National Vodka Day is coming up on October 4th, allowing us to revisit the spirit that often gets overlooked despite accounting for approximately one-third of sales within the spirits industry.

Let’s celebrate National Vodka Day and the clear spirit accordingly with Crystal Head Vodka and Seagram’s Vodka! Take a look at the recipes below, guaranteed to please vodka loyalists as well as those who disowned the spirit when it fell out of style during the craft cocktail boom alike. Enjoy!

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Lime & Strawberry Drop Martini

  • 2 ounces Seagram’s Lime Vodka
  • 1-ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce strawberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce triple sec

Method: Rim your glass with sugar and combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients and fine strain into a coupe glass. Garnish & Enjoy!

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Fall Sunset ~ Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

  • 2 ounces of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
  • 4 ounces of grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce of grenadine
  • Grapefruit and umbrella garnish

Method: Add grenadine to a highball glassAdd grapefruit juice and Seagram’s Extra Smooth to a shaker. Shake then strain over ice into a highball glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

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Bucha Berry Fall ~ Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

  • 2 ounces of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
  • 1/2 ounce of mixed berry syrup top with kombucha (preferably strawberry lemonade kombucha)
  • Garnish with mixed berry pick

Method: Add everything to a shaker except the kombuchaShake then strain into a wine glassTop with kombucha and garnish with a mixed berry pick.

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Apple Lemon Drop

  • 2 ounces Seagram’s Apple Vodka
  • 1-ounce lemon juice
  • 1-ounce simple syrup
  • Sugar (for rim)

Method: Rim your glass with sugar. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into your glass. Garnish & Enjoy!

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Smoke, Mirrors and Colors ~ Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

  • 1.5 ounces of Crystal Head Aurora Vodka
  • 1 ounce of dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce of mezcal

Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass and stir. Strain into a coupe glass. *This cocktail has dry ice: use with caution and do not ingest

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The Benny ~ Courtesy of Will Steigerwald, Bar Director @Liberte at Sofitel, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1.5 oz Crystal Head Vodka
  • .5 oz Cedilla Acai Liquor
  • .5 oz Lime
  • .5 oz Ginger Simple
  • 4 Mint Leaves

Method: Mix all ingredients together in a glass, stir, garnish with a mint leaf and enjoy!

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Violet Chachki ~ Courtesy of Billy Killin, Bar Manager @Viaggio Restaurant

  • 1 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
  • 1 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • ½ oz. Lemon
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup

Method: Infuse the first three ingredients with a bag of butterfly pea flower tea (turns the drink bright purple and adds tea flavor). Shake and pour on the rocks. Garnish with rainbow candy.

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Bittersweet Endings

  • 2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
  • 1 oz. Benedictine
  • Garnish: Lemon twist

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.