Top 10 Vodka Recipes from Swish Plastics

Without a doubt, Vodka is the most popular go-to liquor for cocktails, martinis, and highballs. The liquor is a base spirit with no inherent flavor. Vodka pairs well and blends easily with countless recipes that include a wide range of interesting ingredients. Vodka beverages are best when the liquor is cold at the start of the mixing. You can keep a bottle in the refrigerator, or chill a room temperature bottle in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before making a drink.

The first half of our top 10 vodka recipes are those well established and most often asked for drinks featuring vodka. The second half of our top 10 vodka recipes are those drinks very popular for their combination of delightful flavors and most appropriate for our Western Australian environment. That means they include the sweet and tart flavors of our bountiful fruits. These recipes are diverse enough that everyone will be sure to find one or more that please their taste buds. Don’t hesitate to try them all to find your favorite.

The following recipes are presented using Vodka+, one of our own select premium Australian vodkas, but you can make these drinks with any brand of non-flavored, premium Vodka. There are 10 or fewer ingredients used in each recipe and the prep time is less than 10 minutes. We have left out the guesswork. Each recipe includes the amount of each ingredient needed, how to combine the ingredients, and which type of swish plastic glasses is best used to serve your beverage in for appearance and taste.

TOP 5 MOST REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL VODKA DRINKS

1. COSMOPOLITAN

Ingredients for one cocktail:

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the following:
    ½ ounce fresh Lime Juice
    1 ounce Cranberry Juice
    ½ ounce Triple Sec
    1.5 ounces Vodka+
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker is cold to the touch
  • Strain the mix into a  Swish Tritan Plastic Martini Glass without the use of any ice cubes
  • Use a few cranberries on a stick or a slice of lemon or lime to garnish the drink

2. VODKA COLLINS

  • Ingredients for one cocktail:1.5 ounces Vodka+
    1.5 ounces of a Sweet and Sour Mix
    5 ounces of Club Soda
    Ice Cubes
  • Place several ice cubes in a Swish Tritan Plastic Medium Tumbler Glass
  • Pour Vodka over the ice
  • Add the Sweet and Sour Mix and Club Soda
  • Stir the mix, drink and enjoy

3. VODKA MARTINI

  • Ingredients for one martini:3 ounces Vodka+
    ¾ ounce of Dry Vermouth
    Lemon peel
    Ice Cubes
  • Place several ice cubes in a Swish Tritan Plastic Martini glass
  • Add the Vermouth and Vodka into a Swish Tritan Plastic Stackable Tumbler Glass
  • Stir the liquid 30 seconds
  • Let the drink sit for one minute while you rub the lemon peel around the rim of the martini glass
  •  Strain the stirred drink into the martini glass and drop the lemon peel in the drink
  • Sip this classic drink to savor the taste

4. BLOODY MARY HIGHBALL

  • Ingredients for one highball:1.5 ounces Vodka+
    1 stalk Celery for garnish
    1 Lemon wedge for garnish
    1 pinch Ground Pepper
    1 inch Table Salt
    Ice Cubes
    3 ounces Bloody Mary Mix – If you don’t have the Pre-mix, you can make a mix with:3 ounces Tomato Juice
    .5 ounce Lemon Juice
    1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
    1 pinch Celery Salt
    Hot Sauce to taste
  • Fill a Swish Tritan Plastic Highball Tumbler Glass with ice
  • Pour in the Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix or your own made mix into the glass
  • Stir the liquid well
  • Sprinkle the drink with the salt and pepper
  • Place a stalk of celery into the glass
  • Garnish the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge
  • Sip and savor the tongue pleasing highball

5. SCREWBALL

  • Ingredients for one highball:
    1.5 ounces Vodka+
    1 Small Bottle Orange Juice
    Ice Cubes
  • Fill a Swish Tritan Plastic Highball Tumbler Glass with ice cubes
  • Pour in the Vodka and the Orange Juice to taste
  • Sip through a paper straw, relax and enjoy the refreshing pick-me-up

