National Vodka Day is going to be celebrated on October 4th this year and the only question for you is "how are you going to celebrate?" There are so many options because vodka can be used in so many ways, it has the ability to be transformed into almost anything you want, from a sweet cocktail to a spicy bloody Mary, Vodka is the spirit everyone can agree on.
One of our favorite discoveries of 2015 was Score Vodka and they have put together an entire menu of infusion recipes that will take their premium spirit to a new level.
Oreo Infused Vodka
Infusion Time: 10 days
It’s not only milk where you can dip your Oreos! We do not want to imagine due to what mind altering reasons someone came up with this genius recipe but it’s here to stay.
What you will need:
•6-8 Double Stuf Oreost
•1 Bottle of Score Vodka (750 mL)
•Cloth (for filtering)
1.Crush or chop Oreos
2.Put them into the jar
3.Pour vodka leave 1 inch gap
5.Wait 10 long days
6.Filter out the mushy sludge with cloth
Recipe courtesy of Day Dreamer Dessert
For more infusions visit: Score Vodka
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood is always working with their mixologists to come up with some of the best cocktails around and we are lucky enough they have shared two great recipes to celebrate National Vodka day.
Hard Rock’s Red Berry Press recipe:
3 lemon wedges
3 whole strawberries (hulled and sliced)
3 fresh raspberries
3 oz Svedka Clementine Vodka
7 oz Hard Rock Cafe scratch lemonade – (for at-home mixing, purchase your favorite brand)
7 oz lemon –lime soda
Directions: For at-home mixing get a large pitcher or container that will hold 20 oz. Add the fruit to the bottom of the pitcher and muddle about 5 times enough to break the berries apart and release the juice from the lemons. Add the remaining ingredients stir and serve into iced filled rocks glasses. This can be made several hours in advance. The longer the fruit is in the mixture the more flavorful it will be.
Hard Rock’s Electric Blues recipe:
¾ oz. Vodka
¾ oz. White rum
¾ oz. Gin
¾ oz. Blue curacao
4 oz. Sweet and sour mix
1 oz. Lemon-lime soda
Directions: Pour over ice and garnish with lemon wedge.
Salute under acclaimed Chef Luciano Sautto recently opened at the newly renovated Red Rock Resort in Sumerlin (Las Vegas) and they have some great vodka cocktails for you to try at home or if you want to taste their amazing menu and pair it with a cocktail, make your way over to Salute.
2 Dashes Lavender Bitters
1 ½ oz. 50 Bleu Vodka
½ oz. Liquor Strega
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Fresh Lime juice
¾ oz. Egg Whites
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing tin, dry shake without ice.
Then add ice and shake vigorously. Then double strain with tea strainer, into martini coupe.
Glass: Martini Coupe
Garnish: Skewered Lemon Peel, Orange Marigold
The Scorpino at Salute, which celebrated its Grand Opening at the Red Rock Resort just days ago, is another gorgeous Fall focused cocktail. Vodka can be as wild and dynamic as you let it, particularly when it comes to the flavored variety. That is what makes vodka so great: it is a spirit that deserves to be taken seriously, but is not afraid to have a little fun. The Scorpion features elegant Grey Goose Pear and brightens the subtle melon-like flavors with ginger, lemon and mint. To finish with a bit of whimsy, the cocktail is topped with a prosecco float and a refreshing dollop of lemon sorbet!
If you are looking for that refreshing Cocktail to deal with the still steamy Southern California and Las Vegas heat, VO|CO would be the drink for you. VO|CO teamed up with expert mixologists to blend premium, triple distilled vodka with all-natural Indonesian coconut water for a delicious “ready-to-drink” vodka and coconut water cocktail that requires no chaser or mixer. There are also no artificial sweeteners or artificial colors added. The ultra convenient packaging allows you to enjoy this cocktail at home, at the pool, on a boat, or at a restaurant and nightclub without the need for glassware, just chill and drink!