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Whether your usual choice is a martini, a mule or a bloody mary, we've got plenty of inspo for new twists on classic vodka tipples...
50ml Grey Goose vodka
Rinse of Fino Sherry
Stir the spirits into a cocktail shaker. Strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Set aflame an orange zest over the drink, then use as a garnish.
60ml Chapel Down Chardonnay Vodka
45ml Curious Apple Cider
Ground Black Pepper
Fill a tall glass with ice and add 60ml Chapel Down Chardonnay Vodka, 45ml Curious Apple Cider and three grinds of black pepper. Stir until well combined and garnish with a slice of apple.
50ml Holy Grass Vodka
25ml Triple Sec or Cointreau 25ml
Fresh lemon juice
Sugar syrup (to taste)
Sugar or lemon sherbet for garnish
To frost the glasses squeeze some lemon juice onto a saucer, and put some caster sugar or lemon sherbet on another saucer. Dip the rim of your glass into the lemon juice and then into the sugar or sherbet.
Put everything apart from the sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake well. Now is the time to taste, you can add sugar syrup (or sprinkle in some caster sugar) to sweeten it, or more lemon juice to make it more sour.
Shake again once you’ve made your adjustments and then strain into the glass, being careful not to wash off the frosting. Garnish with a floating thin slice of lemon and a mint leaf.
12.5ml gin 12.5ml tequila blanco
12.5ml blanco rum
25ml lime juice
Artisan Drinks Classic London Tonic
Add all ingredients excluding the tonic into shaker, wet shake and double strain into sling glass over cubed ice, top with Artisan Drinks Classic London Tonic.
50ml Chase Original Vodka
20ml Lemon juice Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco
Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and ‘roll’ until sufficiently mixed. Strain into a collins glass over cubed ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a tiny roast potato (optional!).
50ml Rogue Wave vodka
Freshly squeezed lime juice
Orange wheel to garnish
Add cubed ice to a glass/mug, pour over the vodka, lime juice and ginger beer, stir thoroughly. Finish with a touch of bitters (to taste) and garnish with an orange wheel to garnish.
Beluga Noble Vodka – 50 ml
20ml Natural elderberry syrup (elderflower works as an alternative too) – 20 ml
20ml Lemon juice
Sprig of rosemary to garnish
Pour 50 ml of Beluga into a highball glass. Pour 20 ml of natural elderberry syrup. Add 20 ml of lemon juice. Add ice. Fill up with soda and stir. Decorate with a sprig of rosemary.
30 ml mango vodka (make your own by adding 100g dried mango to a litre vodka of your choice and leave overnight to infuse)
10 ml maraschino liqueur
20 ml Cointreau
20 ml Pink Lady apple juice
20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
A small dash of egg whites
Soda water to top
Add all the ingredients except for soda water to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass. Top with soda water.
Ingredients: (Serves: 4)
½ tbsp freshly grated horseradish
25ml Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco to taste
½ tsp celery salt
Cracked black pepper to taste
750ml tomato juice
500g ice cubes
100g sliced radishes
1 lime cut into wedges
4 celery sticks to garnish
Mix together the vodka, sherry, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt, black pepper and tomato juice in a large jug.
Fill another large jug with the ice, sliced radishes and lime wedges. Pour the liquid over the ice, and serve straight away in chilled glasses with celery sticks in them.
Alternatively you can let your friends mix their own, depending on how spicy they like them!
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