The Canadian answer to the Bloody Mary, this vodka cocktail originally hails from the Calgary Inn, where it may be the only cocktail recipe inspired by a pasta dish.
Similar to Brazil’s famed Caipirinha but made with vodka in place of cachaça, this fresh, citrusy drink matches best with “a clean, neutral vodka with fruity, floral notes—something made from corn, wheat or mixed grain, something gentle,” according to bartender Tony Abou-Ganim.
This dessert-y sipper has rich, chocolaty underpinnings, so “the drink will pair best with a New-World corn-based or wheat-based vodka rich in vanilla or cocoa elements,” according to bartender Tony Abou-Ganim.
This super easy vodka cocktail is popular with those trying to cut calories.
Every home bar should have a bottle of Lillet Blanc. And a glass of Lillet on the rocks makes for a perfect afternoon.
This version of a Brass Monkey, made famous by the Beastie Boys, uses a chilled glass and cold beer, instead of a warm 40-ounce bottle.
This classic vodka cocktail couldn’t be easier to make.
Equal parts vermouth and vodka make a simple, elegant sip.
A Blue-Cheese–Olive Martini is a steakhouse classic that’s arguably more appetizer than cocktail. This modification uses pickled green tomatoes and Atsby Amberthorn vermouth, an herb-forward vermouth that works especially well in a savory Martini.