If life gives you lemons, add vodka!
Too many cooks may spoil the broth, but two great bartenders will shake a perfect vodka cocktail just for you. So, don’t be watching your calories because there’s so much more to vodka than you can imagine. Vodka is such a versatile spirit that pretty much ANYTHING works with it, this makes it ideal to work with at home as a home bartender.
And Smirnoff has great presence in a cocktail and a perfect balance for a mixing vodka.
Our trusted men - Hemant Mundkur and Zachary Abbott (Brand Ambassadors at DIAGEO India) have stirred and shaken these yummy cocktails for you to sip on at home.
Forget the beers; and try these cocktail pairings at your next dinner party. Cheers!
A modern classic from the 90s, the Cosmopolitan is one of the most popular cocktails in bars across the world.
Ingredients: 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 15 ml Orange Liqueur, 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice, 30 ml Cranberry juice.
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with an orange twist.
Food pairing: Margarita Pizza
It’s such a simple and well-known classic that sometimes people forget to class it as a cocktail. A perfect example of fresh ingredients doing the talking!
Ingredients: 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka, fresh orange juice and a touch of fresh citrus.
Method: Fill a highball glass with ice, add the Smirnoff and orange juice. Stir and garnish with an orange wedge.
Food Pairing: Grilled Fish
3. Vodka & Tonic
Vodka & tonic water makes for the perfect highball. Trust us, you got to try this!
Ingredients: 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 1 lime slice, tonic water
Method: Fill a highball glass with ice, squeeze in the lime wedge, add Smirnoff and top the glass with tonic water. Stir and garnish with lime slices.
Food Pairing: Caesar Salad
4. The Negroski
The Negroni takes on many twists and one of them, through eastern Europe, is this perfect sip- The Negroski. Bitter, yet sweet but absolutely delightful.
Ingredients: 30 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 30 ml Campari (bitter orange liqueur) and 30 ml sweet vermouth.
Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass half-filled with ice. Stir until ingredients are cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with orange peel twist.
Food Pairing: Smoked salmon with capers and cream cheese
5. White Russian
“The Dude’s” favourite (The Big Lebowski)
Ingredients: 30 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 15 ml Coffee Liqueur, 15 ml cream
Method: Pour ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass and stir. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Food Pairing: Tiramisu
6. Bloody Mary
For when you can’t make up your mind on what to have, the Bloody Mary is a perfect brunch cocktail!
Ingredients: 40 ml Smirnoff Vodka, 120 ml Tomato juice, few dashes of Worcestershire & Tabasco sauce, 10 ml fresh lime juice, pinch of celery salt and pepper.
Method: Rim a highball glass with salt. Add all ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with green olives and a celery stick.
Food pairing: Fish & Chips
7. Vodka Gimlet
The perfectly balanced tipple, simple yet satisfying!
Ingredients: Smirnoff Vodka, fresh citrus and sugar.
Method: This cocktail can be shaken and served neat or poured over ice in a tall glass and topped with soda, making it a Collins styled cocktail.
Food pairing: Chicken Steak
So, take out that Smirnoff bottle from your liquor cabinet and make a classic cocktail at home.