4 Cocktails To Upsell National Vodka Day

It’s almost National Vodka Day (October 4th) and that means upselling customers with cocktails that provide a celebratory feel, and sense of occasion. Mark your chalkboards, adjust your cocktail list and add on a little extra effort to increase sales, and margins.

Lady Liberty

  • 1.5oz Guillotine Vodka Originale
  • .5oz Aperol apéritif (bitter orange liqueur) .5oz Orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • .75oz Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • .5oz Agave syrup

Glassware: Wine Glass

Directions: Shake, add 1oz tonic soda after shake and pour into a wine glass over ice

Garnish with orange half-moon in cocktail 

French Mule

  • 2 oz Guillotine Vodka Heritage (infused with Earl Grey Tea) 
  • .25 oz Amaro (Montenegro)
  • .5 oz Ginger Syrup
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup 
  • .75 oz Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz Pineapple juice, freshly squeezed

Glassware: Collins Glass

Directions: Shake, Strain into Collins glass

Garnish with fresh mint sprig, lemon wheel, and candied ginger

The Sorbonne

  • 5 fresh sage leaves, strike and insert into shaker 
  • 2oz GV Heritage
  • 3 dashes Orange bitters
  • .25oz Cherry Syrup (Luxardo) 
  • Strain over ice into rocks glass
  • 1oz club soda, added after pour

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Directions: Stir and strain over ice into rocks glass Garnish with a skewered cherry (Luxardo cherry if available) on a sage leaf 

Le Frog

  • 1.5oz GV Originale
  • .25oz Green Chartreuse 
  • .5oz Simple Syrup
  • .75oz Lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 fresh cucumber slices
  • 6 fresh thai basil leaves
  • Muddle 2 dashes of celery bitters
  • Pinch of salt

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Directions: Shake, double strain and pour into rocks glass

Garnish with fresh Cucumber peel around the inside of the glass


Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal is the original business-to-business publication for the alcohol industry. Founded in 1871 and closed with Prohibition in 1920, Bonfort’s is reborn in 2018 as a modern digital media platform that creates and distributes premium digital content daily to the inboxes of the top beer, wine and spirits buyers nationally. Each day we publish the newest product releases, tell brand stories and engage with the entire 3-tier industry through our multidimensional digital media network for fast, immediate and impactful messaging that get’s noticed.