A vodka cocktail is the most elegant of drinks, conjuring up images of sophistication, as well as several notable pop culture icons. Forget Carrie’s Cosmopolitan and Lebowski’s White Russian, though - this collection of vodka recipes is full of innovation.
Marcus Eaves gives Bond’s classic Martini an added kick with his espresso Martini recipe, where vodka, rum and coffee liqueur are shaken - naturally - with espresso, while Adam Gray pays further homage to the world of Ian Fleming with From Russia with Love, a vodka cocktail taking its name from the Russian vodka within it, as well as one of Bond’s adventures.
If you work through too many of this collection in one evening - and who could blame you - you’ll be needing a next day pick me up, and Tony Conigliaro’s Brunch Mary is just that. A twist on the classic hangover busting Bloody Mary, this near-medicinal cocktail is given extra punch with horseradish infused vodka.