5 Cocktail Recipes To Upsell Your Menu On National Vodka Day

Like all good things vintage, vodka is making a resurgence (although it remains the world’s most popular spirit) and is officially trending for fall—just in time for National Vodka Day (10/4/18).

We’ve got the Top 5 List of Autumnal Vodka Cocktails that will get your customers in the fall and spendy mood.

So, take this opportunity to capitalize on National Vodka DayThursday October 4th by changing up your menu and offering something new and for a limited time, to pique customers’ interest and get them grading-up to handcrafted cocktails.

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Deep Cranberry Bliss - Deep Eddy Vodka
Venue: Ouzo Bay – Baltimore, MD Creator: Bartender, William Escalante
  1. Directions: Shake and strain into a highball glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with dried cranberries and a lime wedge.
Recipe Notes

*Peel and mince ½ pound ginger. Add ginger to 8 cups water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes. Strain and discard ginger. Add 8 cups sugar, stirring to dissolve.

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Pumpkin Spice Pie Martini - Deep Eddy Original Vodka
  1. 1. Smash up the graham crackers, cinnamon and sugar together.
  2. 2. Wet the rim of the glass with maple syrup and dip it into your cinnamon, sugar, cracker mixture.
  3. 3. Combine remaining ingredients into your cocktail shaker and shake for 30-45 seconds.
  4. 4. Pour and strain into your rimmed martini glass.
  5. 5. Garnish with a little bit of grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick.
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Bittersweet Endings - Crystal Head Vodka
Art And Inspiration: Crystal Head Vodka Produced in Newfoundland, Canada, Crystal Head launched in the U.S. in 2008 and is now sold in over 70 countries around the world. The multi-award winning, ultra-premium vodka was created by Dan Aykroyd and renowned artist John Alexander. Crystal Head Vodka produces two expressions of vodka: the original, produced from ‘peaches and cream’ corn; and, AURORA, which is wheat-based. Crystal Head vodkas contain no additives. Nothing is added to enhance or mask the taste.
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Course Cocktail
  1. Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
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Apple Lemon Drop - Seagram’s Apple Vodka
Simply Americana: Seagram’s Vodka Distillers of quality and tradition since 1857, Seagram’s Vodka is five-times distilled and produced with high-quality American grain vodka to ensure a clean, extra smooth taste and no after-burn allowing Seagram's to be served straight up or on the rocks. Seagram’s Vodka has been awarded countless accolades including, most recently Impact Blue Chip Brand, L.A. International Wine & Spirits Awards Gold Winner – Spirits Category / Best of Category Winner, and Double Gold at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
  1. Rim your glass with sugar
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
  4. Strain into your glass
  5. Garnish & Enjoy!
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Coffee Martini - Koskenorva Vodka
No-Frills Sustainability: Koskennorva The award-winning Koskenorva Vodka embodies the true spirit of the village in which it's made in Koskenkorva, Finland. Exceptional Spring water, local barley, and the dedication of farmers is what makes Koskenkorva simple, pure, no frills, and straight to the point. They just want to make good vodka. It's a sustainable spirit with its own bio-energy power plant that has helped reduce the plant's carbon dioxide emission by 56% and uses the barley grain in full.
  1. Measure ingredients and shake vigorously.
  2. Fine strain in a cocktail glass and serve.
  3. Recycled coffee liqueur: After brewing coffee, take the grounds and add them to 2 cups of vodka. Let sit for 12 hours and filter 3 times.
  4. Add 3.5 ounces and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Bottle in a heated bottle and keep in a cool and dark place.
  6. Keep for 6 months.

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