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Zakuskis

Zakuskis: Dolmasy

We figured you guys might be wanting a little bit…more from just the regular cocktails, vodka tastings and reviews. So after a little brainstorming we are very happy to present the first of a new kind of article here on Vodka Valley: Zakuskis! We’ll be showing you some quick, simple recipes to create some delicious¬†hors […]

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Mixology

Mixology: Vesper Martini

The 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale threw this cocktail back into the spotlight – after what seemed like an eternity of vodka martinis “shaken, not stirred.” Make no mistake, the Vesper is a different beast all together, and is the epitome of a Bond cocktail. Named after Bond’s love interest at the time, the […]

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Mixology

Mixology: Sex on the Beach

A relatively new cocktail dating from the late 80’s, the Sex on the Beach is one of those drinks that actually reflects the era it was created in quite well. It’s colorful, fruity, and has a decent kick to it. The drink has many, many variations and most bars will either stick to the original […]

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Mixology

Mixology: The Cosmopolitan

The spirit of love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate today than with a recipe for a very romantic drink – the Cosmopolitan. Back in the 1990’s, it wasn’t uncommon to hear many women (and some men) ordering cosmos. The drink gained a huge amount of popularity from HBO’s hit series […]