I didn't realize there was a National Vodka Day but far be it for me to ignore such an auspicious occasion! Especially when it was brought to my attention by the purveyors of Crystal Head and Cupcake Vodkas. I've long stared covetously at the ominous skull decanter at the liquor store. And, obviously, anything named after baked goods is worth a try.
So, in honor of National Vodka Day, why not make it a Vodka Weekend with Crystal Head or Cupcake Vodka? Skøl!
The Red Head
1 1/2 oz. of Crystal Head Vodka
1/2 oz of Pama Liqueur
Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add Crystal Head Vodka and Pama. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pomegranate.
The Skulled Cider
1 1/2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
1/2 oz. vanilla liqueur
1 oz. apple cider
dash of angostura bitters
Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice in the
order given. Give a quick stir and add the garnish.
Garnish: an apple slice on the rim or inside of the glass
Pretty in Pink
1.5 oz Cupcake Deliciously Unflavored (Original) Vodka
3 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Lemon/Lime Soda
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in ingredients. Stir and add grapefruit slice as garnish.
1 oz Cupcake Frosting Vodka
1 Splash of Citrus Liqueur
1 oz Lemon/Lime Soda
1 oz Orange Soda
1 Splash Orange Juice
Combine ingredients and pour over ice into a highball glass.
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