Summer Mixing With Vodka

Summer Mixing With Vodka
Vodka might not be the current darling of the cocktail set, but don’t feel sorry for the clear spirit with the Russian name (for little water). It remains the world’s No. 1-selling liquor. Chalk that up to amiability. It swims well with every manner of mixer, aperitif or liqueur—even other spirits (e.g., the Vesper). While most sensible cocktails made with other spirits limit themselves to one other modifier and perhaps bitters, easy-going vodka can welcome more. It’s the laid-back liquor that The Dude abided in The Big Lebowski’s White Russians and perfect for these summer fresheners. Harvey Wallbanger A name is a two-edged sword. When it was invented, it …
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