Potato Vodka Recipes

The Power of the Potato

The potato may be the most versatile vegetable in the world. It has the power to bring down nations (the Irish Potato famine), make a mockery of an American Vice President (poor Dan Quayle), and cause an international debate and discord (French fries or Freedom fries, please) . However, the potato can also produce an amazing cure-all, the mighty vodka.

Vodka

Poland and Russia both claim they invented the magical drink known as vodka. Russia does have a clear title to the distillery methods, which were implemented in the 12th century and then further refined in the 15th Century by using honey. The drink is magic. Did you know that it has been estimated that the average Russian consumes 50 bottles of vodka in a year?

A good potato vodka is heavy and quite textured. It can be described as being very full and hearty. The potato vodka will have an oily or creamy texture and appearance. Several solid and well-known potato vodka brands are Karlsson’s, Grand Teton Vodka, and Vikingfjord. The potato and vodka are the perfect combination.

Try these scrumptious and creative potato vodka recipes to help you stay warm during the season. All of our favorite potato vodka recipes make two healthy holiday servings. Feel free to ad-lib and change the ingredients if you so desire. Consider freezing and using cranberry juice ice cubes to make the drinks look more festive.

 

Cucumber Moscow Mule

It is -7 degrees in Moscow at this exact moment. Vladimir Putin is probably wearing a shirt today (still trying to erase that visual image). Try this unique fire-in-your-belly liquid treat. The ginger beer is an unexpected and pleasant explosion in your mouth. Pair the Cucumber Moscow Mule with a piping hot spinach bread bowl dip fresh out of the oven.

Ingredients:

½ cup of potato Vodka

1 can of Ginger Beer

2 Limes wedged

1 Cucumber sliced

Steps:

  1. Combine vodka with juice of lime and cucumber slices to taste
  2. Pour ginger beer over ice
  3. Add vodka to glasses with ginger beer
  4. Add lime wedge for garnish

 

Peaches and Football Martini

Georgia is known as the peach state. This state is also famous for Southern belles, warm weather, and being the home of the Georgia Tech-Georgia football rivalry. This year the Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech put the Georgia Bulldogs in the doghouse (30-24). Avoid the drink doghouse and mix this delightfully smooth concoction for holiday guests.

Ingredients:

¼ cup of potato Vodka of your choice

¼ cup of Peach Schnapps

¼ cup of Peach Juice

1 Lemon for garnishing

Steps:

  1. Combine the potato vodka, peach schnapps, and peach juice in shaker with ice
  2. Add juice of half of the lemon to the shaker
  3. Shake well and pour in martini glass
  4. Garnish with lemon twist

 

Vodka Tonic Twist

The holidays are all about tradition and the Vodka twist is a long time favorite. Bring the Vodka Tonic into 2014 by using Potato vodka. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

½ cup of potato Vodka

Tonic Water

1 Orange

1 Lime

Steps:

  1. Juice half of orange and half of lime
  2. Add this juice to shaker with potato vodka
  3. Shake well and pour over ice
  4. Top off with tonic
  5. Add thinly sliced oranges and limes to drink for muddling and garnish

 

Vanilla Pear Vodka

This beauty is not made with potato vodka, but it is one of my favorite’s, so I had to include it! To stay true to the potato vodka theme, you can replace the vanilla vodka with potato vodka, and add a shot of vanilla schnapps, if you wish. The fine aroma and delicate flavorings of the perfectly ripened Bosc or Bartlett pear are delightfully meshed with smooth vanilla vodka. Make your own pear juice, as the fine bits of pear enhance the flavor of this drink. Sip this one before you hit the ice rink at Rockefeller to keep your toes toasty.

Ingredients:

1 cup of Pear Juice

½ cup of Vanilla Vodka

Club Soda

Sugar

Ground Nutmeg

Steps:

  1. Mix pear juice, vodka, and a dash of nutmeg in shaker with ice
  2. Add sugar to rim of glass
  3. Pour mixed drink in chilled glass over ice
  4. Garnish with Nutmeg

As Carolus Linneau, famous 18th century physician, stated about vodka, “This drink has a magical power. It strengthens the weak, and revives those who have fainted. Those tired after work and physical activity can return their life forces by this drink much sooner than by nourishment. … It works as a diuretic, an appetizer, an antitoxin.” Enjoy our potato vodka selections.

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