Vodka hardly needs its own holiday, but it has one—and it’s Oct. 4. Celebrate by mixing up one of these easy-to-make cocktails.
2 oz. Bison Grass vodka
2 oz. Apple Juice
Dash of celery and cranberry bitters
Splash of Lemon juice
Splash of Simple syrup
Build ingredients in a high ball without ice. Top off with ice, garnish with celery and cranberries.
Zachary Blair, mixologist at Kanu Lounge at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY, created this recipe, which is named for the man who named the Adirondack Mountains.
2 oz. Aylesbury Duck vodka
1 oz. Honey syrup*
3⁄4 oz. Boiron Fig Purée
1⁄2 oz. Fresh lemon juice
Put all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a ramekin of roasted spicy pistachio nuts on the side.
The mixologists at The 86 Co. created this recipe.
3 1⁄2 oz. Crop Cucumber vodka
1 1⁄2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
5 oz. Ginger beer
Shake with ice, pour, and garnish with a slice of fresh cucumber.
The mixologists at Shadow Boxers Bar in New York created this recipe.
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape vodka
1 oz. Cynar
1⁄2 oz. Benedictine
1⁄2 oz. Simple syrup
Mix ingredients together with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel.
Otis Florence of Pouring Ribbons in New York created this recipe.
1 oz. Apple cider
Barspoon maple syrup
Ketel One Apples & Pears
1 1⁄2 oz. Ketel One vodka
1 oz. Pear juice
1 oz. Apple juice
1⁄4 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice
3⁄4 oz. Honey syrup
2 Dashes orange bitters
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
The mixologists at Ketel One created this recipe.
Sweet Harvest Cider
3 parts Pinnacle CranApple vodka
3 parts Hard apple cider
2 parts Lemon juice
1 part Elderflower syrup
Combine vodka, elderflower syrup and lemon juice and shake over ice. Strain into a pint glass and top with cider. Garnish with apple slices.
The mixologists at Pinnacle created this recipe.
1 part Skinnygirl Tangerine vodka
3 parts apple juice/cider
1⁄2 part light rum
Mix ingredients in a shaker, and pour into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
The mixologists at Skinnygirl created this recipe.
1 1⁄2 oz. Ciroc Pineapple vodka
1 1⁄2 oz. Orange juice
1 1⁄2 oz. Cranberry juice
Combine ingredients in rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The mixologists at Ciroc created this recipe.