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Vodka whatsit

I am not really feeling this week’s cocktail (although it did get a rave review from the better half), so I am not even going to put the effort into renaming it. My bar book calls it a kamikaze cocktail, but that’s just too silly.*

* This is a word I hardly ever used before having a baby.

In any case, it’s a good, standard drink that you can make with stuff you most likely already have in your (reasonably well-stocked) bar, but it’s not one that I will probably go back to.

Mediocre, but photogenic!

Here’s the basic recipe in case you’d like to give it a whirl (or a shake, as the case may be). I think it might be better with a sugar rim or maybe a smidge more Cointreau, because it was too tart for my taste.

Vodka whatsit
Original recipe from The Ultimate Bar Book

2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and serve.

P.S. I have been searching in vain for some fabulous holiday-ish cocktails to try out, but I’m coming up short. Does anyone have a great holiday cocktail to share, or should we all just stick with wine?

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5 Thoughts on “Vodka whatsit

  1. Les Virgil on December 16, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

    Sounds like a vodka margarita. Just needs a couple of olives.

  2. I haven’t been able to think of any holiday cocktails this year either! One year we did a bunch of cream-based cocktails, but those are too heavy, sweet (and fattening) to drink very often. I also like hot toddies, but it hasn’t really been cold enough here in Florida to enjoy them. Lately, we’ve just been going back to our old standby, the Manhattan.

    • I do love a good Manhattan. Someone told me the December Parents magazine has some good ones, so I’ll have to check it out. I find it fairly hilarious that a parenting magazine has cocktail recipes, but I guess they know we need a good stiff drink now and then. ;)

  3. Wendy C on April 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

    A great holiday drink I’ve made is from the Essential New York Times Cookbook, by Amanda Hesser. The Normandy. It muddles green apples slices and cranberries with Calvados, brown sugar, and lemon (I think). A great drink! And you garnish with a float of a couple of berries.

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