Shaken Not Stirred: A Vodka Lover's Guide to Martinis and Bloody Marys. Featuring 101 Vodka Cocktail Recipes
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From the Back Cover
Vodka is one of the oldest distilled spirits in existence and remains one of the top-selling in the world. Everyone has drank vodka in some shape or form at some point in their life; whether it was in a Cosmopolitan, Apple Martini or one hazy night with a bottle of Popov. Maybe you spent one night on your yacht, rolling around in gold records with a bottle of Ciroc. Ok, maybe that last example was a little reaching but I think we can all agree that it would be awesome. You're interested in this book because you are or want to become a vodka drinker. Or maybe you're a long-time bartender, like me, who wants some more knowledge on one of your favorite spirits. Whatever your reason, thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings, and I've got you covered. As you explore this book, you will learn about the history of the most versatile spirit ever made, the differences between grain, potato and fruit-based vodkas and the secrets to making the perfect martini. I also introduce you to vodka's best friend, the Bloody Mary and share with you the history and best recipes of the ultimate breakfast drink. Plus over 100 vodka-based craft cocktail recipes from around the world. So read on, my new drinking buddies. Let's get started. But first, I need to refresh my drink.
About the Author
I'm a bartender from the Detroit area. In the past 15 years I've accumulated a significant amount of knowledge accompanied by a wealth of stories. If you follow me along my self-publishing journey, you will benefit from both. I intend to write about all of the main spirits and tell all of the stories I can remember along the way. Doing what I have done for these passed years has given me a unique view of the world and I love sharing it with people. If you want to read my random daily thoughts, you can do so on my blog at cupofrobots.wordpress.com. There, you can also keep up to date on my latest projects and newest releases. I am humbled by the attention that I've gotten because of my work and I will do my best to honor and live up to the praise that has been given to me. I am always open to your feedback and reviews. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me.
Dash balsamic vinegar 2-3 ounces Tabasco green pepper sauce Pinch ground white peppercorns Pinch ground cumin Pinch sea salt Pinch paprika Fresh basil sprigs Add the above ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass, saving the basil and paprika until last. Roll until blended. Strain into an ice-filled goblet. Garnish with basil sprig and paprika. Conclusion There you have it, all of my knowledge on the best distilled spirit around. I hope you have learned something, but, more
(recipe below) 2 oz Stolichnaya vodka squeeze of a fresh lime club soda Preparation: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda. Ginger Simple Syrup: Peel 2 inches of fresh ginger. Simmer with 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes to infuse flavor. Remove ginger. Bottle and chill. Amarula & Eve Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Amarula Cream 1/2 oz Citrus vodka 2 1/2 oz
and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon. Apple Crisp Ingredients: 1 oz. UV Cake Vodka 1 oz. Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup 2 oz. Apple Juice Preparation: Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a martini glass and top with a dash of cinnamon. Apple Pie Martini Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts Navan Vanilla Liqueur 1 part Belvedere Vodka 2 parts apple cider 1 tsp cinnamon squeeze of lime Preparation: Pour the ingredients into a
Preparation: Pour vodka and schnapps into a highball glass filled with ice and top with cranberry juice. Garnish with an orange wedge. Katinka Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz apricot brandy 1/2 oz lime juice fresh sprig of mint for garnish Preparation: Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Killer Blowfish Ingredients: 1 oz TY KU liqueur 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka 5
cherry tomato. Touchdown Tea Ingredients: 1/2 part vodka 1/4 part tequila 1/2 part rum 1/2 part gin 1/2 part triple sec 1 1/2 parts lemon-lime Gatorade splash of cola for color orange juice for taste (optional) Preparation: Fill a punch bowl with ice. Pour the ingredients into the bowl using the ratios given in the recipe. Stir well. Tornado Ingredients: 1 oz whiskey 1 oz vodka 1 oz rum 1 oz tequila cola 1 tsp sugar 3 ice cubes Preparation: Stir the liquors with