Is candy corn vodka the most sophisticated drink we've ever tasted? Absolutely not, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should turn your nose up at the neon-orange infusion. Let's face it, Halloween is the perfect time to embrace your kitschy side, and few things will get you in the seasonal spirit faster than throwing back a shot of this extremely easy-to-make liqueur.
Admittedly, watching the candy corn near-completely dissolve in a mere matter of hours is slightly scary (er . . . spooky), but it's a fascinating process to see unfold. (The picture on the left was taken mere minutes after letting the two ingredients mingle.)
Great news, friends, it's National Vodka Day! That means no one will judge you for making all the vodka drinks your little heart desires. One of the purest and most popular spirits around, vodka is worth celebrating today and all weekend long. But before you do, take a minute to test your knowledge on the tipple with this oh-so-informative quiz. The world may never know whether the liquor originated in Russia or Poland, but you can still brush up on other fun facts. Cheers!
In honor of the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, we're bringing you a Champagne cocktail inspired by the movie. Celebrate Michael Douglas's and Matt Damon's Emmy nominations with this tipple, a blend of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime, and sparkling wine. Watch the video, then print out the recipe.
Effen Vodka recently sent us its latest flavor, Salted Caramel ($30), and if it weren't for the accompanying marshmallows (my ultimate weakness) and other cocktail accoutrements, the bottle may have been tossed aside. I mean, how many silly flavored vodkas can one possibly try? However reluctant, I took one whiff of the wheat vodka and the buttery, caramelized scent made me feel giddy from the impending sugar high. Take a look at the cocktail recipe.
If you love strawberries, you'll definitely be a fan of this easy sipper. I combined vodka with lemon juice, muddled strawberries, and simple syrup. The whole thing is shaken and then strained into a chilled glass.
It's a seasonal, slightly girlie drink that's delightfully balanced and ends up neither too sweet nor too potent. This strawberry vodka cocktail is just the thing to kick-start your weekend, so cheers! Grab a glass and get the recipe.
Next time you're hosting brunch, instead of serving mimosas or bloody Marys, try this cocktail that fulfills everything you hope for in a beverage to take the edge off. The grapefruit is fresh and acidic; the ginger simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and heat; the salt rim satisfies a hankering for something savory. So go ahead — pull out that citrus juicer and drink this ginger-spiked Salty Dog until the dog days of Summer are over.
When it comes to cocktails, there's rarely a concoction that vodka doesn't bode well with. Whether you're looking for a cocktail that is fruity or something a bit more decadent, vodka's smooth, neutral flavor adds that much needed kick. But before you claim vodka soda as your signature drink, take a look at what these vodka cocktails have to offer. There's something for every occasion; the hardest part will be choosing a favorite!
You may have heard of the Fuzzy Navel, an '80s-era cocktail, but have you ever tried a Buzzy Fuzzy Navel? A riff on the classic, made slightly less sweet and fizzy — or rather buzzy — by a splash of beer, this summery cocktail will quench your thirst and get your night (or day) off to the right start. Watch the video to see how it's made.