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Lunar Eclipse

Vodka , Modern Classics

At upscale Dallas gastropub Victor Tangos, bartender Matt Ragan wanted to offer his guests a turmeric-infused vodka drink that could give them a nice healthy buzz.

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Vodka Red Bull

Vodka , Modern Classics

Sometimes you want an expertly made and well-balanced cocktail. And sometimes you want some booze and artificial energy. Enter the Vodka Red Bull, once and arguably still quite popular at many city clubs and beyond.

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Vodka Gimlet

Vodka , Classics

The classic Gimlet takes gin, but many opt for this vodka version.

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Robin Redbreast

Vodka , Modern Classics

If you’d like to make your drink a festive shade of red for the holidays, try this vodka cocktail with blood orange. "Blood oranges have a slightly different flavor than the oranges we are most accustomed to," says Kevin Denton, the national mixologist for Pernod Ricard. "The main thing to remember is that orange juice, particularly anything not freshly squeezed, is much more mellow in cocktails that we think it’s going to be."

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Green Holiday

Vodka , Modern Classics

If you’d like to make your drink a festive shade of green for the holidays, try this vodka and wheatgrass recipe. "Wheatgrass shots are so shockingly green that I knew as a cocktail ingredient they would add some sweet, fresh and lusciously vegetal flavors," says Kevin Denton, the national mixologist for Pernod Ricard.

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Off-White Russian No. 1

Vodka , Modern Classics

Adam McDowell’s book Drinks: A User’s Guide offers ways to enjoy a cocktail under less-than-ideal circumstances, calling such a drink an ad-hoctail, including this Off-White Russian No. 1, a boozy version of a childhood favorite.

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Un-Cosmopolitan

Vodka , Modern Classics

Adam McDowell’s book Drinks: A User’s Guide offers ways to enjoy a cocktail under less-than-ideal circumstances, calling such a drink an ad-hoctail, including this Un-Cosmopolitan.

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Blue Steele Slushie

Vodka , Frozen / Blended

For the 2016 NFL season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. Every Friday of football season, in honor of the Colts, Indianapolis’ Spoke & Steele serves these electric-blue drinks from a slushie machine alongside its spicy “famous nug” meatballs during happy hour.

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Muddled Pine

Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Nothing says winter holidays like a pine-themed drink. This one by bartender Carmen Polcyn at Chicago’s Bar Toma also utilizes cranberries and lemon, making it even more festive. Sip the nonalcoholic version all day, or make the cocktail at night for a cool, yet warming, seasonal tipple.

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