Vodka is a spirit with a diverse array of recipes and distilling traditions, using many different grains.
Whether it’s winter wheat in Europe or corn in North America, vodka is world-famous for its smooth and versatile palate. It is clean and crisp, blending well with any flavor you decide to pair it with.
To take advantage of vodka’s versatility this spring, you can try your hand at a spring vodka cocktail.
My list of cocktail recipes features refreshing spring twists on classic vodka cocktails as well as creative craft cocktails.
Not to be confused with the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail, this Mint Tulip Cocktail is as floral and botanical as its name suggests. It’s a blend of elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry, and citrus vodka.
Not only does vodka blend with any flavor, but it is also the best flavored spirit.
This super refreshing bubbly cocktail makes four servings for a fun dinner party libation.
Each cocktail features a helping of frozen peaches and blueberries at the bottom of a highball glass to muddle with fresh ginger and basil, making a sweet, spicy, and herbaceous foundation for a shot of vodka and a splash of soda.
This party-sized recipe can be as scratch-made or streamlined as you like.
It’s a very sweet sparkling lemonade due to the addition of pineapple juice and ginger ale. Suffice it to say, vodka will definitely go undetected - even if you opt for a budget vodka brand, it'll taste great.
I recommend making an especially tart scratch-made lemonade, letting the pineapple juice and ginger ale provide the lion's share of the sweetness.
Brian has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.