Vodka-cocktails

TGIF: Vodka With Crushed Lime And Mint Cocktail Recipe

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life, so this week we’re taking it back to basics with this vodka and crushed lime cocktail recipe. Muddled with fresh mint and brown sugar, it’s a sweet, citrus sensation that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Serves 6

Ingredients

1/4 cup, firmly packed brown sugar

24 fresh mint leaves

3 limes, quartered

180ml vodka

Soda water, chilled, to serve

Ice cubes, to serve

Method

  1. Divide the sugar, mint and lime among serving glasses. Use the end of a rolling pin to gently muddle until lime is crushed.
  2. Pour vodka among glasses, then top with soda water and ice.
  3. Stir gently, then serve.

Recipe via Taste

May 29, 2015

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The standard vodka cocktail is always overdone, and we’re not even going to discuss a vodka lime and soda combination, which isn’t even an option in our books.

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Impress your friends and show off your skills with these vodka cocktails which taste amazing and are also unique!

Rosemary and lemon vodka fizz

Ingredients: vodka, rosemary syrup, sparkling water, rosemary

This tangy cocktail is infused with lemon and a sprig of rosemary for a unique taste, which everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Pink petal vodka

Ingredients: rose syrup, vodka, pink rose petals, rose water, tonic, pink food colouring

These pretty pink drinks are perfect for a girls night out, and taste delicious! If you don’t have any pink petals around, don’t worry, it still looks amazing for Instagram.

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Whipped vodka and club soda

Ingredients: club soda, whipped vodka, lime

Okay, well we may have lied about the vodka lime and soda, but this one is for the friend who always orders one! The taste is so much smoother, minus all the extra calories.

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Vodka, lemon and lavender cocktail

Ingredients: sugar cubes, cold water, vodka, lemon juice, lavender

If you’ve followed a few of our cocktail ideas before, then you probably know that lavender is a must-have for any pretty beverage. Combine the water, sugar and lavender in a saucepan over medium heat, and prepare the syrup for this tasty drink.

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Plum vodka spritzer

Ingredients: lemon plums, sugar, water, vodka, club soda

Use fresh plums for ultimate flavour and combine with cold water and smooth vodka for the ultimate summer cocktail.

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Bittersweet greyhound

Ingredients: grapefruit juice, vodka, campari, water, sugar

This one has already become our new favourite drink. It’s a great alternative to the vodka lime and cranberry combination. Sugar the rim of the glass for a kick of sweet and savoury flavour!

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Arancello

Ingredients: arancello (lemon fizzy drink), vodka, oranges, sugar, water

This fabulous cocktail is technically cheating, since it’s a mix of liqueurs for the friend who can’t make up their mind! The result? A yummy infusion of sour arancello with smooth vodka.

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Images via A Better Happier St Sebastian, Jillian Harris, Best Friends For Frosting, The Effortless Chic, Heather Christo, Refinery 29

April 2, 2015