The perfect vodka drink for a warm, early fall day.
It’s time for another round of Nick’s Mix, the segment that shows you how to make a “drink of the week” every week. Nick Carpinelli has spent years behind the bar and he’s here to make learning new drinks easy.
All of the drinks in the Nick’s Mix series are being prepared in a home environment, so you can make these with the basic accessories that most people have at home – and are easy to find if you don’t.
This is final drink in our four-drink series focusing on vodka as the main ingredient. This week we’re doing something you probably haven’t had before. It’s an old classic called a cedarwood. This one is perfect for this time of year when you can feel autumn coming on, but the warmth of summer is still in the air. It’s got a little bit of a fizzy twist and a refreshing kick.
As always, the quality of the drink you make will vary greatly depending on the quality of the vodka you are using. Watch Nick show you how it’s done, and then come back here for the recipe below here if you need it later.
½ pint of ice
2 oz. Vodka
4 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Ginger Ale
Start by filling your shaker about halfway with ice. Pour 2 oz. vodka into the shaker. Add 1 oz lemon juice, followed by 4 oz. cranberry juice. Carefully pour in ¾ oz. ginger ale, and give it a gentle stir. Be sure not to shake it up too much because you don’t want to lose that carbonation from the ginger ale! Prepare a wedge of freshly sliced lime and pour your drink into a pint glass. Garnish with the fresh lime wedge. There you have it, a cedarwood.
We hope you enjoyed the four vodka drinks in this opening series. Next week come on back and join us as we start our next four-drink series starring … tequila!
As always, drink responsibly!