The next couple of months is what we call party season! If you haven’t noticed or its no surprise to you that each month ends with a BAR, pan intended! At Couture Africa we love seasonal cocktails. Starting us off this holiday season are some simple easy to make vodka cocktails. Hosting a cocktail party and out to impress? We have 5 vodka cocktails from a classic Moscow mule to a Screw driver that can be mixed in 2 minutes or less. Cheers!
Shake 50ml vodka, 50ml cloudy apple juice, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp maple syrup in an ice-filled shaker until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple.
Pour 50ml vodka into a metal mug, julep tin or tumbler. Load up ¾ full with crushed ice then fill to the top with ginger beer, stir gently to combine. Add a few dashes of ginger bitters, a slice of lime and a sprig of mint to serve.
Squeeze the juice from 1 large or 2 small oranges and 1 clementine and set aside. Put a handful of ice cubes into a tall glass and pour over 50ml vodka followed by the fruit juices. Stir gently to combine then add a few dashes of Angostura bitters and a wedge of orange to garnish.
Pour 50ml mandarin vodka into a shaker with 1 tbsp orange liqueur, 1 tbsp lime juice and 50ml cranberry juice. Fill up the shaker with ice then shake hard. Strain in to a martini glass and garnish with a slice of orange zest.
Half-fill a tall glass with ice then pour in 50ml vodka, 100ml cranberry juice and 50ml grapefruit juice. Stir gently until the outside of the glass feels cold then garnish with a thin slice of lime.
Check out the video below for other ways to spice up your vodka cocktails.