Vodka is most widely used in cocktail drinks. Vodka is easy to store, right in the freezer. That makes it easier to use all around the year as a base spirit for cocktails. Vodka tastes best when served ice cold. Vodka is high in alcohol content (9 cals/g). At about 7 calories per gram, there are considerable calories in vodka too. Clear vodka usually has 40% alcohol content while flavored vodka has about 30-35% alcohol.
Smirnoff, Stolichnaya and Absolut are the most popular and quality brands. Premium Vodkas include Belvedere, Grey Goose and 360 Vodka. For the best vodka cocktail recipes, use bananas, black cherry, raspberry and lime as flavors. Citrus fruits can be used to flavor your vodka drink. Lemons, Oranges, strawberries, lychees and watermelons go well with vodka. Mint, vanilla or apples are also used. Check vodka for ingredients, distillation and filtration. Vodka is made from either corn, potatoes, barley, rye or molasses. Choose crisp and smooth Vodka for better cocktails.
Vodka drinks are easy to mix; as vodka does not have any color or smell. It's neutral taste quickly assimilates other flavors. Little wonder that you get popular vodka drinks like strawberry vodka, vanilla vodka and raspberry vodka.
Lychee Vodka Drink
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce lychee juice
Drop ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Pour in vodka, cranberry juice and lychee juice. Cover and give it a good shake. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Apple Schnapps
Drop ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients into it and shake vigorously.
Vodka Martini Cocktail recipe
One and half oz vodka
¾ oz dry vermouth and 1 olive
Add the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.
1 tsp brandy
2 ounces vodka
Add crushed ice in a chilled glass. Pour vodka and brandy. Add juice of the lime. Top up with soda. Add sprigs of mint.