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3 Fabulous Vodka Cocktails That Will Make You Feel Like A Champ

by Chris Bull May 30, 2016

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Local bartenders in 15 cities are competing for a chance to win a spot in the finale of the 2016 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, the
world’s largest LGBTQ bartender competition.
Vote for your favorite bartender once per day from May 20, 2016-Jun 2, 2016. Based on your votes, the winners advance to the finale competition at Key West Pride.
Here’s how to make their of their winning cocktails. Do try these at home:

1. MARK MURPHY (NYC): THE CUCUMBER THYME FIZZ

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Cucumber Juice
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Stoli Vodka
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Ice
  • Sparkling Water

Combine the cucumber juice, lemon juice, thyme simple syrup, Stoli, fresh thyme and ice into a shaker. Shake well. Add ice into your serving cup and strain the shaken cocktail into the cup about 3/4 of the way full. Top off the the cocktail with sparkling water and enjoy!

2.ROCKY COLLINS (DALLAS): THE KEY WEST KITTY KAT

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Stoli Vanil
  • Dab of Cream Coconut
  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.5 oz Key Lime Juice
  • 2 Count Simple Syrup
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Cinnamon
  • Edible Flowers
  • Pineapple Slice
  • Ice

Shake the Stoli Vanil, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, key lime juice, simple syrup and ice together in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Add a splash of grenadine and top it off with cinnamon. Garnish with an edible flower and a pineapple slice. Enjoy!

MATTHEW MELLO (2015 STOLI KEY WEST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION): THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Stoli Gala Applik
  • 1.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 oz Lavender Rose Water
  • Lemon
  • Banana
  • Cherry
  • Dry Ice
  • Ice

Pour the Stoli, ginger liqueur, lavender rose water, lemon and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour into a martini glass. Slice the banana in half and use the end with the stem and the cherry to create a dolphin garnish. Drop in a small cube of dry ice and enjoy.

Vote for your favorite bartender once per day from May 20, 2016-Jun 2, 2016. Based on your votes, the winners advance to the finale competition at Key West Pride.




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