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5 Classic Vodka Cocktails with Alamere

5 Classic Vodka Cocktails with Alamere

Alamere Vodkas are highly versatile spirits that are a must have in any home bar. Both expressions can be enjoyed without modification, served neat or on ice, but also serve as an incredible canvas for cocktails. Whether you prefer a more traditional take on the spirit with our French Wheat Vodka or want to spice things up with our Espelette Chili Vodka, there are an array of ways to imbibe with Alamere. Here are 5 classic cocktails we can’t stop coming back to. 

Espelette Mule 

Spice up your go to Happy Hour cocktail with our Espelette Chili Vodka! The fiery combination of ginger and hot peppers take the traditional mule to a new level of flavor. This easy sipper has become irresistible after a long day working in the distillery.

2 oz Alamere Espelette Chili Vodka

1/2 oz fresh lime juice 

Spicy ginger beer 

Combine Espelette Chili Vodka, fresh lime juice and ginger beer in a copper mug over ice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge to adjust citrus levels to your taste. 

French Wheat Martini 

Martinis are personal. Everyone has their own preferred recipe — bone dry, a 50/50 split of vermouth and spirit, dirty, clean, shaken, stirred —  there really is no wrong way to Martini. Our take is stirred for an icy cold and silky smooth drink, with an option to add olive brine and make it dirty (founder Susannah’s preference). Alamere French Wheat Vodka is the backbone of this classic, lightly sweet with a lemon twist or deliciously savory with brine and an olive. 

2 1/2 oz French Wheat Vodka

1/2 oz dry vermouth

Optional 1/2 oz olive brine

Chill a martini glass in the freezer until icy cold. In a mixing glass, stir together French Wheat Vodka, dry vermouth and optional olive brine. Strain into martini glass and garnish with a fresh lemon twist or a picked olive (castelvetranos are our go-to). 

Alamere Sour 

Dating back to the 1800s, sours are the jumping off point for a bulk of modern cocktails. Our Alamere Sour is a nod to the origins of this drink category, with a strong pour of French Wheat Vodka and bright citrus flavors. Add an egg white for a fluffy textural element. 

2 oz French Wheat Vodka

1 oz fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup

1 egg white

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Dry shake without ice to allow egg to emulsify and ‘puff up’. Once your egg white has frothed, add ice and shake again. Double strain into a coupe and garnish with a cocktail cherry. 

Espelette Cosmo

The drinks of the 90s are alive and well in 2022, with a little tweaking for the modern palette. For those days when you just need a pink drink, we recommend an Espelette Cosmo. 

1 1/2 oz Espelette Chili Vodka

1/2 oz orange liqueuer 

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz cranberry juice 

1/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup 

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well diluted and chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with an orange twist. 

Alamere Espresso Martini 

Espresso Martinis are having their moment. Boozy and lightly caffeinated, this popular cocktail is a perfect pick-me-up for a night out or a great nightcap when served alongside dessert. Be sure to use cooled espresso, as the oils lend themselves to creating a silky mouthfeel. Ask your barista for a few extra shots to go in the morning and save them for your 5 PM cocktail!

1 1/2 oz French Wheat Vodka

1 oz cooled espresso

1/2 oz coffee liqueur 

1/4 oz 2:1 demerara syrup

Pinch of salt 

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake until well chilled and aerated. Double strain into a chilled coupe — a small foam head should form on the surface of the drink. Garnish with 3 espresso beans. 

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