Vodka adds color to your life. Now you can add color to your vodka.
By Cari Jorgensen
More often than not, vodka is drunk neat. Most vodka drinkers don’t add water. Or ice. Though sometimes flavored, vodka is a notoriously colorless spirit. Except today. Today we’re adding some color to the drink with these four vodka-based cocktail recipes.
Color #1: Red
What You Need to Turn Your Vodka Red:
1 oz premium vodka
3 oz tomato juice
2 dashes red hot sauce
2 dashes green hot sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
½ oz lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 celery stalk
Note: If you prefer your Bloody Mary spicier, add more of the hot sauces and pepper.
What to Do to Turn Your Vodka Red:
Put all ingredients except the celery stalk in a mixing glass.
Pour it back and forth with another mixing glass.
Strain it into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with the celery stalk.
Color #2: Black
White russian cocktail
What You Need to Turn Your Vodka Black:
1¾ oz vodka
¾ oz coffee liqueur
What to Do to Turn Your Vodka Black:
Build the ingredients in an ice-filled old fashioned glass.
Stir well and serve.
Color #3: Blue
glass of blue cocktail with lime on ice background
What You Need to Turn Your Vodka Blue:
1 oz vodka
1 oz blue curaçao liqueur
1 oz lime juice
What to Do to Turn Your Vodka Blue:
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker.
Pour through a strainer into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.
Color #4: Orange
Screw driver cocktail with fresh mint
What You Need to Turn Your Vodka Orange:
2 oz vodka
5 oz orange juice
What to Do to Turn Your Vodka Orange:
Put three ice cubes in a highball glass.
Add the vodka.
Fill the rest of the glass with the orange juice.
Stir and serve.
How do you add color to your vodka?