Vodka is certainly one of the most popular alcoholic drinks. It contains ethanol and is primarily produced by distillation and subsequent fermentation of fruits, vegetables and grains. The word ‘vodka’ first saw the day of light in the nation Poland sometime in 1405. Even though, the word was earlier used to refer to any chemical substance be it a medicine or a cosmetics ingredient, it was only later that the word came into its present form.
Vodka prepared traditionally used to have alcoholic content as high as even 40%. In many European countries, it was an acclaimed tradition to drink neat vodka. Vodkas are available both with additional flavor and without flavor. Even though the vodkas earlier used to be flavorless, the flavored vodkas now are the new rage among the vodka lovers. What’s more, vodkas are also a common favorite for mixed drinks and cocktails. The various recipes for vodka are:
Vodka Mix Drink Recipe
Cocktails (Vodka Base)
Cocktails are nothing but one or more alcoholic drinks mixed with one or more spirits further mixed with other delicacies such as cream, lemonade or fruit juices. Cocktails are a common sight and most sought after drinks at all major parties.
What’s more, making a cocktail is no rocket science. All it needs is a flare for good taste and a little bit of creativity with the ingredients. A cocktail that contains vodka is termed as a vodka cocktail and given below is the recipe for the most popular vodka mix drink
One of the most famous vodka cocktails, Bloodless Mary is a favorite of many. The ingredients required to prepare this particular cocktail are vodka, salt, ice, lemon, lime, highball glass, celery stalk, 1 dash of black ground pepper, 1-3 dashes of Tabasco sauce, 2-4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce and 1/8 teaspoon of horseradish.
1. Fill the cocktail glass partially with ice. Now pour a shot of vodka, it can be more in quantity depending on your desire for alcoholic content, into the glass over ice.
2 . Next put the Tabasco sauce into the mixture. Tabasco sauce is the key ingredient of this cocktail besides the vodka as it gives the drink that special kick. If you just want slight flavor then only add a dash of it. However, if you want the drink to be specifically spicy, then you should add 2-3 dashes of it.
3 . Now it’s time to add the Worcestershire sauce, the lovely ingredient that gives the Bloodless Mary a special scented flavor. For those who like their drinks to ooze zesty smoky flavor, they can probably go for a dash or two more of the sauce.
4 . Its turn for the horseradish now. Add 1/8 teaspoon of it and let your drink be infused with a spicy and vinegary flavor. If you are the experimental kind, then you can a little bit more and make your drink spicier however this ingredient is usually not required since the Tabasco sauce has already been added for the spiciness.
5 . No add salt and a dash of pepper into the drink according to your taste. Now add some lime to give a little citrus tinge to your drink and it shall also neutralize all the strong spices you’ve added.
6 . Add the stalk of celery and make sure it’s tall enough to stand on its own and even pop out a little.