Sometimes the best drinks are simple, where you can appreciate and taste the flavours without being overwhelmed by other components. You can enjoy a drink based on its flavour rather than its garnishes, just like Martinis or plain vodka with soda water. Vodka is perfect for mixing into simple two-ingredient cocktails.
At X MUSE, we wanted to make a versatile vodka that can be mixed with any drink as well as used to produce a classic cocktail or a basic drink. When it comes to variety and ease of use, vodka reigns supreme. In this article, we will show you how to drink barley vodka as well as the best two-ingredient vodka cocktails.
What Does Barley Vodka Taste Like?
Barley vodka has a subtle sweetness to it with a smooth and creamy texture. Along with pleasant yet subtle notes of earthiness. Barley vodka has a sweet flavour that is slightly dry and peppery, with well-balanced flavours.
Barley vodka has a luscious smell to it with aromatic apples and pears, with undertones of cider and apple pie, before pear drops and freshly pressed apple juice emerge. It has a delicate, fresh texture and a sweetness that opens out, releasing pear drops and juicy, crisp apples with richer, baked apples. It has undertones of honey, ginger, and nutmeg, leading to cider notes and a faint, underlying dryness with a touch of creaminess. The cider develops with flavours of baked apples and ginger after finishing with a rich flavour of juicy apples and pear drops complemented by dry base vodka tasting notes.
How To Drink Vodka Made With Barley
X MUSE Barley Vodka can be served neat in a glass on its own, over ice or with lemonade or Coca-Cola. The spirit blends seamlessly with its mixer making it a perfect accompaniment in your drinks cabinet.
The best way to serve X MUSE is with a mixer of your choice, in a cold glass over ice, and one of the best ways to serve barley vodka is neat. Vodka neat isn't a common choice, but it's the ideal way to experience its complex flavours. Our vodka is steeped in Scottish Heritage, blended with barley and distilled in a unique way, similar to whiskey. All of this is to bring essential flavoursome notes to our barley vodka making it rich in both taste and aroma and ideal to sip on.
The Best 2-Ingredient Vodka Drinks
When it comes to plain vodka, simplicity often results in a delicious classic beverage. Some cocktails and drinks have many ingredients and different components to them, but sometimes less really is more.
You don't need a tray of different liqueurs or a copious amount of fruits, all you need is quality ingredients like X MUSE Scottish Barley Vodka. Here are our top two ingredient vodka drinks for you to try:
The Vodka Martini
This is a classic two-ingredient vodka drink! The martini is one of the world's most famous beverages. It has been enjoyed by many for almost a century. Vodka and dry vermouth are the main ingredients.
This Is one of the most simple traditional drinks to make; simply combine orange juice and vodka. It's excellent for afternoon cocktails or brunch. People have been drinking this vodka mixture for decades since it was invented in the 1940s.
The Black Russian
This cocktail is a 1950s classic and is the ideal after-dinner drink or afternoon pick-me-up. This vodka cocktail with two ingredients, vodka and coffee liqueur, nearly tastes like a dessert.
What Are The Cocktail Golden Rules To Live By?
1-The most significant component is alcohol.
A perfect cocktail should not hide its booziness; rather, it should embrace it. A cocktail is typically 50ml of the "base" alcohol (a double shot) plus a handful of extra ingredients. Use a liberal hand when it comes to spirits.
2-The second most significant element is ice.
In cocktails, ice performs two functions: it chills the drink and adds a little (but not too much) dilution.