Vodka is an essential spirit of any bar. It is best enjoyed when mixed with different flavours to make assorted cocktails. The best part of a good vodka is that it can be paired with almost anything to make tasty cocktails. Vodka is a smooth drink that is easy to quaff, especially when mixed with other ingredients.
Unless you are a cocktail aficionado, the only way you are having a glass of it is at a bar. Whether it is having drinks while sunbathing at a beach or letting your hair down at a party, vodka is perhaps the best drink you can have. Many popular cocktails are available, and almost everyone has tasted them. Today, we are going to list down some of the lesser known vodka cocktails made with the best vodka in India.
- Humble Pie
If you like drinking vodka straight, Humble Pie will fit your abode just fine. It is a lesser known vodka cocktail that resembles boozy Italian soda on the palate. The citrus flavour is full of freshness. Only a couple of ingredients are required to make this cocktail. A hint of Red Bliss Vodka – one of the best-tasting vodkas, Aperol, lemon juice and club soda mixed and served in a tall glass will give you the best Humble Pie.
- Woo Woo
Woo Woo is a vibrant vodka cocktail made from cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and vodka. It is a refreshing drink that is equally good on the palate. An easy-to-make cocktail, all you need is a cocktail shaker, 50ml Vodka, 100ml cranberry juice, 25ml peach schnapps, and a few drops of lime water to top it up. Shake everything well in a tumbler and serve with a wedge of lime on top.
- Mint-Ginger Caipiroska
Vodka is perhaps the only spirit in the world that can be combined with herbs in a fashion that amplifies the taste of the two of them. Almost all cocktails will explode on flavours when herbs are added to them. A process called muddling (extracting the herbs’ flavour and fragrant oils using the end of a wooden spoon) is used to make Caipiroska. Use 4 ounces of the Red Bliss Vodka, three slices of fresh ginger, 1-2 teaspoons of crushed superfine sugar, five mint sprigs and crushed ice. Mix everything in a tumbler after muddling ginger and mint. Pour in a glass and serve fresh!
- Sparkling Pomegranate
If you are looking to add colours on a candle-light dinner, sparkling pomegranate will serve the two of you just right. It is a perfect cocktail for that romantic dinner you are cooking at home. Ingredients include half cup sugar, two ounces of premium Vodka, three ounces of sparkling wine, and 2 ounces of pomegranate juice. It can get a little tricky to make this drink, but if you follow the steps, it is fairly a straightforward mix. Add sugar and water in a pan and bring it to boil. let it cool off gradually and then mix everything. Add vodka, pomegranate juice, two tablespoons of freshly made sugar syrup in the first step. Add sparkling water and garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve chilled in tall glasses.
- Watermelon Slushies
Rising temperature perfectly balanced with a fresh watermelon slushies cocktail that rarely makes its way into the bar menu. It is a perfect and easy-to-make cocktail that only requires a handful of ingredients. Cut watermelon into cubes and remove seeds. Freeze it and then blend into a food processor until smooth. Add Red Bliss Vodka and sparkling white wine (preferably Prosecco) and serve chilled in a glass. Garnish it with a thin wedge of watermelon or lemon slice!
All bar menus are filled with cocktails like Screwdriver, Sex on the Beach, Martini, Appletini, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan and such. These are favourite cocktails, and almost everyone has had a sip. Discovering new cocktails and using fresh ingredients to make them is only half the work. A large chunk is in the kind of vodka you are using to make these cocktails. Some of the best-tasting vodkas like the Red Bliss Vodka ups the flavour profile of every cocktail. It is distilled five times – which makes anything else unmatchable to the splendour of purity and smoothness.