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Top 10 Vodka based Drinks

Written by Top 100 Arena on 2012-09-07
An alcoholic beverage that has little taste and aroma of its own, Vodka is a popular drink for parties and outings. Apart from being served neat, it is the base ingredient for many party drinks and cocktails. The primary reasons being its neutral flavour and its ability to blend with all popular juices and drinks. The top 10 vodka based rinks are:

10 Moscow Mule

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Invented in 1941 by John G. Martin, this cocktail is made with vodka, ginger beer and lime. It was a popular drink during 1950s and a big hit among the Hollywood hipsters, who frequented the famous tavern on the Sunset Strip in the United States. The drink is served on the rocks poured over ice in a copper cup. The copper mugs were especially made for this drink and marketed around the country. At that time Vodka was a big craze in the US which made the popularity of this drink to soar more. More info

9 Long Island Iced Tea

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A cocktail made with vodka, gin, tequila and rum with a dash of lemon; this drink was invented in 1920’s. More popular variants of this cocktail include cola. This drink has a higher alcohol concentration as it contains rum and tequila along with vodka. Outside USA, the Long Island Iced Tea is made with cola and lemon or orange juice without alcohol. This drink is served on the rocks over the ice in a highball glass. The most common garnish accompanying this drink is a lemon wedge. Other variants of this drink involve champagne, whiskey, cranberry juice, peach schnapps and tequila instead of cola. More info

8 Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon is a popular summer cocktail which is prepared from a mixture of vodka, blue curacao and lemonade. It is said to have been invented in the popular New York bar, Harry’s Bar. It is frequently showcased in various popular cultures by featuring in many movies and sitcoms. The drink is served in a highball glass; on the rocks poured over ice with lemon as the common garnish. More info

7 Caesar

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Also known as Bloody Caesar, this cocktail is mostly consumed in Canada and made out of vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. It is somewhat similar to Bloody Mary but has its own unique spicy taste. It is a popular hangover cure in Canada but is quite unknown outside Canada. The cocktail is served on the rocks in a highball glass rimmed with salt and is usually accompanied by celery and a wedge of lime. More info

6 Harvey Wallbanger

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A cocktail made out of vodka, orange juice and Galliano. Donato 'Duke' Antone invented this drink in 1952. A mixologist who has been world champion thrice. Legend has it that this drink is named after one of Donato’s regular customers who used to frequent his bar. This drink is served on the rocks poured over ice in a highball glass. The common garnish accompanied with this drink is an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. More info

5 Black Russian

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A cocktail made out of coffee liqueur (2 parts) and vodka (3 parts). This cocktail is very popular around the world that tradition holds that this drink should be the first one to be memorized by every ambitious bartender. This drink is usually served on the rocks poured over ice in an antiquated glass. The drink is sometimes made with cola mixed with vodka called as Dirty Black Russian. Another variation is White Russian in which milk and cream are added to the drink. More info

4 Screwdriver

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This basic cocktail is made out of two ingredients, usually vodka and orange juice but different countries have different variations of this drink. The drink got its name when American engineers in Saudi Arabia used to secretly pour vodka in cans of orange juice. The drink is served in a highball glass with a standard garnish as an orange slice. Usually served on the rocks with ice, the screwdriver cocktail is one of the easiest vodka based drink to prepare. More info

3 Sex on the beach

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This well-known cocktail is generally of two types: the first one is made of vodka, cranberry juice, orange juice and peach schnapps and the second one is made from apple juice, cranberry juice, Chambord and vodka. The cocktail originated in 1987 in Florida. It is usually famous among the American college students. The alcohol free variation of this drink is called safe sex on the beach or dry humping on the beach. This cocktail is served in a tall glass with all the ingredients mixed together with ice. More info

2 Bloody Mary

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Made out of tomato juice, vodka, spices and other flavourings, Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail which originated in New York. People usually ask for a Bloody Mary during brunch and evening outings. There are a lot of variations in preparation of Bloody Mary in which vodka is generally replaced by absinth, light beer or tequila. A common decorative item added to Bloody Mary is a celery stalk while served in a tall glass over ice. More info

1 Cosmopolitan

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The Cosmopolitan cocktail is made out of sweetened lime juice, triple sec, cranberry juice and vodka. The drink was created in 1970’s by different bartenders who tried to make this drink by mixing variety of citrus drinks along with vodka. It is one of the most popular drinks in the US and has also been shown is popular culture. It mainly got popular among young women by frequently been shown in HBO show, Sex and The City. The Cosmo as the drink is referred to; is usually served in a large cocktail glass and one can find many variations of the drink in different bars. More info

All the above drinks are prepared in variations in different parts of the world. Popular amongst different age groups, the drinks have a wide market all over the world.

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