Quick Recipes With Vodka
Vodka Recipes

Quick Recipes With Vodka

Learn to make Peppy Recipes with Vodka.

Vodka is an alcoholic drink made out of potatoes or grains like wheat. If you happen to leave half of a Vodka bottle unused, slowly the alcohol would evaporate. The best thing would be to put it into culinary use. We have curated a few recipes for you to turn your meals into something classy by adding some Vodka to it. 

Vodka recipes

Ingredients 

  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 3 to 4 
  • Basil – 8 to 10 leaves
  • Boiled Pasta – 250 g
  • Tomatoes – 5 to 6 – tinned or fresh
  • Vodka – ½ cup
  • Fresh Cream – about 2 tblspn
  • Oregano dried – 1 to 2 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese grated – about a cup
  • Black olives 3 to 4

Method 

  • Heat up the pan and add olive oil.
  • Add garlic slivers and let them brown.
  • Add 5 to 6 fresh Basil and quickly add paste of the tomatoes. (preferably Italian Tomatoes(Roma/Tinned)). 
  • Saute and add dried oregano. 
  • Add vodka. Briefly cook. The alcohol will evaporate leaving a nice flavour to the sauce.
  • Add boiled penne pasta. Add 2 tbsp of pasta water to loosen out the dish.
  • Add full fat cream. Mix and quickly switch off the gas.
  • Add about 3/4th cup of parmesan. 
  • Serve garnished with black olives, basil leaves and grated parmesan.

Serving Suggestion 

  • Goes well with a glass of red or white wine.
  • Celebration dish for a party.
  • Vodka Pasta would be best with Penne as the sauce would be coated not only outside but also the inside. 
  • However you may use Pasta of your choice.
  • Serve it with garlic bread on the side.
  • You may add blanched broccoli/boiled chicken to the Vodka Pasta.
  • Use pitted black olives for this recipe.
  • Keep the Pasta al dente.

Recipe 2 – Vodka Watermelon Mojito

Ingredients

  • Monin watermelon syrup 15 ml
  • Lemon juice 15 ml
  • Vodka 45 ml to 60 ml 
  • Watermelon balls – 8 to 10
  • Mint sprig -1
  • Soda water – as required

Method

  • Take an empty glass of 300 ml capacity.
  • Put watermelon syrup in it.
  • Put the prepared watermelon balls.
  • Add to it Lemon juice and Vodka.
  • Stir a bit. Top it up with soda to fill the glass.
  • Serve garnished with mint sprig.

Serving Suggestion 

  • This is a great party welcome drink. 
  • Goes well with all snacks and starters.
  • Great for Friday evenings at home.
  • The quantity of Vodka can be adjusted as your liking.
  • Serve in a mason jar (of 300 ml) for enhancing the presentation.
  • The watermelon balls can also be inserted in a long toothpick.

Recipe 3 – Vodka Orange Sunburst

Vodka recipes

Ingredients

  • Fresh orange juice – 1 cup
  • Rosemary sprig – 2
  • Vodka – 60 ml
  • Grenadine syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Soda as required
  • Malta slices – 2

Method 

  • Drop in the malta slices in a 300 ml glass.
  • Add to it the freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Add the Vodka. Give a gentle stir.
  • Drop in the rosemary sprig. Top it with Soda water.
  • From the side of the glass, pour in the grenadine syrup very slowly.
  • Burst of colors would be visible in the glass making it absolute sunburst.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve with long straw and a stirrer. 
  • Vodka orange sunburst is a great summer refresher.
  • Nice welcome drink for your summer parties.
  • Do not pre-prepare and keep as fresh juices turn bitter. 
  • If fresh juice is unavailable then packaged juice can be used. However there would be a slight variation to the taste.

Recipe 4 – Vodka over Vanilla

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Ingredients 

  • Vodka – 90 ml
  • Grapes – 50 g – cut into half
  • Watermelon – 50 g – cubed
  • Apricots – 50 g – wedge cut
  • Mango – 50 g cubed
  • Vanilla ice cream – 6 scoops

Method

  • Marinade the fruits with the vodka for about 30 minutes.
  • In a serving cup, put half of the marinated stuff.
  • Top it up with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  • Drizzle some more marinated fruits over vanilla.
  • Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve garnished with muesli or roasted almonds.
  • Serve over waffles.
  • Great as a quick party dessert.
  • Fruits can be replaced depending upon the availability.
  • The recipe mentioned above is for three servings.
  • Vodka can be adjusted as per liking or taste.

Recipe 5 – Crispy Battered Fish with Vodka

Vodka recipes

Ingredients 

  • Sole Fish boneless – 250 gms
  • Egg – 1
  • All purpose flour/Maida – 1/4th cup
  • Panko bread crumbs – 1/4th cup
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp divided
  • Black pepper powder 2 tsp divided
  • Onion powder 2 tsp divided
  • Garlic powder 2 tsp divided
  • Mexican seasoning powder 2 tsp divided
  • Salt as per taste
  • Vodka 2 tbsp
  • Groundnut oil to deep fry

Method 

  • Beat egg, season it with salt and add vodka. Mix well.
  • In a plate keep the maida.
  • Season it with salt, black pepper, onion and garlic powder and mexican seasoning.
  • In another plate keep the bread crumbs.
  • Season it with salt, black pepper, onion and garlic powder and mexican seasoning.
  • Steps to make the fish – 
  1. Dab the fish from both sides in the maida plate. 
  2. Next dab it in the egg-vodka mix
  3. Next dab it well in the bread crumb plate.
  4. Deep fry till crispy and reddish brown on both sides.
  5. Serve with a piece of lemon.

Serving Suggestion 

  • Battered fish can be served with store bought tartar sauce.
  • You can even make a homemade dip to serve the fish.
  • Mix 2 tbsp mayo, 1tsp mustard and 1 tsp sriracha sauce to make the dip.
  • Serve it with potato fries or baked potato wedges for a complete meal.
  • Serve with a cold salad for added freshness.
  • For the cold salad grate a carrot, grate a cucumber and 2 tbsp mayo, 
  • salt and pepper to taste. Add a pinch of mustard powder, mix gently.
  • Keep the prepared salad in the fridge till serving time.
  • Serve the battered fish immediately to maintain the crispiness.
  • Use fillets to prepare this dish as it will help to cook the fish faster without burning the coating of bread crumbs.

Here are the different ways of using Vodka in your kitchen. You can also try using Vodka as a replacement of essence in cake. You can even use it in your white pasta sauce. As you can see from the above recipes Vodka is a versatile drink and used not just in cocktails but in a lot of other dishes too.  

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