Some people don’t drink cocktails saying that they are too expensive. But still these liqueurs are more preferable than others. Why does it remain so popular? To make it clear we considered some of them and made a list of 13 deliciously insane drinks with vodka. Can you try it overnight? (We are joking...please, don’t do it. Remember, it is forbidden to drive after drinking one of those amazing cocktails).
Let’s start then!
This drink was created in 1979 by Charles Schumann in Munich. To try it you need to pour pineapple juice, vodka, cream and coconut milk with ice and blend the ingredients until smooth. Then, fill up the tall glass, add Blue Curacao and garnish with a pineapple spear.
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According to the official version of the International Bartenders Association this cocktail is made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange and cranberry juice. The ingredients are shaken with ice in a blender and served in a highball with an orange slice for decoration. Sometimes they can be mixed with minor ailments and served as a shot.
Bloody Mary is probably the most popular drink containing vodka, tomato juice and usually other herbs and spices. It was also called the most difficult cocktail in the world. Here is the most famous version. Put a dash of salt and pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces in a highball. Next, add tomato juice, lemon and vodka. Lightly mix and garnish with a celery stalk and a lemon slice.
The recipe is really easy. Fill the rocks glass with ice cubes. Pour vodka of a high standard, Bailey's and Kahlua in a shaker. You can serve it with some cherries. The modern cocktails have now a lot of variations: White Canadian (with goat’s milk), Blind Russia (with Irish cream liqueur), White Mexican (with almond milk) and etc.
The history of Cosmopolitan usually is under challenge. However, this cocktail is considered to be the analog of drink with the same name found in the book “Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars” which was published in 1934. Pour Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a large bar glass. You can garnish it with a lime slice or even freeze the glass and add some sugar on the edges.
This drink was highly popular in America during the prohibition time. One of the versions says that it was named after famous New-York gangster Jack Rose, who loved this cocktail and even could have been its creator. According to another version, the authorship belongs to a law-abiding restaurateur Joseph P. Rose. Do it yourself, it’s easy and quick. You need to mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, apple vodka, lime juice and grenadine.
This drink is equally popular both for at home parties and bars. Its original taste is hard to forget and the simplicity of preparation impresses. Fill the glass with ice cubes, add vodka and orange juice, gently mix with a spoon. According to the legend, the recipe was invented by American employees who worked in Saudi Arabia in the middle of XX century. The alcohol was forbidden there. For conspiration, these sneaky workers thought to mix vodka with orange juice. They used to stir it with the help of a usual screwdriver, hence the name of it.
The ingredients are the following: vodka, cognac and cherry brandy. You need to shake everything and stir in the glass. The cocktail “Cossack Charge” appeared in the late 1980s in the US for the first time. One Russian immigrant created a recipe. It was called like this due to its alcoholic strength.
To prepare this drink you need to add vodka, grapefruit and orange juices, ice cubes in the shaker, mix everything well and strain into a tall glass. There are not accurate facts about the creator of this cocktail but the name “screw” explains that after 3-4 rounds of drinks the average American will be screwed to the chair and he won’t be able to go far…
Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea is a unique alcohol drink which harmoniously comprises 5 types of liquors: gin, vodka, tequila, rum and apple juice. The cocktail looks and smells like iced tea. Due to these qualities, it was sold as a soft drink during prohibition time in the US Long Island Iced Tea is a really tasty drink, but very strong, so it is recommended to drink not more than 2 portions at a time.
The ingredients for this cocktail are the following: vodka, apple schnapps and Cointreau. You just need to shake everything and garnish the glass with an apple slice. This exact recipe is included in the official list of cocktails by IBI. What is more interesting, Apple Martini is considered to be the official drink of Facebook approved by Mark Zuckerberg. Sounds cool, right?
You should definitely try the best Hollywood drink of the 1940s. All ingenious is simple - Moscow Mule appeared as a result of accidental combining some ginger beer and Russian vodka. This long drink can be prepared in a very easy way. Fill the tall glass with ice cubes, beer, vodka and lime juice. Do not over mix, batter should be lumpy. There is a reliable information that Moscow Mule was informally recognized as the best alcohol drink of Hollywood and Los Angeles in 1941-42.
The precise origin of this drink is unknown, but it is also connected with prohibition period. The name of it is linked to salt on the edges, this is a traditional serving. For this cocktail, you need to take a highball, grease the edges with grapefruit and put some salt on it. Pour vodka, grapefruit juice and mix everything up. The variation of this cocktail with gin is called “Greyhound”.