Today Is National Vodka Day!

Here's the perfect excuse to try out these fab vodka cocktails. Some of them were designed by super chef Marcus Samuelsson!!
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white sangria

Ingredients:

2 cups SKYY Vodka

2/3 bottle white wine

2 ounces lime juice

8 ounces orange juice

8 ounces apple juice

1 mango, cut into cubes

2 pears, cut into cubes

Pear and strawberry for garnish

Directions:

Soak fruit in juices and vodka for two hours to overnight (feel free to add more SKYY for a stronger drink). Stir together in a pitcher and serve in wine glass. Garnish with pear and strawberry.

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Apple Spiced Martini — designed by SKYY Vodka’s first ever culinary ambassador, Chef Marcus Samuelsson

apple spiced martini

Ingredients:

2 ounces SKYY Vodka

1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce Apple Spiced Simple Syrup (recipe to follow)

2 dashes angostura bitters

Ice

Slice of apple (for garnish)

Makes 1 cocktail and enough base for 20 cocktails

Directions:

Put all ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain through Hawthorn shaker into chilled coupe glass garnished with apple.

Apple Spiced Simple Syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1 teaspoon ginger, ground

1 teaspoon allspice, ground

1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground (freshly ground if possible)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 slice of a red apple, ¼ inch thick

1/2 cup water

Place all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Strain into airtight container. Cool. Refrigerate. Will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.


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