A New Bloody Mary and Fun with Coconut

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Rethink how to use Vodka with these 3 Tropical Vodka Recipes

The Vladimiry

If you’re getting tired of the same old Bloody Mary recipe, it’s time to meet her distant cousin from the East, the Vladimiry.

Ingredients in The Vladimiry Cocktail

Vodka is an extremely versatile spirit, but it really pops to life when paired with the flavors of its homeland. Caraway, dill and horseradish make for a very savory drink, while carrot juice adds a sweet relief without the acid bite of tomato juice. If you’re getting tired of the same old Bloody Mary recipe, it’s time to meet her distant cousin from the East, the Vladimiry.

1.75 oz.Vodka

4 oz Carrot juice 

.75 oz Lemon juice

.25 tsp Celery salt

.25 tsp Black pepper 

.25 tsp Caraway seeds 

.5 tsp Horseradish 

.5 tsp Shallot, roughly chopped

Garnish: Pickle spear, 2 dill sprigs

Glass: Highball

How to make The Vladimiry Cocktail: Add all of the ingredients except the sprigs and pickles, to a blender, and blend until smooth.

Pour into a highball glass, fill with ice, and stir lightly. Garnish with a pickle spear and 2 sprigs of dill.

The Joan Collins

This drink is delicately pink and 100 percent spa day, which is exactly how I imagine the life and times of Joan Collins. The honey-hibiscus syrup, mixed with lime, cucumber and mint, just begs for a turban, a mud mask and some extra cucumber slices for the eyes.

This drink is delicately pink and 100 percent spa day, which is exactly how I imagine the life and times of Joan Collins.

Ingredients in The Joan Collins Cocktail

.5 Lime, sliced

2 slices Cucumber

2 Mint leaves

2 oz Vodka

Soda water

.75 oz Honey-hibiscus syrup*

Garnish: Cucumber wheel

Glass: Collins

How to make The Joan Collins Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime, cucumber and mint. Add the syrup and vodka with plenty of ice, and shake until chilled. Strain over ice into a Collins glass, and top with soda water. Serve with a cucumber wheel for garnish.

*Honey-hibiscus syrup: Bring .5 cup of honey and .5 cup of water to simmer, stirring to incorporate. Remove from heat, add 1 hibiscus tea bag, and let cool. Remove the tea bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a month

The Summer Fridays

A big part of August is the melancholy march toward Labor Day, the final chance to squeeze out the last bits of summer before things fall back into their normal routine. But coconut, key lime and cilantro immediately send me somewhere warm and sunny with sparkling waters. So for now, let’s forget about time, deadlines and responsibilities and just enjoy Summer Fridays.

The coconut, key lime and cilantro in this vodka cocktail can immediately send you somewhere warm and sunny with sparkling waters.

Ingredients in The Summer Fridays Cocktail

1.5 oz Vodka

2 oz Coconut milk

.75 oz Simple syrup

.75 oz Key lime juice

Garnish: 2 Cilantro sprigs

Glass: Rocks

How to make The Summer Fridays Cocktail: Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled rocks glass, and garnish with 2 sprigs of cilantro.

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October 21, 2016 |

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