8 Vodka Cocktail Recipes That Increase Your Bottom Line

Noted as the one of the highest selling liquors in the United States, vodka boasts two great traits: its versatility as a flavor carrier and the many permutations available that never leave consumers bored. That represents endless potential flavor combinations.

Here are 8 vodka cocktail recipes to help drive customers to the cocktail menu.

Colada Limitada By Cîroc Summer Colada

Remind your customer of sunnier days with the Colada Limitada. Create this concoction at home by mixing these four simple ingredients – Cîroc Summer Colada, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and pieces of chunks of honeydew melon for a delightfully refreshing concoction.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Cîroc Summer Colada
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. of Agave Nectar
  • 2 pieces or chunks of Honeydew Melon

Build:

  1. Add all ingredients into shaker tin.
  2. Shake over ice for 10 seconds.
  3. Garnish with Honeydew Melon.

Swedish Airmail by Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

For a lighter and more celebratory cocktail, opt for this sparkling wine based cocktail. No matter the occasion, the Swedish Airmail is a mixture of Chandon sparkling wine, Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters, Absolut Elyx Vodka, fresh Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup and is an ideal bevvy for a toast.

Ingredients:

Build:

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing tin except for the sparkling wine.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Now add 2.5 ozs of sparkling wine into mixing tin.
  4. Double strain into Champagne flute.
  5. Garnish with a lemon spiral and edible Viola flower

Fresca Fizz by Bottiglia Cucina Enoteca

Cheers to the weekend with the Fresca Fizz. This mouthwatering and crisp mixture filled with raspberries, mint leaves, Grey Goose Vodka, fresh lime juice, Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syrup and Prosecco is perfect to pair with light bites.

Ingredients:

Build:

  1. Add raspberries, 6 mint leaves, and raspberry syrup into mixing tin, lightly muddle.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the prosecco!
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Now add 1 ½ oz prosecco into mixing tin, and strain over crushed ice with 6 mint leaves on the bottom of the glass.
  5. Garnish with raspberry, mint sprig.

The Chilli Padi Mary by The St. Regis Singapore

The Chilli Padi Mary is inspired by the myriad influences found in Singaporean culture, at the crossroads of Asia. This rift incorporates ingredients found throughout the region such as Lemongrass, chilli padi and ginger to give a distinct spiciness that reflects Singapore’s eclectic cuisine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz premium vodka
  • 1 piece lemongrass, about 1 in  thick
  • 1 slice fresh ginger root (mature/old)
  • 1⁄2 thinly sliced chilli padi, seeds removed
  • ⅛ tsp l sugar syrup
  • 3 oz tomato juice

Build:

  1. Muddle the vodka, lemongrass, ginger, chilli padi and sugar syrup together.
  2. Strain and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add tomato juice, stir and serve.

When Two Worlds Colada by Cîroc Summer Colada

Warm you heart with the When 2 Worlds Colada — this feel-good, fruity concoction brings a sweet bliss to every celebration! Combine Cîroc Summer Colada, fresh lime juice, pineapple Juice, coconut water, and simple syrup, for a tasteful mixture your taste buds won’t soon forget.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Cîroc Summer Colada
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • .75 oz. Coconut Water
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 4-5 Mint Leaves

Build:

  1. Add all ingredients into shaker tin.
  2. Shake for 10 seconds and roll the drink into a highball glass that has been rimmed with coconut flakes (use honey as the binding agent on the rim of the glass).
  3. Garnish with full mint sprig.

Blue Rasmopolitan

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts SVEDKA Blue Raspberry
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part triple sec
  • ½ part cranberry juice
  • cotton candy

Build:

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with cotton candy.

Bloody Sunrise

Ingredients:

Build:

  1. Build ingredients in a Collins glass with ice and top with grenadine.
  2. Garnish with a skewered piece of candied fruit.

The Lang Mary by The St. Regis Langkawi

An exotic interpretation of the iconic St. Regis
 Bloody Mary, the Lang Mary evokes the soaring spirit of Langkawi, which means “island of the reddish-brown eagle” in colloquial Malay. The cocktail unites the flavor of local pandan with tamarind and silky heads, or lemongrass, for an aromatic citrus twist on the classic.

Ingredients: 

  • 120ml tomato juice
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 10ml thickened tamarind juice
  • 45ml Infused Pandan & Silky Heads Premium Vodka
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco hot sauce
  • 4 twists salt
  • 3 twists black pepper
  • 1 pandan leaf, for garnish
  • 1 silky heads, for garnish

Build:

  1. Combine the tamarind juice, Tabasco, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, tomato juice and Infused Pandan & Silky Heads Vodka in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and pour over ice in a champagne flute.
  3. Garnish with local pandan leaf and stalk of silky heads.
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