What makes the drink really the garnish of the watermelon crust stained in a sweet, spicy brine with cinnamon flavor, peppercorns, cloves and red pepper flakes. Stir the ingredients well with ice and sieve them in a cold cocktail glass. Decorate with a hint of lemon or olives. Because vodka doesn’t really change the taste of cranberry juice, this cocktail tastes like pure cranberry juice without help. The orange and lime add hints of something sharp and shiny. Add Absolut Vodka and Kahlúa, finish with a layer of cream.

Simple, refreshing and kissed with sweet fruit, the zipper is a dazzling little sipper. It is a short drink made with equal parts of vodka, Chambord and lime and lemon soda, although you can make it as high as you want. Enjoy it at any time of the day, it is particularly suitable for happy hour and it vodka gifts is a great lunch drink with more refreshments. Another mixed drink with a fairly unique name, the Harvey Wallbanger is hard to miss. Also a variation on the screwdriver, this recipe uses Galliano L’Autentico. It’s that great bottle of vanilla spice potion that looks like a weird ball in every bar.

Pour into another glass 3 or 4 times from left to right to mix. Decorate with a celery stem and a lime. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir and sieve in a cocktail glass. Decorate with a twisted lemon zest and a green olive. Invented in New York in 1941, the Moscow Mule would have been the smart way for a bartender to free his bar from too much beer.

Shake a few drops of sherry ina in a glass of frozen cocktail and come out again. Squeeze a strip of orange peel into the glass, light it with a match and discard the burnt bowl. Fill the glass with ice cubes; until it cools down and removes the ice.

A simple cocktail, ideal for rough mornings, the screwdriver is made by combining vodka and orange juice in a Highball glass with ice. This drink is best served with an orange-cut garnish and a fried egg. Brunch just isn’t brunch without the presence of a Bloody Mary. Abundant drinking would be the best hangover and can be covered with anything from a simple celery to mini burgers, crab legs and everything in between. Combine vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and celery salt in a Highball glass. Cover with your garnish of your choice and drink to start the day right.

Decorate with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve. Add sharpness and sweetness to your next martini with fresh fruit and lime juice. Vanilla vodka, if you have it, works well on this recipe.

Shake and sieve in a cocktail glass. Fill a glass of stones with ice cubes. Decorate with a file OR a lemon OR a touch of grapefruit peel. The problem with frozen drinks is that it is difficult to freeze them, especially if a muddy cocktail is needed. The key to this version of one of our favorite gingery vodka cocktails is to mix the mixture in advance and cool it in the freezer before seeing a blender.

Squeeze the juice of 1 large orange or 2 small oranges and 1 clementine and reserve. Place a handful of ice cubes in a tall glass and pour over 50 ml of vodka followed by fruit juices. Stir gently to combine, then add some Angostura bitters and an orange wedge to decorate. Pour 50 ml of vodka into a metal cup, julepe tin or glass. Load 3⁄4 full of crushed ice and then fill it with ginger beer at the top, stir gently to combine. Add some gingerbread tips, a lime slice and a mint twig to serve.