Vodka recipes

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    Apple Cider Schnapps

    • Apples and cinnamon add cider flavour and spicy fragrance. Sip it straight or use for Apple Cider Cocktail.
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    Apple Schnapps

    • In the long, dark evenings of winter, what would be more welcome than a fragrant whiff of sunny apple-orchard autumn preserved in schnapps? Tell...
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    Best Bloody Mary

    • This classic brunch drink also works as an aperitif with nibbles, especially cheese straws or crackers.
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    Best Caesar

    • You'll be surprised at how much tastier one of Canada's best-loved drinks is with this homemade mix. Bottled clam juice is available at most...
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    Black Currant Liqueur

    • French cr? de cassis is the inspiration for this sweet and fruity liqueur. This drink makes a refreshing cocktail by topping 1 oz (25 mL) with 4 oz...
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    Black Currant Liqueur

    • Crème de cassis is the inspiration for this fruity liqueur. Use it to make an elegant Gin Kir Cocktail.
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    Candy Apple Martini

    • This ruby red martini tastes just like a candy apple – dangerously so!
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    Cappuccino Martini

    • Serve this creamy martini after dinner as an alternative to the usual coffee and cake. If available, Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is the choice of the...
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    Carrot Marys

    • Kick off your special lunch with a cheerful orange-colour spin on a traditional brunchtime cocktail, the bloody mary. Look for bottled carrot juice...
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    Chili Vodka

    • Remove 1 oz (30 mL) vodka from bottle. Cut slits down sides of red and green pepper; insert into vodka bottle along with salt. Let stand for 3...
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    Chocolate Brownie Martini

    • Nutty and chocolaty, this drink will have your guests swooning with joy. Use white crème de cacao for a clear cocktail.
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    Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

    • Homemade chocolate syrup and roasted hazelnuts easily transform a simple bottle of vodka into an unforgettable gift. Ideal for coffee lovers, this...
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    Chocolate Mint Martini

    • Chocolate and mint are a natural flavour match. Crush the candy cane in a food processor or coffee grinder.
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    Cinnamon Martini

    • James Matthews celebrates the holidays with this stylish, gold-infused cocktail. Smoky Cheddar Shorties are tasty accompaniments.
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    Citrus Martini Cooler

    • All the ingredients of a classic martini — combined with a delicious mixed citrus flavour — come together in this crowdpleaser. Make...
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    Classic Dry Martini

    • This is the popular dry version, but for the original martini, double the vermouth. If guests choose just cocktail onions for the garnish, they...
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    Coconut Lime Pie Martini

    • The weather outside might be frightful, but this tropical martini is delightful.
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    Cosmo Spritzer

    • This raspberry red drink, with its slight undertone of orange, is a refreshing and pleasant update of the conventional Cosmopolitan cocktail. Float...
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    • This rosy cocktail has taken North America by storm over the last few years.
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    Cran-Raspberry Cordial

    • With its festive colour and fabulous flavour, this infused vodka is ideal for the holiday season.
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    Cranberry Fizz

    • Ruby red and sparkling, this sophisticated take on a cosmopolitan is sure to brighten the festive season. Look for unsweetened pure cranberry juice...
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    Espresso Martini

    • Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, espresso or double-strength coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar. Shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain...
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    Goblin Face Caesar-tini

    • Pickle juice, horseradish and hot sauce add their zesty kicks to this cocktail.
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    • Gravlax, a Scandinavian specialty of cured salmon, makes a terrific centrepiece for a winter brunch. Remember that it takes five days to cure....
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    Hazelnut Coffee and Cream Liqueur

    • This sweet and creamy liqueur with its robust coffee flavour and subtle accent of hazelnut is ideal after a festive meal.
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    Le Saint Laurent Cranberry Cocktail

    • The white versions of Lillet and Dubonnet are wine-based aperitifs. This elegant cocktail comes from Initiale, one of Quebec City's finest...
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    Lemon Meringue Pie Martinis

    • Organic eggs give the best flavour and colour. If you are concerned about using raw eggs, use 1/2 cup (125 mL) pasteurized eggs instead.
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    Lemon-Lime Sangria

    • Limoncello is the generic name for a sweet Italian lemon liqueur. To save money, look for sample-size (50 mL) bottles.
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    • Limone, or “lemon” in Italian, provides the refreshing, sweet kick in this simple, tasty liqueur. If possible, use organic lemons.
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    Love potion

    • Shake all ingredients, except garnish, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Drop raspberry into glass and serve.