National Vodka Day

Moscow Mule

1.7 oz. of Russian Standard

5 oz. of ginger beer

Serve it in a copper mug and garnish it with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Electrolyte (served Upstairs at Kimberly Hotel)

4 big chunks fresh watermelon- muddled

½ oz. pineapple juice

juice from half a lemon

1½ oz. vodka (non-flavored)

Serve in a highball glass with ice and a vertical watermelon slice garnish.

Broken Basil

2 oz. Broken Shed Vodka

crushed basil leaves (generous amount)

Broken Shed Vodka Debuts in the US

Broken Shed Vodka, founded in 2009 in New Zealand, has finally made its way to America. Integration into the US market began in June and has been well-received so far. The vodka is distilled four times from New Zealand whey, additive-free, and uses multiple water sources from New Zealand.

“New Zealand is the perfect place to make vodka,” said Mark Simmonds, co-founder. “We have excellent water — some of the most desired and tastiest in the world —and the purest spirit made from whey. Combined with our craft blending and filtering techniques, we’re able to make a smooth and award-winning vodka, without any additives.”

This Dragon's Breath Will Leave You Kickin'

The last time I drank punch, it was served in a mini swimming pool at a college party. You can do better than that. This Halloween, take a jab at this Dragon’s Blood Punch. And if you meet someone who tells you that you have dragon’s breath, say thanks and tell them, “Unlike that animated movie, this dragon can’t be tamed.”


1 750ml bottle vodka

1/2 cup orange liqueur

6 cups (48oz.) red fruit punch

6 cups apple juice

6 cups cranberry juice

2 liters ginger ale

Chill all ingredients the day before. An hour before serving, combine everything in a punch bowl. A large soup pot will do in a pinch. Stir well and add ice. We recommend using a block of ice as it will melt slower than cubes. Serve in punch cups. (FYI: Six cups is approximately one bottle of juice)