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Best vodka cocktail recipes to celebrate National Vodka Day

Here are some vodka facts along with the best vodka recipes to celebrate the Russian spirit

The word vodka stems from the Russian word, vodka, which means water. The birth date of vodka is pegged at around the 12th century. Made initially for medical purposes, it wasn’t until the 1350s that the drink gained a reputation for its intoxicating properties. Can you believe that? I mean who doesn’t love a perfect vodka cocktail?

Vodka Facts:

  • Vodka was rarely consumed outside of Europe before the Second World War
  • Vodka is made from many different things such as beets, potatoes, wheat and even grapes. But the final product doesn’t depend on the ingredients so much as it depends on the methods of production. Any way, it is a great addition to a cocktail.
  • You’re unlikely to be able to taste the difference, since by law vodka is not even permitted to have a distinctive taste except for those that have been added in after distillation.

2 Easy Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Apple Vixen Vodka Cocktail

Apple Vixen Vodka Cocktail

Apple Cinnamon Vixen Vodka Cocktail:

2oz Vixen Vodka
1oz Apple Cinnamon Moonshine
2 oz Apple Juice
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and graham cracker rim

okra vodka
Southern-worthy vodka cocktail recipe:

2oz Vixen Vodka
1oz Pickle Juice (Vixens prefer Claussen)
Splash of Vermouth
Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass
Garnish with hot pickled okra

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Malika Bowling

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