It’s obvious that you enjoy your Vodka, as you’ve hit this page. So let us show you some holiday vodka cocktail recipes that you can make at home or in your backyard bar.
Original Moscow Mule Recipe
Have you ever tried drinking out of a copper mug? Well get used to it because after you’ve taste a Moscow Mule, you won’t stop at one. Moscow Mule mugs are very popular these days and are also a great feature alongside your scotch decanter or cocktail set.
If you enjoy your Vodka and don’t mind a dash of ginger, then this is for you. It’s a simple to make drink and you will probably have all the ingredients sitting at home.
2 oz vodka
6 oz ginger beer
1/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
This couldn’t get any easier. Firstly, grab hold of your Moscow Mule mug.
Add your Ice to the mug, followed by your 2 ounces of Vodka.
Pour in the lime juice and follow that up with the Ginger beer.
Now add the finishing touch by placing the Lime garnish on the edge of the cup.
And there you have it, the Original Moscow Mule Recipe in it’s most simplistic form.
In the late 1930’s a young lady named Sophie Berezinski had had enough of travelling Russia attempting to promote her copper mugs. You see her father owned a copper company, and Sophie took a keen interest and crafted her own copper mug. Her father thought so much of it that he convinced her to see if any publicans would be interested in them.
After trouncing through the cold of Russia, she decided to make her way to the good old USA where she walked into a bar named ‘The Cock N’ Bull’. Here she found two men, the local publican Jack Morgan and a close friend of his Jack Martin. Mr. Morgan had tried making a special taste with Ginger Beer but could never get it right. Sophie and the two men decided to experiment using the copper mug and after many drinks that night, they came up with what is today known as the Moscow Mule.
Winter Sun Cocktail
Okay, do you need a little vitamin C to boost you a little. The only way to really enjoy vitamin C is in a cocktail. Don’t tell the kids that! You won’t just use any old orange though, oh no. You’ll be using clementines for this Winter Sun cocktail. 2 in fact, with the added help of a small lemon.
If winter is getting you down, this is the perfect cocktail to brighten your day. There’s a few more ingredients in this cocktail but all are easily accessible.
1/4 cup of clementine juice (approx 2 clementine’s )
1/2 ounce lemon juice (approx 1/2 small lemon)
1/2 ounce triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
1 1/2 ounce vodka
First off, with some fruit juice, moisten the rim of your glass. Using a shallow bowl or saucer, combine the lemon zest and sugar.
Now tip your glass upside-down onto the bowl to allow your glass rim to be coated in the zest/sugar.
Straighten you glass and fill with ice.
Now add the juices, vodka, triple sec and stir your cocktail.
All that’s left to do is add the rosemary for garnish.
Not sure there is any great history to the Winter sun cocktail. Maybe it was just made up on the spot by a mad bartender and it took off!
The Cosmopolitan is a cocktail that requires 2 ounces of Vodka so its recommended that you purchase a decent priced bottle, possibly even top-shelf. It’s a drink that is not too sweet yet not too tart either. There are variations to the Cosmopolitan, but we’ll stick to one of the more traditional that is our favorite.
It’ll make you feel like you can relate to the girls on ‘Sex in the City’ as this was their regular drink. Here we go.
2 ounces vodka (1/4 cup)
1/2 ounce triple sec (1 tablespoon)
3/4 ounce cranberry juice (1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 to 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice (1 1/2 teaspoons to 3 teaspoons)
One 2-inch orange peel/twist
Using a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice, then Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice and lime juice.
Give the cocktail shaker a good jiggle and a shake.
Now strain the contents into a Martini glass.
You can add the orange peel/twist as garnish to finish off.
It’s disputable where and when the Cosmopolitan came to prominence. This is because it became a very popular drink in the 1970’s & 1980’s but a strikingly similar drink recipe appeared long before this in the 1930’s. There’s a book titled ‘Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933‘ which includes the recipe.
More recently made famous by Madonna on a night out on the town and Sex & the City character, Carrie Bradshaw. It became one of those drinks that everyone loved all over the USA, then internationally.
If you’re looking for a hangover cure after drinking too many Bloody Mary’s the night before, I have good news. Try a Bloody Mary to get that seedy feeling out of your body and get the new day going.
There’s a few ingredients in a Bloody Mary that can help the body heal after a big night out. Tomato juice, lime and lemon juice and not to mention Worcestershire sauce. Okay, so the juices can only help anyway.
It’s an addicting cocktail and it’s no wonder you feel the way you do anyway. Here’s what the bartender gave you!
1 ½ Parts Absolut Vodka
4 Parts Tomato Juice
¼ Part Worcestershire Sauce
¼ Part Lemon Juice
¼ Part Lime Juice
2 Dashes Hot Sauce
1 Teaspoon Horseradish
1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper
1 Pinch Salt
1 Stick Celery
Add your Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and tomato juice. Blend until you have a smooth mixture.
Now add in your lime, lemon, hot sauce, salt & pepper.
To stabilize the mix and keep the juices fresh, add a tablespoon of vodka. Now one for yourself!
Time to combine 2 ounces of Vodka into a glass with 6-8 ounces of your mixture. Give a good mix.
Garnish with your stick of celery and, if you fancy, a lime if you have one hanging around. Good to go!
As with other cocktails, the origins of the Bloody Mary are dubious at best, but the most common theory is that a gentleman named Ferdinand Petiot claimed to be the inventor. Apparently, he was working in the New York Bar in Paris at the time and came up with this concoction that is more popular today than ever. The bar later became known as Harry’s New York Bar.