Whether you like it shaken, stirred, or neat, National Vodka Day (Saturday, October 4, 2014) is on the horizon. So pick a recipe (they range from a classic martini to fall flavored punch) and raise a glass in honor of the beloved spirit.
1. Fall Harvest:
Directions: In a shaker add all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.
2. Pinnacle High Roller:
Directions: Pour the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.
3. French Martini:
Directions: Shake with ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.
4. Bolly Good Punch: (serves 6 to 8)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in large punch bowl with ice and serve immediately.
5. The Amsterdam Mule:
Directions: Pour vodka over ice. Add simple syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Spank mint sprig (to release aromas) and add as garnish. Serve in metal mug.