Celebrate National Vodka Day With These Exclusive Brands & Recipes
Want to celebrate National Vodka Day in style this October 4th? 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:
1.5 oz CÎROC White Grape
3 oz Q Elderflower Tonic
Garnish: Cucumber and Grape
Add CÎROC White Grape and Q Elderflower Tonic into a rocks glass over ice.
Stir and garnish with skewered cucumber ribbon and white grape.
Spiced Grape Mule
1.5 oz CÎROC White Grape
Splash of Lime
Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Glass: Collins Glass
Add CÎROC White Grape and a splash of lime to a Collins glass over ice.
Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer and garnish with a long slice of fresh ginger.
GREY GOOSE HOT APPLE PIE
1 oz GREY GOOSE La Poire vodka
¾ oz B&B
½ oz Maple Syrup
½ oz Lemon Juice
4 oz Unfiltered Apple Cider
1 Cinnamon Stick
Stir/strain into your favorite old-fashioned glass full of fresh ice or serve hot. Garnish with cinnamon stick and lemon wheel
GREY GOOSE ARNOLD PALMER
1.5 oz GREY GOOSE vodka (or Le Citron)
2.5 oz Lemonade
2.5 oz Iced Tea
Stir/Strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with lemon or orange
Grey Goose Cosmopolitan Recipe
1.5 oz Grey Goose L’Orange vodka
½ oz Cointreau
1 part cranberry juice
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Orange zest for garnish
Combine first four ingredients in order listed into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.
1 ½ oz Grey Goose vodka
1 oz Coffee Liqueur (pref. Toussaint)
Build ingredients in a rocks glass. Add cubed ice and stir.
BELVEDERE SUPER COCKTAIL — CANTALOUPE
1.5 oz / 40 ml Belvedere Vodka
.5 oz / 15 ml Lavender Honey
.75 oz / 20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
2 oz / 60 ml Fresh Cantaloupe Juice
3 oz / 90 ml Soda Water
Melon Ball & Mint Sprig
Shake all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a melon ball and mint sprig.
Berry Harvest Sangria
2 honey crisp or pink lady apples, chopped
1 chopped Bosc pear
1 orange, sliced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle of Pinot Grigio, chardonnay or any dry white wine
2 cups spiced apple cider
1/2 cup Smirnoff Raspberry vodka
1 cup club soda
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Mix all ingredients except club soda in a large pitcher and refrigerate for at least an hour. Add club soda just before serving. Pour over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
SKYY Sun-Ripened Watermelon Basil Lemonade Slushy
Ingredients (Serving size 1)
1.5 ounces SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon
8 ounces watermelon cold-press juice or watermelon purée
2–3 fresh basil leaves
Half fresh lemon
Approximately 1.5 cups ice
In a blender, combine ice, watermelon cold-press juice, fresh basil leaves, ice and SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon vodka. Squeeze fresh lemon and blend on high. Pour in glass and garnish with fresh basil leaf and enjoy.
Crystal Head Vodka Night Cap
1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka
½ oz. premium coffee liqueur
1 freshly brewed espresso shot
Chocolate shaving or coffee beans
Pour Crystal Head, coffee liqueur and espresso into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to create froth then strain into a martini glass.
Chocolate shavings or finely crushed coffee beans
Lime & Strawberry Drop Martini
2 ounces Seagram’s Lime Vodka
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce strawberry simple syrup
½ ounce triple sec
Rim your glass with sugar
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill and combine ingredients
Fine strain into a coupe glass
Garnish & Enjoy!
2 ounces of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
4 ounces of grapefruit juice
¼ ounce of grenadine
Grapefruit and umbrella garnish
Add grenadine to a highball glass
Add grapefruit juice and Seagram’s Extra Smooth to a shaker
Shake then strain over ice into highball glass
Garnish with grapefruit slice
1.5oz Ketel One Vodka
1oz (Locally Sourced) Espresso
3/4oz Coffee Liqueur
1/8oz Simple Syrup
Peach Bellini Martini
2oz Broken Shed Vodka
1oz Peach Schnapps
1oz Peach Puree or Nectar
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
Prosecco or Champagne
Fill a shaker with ice and add Broken Shed Vodka, Peach Schnapps and Peach Puree or Nectar. Next, add one teaspoon of Lemon Juice and shake the shaker. Then strain the shaker into a Martini Glass. Top the Martini Glass with a splash of Prosecco or Champagne.
October 4th is National Vodka Day, and the best way to celebrate this year is with CANTEEN Vodka sodas!
Whether you’re going to the beach, on the boat, or hanging in the backyard, this portable, pre-mixed beverage, allows you to celebrate wherever your adventure takes you!
Crafted with real vodka instead of fermented malt-based alcohol and sweetened with monk fruit, CANTEEN is a better-for-you adult refreshment that doesn’t on taste.
What’s better than a deal on alcoholic beverages? To celebrate National Vodka Day on Oct. 4th VIDE — Premium Canned Cocktails will be selling their pre-mixed vodka soda 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for $9.99, regularly priced at around $11.99, on their website drinkvide.com for the day.
VIDE is a conveniently ready-to-drink product with a hint of natural fruit flavor that comes in two varieties: Cranberry and Watermelon. Cranberry is perfect for those who looking to jump into fall and Watermelon for those who want one last taste of summer.
The best part is that VIDE is made with only three ingredients — carbonated water, six times distilled gluten-free vodka, and a dash of natural cranberry/watermelon flavor — and it’s crisp, refreshing, and light! The 5% ABV beverage is 99 calories, gluten-free, and contains zero sugar or zero carbs.