In the U.S., we tend to think of vodka as a mixer for other things and we forget that vodka is much more than that — it can actually taste like stuff, not rubbing alcohol. I knowwwww, crazy right? I wanted a cocktail focused on good vodka, and I found a vodka old fashioned recipe from Endless Simmer that does just that.
This is a cocktail you sip and savor, not guzzle and chug like a cheap vodka lemonade or a vodka cranberry. This is a way to enjoy expensive/artisan/small-batch fancy pants vodka that you may have. No Gordon’s, Svedka, or Grey Goose here (no offense to them). I feel like a fancy grown up when I’m drinking this; I feel like I need to wear black Ferragamo pumps, slip on a silk pantsuit with an obnoxiously large brooch, and listen to jazz at Bemelmans while holding my bichon frisé named Jean-Paul François.
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