New Vodka Cocktails

Cortez's Black Flower

Upcoming TDN – Bols Genever

Genever may be my favorite new spirit of the year. Combining the coniferous lure of juniper with a proper gentleman’s dose of malt, Genever manages to taste like gin and whisky at the same time. If only other spirit flavor profiles combined in such quizzically alluring ways… like rum and Chartreuse for example? Fernet Branca and maraschino liqueur? Ok, I’ll stop. Join us this week for TDN ( What’s Thursday Drink Night? ) to mix up original Bols Genever cocktails.

The winning cocktail of the evening will receive a copy of The Jones Complete Bar Guide courtesy of Mud Puddle Books.

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Oval Vodka Wrap-Up

Who would have thought cocktail pomps could produce so many delicious vodka recipes in one night? It was an impressive sight to see bartenders, mixologists, and cocktail enthusiasts putting aside their usual mistrust of the best selling spirit in the U.S. and generating some cocktails that easily put any number of rye whiskey or gin cocktails to shame.

The Winning Cocktail

Black Negue

  • 1 1/2oz Oval vodka
  • 1oz Zirbenz Pine Liqueur
  • 1oz Carpano Antica
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters
  • rosemary sprig, for garnish

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig

Gabe from cocktailnerd

Featured Cocktails

Perfumed Beauty

  • 4oz Oval vodka
  • 1/2oz sloe gin
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1 large wedge pineapple
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/4t ground cardamom

Rim snifter with cardamom mixed with simple syrup, then muddle a large wedge of pineapple with three mint sprigs, 2 dashes angostura bitters, 1/4t ground cardamom and then fill glass crushed ice. Separately shake remaining ingredients, pour into glass, garnish with a bunch of mint sprigs and a lime wedge. A recipe so detailed it would make even the most veteran tiki lover shudder and issue praise.

Cass from Junkhauler’s Junk

Cortez’s Black Flower

  • 2oz Oval vodka
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz vanilla syrup
  • 2 dashes rhubarb bitters
  • 1 dash celery bitters
  • 4oz Ting, to top

Shake all but Ting with crushed ice and offer its contents to a tall glass, top with Ting.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin


  • 1oz Oval vodka
  • 1oz tequila blanco
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1/4oz St. Germain
  • 1/4oz Licor 43
  • Basil
  • 2oz tonic water, to top

Muddle basil with simple syrup, add rest of ingredients except tonic and shake. Strain into collins glass and top with tonic

Gabe from cocktailnerd

Finnish Summer

  • 2oz Oval vodka
  • 6 caraway seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 orange slice
  • Ting, to top

Muddle caraway seeds, cardamom pods, and orange slice. Add vodka and ice, then shake and strain into glass. Top with Ting


Featured Photos of Not-Necessarily Featured Recipes

Stan's Delight

Whisperer in the Darkness

Reynold's Rocket

The Spice Melange

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5 Comments to “ New Vodka Cocktails”
  1. JacNo Gravatar says:

    Me and my big mouth… :D

    I love the garnish on the top photo; is that your submission?

  2. JacNo Gravatar says:

    By the way, I the pictures work well this way. Very nice.

  3. Great photos and great garnishes – especially the ‘pendant’ on the top drink.

  4. SpiritmanNo Gravatar says:

    I like the black negue! Its a very fine drink!

  5. […] wedges takes but a few minutes at most, and they are a great way of showing off without going the Full […]

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