared with just a few additional ingredients. In this article I have listed a few easy vodka cocktails to make your Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, New Year, Bachelor or Hen party livelier. Hope you have fun!!

Easy Vodka Cocktails

Detroit Martini

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Mint - 2 sprigs
  • Sugar Syrup - a dash
  • Orange Bitters - a dash

Procedure:

  • To begin take a vodka shaker and put the vodka, orange bitter, sugar syrup and mint into it.
  • Once that is done shake it well for about 25 to 30 seconds.
  • Next take a martini glass and strain the Detroit martini in it. Garnish this wonderful drink with a second sprig of mint.

White Russian

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Kahlua - 25 ml
  • Single Cream - One small shot

Procedure:

  • First take the vodka and kahlua in a shaker that has about 2/3 of it filled with ice.
  • Next shake the contents well and then pour the drink into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • When that is done using the back of a spoon layer a small shot of single cream over the top of the cocktail.

Harvey Wallbanger

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Some fresh orange juice
  • Galliano - 25 ml
  • A slice of orange

Procedure:

  • Take a highball filled with ice and pour the vodka shot into it. Add the fresh orange juice and fill the glass almost to the top.
  • Next stir it well and when that is done float the shot of Galliano on top.
  • Garnish the Harvey Wallbanger with a slice of orange and serve it with a straw.

Vodka Espresso

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Fresh Espresso Coffee - one large shot
  • Sugar Syrup - a dash
  • Kahlua - a dash

Procedure:

  • Take a vodka shaker and half fill it with ice.
  • Next add the espresso, sugar syrup, vodka and kahlua and shake it well.
  • When that is done take a chilled martini glass and strain the contents into it. Enjoy!

Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Tomato Juice - 200 ml
  • Port or red wine - one dash
  • Lemon juice - ¼ of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper - a grind
  • Celery - a small stick
  • Lime - a small slice
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 to 3 dashes
  • Tabasco - 2 to 10 dashes (depending on how spicy you want your Bloody Mary to be!
  • Horseradish sauce - One tsp

Procedure:

  • First put all the ingredients mentioned above into the shaker that is half filled with ice.
  • Then shake the contents well and strain into a highball filled with ice.
  • Next garnish the cocktail with a slice of lime and a stick of celery.

Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Some ginger beer or ginger ale
  • Some ice
  • Lime - 1 (cut into wedges)

Procedure:

  • To begin fill a highball with ice. Then add the vodka.
  • Next take the lime and squeeze it into the glass. To add some extra flavor put the husks in too.
  • When that is done, add the ginger beer or ale and stir it well. Add a straw and serve this vodka cocktail immediately.

Dillitini

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Aquavit - 25 ml
  • Fresh dill - a handful

Procedure:

  • First take all the ingredients and put it into a shaker that is half filled with ice.
  • Next shake the contents for about 25 to 30 seconds.
  • When that is done strain the vodka cocktail into a chilled martini glass.

Anouchka

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 50 ml
  • Crème de mure - 2 dashes
  • Some ice

Procedure:

  • Take a shaker half filled with ice and ass the crème de mure and vodka in it.
  • Then stir the contents well and strain it into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.

Grey Goose Martini

Ingredients:

  • Grey goose vodka - 5 parts
  • Fresh lime juice - 2 parts
  • Triple sec - 1 part
  • Orange bitters - 1 dash
  • Some ice cubes

Procedure:

  • To begin fill a vodka shaker with ice.
  • Now take the ingredients and put it in the shaker too.
  • When that is done shake the vodka cocktail well and serve it chilled in a cocktail glass.
   
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