International Vodka Day 2023: 2 Cocktails To Celebrate The Day

On October 4th, the world celebrates International Vodka Day. It is the day to recognise this popular spirit in all its forms. Used as a base in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks, this clear and versatile beverage has ruled the universe of mixology for generations. As vodka has a neutral flavour profile, this alcohol is ideal for everyone. 

It is said to have originated either in Russia or Poland. Vodka mainly consists of water and ethanol that are extracted from the fermentation of cereal grains like wheat, sorghum, or rye, along with the flavour of fruits and sugar. Many brands also use potatoes and additives such as spices to achieve distinctive character in the liquor. Some popular mixers for vodka are cranberry juice, club soda, strawberry lemonade, and orange juice. 

If you are also looking for some interesting vodka cocktails to celebrate International Vodka Day, here are two interesting recipes for you:

Hawa Mahal

Shared by Anurag Godbole, Wine Sommelier and Bar Manager at Nksha Restaurant, Churchgate


  • 20 ml of rose-infused vodka
  • 30 ml vodka
  • 15 ml sugar
  • 15 ml of lime juice
  • 15 ml of pomegranate juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 3 drops stillabunt


  • Chill the mixing glass.
  • Add rose-infused vodka to a shaker, followed by lime juice, bitters, pomegranate juice, and stillabunt.
  • Mix it and shake well. Double strain the drink into a coup glass.
  • Garnish with dried rose petals and a spray of rose water. Enjoy. 


Shared by Vikrant Nagaonkar, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Dome, Intercontinental Marine Drive 


  • 45 ml of Grey Goose vodka
  • 30 ml watermelon and rose cordial clarified with coconut milk
  • 60 ml of water
  • Garnish: rose petals

For the watermelon and rose cordial:

  • Mix 200 ml of watermelon juice with 5 ml of citric acid. 
  • Pour the mixture over 90 mL of coconut milk.
  • Allow it to curdle.
  • Strain the mixture using cheesecloth to obtain a clear liquid.


  • Add Grey Goose vodka to a clarified batch of water.  
  • Aerate the mixture using a soda machine. Serve the cocktail over ice in a wine glass.
  • Garnish it with rose petals. Enjoy the sweet and juicy palate with a hint of coconut.