Three Essential Vodka-Based Cocktails

Absolut Elyx's Gareth Evans on a trio of ways to bring out the best in ultra-premium clear stuff.

Judging by social media right now, self-isolation and mid-week abstinence are not exactly great bedfellows. And, if you’ve got some premium vodka stashed away and are seeking a little liquid solace here and there, we recommend you do it in style, with these three concoctions created by Absolut Elyx’s Global Brand Ambassador Gareth Evans. All alcohol components are currently available to buy for delivery from online stores including Master of MaltDrink Supermarket and The Whisky Exchange.


Due Diligence 

Photo courtesy of Absolut  Phil Barton

2 parts vodka
1 part elderflower liqueur
1 part Lemon Juice
1 pinch dill
2 parts tonic

Glass: Highball
Garnish: Cucumber slices
Method: Muddle cucumber, swizzle with crushed ice, add tonic and alcohol, top with ice and garnish with dill and cucumber slices.

Swedish Riviera 

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3 parts vodka
3 parts coconut water
1 part lemon
1 part honey
3 parts prosecco

Glass: Absolut Elyx Copper Balloon Cup (see picture above)or highball

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Cinnamon stick and orange slices

Method: Build the ingredients over cubed ice, top with prosecco and stir gently to combine. Garnish with cinnamon and orange slices.

Elyx Martini 

Photos courtesy of Absolut Elyx  Phil Barton

5 parts vodka
1 part Lillet Blanc

Glass: Absolut Elyx Copper Cocktail CoupeTini Tini Copper Coupe or Glass Cocktail Coupe
Garnish: Lemon Zest
Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over cubed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish.