5 classic vodka drinks with recipes for mixing
1. Vodka Sour
Sours are relatively easy to mix, work with a wide variety of spirits and usually use the same mixing ratio of 5: 3: 2 - i.e. five units of spirit, three units of acid and two units of sugar. Basically the magic formula for most gin sours, whiskey sours or even the classic vodka sour. A refreshing mixture that works both in summer on the terrace and in winter by the fireplace and can be refined to taste with a protein in a shaker. An absolute classic with both vodka and other spirits.
2. Cape Codder
Anyone who has ever been to the tourist peninsula in the east of the USA knows where this vodka classic gets its name. Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts is known for growing cranberries, which, when pressed into juice, give the drink its reddish color. Cranberries are traditionally used in cocktails primarily as a sweetened nectar rather than as straight juice, which is quite bitter and rather sour. A little freshly squeezed lime juice gives the Cape Codder (also called “Cape Cod” or Vodka Cranberry) its pleasantly fresh note and perfectly complements the sweet cranberry nectar.
3. Harvey Wallbanger
There are various stories surrounding the origin of the name for this drink, none of which are 100% true. Therefore, we leave it up to you to decide on a version. Ultimately, the cocktail is a variation of the classic Screwdriver – also known as Vodka-O in Germany. The vodka and orange juice are accompanied by a shot of Galliano Vanilla, a golden-yellow, aromatic liqueur from Italy. For pragmatic reasons, the drink is often served without garnish, but an orange wedge/slice or, as in our case, a kumquat or a vanilla bean can be added to the glass.
4. Skinny Bitch
Of course, mainly because of its name, the Skinny Bitch is often dismissed as a low-calorie drink that you only order to look after your figure. There is something absolutely refreshing about the mixture of soda, vodka and lime and is therefore indispensable, especially as a summer classic. In addition, many fans of the vodka classic are convinced that even after one or two glasses of Skinny Bitch too much, you can still wake up the next morning without a headache - provided you use high-quality vodka. However, regardless of the drink and the alcohol used, we would generally advise against disproportionate alcohol consumption.
5. Sex On The Beach
The female bar staff at a cocktail bar in particular probably know more than just a story about this vodka cocktail classic about “incredibly funny” boys who ordered a Sex On The Beach from them and made an extremely uncreative reference to the drink’s name. But the cocktail is known worldwide not only because of its memorable name. Shaken with fresh ingredients, it is not only colorful but also quite tasty.