CIRRUS RECIPES

When making drinks, fill your shaker with ice. And we mean full . . . Most people make the mistake of adding too little ice - this doesn't get the Vodka and other ingredients cold enough - and the ice will melt too quickly, diluting the Vodka.


The “Cirrious” Martini

3 oz. Cirrus vodka
Dry vermouth

For a martini, cold is good. Ice cold is better. We keep a bottle of Cirrus in the freezer at all times.

Fill your martini glass with ice and add cold water. Let it sit.

Pour the vodka into your ice-filled shaker.

      Want it "Dirty"? Then add a splash of olive juice.

Shake it up - you are trying to get that delicious Cirrus vodka as cold as possible - shake for at least 15 seconds.

Pour the ice and water out of your martini glass. Now it's time to add the vermouth - some people add vermouth to the vodka before shaking, but we just pour it right in the glass. For a "dry" Martini add just a few drops of vermouth, for a "wet" martini, add more.

Pour the Vodka into your martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist, olive or cocktail onion. We like to garnish with a few blue cheese stuffed olives - but's that's just us. Enjoy!


Daize’s Seasonal Cocktail

1 oz. Cirrus Vodka
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Lime Wedges
1 Lemon Wedge
½ Blood Orange, cut into wedges
Club Soda

Muddle Limes, Lemon and Blood Oranges together in highball glass (muddle enough to release the oil’s from the rinds, most important!). 

Fill glass with ice, add simple syrup and vodka then transfer to shaker cup and shake vigorously. 

Pour back in glass and top with club soda and roll in shaker pour in glass and garnish with a slice of Blood Orange.

** This cocktail changes according to the availability of the Farmers Markets.  (Other featured seasonal: Mango and Spiced Rum, Blackberry with Blackberry Puree, Strawberry)

Courtesy - Todd Thrasher, Restaurant Eve


Cirrus "Neat"

2 oz. Cirrus Vodka

Cirrus vodka tastes great chilled or at room temperature. You can't say that about every vodka!

This is how the Master Distiller likes it . . . he thinks it's the best way to taste the exceptional nuance and character of our exceptional vodka. And he's right.


Strawberry Fields

1 ½ oz. Cirrus Vodka
Splash of fresh strawberry juice
A splash of Peach schnapps

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

Courtesy - Clyde's Restaurant Group

Cirrus Raspberry Martini

1 ½ oz. Cirrus Vodka
1 oz. Chambord
½ oz. Grand Marnier
A splash of Sour mix
Fresh raspberries

Put raspberries in martini glass.

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Caramel Apple

1 oz. Cirrus Vodka
1 oz. Sour Apple schnapps
1 oz. Butterscotch schnapps
A splash of Sour mix

Coat the inside of a martini glass with a spiral of caramel.

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Cloud 9

2 oz. Cirrus Vodka
2 oz. Pineapple juice
¾ oz. Chambord

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

 

Courtesy - Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Blue Cosmopolitan

1 ½ oz. Cirrus Vodka
1 oz. Blue Curacao
½ oz. Grapefruit juice
1 ½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Sugar syrup

Rim martini glass with sugar.

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Garnish with cherry.

Watermelon Martini

1 oz. Cirrus Vodka
2 oz. Watermelon schnapps
A splash of Sour mix
A splash of cranberry juice

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with watermelon wedge.

Cosmopolitan

1 ½ oz. Cirrus Vodka
½ oz. Cointreau
A splash of cranberry juice
A dash of lime juice

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Double Fudge Martini

2 oz. Cirrus Vodka
½ oz. Godiva liqueur
½ oz. Kahlua

Rim martini glass with cocoa.

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Cirrus Cucumber VoJito

2 oz. Cirrus Vodka
3 tspn Simple Syrup
Fresh Cucumbers
Club Soda

In a highball glass muddle fresh sliced cucumbers with simple syrup.

Add Cirrus Vodka.

Add ice and top off with club soda.

Stir & garnish with cucumber slice.

 

 

Courtesy - Kevin Erskine

Cirrus Blossom

1 ½ oz. Cirrus Vodka
¾ oz. Bols Cherry Brandy liqueur
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Sugar syrup
¼ oz. Grenadine syrup
Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Pour ingredients into ice-filled shaker.

Shake.

Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and serve.

Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Courtesy - Equinox Restaurant, Washington, DC

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produced and bottled by the Parched Group, LLC
in Richmond, VA, USA.