One special vodka cocktail for holiday soiree?
I try to have a new signature drink for each year's holiday party. In previous years we've had cranberry/rosemary martinis, champagne cocktails, etc. I'd like to make one with vodka this year (infused or non, either way).
Anyone have any ideas for a drink that can be prepared in batches of 4 or 5, served in martini or highball glasses, and is pretty, tasty and festive? (and strong, of course).
(Caipiroska being the vodka-instead-of-cachaca version of the Brazilian caipirinha.)
Muddle a bunch of limes and granulated sugar, top with vodka. A little pomegranate juice goes a long way.
Top with smattering of pomegranate seeds.
I posted a request for a recipe for a signature cocktail of The Algonquin Hotel not long ago - it's called The Parker, and has vodka, lemon juice and chambord. It's a lovely red (perfect for the holidays), pretty bracing and good, without being too sweet. I'm unfortunately not positive about the proportions, but I'm experimenting and have gotten pretty close with 1 part vodka, 1/2 part lemon and 1/2 part chambord. I'm still tweaking.
3c. cups fresh pomegranate juice
4 ounces Absolute Citron Vodka (add more or less according to your own taste)
2 ounce Cointreau Liquor
1/8 c. sparkling water
Squeeze of lemon(to taste)
Combine all ingredients with some ice in a large container with a tight fitting lid. Shake. Strain & pour.(or simply whisk all together).
Rub the rims of martini glasses with lemon wedge & dip in some sugar. 4 -5 servings
There is also a pom liqour called Pama. They have some drink recipes online.
A local restaurant serves a great cocktail that (I think) is plain vodka, lime, pomegranate juice, and shaved ginger. Spicy and festive-looking!
I've also had great cocktails at a local bar that are just champagne and Pearl pomegranate vodka. It doesn't have that pretty pink color, but it certainly *tastes* festive!