vodka

The Rooftop Lemonade

The Rooftop Lemonade

The Rooftop Lemonade is an old classic of Empire Mixology, modernized and revisited. This is an absolutely refreshing creation, that is simple and quick to make and is best enjoyed in the warm weather and sunshine. Just in time to herald the arriving summer, we strongly suggest giving this lemonade a chance to make your summer essentials list.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka

  • 2 oz. Lemonade

  • Cucumber Slices

  • Lemon Wheels

  • Soda Water

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      on the Rocks

  • Strength:   Mild

  • Difficulty:  Simple

  • Flavor:       Sweet

Method:

In a shaker add ice, vodka, lemonade, and cucumber slices. Shake until well chilled and pour into highball glass and top with soda water. garnish with cucumber slices and lemon wheels.

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The Floradora

The Floradora

Meet your new favorite springtime cocktail. This highball is sure to make your list of delectable delights and was previously featured here at Empire Mixology for the 2019 Oscar’s as a nominee cocktail. This light and crisp cocktail also has a delightful sweetness to it. The combination of raspberrys and ginger ale helps to mask the bite of the vodka, creating a finish that will be sure to please your palate and those of your guests as well. Trust us, try this one.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka

  • 4 oz. Ginger Ale

  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

  • 3-5 Fresh Raspberries

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.5 Stars

  • Served:      on the Rocks

  • Strength:   Mild

  • Difficulty:  Simple

  • Flavor:       Sweet

Method:

In a shaker add raspberrys and vodka and muddle thoroughly. Add vodka and ice and shake until chilled. Strain into highball glass with fresh ice and raspberries. Top with ginger ale.

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The Lemon Drop

About The Lemon Drop

The simple and classic Lemon Drop Shot. Note, this is not the IBA Official Lemon Drop Cocktail which is made with Triple Sec and Sour Mix as well. This simple one ingredient shot is light and crisp in flavor. We recommend using Lemon Vodka as the primary ingredient, or a perfectly acceptable variation is to use standard vodka and a few drops of lemon juice. Traditionally a sugar coated lemon is sucked afterwards to kill the harsh bite of vodka!

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Lemon Vodka

  • Lemon Wedge

  • Sugar (optional)

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      Straight

  • Strength:    Medium

  • Difficulty:    Simple

  • Flavor:        Citrus

Method:

Rub the inside of the shot glass with the lemon wedge. Pour in lemon vodka and shoot back.

Empire Tip: Rim the edge of the glass with granulated sugar to give the shot a lemonade-like feel!

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The Kangaroo

About The Kangaroo

Meet the Vodka Martini. It’s technically a Kangaroo Cocktail by trade, however vodka has nominally replaced Gin in the classic recipe seen here. The favorite of James Bond and others, the Vodka Martini is not a traditional Martini according to most purists. The cocktail is meant to be stirred and not shaken, contrary to the popular quote. This recipe is very popular in the modern US cocktail scene and is likely to always remain a symbol of class and elegance.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka

  • .5 oz. Dry Vermouth

  • 1 Cocktail Olive/Lemon Twist

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      Neat

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:   Simple

  • Flavor:       Spirit

Method:

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Just like the Martini, stir this one until well chilled and strain into a martini glass.

Empire Tip: Garnish with a lemon twist or olives to your preference.

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