The number of flavoured vodkas has been increasing over the years, and it seems that any flavour you can dream of is now available.
Our cocktail of the week features whipped cream flavoured vodka. Yes, whipped-cream vodka! By combining the sweet taste of whipped cream, tropical pineapple, and fruity orange, we get a sensational drink. The Orange Dreamsicle. A simple and sweet dessert martini.
1 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
2 oz orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice
Garnish with half an orange wheel
Ice a martini glass and set aside while making the drink. In a shaker filled with ice, pour in all the ingredients. Shake vigorously. Discard the ice from the martini glass. Strain the shaken mix into the now chilled glass. Place the orange garnish on the rim.
When using juices, always use ones Not From Concentrate when possible. The saying, “The better quality the ingredients, the better tasting the end result” is true.
Winter is a great season for many reasons and enjoying the mountains is one of them. Whether you ski or snowboard, you deserve a delicious cocktail at the end of the day.
The nine spices in Cruzan Spiced Rum – allspice, vanilla, pepper, ginger, mace, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and juniper berry – infuse it with layers of flavour. Mix it with almond liqueur and tropical fruit juice for a delicious blend perfect for winter nights.
1 1/4 oz Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Amaretto liqueur
2 oz pineapple juice
Start by placing ice in a martini glass and putting it aside to chill while you prepare the martini. Next, pour all the ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice and shake vigorously.
Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain shaken mixture into the now chilled glass.
This martini recipe is a variation on the original Downhill Racer, which uses white rum instead of Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum. Using the spiced rum adds more flavour profile, with the nine spices complementing the other ingredients.
This martini is inspired by a truly Russian vodka made in St. Petersburg. Smooth, clear Russian Standard Vodka and sweet blackberry jam are balanced by the tartness of fresh lemon to create a simply great tasting martini.
2 oz Russian Standard Vodka
1 to 2 tsps. blackberry jam
½ oz lemon juice
Blackberries for garnish
Fill a martini glass with ice and put it aside to allow it to chill while we mix the drink. In a mixing glass, spoon in blackberry jam, add ice, Russian Standard Vodka and lemon juice. Cap with a shaker and shake vigorously. Discard the ice from the now chilled martini glass. Strain drink into glass. Slide one blackberry into the martini. Place three berries on a cocktail pick and rest it on the edge of the glass to garnish.
For an elegant touch, after the liquid is strained into the chilled martini glass, top with sparkling white wine. This will add some bubbles and sweetness to the drink without lowering the martini’s alcohol strength.
Russian Standard Vodka is made from winter wheat. It is ideal vodka for allowing other flavours shine through.
You can play with this recipe by using different jams to create a new martini.