Christmas for some means only one thing: drinks. That may be an exaggeration of course, as the festive season brings so many other things to enjoy with it. Spending time with family, watching old Christmas movies and of course the mountains of food. That being said, plenty of those activities go very well with cocktails.
With that in mind, this article will detail some of the best vodka-based cocktails to enjoy over the holiday season.
Classic Cocktail Recipes For The Festive Season
1. X Muse Vodka Martini
Martinis are extremely popular, especially when paired with a luxurious and flavourful vodka. The recipe for this cocktail is relatively simple and the prep time is only 5 minutes.
All you’ll need to make this is a 60ml of X MUSE vodka, 10ml of a dry vermouth of your choice, 2.5ml of simple syrup and some dashes of salt. To make the drink, firstly all components should be added to a mixing glass. Stir continuously after adding ice and then filter the liquid into your quality martini glass. Garnish with a small slice of lemon and you’re good to go.
2. X Muse Bloody Mary
If you’re planning on a fair bit of consumption this season, this cocktail will be perfect for the morning after. The Bloody Mary's non-alcoholic components provide electrolytes, water, vitamin C, and vitamin b6, all of which can help alleviate hangover symptoms. Although it does take a fair bit of ingredients. Gather up 40ml of X Muse Vodka, 10ml of lemon juice, 100ml of passata that is mixed with tomato sauce, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery, salt and pepper.
Fill a big cocktail mixer or jug with ice. Pour the vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice directly into the ice after measuring them. After this, just add a shake or two of Tabasco, three shakes of Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of celery salt and pepper. After vigorously stirring until the jug's outside feels cold, pour the drink into two tall glasses. Fill both glasses to the brim with new ice, and garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Luxury Vodka-based Cocktails For The Festive Season
1. Seven Dio
A drink that is sure to wow your guests, the seven dio is inspired by the topic of the 59th Venice Art Biennale. A refreshing blend of lemon, basil, honey, and ginger served in a tumbler with a white grape, as interpreted by Vadim Grigoryan, was created by Sebastien Gans. To make the cocktail, add 35ml of vodka and 15ml of Dolin blanc to a mixing glass. Then add 20ml of lemon juice and 15ml of basil juice and mix. Pour it into one of the glasses from your cocktail set, top the glass with ginger beer and garnish with white grape.
2. X Muse Mule
Another classic which is made even better with heritage barley vodka. This sweet but strong drink will leave everyone with a smile on their face. Just add 40ml of vodka, 20ml of pineapple juice, 15ml of velvet falernum, 10ml of simple syrup and 75ml of ginger ale into a glass and mix. Garnish well with mint and coconut musk oil, and you’re all set to start sipping away.
If you’re interested in crafting some more creative cocktails for yourself and your holiday guests, be sure to read our cocktail compendium for a full range of drinks you can make.