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5 Vodka Cocktails You Should Absolutely Try

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10 Vodka Cocktails You Should Absolutely Try!

Vodka is a fun spirit, and shots are boring. Here are a few Vodka Cocktails you should absolutely try!

 

1. BASIL WATERMELON COOLER

Ingredients:

  • 3  Large basil leaves
  • 1  slice Peeled ginger
  • 1  chunk Watermelon
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Ginger ale

Process:

  • In a shaker, muddle the basil, ginger, watermelon and simple syrup.
  • Add the vodka and lime juice, and fill with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Top with ginger ale and garnish with a watermelon chunk and basil leaf.

 

2. WEST SIDE

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Lemon Vodka
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 3 pinches Fresh mint
  • Club soda Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Open the shaker and add a splash of club soda. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Process:

  • Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Open the shaker and add a splash of club soda.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. GYPSY QUEEN

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Russian Standard Vodka
  • 1 oz Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitter

Process:

  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice.
  •  Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top and discard.

4. ICED CARAMEL COFFEE

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz  Caramel Vodka
  • 2 oz Iced coffee

Process:

  • Add both ingredients to a rocks glass and fill with ice.
  • Stir to combine.

5. SINGING TELEGRAM

Ingredients:

Process:

  • Add all ingredients except the Champagne to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into a Champagne flute.
  • Top with Champagne and garnish with a grapefruit and lemon twist.

 

Source- Liquor.com

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Top 5 Best Loved Vodkas in Nigeria

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A report by  the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) has revealed that Nigeria’s spirits market is worth $2 billion and it is increasing at six per cent average yearly. Although the GAIN report noted that local spirits lead the market, they, however, do not meet the standards of the increasing high- and middle- class consumers preferred premium brands.

While there is a large number of local spirits, Vodka is quite popular among Nigerians and here are 5 of the best loved Vodka brands in Nigeria. 

1. Magic Moments Vodka 

Magic moments luxury vodka takes many Nigerians to a whole new Magical world. Launched in 2006, Magic Moments Vodka is top of its category and has won itself 36 international awards, not only for its standard variant, but also its six flavours. Blended with richest and finest grains Magic Moments is defined by its remarkable heritage and premium ingredients. The smooth triple distilled vodka is a certified favourite and can be found in various bars and the shelves of various supermarkets.

2. Ciroc Vodka

Ciroc is famous brand of ultra premium vodka that is manufactured and sold by Diageo. The product is highly unique from other brands of vodka in the sense that it uses grapes as a basic ingredient rather than wheat, potatoes, or corn. The vodka is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof), and usually available in 750ml to 1.75L sized bottles. There are currently eight flavours for customers to choose from, and the variety that Ciroc provides makes it a highly sought after drink. Ciroc vodka is the choice for premium smooth tasting sweet vodka that is unlike any other on the market.

3. Skyy Vodka 

Skyy Vodka is a popular brand of vodka produced in the United States. It comes in over 20 flavours and its price is quite affordable, making it first choice for those who might not want to splurge on an expensive bottle of vodka, but still get high quality vodka. Although the price is low, the taste is not. The Skyy range is quadruple distilled and triple filtered for a clean taste. In 2008, Skyy expanded the Skyy Vodka line with seventeen new flavours, referred to as Skyy Infusions. These Skyy Infusions are made with real fruit. Some of the flavours currently sold include citrus, pineapple, blood orange, vodka infused with moscato grape, wild strawberry, Georgia peach, vanilla bean, cherry, dragon fruit, raspberry, passion fruit, coconut, and grape.

4. Absolut Vodka

Absolut is the third largest brand of alcoholic spirits in the world after Bacardi and Smirnoff. It is quite popular among Nigerians. Absolut Vodka has a rich flavor, is smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain. Absolut Vodka is great neat and ice-cold, on the rocks or as a base for hundreds of drinks and cocktails.

5. Grey Goose Vodka

Grey Goose is one of the most popular luxury vodka brands known for its excellent quality. The vodka is clean and fresh, with a smooth, creamy texture.  Grey Goose comes in different exotic flavours and is  made up of 95% vodka and 5% Cognac. It is a top choice for many Nigerians.

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History of Bacardi

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Bacardi History

Bacardi Limited is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. The company, famous for its eponymous Bacardi white rum now has a portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels. Barcadi was founded in 1862, and family-owned for seven generations. Bacardi employs 6,000 people, manufactures at 27 facilities in 16 markets on four continents, with sales in more than 150 countries.

Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. The company sells in excess of 200 million bottles per year. Bacardi Limited is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited opened offices in Bermuda in 1965 and moved into its current Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed landmark building in 1972. The Company has a 16-member board of directors led by the original founder’s great-great grandson, Facundo L. Bacardí.

The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including Bacardi rum, the world’s best-selling and most-awarded rum, as well as the world’s most-awarded spirit; Grey Goose vodka, the world’s leading super-premium vodka; Dewar’s Blended Scotch whisky, the world’s most-awarded blended Scotch and the number-one selling premium blended Scotch whisky in the United States; Bombay Sapphire gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; Martini vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth and the world’s favorite Italian sparkling wines; Cazadores 100% blue agave tequila, one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico and the United States; and other leading and emerging brands including William Lawson’s, the fastest-growing global Scotch whisky brand; Eristoff vodka, one of the fastest-growing  vodka brands in the world; and St- Germain, a super-premium elderflower liqueur.

Bacardi-Martini is the Nigerian Agent for Bacardi Limited with the agency being headed by Femi Olajimbiti.