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Vodka is technically defined, by the esteemed scholars at Merriam-Webster, as “a colourless liquor of neutral spirits distilled from a mash (as of rye or wheat)”. Although we can appreciate the definition, vodka is SO much more than that. Looking for a can’t-miss cocktail? Vodka has your back. Need something to sip on and pair with great conversation? Vodka is there for you. In search of a meal that will impress the in-laws? Vodka Bolognese sauce to the rescue.

Vodka is such a versatile spirit because its characteristic neutral flavour makes it oh-so-mixable. Challenge yourself to come up with some unique vodka cocktails and share them on Instagram with @ANBL using the hashtag #VersatilityOfVodka

#TheMoreYouKnow : You can make an average of 18 different cocktails with a single 750ml bottle of vodka.

 

1) Maple Appletini

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1 ½ oz Vodka

1 ½ oz apple juice

¼ oz lemon juice

¼ oz maple syrup

Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with apple.


2) Moscow Mule

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz lime juice 

4 oz ginger beer

Stir over ice and strain into a copper mug filled with ice. Garnish with lime and mint.


3) Caesar

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1 ½ oz Vodka

2 – 4 dashes hot sauce

2 – 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce

5 oz clamato juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Rim a tall glass with celery salt. Fill glass with ice, add all ingredients and stir. Garnish with celery, or a pickled bean, or a lobster claw, or a chicken wing, or really anything you like.

4) Cosmopolitan

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz Triple Sec

1 oz cranberry juice

½ oz lime juice

¼ oz lemon juice

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or lemon twist.


5) Caipiroska

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1 ½ oz Vodka

1 lime quartered

2 tsp golden or brown sugar

1 dash water

Muddle lime sugar and water in the bottom of a short glass. Fill glass with ice and top with vodka. Stir and garnish with lime.


6) White Russian

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1 ½ oz Vodka

¾ oz Coffee Liqueur

¾ oz heavy cream

Mix vodka and coffee liqueur over ice in a short glass and top with cream.


7) Sea Breeze

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1 ½ oz Vodka

4 oz cranberry juice

1 oz grapefruit juice

Build over ice in a tall glass. Stir to combine and garnish with lime.


8) Vodka Martini

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ - ¾ oz Dry Vermouth

Shake ingredients over ice and garnish with a lemon twist or an olive.


9) Vodka Tonic

 

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz lime juice

3 ½ oz tonic water

Build in a short glass filled with ice. Stir to combine and garnish with lime.


10) Harvey Wallbanger

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1 ½ oz Vodka

¾ oz Galliano

4 ½ oz orange juice

Build in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir together vodka and orange juice. Top with Galliano and garnish with a cherry.

11) Godmother

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1 ½ oz Vodka

1 oz Amaretto

Mix in a short glass over ice.


12) Blue Mule

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1 ½ oz Vodka

¾ oz blue curacao

¾ oz lime juice

3 oz ginger beer

Stir over ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime and mint.

13) Vodka Collins

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1 ½ oz Vodka

1 oz lemon juice

½ oz simple syrup

Club soda

Mix vodka lemon juice and simple syrup over ice in a tall glass. Top with club soda and garnish with orange and cherry.

14) Salty Dog

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz simple syrup

4 oz grapefruit juice 

Coarse salt to rim 

Rim a glass with coarse salt. Fill glass with ice and combine ingredients. Stir well and garnish with grapefruit.

15) Palm Tree

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1?½ oz Vodka

¾ oz melon liqueur

3 ½ oz pineapple juice

Mix vodka and melon liqueur in a glass filled with ice. Top with pineapple juice. Pour pineapple juice slowly over a spoon to float it on top of the melon liqueur and vodka. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry.

16) Vodka Soda

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1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz lemon or lime juice

4 oz soda water

Mix in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon or lime.

 

17) Screwdriver

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1 ½ oz Vodka

6 oz orange juice

Mix in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange. 

18) Coconut Breeze

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1 ½ oz Vodka

4 ½ oz coconut water

½ oz lemon juice

¾ oz grapefruit juice

Mix over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with grapefruit.