Celebrate National Vodka Day With These Exclusive Brands & Recipes

Want to celebrate National Vodka Day in style today? We got the best vodka brands and recipes to make your day super sweet! We know that all drinks are not created equal. And National Vodka Day is a good time to take a closer look at this staple of every corner bar.

Vodka may have some virtues. Clear liquor contains fewer congeners, compounds besides alcohol produced during fermentation and may contribute to the severity of hangovers. Many drinkers look to vodka as a lower calorie option that could be healthier than drinking “antioxidant-rich” red wine. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite vodka brands and recipes.

The vodka itself is always authentic, and never artificial. Created exclusively from Polish Dankowskie Rye and quadruple-distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity; it is completely free of additives, including sugar or glycerin. Dilution with purified water from Belvedere’s own artisan wells is essential, enabling the character of the rye to shine. Perfect on the rocks, in a martini or breathing character to any cocktail. Belvedere represents the pinnacle of vodka making tradition. Zero additives, gluten free, naturally smooth.

Experience the rich, full-bodied taste of Belvedere Heritage 176. Crafted using the centuries-old malting technique of kiln-heating rye to reveal complex flavor notes hidden deep within.

Bold, savory Belvedere Single Estate Rye Smogóry Forest is rich and mellow with initial impressions of salted caramel, cereal and a touch of honey.

All the fun of a cocktail, without the harmful effects on our health! Giving rise to a new category of zero sacrifice, better for you functional spirits, Bellion vodka with NTX technology is the world’s first functional vodka. NTX is a proprietary blend of FDA approved ingredients that reduce negative attributes of alcohol (liver damage, DNA damage, hangovers etc.) while maintain the positive ones (buzz, taste, etc.)

While most leading vodka brands distill 3–5 times, Purity Vodka is distilled 34 times which creates an exceptionally smooth, non-burning yet complex tasting vodka — perfect to sip alone or to add to a cocktail. It is certified organic, gluten-free and packaged in a gorgeous diamond-inspired bottle.

Over the last year, Purity Vodka has dominated the worlds blind tasting competitions, taking home a record number of highly sought-after awards, including being named as “Best Vodka in the World 2017” by The International Wine & Spirit Competition, simply because of its incomparable taste.

This year, choose Simple Vodka, a brand that donates 20 meals per bottle produced (1 drink = 1 meal) to U.S. hunger relief programs like Feeding America. Simple Vodka is available for purchase online.

Ingredients

1.5 oz / 45 ml Belvedere Vodka

.75 oz / 20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz / 15 ml Honey Water (2:1 Honey to Water)

2 oz / 60 ml Almond Milk

Sprig of Mint

Method

Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake hard with ice. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice, and garnish with mint sprig.

Ingredients

2 oz Belvedere Heritage 176

Lemon Twist

Method

Serve over a large chunk of ice or large cubes.

Ingredients

60 ml / 2 oz Belvedere Smogóry Forest

7.5 ml / ¼ ozChamomile Tea

15 ml / ½ oz Honey

2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Grapefruit Peel

Method

Add all ingredients to mixing glass over cubed ice and stir. Fine strain into a rocks glass over block ice. Give the fresh grapefruit peel a gentle twist before garnishing.

Ingredients

1½ parts SKYY Infusions® Pineapple

½ parts Ancho Reyes®

1 part Pineapple juice

3 parts Soda

Spear or cubed ice

Method

Add the first three ingredients to an ice-filled collins glass. Top with soda and garnish.

Ingredients

1.5 parts Pinnacle Original Vodka

5 parts apple juice

Top with soda

Method

Pour over ice and garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick

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