Spotlight on our Vodka drinks for National Vodka Day on 4th October
One of the most versatile and popular spirits in the world, there’s no shortage of options for vodka lovers this National Vodka Day. This year, we’re shining a spotlight on our Sweet Potato Vodka and the classic cocktails and innovative concoctions that you can enjoy. From classic martinis to trendy craft cocktails, vodka has carved its place in the hearts of mixologists and party-goers alike, and our SP Vodka offers an endless array of serving possibilities to satisfy your tastebuds. This spirit has been capturing our attention and captivating our palates for centuries, so read on as we explore the creative and mouth watering possibilities of vodka drinks.
The Best Vodka Drinks
Originating in Russia centuries ago, vodka is an enduring and staple spirit, enjoyed in drinks and at parties all over the world. The spirit is made through a process of distillation from various ingredients such as grains, vegetables, and fruits, a process which lends itself perfectly to our own unique distillation. The traditional distillation process involves fermenting the ingredients and then distilling them at least three times to create a clear spirit with a powerful kick.
Our own, signature SP Vodka is a unique and smooth vodka in its purest form. We use exclusively Scott Farms hand-picked sweet potatoes, and our speciality vodka is triple-distilled in copper pot stills in the UK. The resultant profile of our vodka has grape and pear aromas, rounded out by caramel, toffee, and patisserie notes, and this unique flavour has won our vodka acclaim across the country. Our award-winning SP vodka is a favourite among vodka enthusiasts and has earned a Silver at the International Spirit Challenge 2019 and a Great Taste award in 2020, being unanimously declared a sipping vodka.
Unanimously declared a sipping vodka by drink industry experts, our well-respected, incredibly smooth vodka is the best vodka to drink straight, and can be sipped at room temperature, enjoyed with a mixer of choice, or used in that most beloved of vodka combinations, the classic vodka martini. If you’re searching for the perfect recipe to showcase your vodka collection, or you need some inspiration to get started on mixing your own cocktails, we have compiled our choice selection of vodka drinks recipes to enjoy this autumn.
SP Dirty Virtue Martini
The classic martini is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated and instantly recognisable cocktails and, with the addition of SP Vodka, it becomes even more exceptional. A Dirty Virtue Martini, a name synonymous with glamorous dinner parties and cooling cocktails, is a popular twist on the classic cocktail. Made with our award-winning SP Vodka, this twist hits the perfect balance of flavours and is the perfect accompaniment for evening cocktails, or as a pre-dinner drink to stimulate your appetite.
When creating your own Dirty Virtue Martini, pre-chill a martini or coupette glass with cubed ice, or a Nick + Nora glass if you prefer, to ensure that the cocktail is served at the perfect temperature. Add 65ml of our SP Vodka and 10ml of dry vermouth, alongside 10ml of pickle or olive brine, to a stirring glass. The term ‘dirty’ refers to the addition of the brine, which gives the cocktail its unique, balanced flavour and distinct cloudy appearance. Stir the cocktail, rather than shaking it, to preserve its clarity, and strain it into the pre-chilled glass. Garnish with a Queen olive or a pickled sweet potato for a nod to the vodka, to add a touch of elegance to the finished drink.
SP Royal Cosmo
The Royal Cosmo cocktail is a fresh and exciting twist on the classic cocktail, particularly when made with the smooth taste and premium quality of our SP Vodka. If you love the refreshing burst of flavour offered by the classic Cosmo, then the combination of our SP Vodka and SP Orange Gin Liqueur offers the perfect blend of natural notes that elevates the original recipe and guarantees to impress your guests.
To make this delicious cocktail, you will need to mix 45ml of our SP Vodka, or 35ml to taste if you prefer, with 15ml of our SP Orange Gin Liqueur, 30ml of cranberry juice, and 7.5ml of lime juice in a shaker with ice until it is fully chilled. Then, strain it into a coupette glass and garnish with an orange twist and mint sprig for a simple yet stunning addition to your staple cocktail menu.
SP Chocolate Screwdriver
The screwdriver is a classic two-ingredient cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. However, if you're looking for something new and exciting, consider crafting the SP Chocolate Screwdriver to enjoy yourself or to serve as an interesting, unique drink at your next gathering. This delicious twist on the classic drink involves mixing our SP Vodka with our unique SP Chocolate Moonshine with Chilli for a refreshing, slightly spicy cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
To make the SP Chocolate Screwdriver, fill a highball glass with cubed ice to chill whilst you prepare the cocktail. Add 40ml of SP Chocolate Moonshine with Chilli, 20ml of SP Vodka, and 10ml of lemon juice to the glass filled with ice. Add 75ml of orange juice and 10ml of lemon juice, and stir the ingredients together to chill before topping the glass off with a splash of soda. To add some extra flair, garnish the drink with a piece of chocolate and a slice of chilli, and serve with or without a reusable straw, depending upon the preferences of your guests. The SP Chocolate Screwdriver is best enjoyed when the weather is warm and sunny, and is perfect for lazy afternoons on the patio or as a signature cocktail during brunch with friends. So, the next time you're in the mood for a refreshing and unique drink, give the SP Chocolate Screwdriver a try.
SP Vodka Coke Float
Vodka and Coke is a classic cocktail that's been enjoyed for decades. But have you ever tried it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? That's right, we're talking about the SP Vodka Coke Float. The creamy vanilla ice cream adds a unique twist to the classic Vodka and Coke recipe, and the inclusion of our SP Vodka makes it a fun and exciting drink that's sure to impress on any occasion. This cocktail is best enjoyed in the evening with friends, as it doubles up as a delicious, refreshing dessert.
The tasty vanilla notes of our SP Vodka balance perfectly with the sweetness of cola and the creaminess of vanilla ice cream for a delicious and refreshing drink that's perfect for any occasion. To make this drink, fill a highball glass with ice cubes and add 50ml of SP Vodka and 10ml of lemon juice. Top it off with cola and a splash of soda and stir until chilled. Once stirred and cooled by the ice, top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, and don't forget to add a reusable straw for the perfect finishing touch.
SP Vodka Cream Soda
SP Vodka Cream Soda is an enduring, innovative drink that features the smooth and creamy taste of cream soda infused with the kick of vodka. This delicious cocktail has become increasingly popular due to its unique flavour profile and refreshing taste, and the vanilla notes of our SP vodka perfectly complement the cream soda for a quick and easy dessert cocktail that is both creamy and refreshing.
Simply combine 50ml of SP Vodka with cream soda in a highball glass filled with ice and stir until chilled. Garnish with a sprig of mint for an added touch of freshness and don't forget to use a reusable straw to sip and savour this delicious concoction.
The Best Vodka Drinks
Our 40% ABV, award-winning Sweet Potato Vodka is available as a 50cl bottle with the option for a gift bag, or as a 5cl miniature. If you are interested in combining our sipping vodka with multiple miniatures from our gin, rum, or moonshine range, or ordering multiple vodka miniatures to include in gift boxes or as gifts, then our online shop includes the option to create your own gift box.