Today is National Vodka Day. Just in case you didn’t prepare, stop by the store on the way home to grab some Ketel One. Invite the gang over to create some of these fall cocktails.

ketel one daylightKETEL ONE DAYLIGHT

1 ½ oz. Ketel One® Vodka 

1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

1 oz. fresh orange juice

½ oz. rosemary maple simple syrup

Build in wine glass over ice. Stir for 10 seconds. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a dusting of cracked black pepper.

Rosemary Maple Simple Syrup: 16 oz. Grade B maple syrup, 4 oz. water, 9 rosemary sprigs – Bring maple syrup and water to a boil, add rosemary, remove from heat, cool, strain)

ketel one fumbles foliageKETEL ONE FUMBLES & FOLIAGE

1 ¼ oz. Ketel One® Vodka 

1 oz. Pimms #1 

¼ oz. allspice dram liqueur

1 oz. fresh orange juice

½ oz. fresh lemon juice 

¾ oz. ginger simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Ginger Simple Syrup: 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, 3-4 large chunks peeled/sliced ginger – Bring sugar and water to a boil, remove from heat, cool, add ginger, blend, strain)

ketel one midnight sourKETEL ONE MIDNIGHT SOUR

1 ½ oz. Ketel One Oranje®

¾ oz. vanilla bean simple syrup

¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

3 drops fig bitters

3 drops mole bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with a float of red wine port.

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup: 1 quart water, 1 quart sugar, 10 vanilla beans – Bring water and sugar to a boil, add vanilla beans and split open, remove from heat, cool, remove vanilla pods