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1 ½ ounces vodka, (flavored/unflavored)
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco sauce
pinch of Kosher salt, black pepper, celery salt
¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
4 ounces tomato juice
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass and roll back and forth to mix. Strain into Collins glass. Garnish with celery stalk.
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Vesica Potato Vodka, 93pts
Chairman's Trophy: Vesica Potato Vodka Poland, 40%, 93pts Finalist: Absolut Peppar Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40%, 92pts Finalist: Luksusowa Vodka Poland, 40%, 92pts
Finalist: Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40%, 90pts
2 ounces vodka, flavored or unflavored
¾ ounce Cointreau
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce cranberry juice cocktail
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twisted over the top of the drink and dropped into the drink.
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Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka, 93pts
Chairman's Trophy: Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40%, 93pts
Finalist: Vesica Potato Vodka Poland, 40%, 91pts
Vodka & Tonic
2 ounces vodka
5 ounces tonic water
lime wedge garnish
Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with ice and add vodka. Fill with tonic water and garnish with a lime wedge.
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Luksusowa Vodka, 93pts
Chairman's Trophy: Luksusowa Vodka Poland, 40%, 93pts
Finalist: Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Flavored Vodka Poland, 40%, 91pts