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Vodka Cocktails Classic

Vodka Cocktails Classic

A classy evening or a casual gathering with friends - there is always a need for a well-crafted cocktail to elevate the occasion. Cocktails not only get the conversation flowing but also add an element of sophistication to the ambience. Vodka cocktails, with their versatile and refreshing nature, have been a perennial favourite among party-goers, and our classic vodka cocktail guide is here to help you dive into the world of these timeless concoctions.

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Vodka Doctors is your ultimate source to explore all about vodka – the brands, the cocktails, and everything that makes it an essential part of a great evening. In this guide, we delve into the world of classic vodka cocktails, sharing their rich history, recipes and variations to help you become a true vodka connoisseur.

1. Vodka Martini

A well-made vodka martini is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. While its exact origin remains a mystery, this timeless concoction rose to popularity during the mid-20th century, with its iconic catchphrase, "shaken, not stirred." A favourite of the suave spy, James Bond, this classic drink is easy to prepare but can be customised according to one's taste.

Recipe:

- 2 oz. vodka

- 1 oz. dry vermouth

- Ice

- Green olives or lemon twist for garnish

Instructions:

1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.

2. Pour in vodka and vermouth.

3. Stir ingredients until well chilled.

4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

5. Garnish with olives or a lemon twist.

2. Bloody Mary

Originating in the 1920s, the Bloody Mary is a weekend brunch staple that blends vodka with tomato juice and a medley of spices. Often considered as the ultimate hangover cure, this savoury cocktail has a rich history and various recipe variations.

Recipe:

- 2 oz. vodka

- 4 oz. tomato juice

- 1/2 oz. lemon juice

- Dash of Worcestershire sauce

- Dash of hot sauce

- Dash of pepper and smoked paprika

- Ice

- Celery stalk and lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions:

1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

2. Add vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, pepper and smoked paprika.

3. Stir ingredients until mixed.

4. Add more ice if necessary.

5. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge.

3. Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule burst onto the cocktail scene in the 1940s, with its refreshing blend of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Traditionally served in a copper mug to keep the cocktail ice-cold, this fizzy delight has captivated palates around the world.

Recipe:

- 2 oz. vodka

- 4 oz. ginger beer

- 1/2 oz. lime juice

- Ice

- Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions:

1. Fill a copper mug with ice.

2. Add vodka and lime juice.

3. Top with ginger beer.

4. Stir ingredients until mixed.

5. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Classic vodka cocktails will never go out of style, and our guide is just the beginning of your journey into the fascinating world of vodka. With these timeless recipes in your arsenal, your next soiree is bound to be a memorable one.

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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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