One of the most well known drinks made with vodka is called the Kamikazi. It consists of the following ingredients.
1 oz Vodka, which can be any brand you like
1/2 oz Triple Sec, which is an orange flavoured Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime juice, fresh is best
Place all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker with ice and shake well for a minute or two. Then strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a small piece of lime wedge.
The Kamikazi is so called because it has the ability to do a lot of damage. So be careful as it may sneak up behind you and smack you in the back of the head, so to speak.
Another drink to make with Vodka is the popular Cosmopolitan which includes the following:
1 oz vodka – your favourite brand or whatever you have in the house
1/2 oz triple sec – that’s the orange liqueur mentioned above in the Kamikazi recipe
1/2 oz lime juice – fresh juice for maximum flavor
1/2 oz cranberry juice – unless you have access to fresh cranberries and a fruit press, the supermarket variety will do just fine.
Get all your ingredients into your cocktail shaker with a good handful of cracked ice and give it a good ol shake for a minute or two to get it well chilled. Strain it into a cocktail glass and serve immediately.
The Giligan’s Island drink is another made with Vodka and is quite a trendy cocktail:
These are the ingredient you will need.
1 oz vodka – by now you will have a favorite
1 oz peach schnapps – an American liqueur flavoured with fruit
3 oz orange juice – fresh is definitely best but store bought is still fine
3 oz cranberry juice – store bought is fine
Place all of the ingredients into your trusty cocktail shaker with a good handful of ice and shake it all together vigorously for a couple of minutes until it is well chilled. Then of course you know what comes next because by now you will be well skilled at pouring your magnificent cocktails into their glasses.
Lucky last, and a very 'James Bond' kind of Vodka drink which is fresh and crisp on the palate: Apple Martini. For this one you will need:
1 oz vodka – choose from Absolut, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Cyrstal Head or any other brand is fine.
1 oz Sour Apple Pucker schnapps – American schnapps which is Apple flavoured
Mix the ingredients together in the shaker with lots of ice to get it well chilled and shake well for a minute or two.