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World Vodka Day 2023: 3 Offbeat Smirnoff No. 21 Cocktails To Party With

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For the innovative cocktail crafter, vodka stands as a gem among spirits. Its versatility and ability to serve as a blank canvas for experimenting with whacky flavour profiles. Its neutrality makes it an ideal base for concocting a wide array of cocktails, which for the avid mixologist, is a true gift. The global love for vodka runs so deep, that it even has its own day. 

International Vodka Day, celebrated on the 4th of October every year is a chance for the world’s global vodka-loving community to get together and celebrate the spirit that can do it all. Unlike its other bar counterparts, vodka doesn't bring a strong flavour of its own to the party. This allows you to play around with a wider range of out there ingredients, from fruits, vegetables and herbs to spices and syrups, without worrying about the flavours clashing. 

Vodka's purity is another distinguishing factor which makes it the perfect batchmate for intense ingredients. High-quality vodka, such as Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, is triple distilled and filtered 10 times through seven columns of charcoal for a dry and smooth finish. So let your imagination run wild, there’s so much to explore. 

Here are 3 fresh bespoke Smirnoff No. 21 cocktails you can experiment with for an all-new vodka sensation.

High Tea 

Take the soothing properties of a mild peppermint tea and bring it to life with Smirnoff No.21 Vodka. With notes of warm vanilla, this cocktail is all things serene. A perfect boozy addition to your afternoon tea. 

high-tea

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
  • 20 ml Vanilla Cordial
  • Peppermint Tea (to top up)
  • Edible Flower (for garnish)

Directions:

  • Pour 45 ml of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka into an ice-filled shaker.
  • Add 20 ml of Vanilla Cordial to the mix.
  • Shake the contents vigorously until well combined.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
  • Top up the glass with Peppermint Tea.
  • Garnish your drink with an edible flower for an elegant touch.

Love From Ken 

Pretty and pink, this drink has delicate notes of Pandan, a popular fragrant plant often used in Southeast Asian cuisine. Pairing those mildly citrus notes with the floral bouquet of roses and a bubbly wine finish makes for an effervescent treat. 

love-from-ken

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
  • 20ml Pandan and Rose Cordial
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Pandan Leaf

Directions:

  • Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  • Pour 45 ml of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka into the glass.
  • Add 20 ml of Pandan and Rose Cordial.
  • Carefully top up the glass with sparkling wine.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  • Garnish with a pandan leaf for an elegant touch.

Ruby Root Reviver 

Vibrant and unapologetic, this bold cocktail features Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, earthy beetroot juice, and a touch of honey, topped with a hint of black pepper for a delightful, balanced flavour experience.

ruby-root

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
  • 100ml Beetroot Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • A sprinkle of Black Pepper

Directions:

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 45 ml of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and 100 ml of Beetroot Juice.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Honey to the shaker.
  • Add a sprinkle of Black Pepper for a subtle kick of spice.
  • Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Optionally, garnish with a small beetroot slice or a twist of lemon peel for an extra touch of flair.

 

     

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