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Posts Tagged ‘Ice’

Cocktail Bazaar: Spooky Screwdriver

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 28, 2018

My Smirnoff inspired cocktail Bazaar continues, and with Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share a simple Vodka Cocktail which features Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver, the Spooky Screwdriver.

I should point out to my readers that Smirnoff makes two different products by the name of Smirnoff Ice. In Canada (and parts of Europe) Smirnoff Ice is a brand of vodka based Premixed beverages. In the United States (which is where my samples came from) and in France, Smirnoff Ice is instead a Malt based premixed beverage. Vodka is a product of distillation, whereas the malt based drinks produced by brewing. This means that the Canadian version of the product has a cleaner flavour profile which highlights more clearly the chosen flavour of the Ice beverage, whereas the US version of the Ice beverage has a more complex flavour profile with additional hints of malty beer.

This means that the Halloween recipe I am sharing will taste quite a bit different north of the border when mixed with the Canadian Version of Smirnoff Ice Orange Screwdriver than it will south of the border when mixed with the USA version of Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver. As the samples sent to me for my Cocktail Bazaar originated south of the border, this means that I am using the malty US version of Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver. Let me suggest however, that the recipe works either way.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Spooky Screwdriver

1 Bottle Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver
1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
Splash of Grenadine (to taste)
Black Rock Candy

Fill two glasses with ice
Add Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver and Smirnoff Ice cocktail shaker, shake together the Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
Pour in the cocktail
Top with a splash of grenadine
Garnish with rock candy

Enjoy Responsibly!

If you are interested in more cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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Note: Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver is a premium malt beverage brewed and bottled at 5.8 % abv. by Smirnoff Co.. The product contains natural flavours, certified and natural colours.

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Cocktail Bazaar: Green Apple Smash

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 21, 2018

If you’ve been following my Cocktail Bazaar you have probably figured out that my cocktail suggestions have been inspired by Smirnoff. Their US media team has sent me an assortment of samples of Smirnoff Vodka, Smirnoff Ice Premium Malt Beverages, the new Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers as well as some Smirnoff Flavoured Vodkas. I was also sent a plethora of recipes to try out. From those recipes, I chose the ones which suited my skills as a home bartender to share with you.

My autumn Cocktail Bazaar continues with a look at Smirnoff Ice Green Apple. I should point out that the Smirnoff Ice brand is quite different here in Canada from what it is south of the border in the United States. That is because in Canada the brand is sold as a Premixed Vodka Beverage. However, in the US, the brand is instead a Premixed Premium Malt Beverage based not upon a distilled vodka, but rather a brewed let me say ‘beer-like’ product. This means that the flavour profile of Smirnoff Ice products in the US contains a ribbon of beer-like malt flavour that is absent the Canadian Smirnoff Ice branded product.

As indicated earlier, my samples were sent to me from the US-based Smirnoff Media Team. This means the recipe I am sharing will taste quite different when mixed with the Canadian version of Smirnoff Ice Green Apple. That should not dissuade however, as the recipe works well either way.

Here is a nice fall recipe which mixes Smirnoff Ice Green Apple with one of my favourite whiskeys, Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey.

Green Apple Smash

1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
4 oz  Ginger Beer
4 oz  Bulleit Bourbon
Ice
Rosemary for garnish

In a mixing glass, combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, Ginger Beer and Bourbon with Ice.
Stir until chilled
Fill a glass with crushed ice
Strain cocktail over ice

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

Enjoy Responsibly!

If you are interested in more cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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Note: Smirnoff Ice Green Apple is a premium malt beverage brewed and bottled at 4.5 % abv. by Smirnoff Co.. The product contains natural flavours, and certified and natural colours.

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