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Unique Vodka Cocktails

Unique Vodka Cocktails

Welcome to the world of vodka, where countless flavors and varieties are just waiting to be mixed, shaken, and stirred into your next favorite cocktail. While the classic vodka tonic and Moscow mule have their rightful places, sometimes the adventurous imbiber craves something new and extraordinary that will wow their tastebuds. Enter, unique vodka cocktails! In this Vodka Doctors guide, you'll find a selection of creative libations, perfect for those looking to elevate their vodka game.

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Smirnoff

A global vodka giant with Russian origins, Smirnoff delivers consistent quality and versatility for any mixer.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Crisp, mild sweetness with a clean finish

Best Cocktail Pairing: Classic Cosmopolitan

Best Food Paring: Grilled chicken skewers

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Absolut

Swedish purity in a bottle, Absolut is distilled from winter wheat, giving a smooth and rich experience.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Smooth with light grain and citrus hints

Best Cocktail Pairing: Absolut Elyx Martini

Best Food Paring: Smoked salmon canapés

Brand Breakdown: Find out more here

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Ketel One

A Dutch treat, Ketel One is the result of over 300 years of distilling expertise; a refined choice.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Fresh with subtle citrus and honey notes

Best Cocktail Pairing: Dutch Mule

Best Food Paring: Aged cheeses or Dutch herring

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Now, let's dive into the delicious world of unique vodka cocktails.

1. Basil Berry Smash

Who knew basil and vodka were a match made in heaven? The Basil Berry Smash is a refreshing, sweet, and herbaceous cocktail - perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

- 2 oz vodka

- 4-6 fresh basil leaves

- 1 oz fresh lemon juice

- ½ oz simple syrup

- 4 fresh blackberries

- Club soda

Instructions:

In a shaker, muddle the blackberries, basil leaves, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add vodka and ice, then shake well. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with fresh basil and blackberries.

2. Spicy Jalapeño Pineapple Martini

It's time to bring the heat with this fiery and fruity martini. Combining the kick of jalapeño with the tart sweetness of pineapple, this concoction proves vodka's versatility in both flavor and presentation.

Ingredients:

- 2 oz vodka

- 1 oz fresh pineapple juice

- ½ oz fresh lime juice

- ½ oz simple syrup

- 1 jalapeño slice

Instructions:

In a shaker, muddle the jalapeño slice with simple syrup. Add the vodka, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a jalapeño slice.

3. Cucumber Lavender Collins

Embrace the essence of the garden with this botanical-inspired adaptation of the classic Tom Collins cocktail. Crisp cucumber and aromatic lavender blend harmoniously with vodka, resulting in a perfectly balanced, refreshingly light libation.

Ingredients:

- 2 oz vodka

- 1 oz fresh lemon juice

- ½ oz lavender simple syrup (recipe below)

- 2-3 cucumber slices

- Club soda

Instructions:

In a shaker, muddle the cucumber slices with lavender simple syrup. Add vodka, lemon juice, and ice before giving it a good shake. Strain the mixture into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice and sprig of fresh lavender.

Lavender Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool. Strain out the lavender and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

There you have it - three unique vodka cocktails perfect for impressing guests, experimenting with flavors, or simply shaking up your drinking routine. Show off your newfound mixology skills by sharing these creative concoctions, and remember to sign up for the Vodka Doctors newsletter for even more vodka expertise.

Ready for more? Our Vodka Doctors guides cover everything from the best brands to the classic cocktails, and you'll find endless inspiration for your next spirited adventure. Cheers to discovering extraordinary drinks that will make you fall in love with vodka all over again!

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Ferdynand Scheuerman

Ferdynand is Vodka importer, exporter and specialist with over 30 years of experience in the Vodka industry. He knows the subtle in's & out's of Vodka. Spending most of his time discovering new brands, new blends and new cocktails.

About Ferdynand Scheuerman

Ferdynand is Vodka importer, exporter and specialist with over 30 years of experience in the Vodka industry. He knows the subtle in's & out's of Vodka. Spending most of his time discovering new brands, new blends and new cocktails.

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