“Between spirits, liqueurs, citrus and syrup, a cocktail can get really disjointed,” says Jacyara de Oliveira. For a more cohesive drink, she uses neutral vodka to bring all the elements together.
Slideshow: Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 1/2 ounces potato vodka, such as Karlsson’s Gold
3/4 ounce Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce Highland Scotch, such as Glenmorangie
1/4 ounce Honey Syrup
Dash of lavender bitters
1 fresh violet, for garnish (optional)
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Velvet Falernum, lemon juice, Scotch, Honey Syrup and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the violet.
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