Wednesday, 25 April 2012

V is for VODKA

We've had 3 bottles of flavored vodka hanging around for a while now and I, for some reason, never figured out what to do with them, besides using Sprite for mix. We have a painting party coming up so I've been meaning to google for cocktails. Today, being V-day worked out very well. Here's what I found.


Apple Fairy
2/3 oz absinthe herbal liqueur
2/3 oz apple vodka
3 oz sparkling apple cider
Make some apple juice ice cubes before you start. Then add 3 apple juice cubes to a cocktail glass. Add absinthe and apple vodka, and fill with cider.

Apple Kiss
1 oz apple vodka
1 oz apple schnapps
1 oz cream
Mix all, adding cream last.

 Apple Cinnamon Toast  
1 1/4 oz. Smirnoff Green Apple Twist vodka
1/2 oz. Goldschlager
Dash of Green Apple Jell-O
Sliced Apple on top
Cinnamon Rim
Garnish with Cinnamon stick, apple slice

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.

1 1/4 oz coconut vodka
1/2 oz orange liqueur
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1 twist lime juice
Combine in a shaker all the ingredients and shake. Chill a cocktail glass, pour and serve with a twist of lime.

This is the only recipe I could find for coconut vodka but I did read some tips. It's very good with juices, especially pineapple. Add cream and I might have a chichi.

Banana Popsicle
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz banana liqueur
orange juice