It’s National Vodka day!! Some would call it the most magical day of the year…or maybe that’s just me. Sure, it’s also National Taco Day…But, lets focus on the Vodka, shall we?!?

Here’s a little background according to Wikipedia:

The name “vodka” is a diminutive form of the Slavic word voda (water), interpreted as little water.  At the time, the word vodka referred to medicines and cosmetic products, while the beverage was called gorzałka (from the Old Polish gorzeć meaning “to burn”)..that explains that burning sensation you have in your chest after you drink it!!

Vodka is made from the distillation of fermented foods like potatoes, grains and at times fruits or sugar. Also known as “the water of life”, vodka has become one of the most popular alcohols  in North America.

So, what I  learned from this is Vodka is pretty much water right?? So celebrate this holiday by drinking some vodka drinks at local bars…but of course, make sure you drink responsibly.

Better yet…be safer and partake on drinking in the comfort of your own home. Here are my favorite recipes based on time of day.

 

Breakfast: Screwdriver: Goes perfectly with any breakfast food.

1.5 oz Vodka
6 oz orange juice

 

 

Lunch: Vodka Soda: Perfect with any sandwich or salad.

  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 3 oz. of club soda

 

Dinner: Martini

 

  • 2 ounces premium vodka
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters (optional)
  • Lemon twist or 3 olives for garnish

 

 

After Dinner: White Russian

2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
heavy cream

Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice and add vodka and Kahlua.
Top with a generous splash of heavy cream and stir.

 

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