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


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


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


2 ounces SKYY Vodka

1/2 ounce lime juice

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

2 dashes angostura bitters


Slice of apple (for garnish)

Makes 1 cocktail and enough base for 20 cocktails


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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