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Summer Sips: 3 Delightful and Simple Organic Vodka Cocktails from Pascale's Liquors

Wed, Jun 21, 23


Summer is the perfect season to enjoy refreshing vodka cocktails from your favorite liquor store in Liverpool, NY, Pascale's Liquors. Not only are these cocktails easy to make, but they also feature Bushel Organic Vodka, a clean organic vodka at a budget-friendly price. Visit us in-store at 7401 Oswego Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090, or purchase online and choose curbside pickup! In this blog, we'll introduce you to three mouthwatering cocktails featuring Bushel Organic Vodka, perfect for summer occasions. So grab your shaker, gather your favorite garnishes, and let's dive into these sensational summer sips!

Introducing Bushel Organic Vodka

Crafted in Missouri using high-quality whole-kernel organic and non-GMO corn, Bushel Organic Vodka is a gluten-free and exceptionally smooth spirit distilled seven times for maximum smoothness. Its bright, silky texture and mild sweetness make it a versatile choice for enjoying neat or for crafting your favorite cocktails.

At the heart of Bushel Organic Vodka is a commitment to environmentally responsible production. By sourcing only organic whole-kernel corn and recycling any unused portions as animal feed, Bushel minimizes waste throughout its production process. Moreover, the distillation occurs in a zero-waste facility, further reducing the brand's environmental footprint.

Cocktail Tools & Techniques: Mix Like a Pro

Before we get into recipes, learn how to boost your home bartending skills by mastering essential cocktail-making tools and techniques. A well-equipped home bar should feature the following items:
  • Cocktail shaker: An essential tool for mixing and chilling your favorite vodka cocktails.
  • Jigger: A double-sided measuring device for ensuring accurate and consistent pours.
  • Muddler: A long, flat-tipped tool used to crush and mix ingredients like fruits and herbs for infusions or cocktails.
  • Bar spoon: A long, twisted spoon perfect for stirring and layering cocktails.
  • Strainer: A handy tool for separating ice, fruits, and herbs from your finished cocktail, ensuring a smooth pour.
  • Glassware: A variety of glasses to suit different cocktail styles, such as martini, rocks, and Collins glasses.

Nick's Picks: Summer Vodka Cocktails

One Iron Cocktail
An easy-to-make bright and citrusy cocktail perfect for warm summer days, the One Iron Cocktail showcases the smoothness of Bushel Organic Vodka combined with vibrant flavors.
3 oz Bushel Organic Vodka
5 oz Fresca citrus soda
1 oz Cranberry juice
Lemon wedge for garnish

Pour Bushel Organic Vodka over a glass filled with ice and add Fresca.
Top with cranberry juice, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Food Pairing: Pair with light appetizers such as crab cakes or a colorful summer salad.
John Daly Cocktail
A delightful twist on the classic Arnold Palmer, the John Daly Cocktail features Bushel Organic Vodka, lemonade, and iced tea, making it the ultimate refreshing summer sipper. 
2 oz Bushel Organic Vodka
8 oz Arnold Palmer lemonade/iced tea
Lemon wedge for garnish

1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
2. Add Bushel Organic Vodka and Arnold Palmer (or lemonade and iced tea blend) to the glass.
3. Stir well to combine.
3. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!
Food Pairing: This cocktail pairs perfectly with grilled hot dogs or burgers.
Dirty Martini
A timeless classic, the Dirty Martini with Bushel Organic Vodka adds a touch of sophistication to your summer cocktail lineup with its savory olive brine and smooth vodka.
2 1/2 oz Bushel Organic Vodka
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz olive brine
Olives for garnish

1. Add Bushel Organic Vodka, dry vermouth, and olive brine to a shaker.
2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with olives on a cocktail pick and enjoy!
Food Pairing: Enjoy this classic cocktail with stuffed mushrooms or a charcuterie board.

Bonus! How To: Vodka-Based BBQ Sauce

Elevate your grilled dishes this summer by creating unique vodka-infused BBQ sauces. Bushel Organic Vodka serves as a perfect base for BBQ sauces, providing a neutral canvas for highlighting other flavors. Try this simple but flavorful vodka BBQ sauce recipe for your next cookout:
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Bushel Organic Vodka
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
3. Allow the sauce to cool before applying it to your grilled meats or vegetables. Use the sauce as a marinade or brush it on during grilling for a burst of bold, vodka-infused flavor.

Vodka Infused Desserts: Sweet Summer Indulgences

Satisfy your sweet tooth by incorporating Bushel Organic Vodka into your favorite desserts such as our Vodka-spiked Chocolate Mousse (4 servings):
5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup Bushel Organic Vodka
1 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1. Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir in Bushel Organic Vodka until well combined.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until soft peaks form.
3. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate-vodka mixture until smooth.
4. Divide the mousse into 4 individual serving dishes.
5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight) before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and fresh berries before enjoying.
So, whether you're a Syracuse, NY local or just passing through, visit Pascale's Liquors at 7401 Oswego Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090, or shop online for curbside pickup service, to find everything you need to mix up the perfect organic vodka cocktail this summer!

By Alden Morris