TOP 5 RECOMMENDED TRENDY VODKA RECIPES FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIANS

1. SEX ON THE BEACH HIGHBALL (Love this tropical name)

  • Ingredients for one highball:1.5 ounces Vodka+
    .5 ounce Peach Schnapps
    1.5 ounces Pineapple or Orange Juice
    1.5 ounces Cranberry Juice
    1 Orange Wedge or Paper Umbrella for Garnish
    Ice Cubes
  • Place all liquid ingredients into a shaker with several ice cubes
  • Shake until the outside of the shaker is cold
  • Strain into a Swish Tritan Plastic Highball Tumbler Glass over ice cubes
  • Garnish to your liking
  • Sip, savory, and feel the cool ocean breeze

2. GIGGLE JUICE MARTINI (A party pleasing delight)

  • Ingredients for eight cocktails:Lemon Wedges to rim cocktail glasses
    Sugar to rim glasses
    1 bottle Moscato (750 ml)
    3 cups Pink Lemonade
    1 can Lemon-Lime Soda
    1 cup Vodka+
    2 cups Sliced Strawberries
    1 Lemon, sliced into half-moon pieces
    Ice Cubes
  • Rub lemon wedge around the rim of the Swish Tritan Plastic Martini Glasses
  • Dip glass rims in sugar
  • Combine ingredients in a large pitcher
  • Add ice cubes and stir
  • Pour into the eight glasses
  • Sip this party pick-me-up, relax and giggle the evening away

3. MIDORI SOUR COCKTAIL (Smooth melon flavored sour mix)

  • Ingredients for one cocktail:1 ounce Midori
    1 ounce Vodka+
    .5 ounce of fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
    .5 ounce of fresh squeezed Lime Juice
    1 bottle of Soda Water to top the drink
    1 Lemon Wedge for garnish
    Ice Cubes
  • Place ice cubes into a Swish Tritan Plastic Medium Tumbler Glass
  • Pour Midori, Vodka, Lemon Juice, and Lime Juice into tumbler and stir
  • Top the drink with soda water
  • Garnish with the lemon wedge
  • Sip and savor the sweet pleasing flavor

4. GREYHOUND DRINK (A tangy grapefruit vodka cocktail)

  • Ingredients for four cocktails:6 ounces of Vodka+
    1 large fresh squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
    1 large fresh squeezed Lime Juice
    2 cans Ginger Ale (355 ml each)
    Ice Cubes
    Grapefruit and Lime slices for garnish
  • Places ice cubes in four Swish Tritan Plastic Medium Tumbler Glasses
  • Pour 1.5 ounces Vodka in each glass
  • Divide grapefruit and lime juices among the four glasses
  • Top off each glass with ginger ale
  • Stir each drink
  • Garnish each glass with grapefruit and lime slices
  • Sip and savor this easy to mix tangy cocktail in all seasons of the year

5. STRAWBERRY VODKA DAIQUIRI (A sweet clean fruity cocktail)

  • Ingredients for four cocktails:¾ cup Vodka+
    .5 cup Lime Juice
    3 Tablespoons Sugar
    1 Pint Fresh Strawberries
    1.5 cups Ice Cubes
  • Place ice cubes first into a blender
  • Add other ingredients in a blender on top of the ice cubes
  • Use the ‘pulse’ button a few times to start breaking up the ice
  • If the blender has an ‘ice’ or ‘frozen’ selection, use it when pulsing to reduce ice cubes into small pieces
  • After pulsing, set blender on ‘high’ speed, keeping the selection on ‘ice’ or ‘frozen’
  • Continue blending until mixture is smooth and ice pieces are small or dissolved
  • Remove the pitcher from the blender, bang the pitcher bottom on the counter twice so the mixture settles
  • Replace pitcher on the blender base and blend again for 10 to 20 seconds to break down any ice or strawberry pieces still remaining in the blend
  • Remove the pitcher and shake it slightly as you pour to loosen the blend and allow it to slide out easily
  • Pour into four Swish Tritan Plastic Highball Tumbler Glasses
  • Garnish each glass with a sliced fresh strawberry
  • Enjoy the aromatic, fruity cocktail with a meal, at a cookout, during Happy Hour, with a cheese and cracker platter, or anytime you want to kick back with a sweet, pleasing cocktail