If you have decided that vodka is your definite guilty pleasure, and you feel as if it is time to graduate from your straight vodka only drink to something with a little more pizazz, while also maintaining that smoothness and quality taste, here are some recipes to elevate your drink to the next level. To begin the refreshing revamp of your favorite drink, I suggest a classic, the Dirty Martini. Dirty Martinis are dry and savory and will add that air of sophistication that you see in all of the old movies and TV shows.
You will need two parts BJ Hooker’s Vodka, two parts Noilly Prat Original French Dry Vermouth, four Mediterranean olives, 2/3 parts olive brine, and two more olives to serve as the garnish. Begin by mixing the four olives with the olive brine in the bottom of a glass, next add in the vodka and vermouth. Shake the glass with a few ice cubes to cool it down and then pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the remaining two olives. Sit back, sip, and enjoy.
If you have more of a sweet tooth and prefer something not as dry or savory, I suggest the Lemon Drop Martini with a sugar rim for that added jolt of sugary goodness. It only takes three ingredients and relatively no time at all to make this refreshing cocktail. Combine 1.25 ounces of BJ Hooker’s Vodka, with equal parts (0.25 ounces) of lemon juice and triple sec, and add the sugar rim to the glass for that sweet finishing touch.
Finally, can’t decide between bitter and sweet? My suggestion is a Black Russian. This drink is extremely easy and fast to make and is perfect as an after dinner treat. Just mix 1.5 parts of BJ Hooker’s Vodka in a glass with one part coffee liqueur. Add some ice, stir, and you are well on your way to relaxing after dinner conversation and a satisfying treat. Replace the traditional after dinner coffee or tea. You get the best of both worlds in one glass with this easy to make cocktail.
All of these recipes, and a lot more, can be found on the BJ Hooker’s website at www.bjhookersvodka.com whether you are looking for traditional or something with a little more flare, you will find it there. From dry and savory, to sugary sweet, to bitter and sweet, you will find it in the recipes section of their website. You can also purchase your BJ Hooker’s Vodka from them directly at their Houston location.