Updated: Dec 28, 2022
While hockey is the official Canadian pastime, sipping on a cocktail with friends takes a close second. Work happy hours, late-night cocktail parties, and boozy holidays are the foundation for many great social gatherings. But while those alcohol-based events can be fun, they can also be carb-heavy and high-calorie. If you’re looking to ease the density of your diet when you choose to partake, we’ve got just the spirits for you: ZUBROWKA BISON GRASS VODKA and ZUBROWKA BIALA VODKA (coming in February). Wondering what to mix with vodka? Here are the easiest, simplest, and lightest vodka cocktails you can make.
WHY VODKA “LIGHT?”
Vodka is considered one of the healthiest spirits you can drink.
For one, it’s considered one of the more heart-healthy alcoholic choices; as you drink vodka, blood flow increases and can help to prevent clots, strokes, and heart disease. On the other hand, it has no carbs or sugar, and is easy to mix with
low-calorie mixers. When you choose Zubrowka Vodka – you’re giving yourself an even healthier night out on the town.
HOW TO “JAZZ UP” A VODKA SODA
I know what you’re thinking – does that mean I’m stuck with vodka sodas for the rest of my life? Must I sacrifice my taste buds for the sake of health any time I want to drink?!
We’re here to tell you, no, not necessarily. But vodka sodas aren’t all bad – you just have to know a few tricks to make them a touch on the tastier side!
Make it berry delicious. Mash up your berries of choice – we like raspberry and blueberry best- to add. The dash of color and slight hint of fruit will be sure to sweeten the deal.
Put a spin on your typical lemonade! All you need is some lemon juice, soda water, and simple syrup to add as much sweetness as you’d like to Zubrowka Vodka over ice!
Drink your veggies. Add herbs – such as mint or basil – to give your drink an earthy flare.
WHAT ELSE TO MIX WITH VODKA
Outside of the eternal vodka soda, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite options you can make instead, whether you’re at a party or out at your favorite bar. Some of them can even be healthy mixes!
So, if you’re wondering what to mix with vodka, well, here you are:
Apple Zu cocktail
This wintery cocktail is perfect for cosying up by the fire, festival treat in hand - with hints of almonds and vanilla, this bison grass flavoured vodka is earthy and accompanied perfectly by sweet apple and tangy lime. Shake well before serving.
50 ml Zubrowka bison grass vodka
100 ml traditional pressed cloudy apple juice
2. Give good squeeze of lime into mixture
Squeeze of lime
3. Transfer to cocktail shaker and shake well until a small foam appears on top and pour into martini glass.
Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top to add a festive twist!
Garnish with dried apple slice to serve
This drink also requires no fancy bar tools so you can simply pour the vodka in, top it with ginger beer and garnish with a lime slice. Be sure to get a quality ginger beer with plenty of flavor.
60 ml Zubrowka Biala Vodka
lime juice – preferably freshly squeezed
2. Give good squeeze of lime into mixture
90 ml ginger beer (best when chilled)
3. Put it in a copper cup, garnish with a slice of lime.
If you’re looking to try something different, there are a few different ways you can dress this classic up:
Make it skinny. You can make this diet-friendly by switching out the ginger beer for fresh ginger and a ginger flavored no-calorie seltzer of your choosing. Agave is a sweet alternative to sugar sweeteners.
Make it spicy. On top of this, if you want to add in some heat, slice up a jalapeño and throw in as many of those thin slices as you want for an extra kick.
This martini isn’t just for Carrie Bradshaw – Cosmopolitans are popular for a reason.
Pink-hued and fruity, the Cosmopolitan is a simple mix of Zubrowka Biala Vodka, an ounce of Cointreau, an ounce of any light cranberry juice cocktail and an ounce of fresh lime juice, with a twist of lemon for garnish.
Sip on one of these and imagine you’re part of the cast in 90’s New York anywhere in the world!
Now all you need to do is find the perfect opportunity to put these recipes to use and enjoy the sweet taste of drinking lightly with your Zubrowka Vodka light cocktail!