Vodka is used by bartenders and liquor aficionados alike to craft various cocktails. Whether you want to craft drinks for yourself or a group of friends, vodka is a must-have liquor that pairs well with other refreshing ingredients. Below are three cocktails you can create with vodka that will impress your taste buds.
3 Cocktails You Can Create With Vodka
1. Strawberry-Mint Sparkler
Prepare mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda. You can make simple syrup by combining a cup of water with one cup of sugar, then dissolving it over medium heat. Combine the syrup, lime juice, and strawberries. Muddle until the strawberries are fully dissolved, add mint leaves, then gently tap the muddler a few times. Fill your shaker with vodka and ice, then shake until chilled. Fine-strain your cocktail into a glass with club soda.
2. Great Gatsby
This is another simple drink that requires only vodka, Lillet Blanc liquor, and grapefruit juice. Make sure you use high-quality ingredients because the outcome will depend on the freshness of the fruit and the taste of your vodka. To make this drink, just add vodka, grapefruit juice, and Lillet Blanc to a mixing glass filled halfway with ice. Stir until chilled, then strain the mixture into another glass with ice. Garnish it with an orange slice.
3. Rhubarb and Ginger
Rhubarb may taste exceptionally tart, but turning it into a syrup and combining it with ginger beer or ginger ale makes for a great-tasting cocktail. Simmer rhubarb with water and sugar to create a syrup. Strain it through a mesh strainer, then mix it with lime juice and vodka inside a cocktail shaker packed with ice. Strain everything once again into a glass with ice and add ginger beer.
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