It starts to get colder and one of the best ways to keep your spirit up during the cold months is by having a delicious vodka cocktail. Some folks consider vodka a drink that is only suitable for the summer but we have some ideas that can blow your mind. Vodka has a very neutral taste which makes it perfect for any sort of cocktail combinations.
1) Ascot Cocktail
Ascot Cocktails is very unique and intriguing since it is based on two main spirits. A combination of Cognac and Vodka. It is fairly easy to make and has spirit forward flavor.
1 ounce of Vodka
1 ounce of Cognac
1/2 ounce of Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
Combine all ingredients in and stir to mix. Serve in individual glasses over ice. Feel free to garnish with orange, lemon and cucumber slices.
2) Gummy Bear Cocktail
Now something quite unique. Gummy bears are soaked in vodka, they absorb the alcohol and turn into yummy fruity Vodka Gummy Bears.
1 ounce of Vodka
St. Germain to taste
Simple syrup to taste
1 ounce lemon juice
1 pack of Gummy Bears
We recommend using Haribo Gummy Bears since they do not turn small. Also they worked like a charm when we tried this recipe with Absolut Vodka. First you need to put the gummies in a bowl. Pour enough vodka to cover the gummy bears completely. Wait patiently so the gummies can soak. At the end Mix vodka and lemon juice with a splash of St. Germain and a splash of simple syrup. Garnish with the freshly vodka soaked Gummy Bears. (P.S. You can also just eat the Gummy Bears)
3) Black Russian Cocktail
It is hard to survive winter in Russia but with the Black Russian Cocktail time passes more pleasantly. The recipe is quite easy and is a lovely combination of vodka and coffee liquor. The most credible origin story for the Black Russian pegs its birth to a bar in Luxembourg in 1949, where a bartender made it in tribute to the American ambassador to the tiny country, Perle Mesta.
The drink is made by pouring the vodka over ice cubes, followed by the coffee liqueur. You can also add a splash of Pepsi for additional taste. (Or even a scoop of chocolate ice cream)
4) Winter Blue Cocktail
If you are a fan of the blue color this is definitely for you!
1 ounce Vodka
1 ounce blue curacao
4 ounce lemonade
Fill a glass with ice and pour in vodka and curacao. Pour some lemonade and garnish with a slice of lemon.
We hope you liked our selection and recipes for winter vodka cocktails. Keep an eye on our blog since there are more fresh ideas coming.