Easy Vodka Drinks

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Vodka, cranberry & grapefruit cocktail

Ingredients

  • 120mls vodka
  • 400mls grapefruit juice
  • 200mls cranberry juice
  • Ice, to serve
  • 1 grapefruit (optional), halved, sliced, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Combine the vodka, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice in a large jug and stir to combine. Place the ice in glasses and pour the cocktail over. Serve with grapefruit slices if desired.

Cranberry vodka punch

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Ingredients

  • 1.5L (6 cups) cranberry juice
  • 750g seedless watermelon, cut into 1.5cm-thick slices
  • 1L (4 cups) lemonade
  • 250ml (1 cup) vodka
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) Cointreau liqueur

Method

  • Step 1
    Pour about 250ml (1 cup) of cranberry juice into ice-cube trays and place in the freezer for 6 hours or until frozen.
  • Step 2
    Use a 4.5cm-diameter star-shaped pastry cutter to cut stars from the watermelon slices.
  • Step 3
    Pour the lemonade, vodka, Cointreau and remaining cranberry juice into a serving jug. Add the cranberry ice cubes and watermelon stars and serve immediately.

Strawberry vodka cup

Image credit: Mark Roper – taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 1kg strawberries, hulled, plus sliced berries to serve
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white balsamic condiment (from supermarkets)
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 200ml vodka (or more if you like)
  • 1L (4 cups) soda water
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Mint leaves, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Roughly chop berries in a food processor, then transfer to a bowl with vinegar. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Step 2
    Strain through a fine seive over a bowl, stirring to allow the liquid to drip through until you have about 1 cup (250ml) liquid. Simmer liquid and sugar in a pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until reduced slightly. Cool syrup in fridge. To serve, pour syrup into a tall jug, add vodka, ice and soda, then garnish with mint and berries.

Gazpacho vodka shots

Image credit: Ben Dearnley – taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) chilled tomato juice
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red capsicum, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) chilled vodka

Method

  • Step 1
    Place the tomato juice, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in the jug of a blender and blend until almost smooth. Add Tabasco sauce. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2
    Divide vodka evenly among shot glasses. Top with the gazpacho and serve immediately.

Vodka with pomegranate and soda

Image credit: Mark O'Meara – taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 360ml pomegranate juice
  • 180ml vodka
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Soda water, chilled, to serve

Method

  • Step 1
    Divide the pomegranate juice and vodka among six serving glasses.
  • Step 2
    Top with ice cubes and soda water. Serve immediately.

Watermelon vodka

Image credit: Mark Roper – taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 750ml bottle chilled vodka
  • Soda water or lemonade, to serve
  • Lemon slices, to garnish

Method

  • Step 1
    Remove the rind from the watermelon and discard. Place the watermelon flesh in a food processor and process until smooth. Pass the puree through a sieve and discard any solids. Add the vodka to the watermelon puree and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Step 2
    Pour watermelon vodka into tall glasses until 1/4 full, then top up with soda water or lemonade. Add lots of crushed ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Frozen mango and vodka cocktails

Image credit: John Paul Urizar – taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 4 large mangoes, peeled, flesh chopped
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 80g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) finely chopped palm sugar
  • 240g (2 punnets) raspberries
  • 500ml (2 cups) vodka

Method

  • Step 1
    Spread chopped mango over a tray. Place in freezer for 3 hours or until frozen.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until liquid reduces by one-third (see microwave tip). Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Step 3
    Place raspberries and sugar mixture in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Step 4
    Place half the frozen mango and vodka in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large jug. Repeat with remaining mango and vodka.
  • Step 5
    To serve, layer the mango and raspberry purees among serving glasses and serve immediately.

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