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There is more to making great drinks than spinning glasses and queuing at the bar. Smirnoff wants you to “think outside the glass” and create your own concoctions. Perhaps you’re a tennis fan; use that as inspiration, as Smirnoff did with its Game, Set And Match. The drink captures the spirit of summer tennis, with fresh Smirnoff No21 Vodka and a sweet and sour mix of strawberries and cranberry juice.

Indeed, use any passion you have as inspiration for a cocktail. To further get your creative juices flowing, here are a selection of cocktails in various jars and glasses, as it’s not just a case of mixing drinks, it’s also about finding a fun way to serve your drink. So what are you waiting for? Take a bottle, add imagination and see what you create.

The Secret Garden

This Smirnoff No21 Vodka cocktail combines sweet blackcurrant cordial with ginger ale and dark berries for a fruity serve.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/ 120ml ginger ale/ 25ml blackcurrant cordial/ Blueberries/ Blackberries/ Raspberries/ Fresh lime/ Mint sprig/ 1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Jar/ Long handled spoon/ Crushed ice/ Chopping board

THE METHOD

Step 1 Press down on a handful of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in a jam jar using a muddler to extract juices. Step 2 Fill jar with ice. Step 3 Pour 50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka into the glass. Step 4 Stir the mixture with a bar spoon until well combined. Step 5 Drizzle 25ml blackberry cordial and top up the drink with ginger ale. Step 6 Slice a wedge of lime and place in the drink. Add a sprig of mint to garnish.

The Smirnoff Moscow Mule

This famous combination of clean, pure Smirnoff No21 Vodka, spice and citrus zest is one of the classics. Created by John G Martin and his bar owner friend Jack Morgan, it helped spark the cocktail revolution of the Fifties.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/ 120ml ginger ale/ 15ml lime juice/ Bitters/ Fresh lime/ 1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Highball glass/ Knife/ Chopping board/ Ice

THE METHOD

Step 1 Fill a highball glass or copper cup with ice cubes. Step 2 Measure 50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka, 15ml lime juice, 120ml ginger ale and one dash of bitters into the glass. Step 3 Stir the mixture until well combined. Step 4 With a sharp knife and cutting board, slice a wedge of lime and place in the drink to garnish.

Game, set and match

Inspired by lawn tennis, this drink captures the spirit of British summer sport, with fresh, clean Smirnoff No21 Vodka and a sweet–sour mix of fresh strawberries plus cranberry juice.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/ Handful of strawberries/20ml vanilla syrup/ 150ml cranberry juice/ 1.9 units of alcohol

per serve

EQUIPMENT

Short glass/ Muddler/ Knife/Long handled spoon/Crushed ice

THE METHOD

Step 1 Place strawberries in the bottom of a thick tumbler. Step 2 Press down with a muddler on three strawberries. Step 3 Measure 50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka and 20ml vanilla syrup into the glass. Step 4 Fill the glass with crushed ice, and stir. Step 5 Top up the glass with 150ml cranberry juice. Step 6 Place two strawberries on top of the drink to garnish.

Grapefruit Smash

This delicious, bittersweet mixture makes a perfect fruit smash.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/Marmalade/50ml lemon juice/25ml grapefruit juice/ 100ml cloudy lemonade/ Lemon/ Mint sprig/ 1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Juicer/ Knife/ Jar/ Long handled spoon/ Crushed ice/ Chopping board

THE METHOD

Step 1 Measure 50ml Smirnoff No21 , 50ml lemon juice and marmalade into the glass or jar. Step 2 Fill a jam jar with ice. Step 3 Stir with the spoon. Step 4 Add 25ml grapefruit juice. Top up with lemonade. Step 5 Cut a slice of lemon on a chopping board, and add, along with mint to garnish.

The Mint Cookie Shake

A creamy, chocolaty mix of classic cookies that’s perfectly blended with milk, vanilla ice cream, mint and Smirnoff No21 Vodka. This homage to the traditional milkshake was inspired by the feel of an old-school US diner.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/Cookies/ 100ml milk/ Vanilla ice cream/ Mint sprig/ 1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Sundae glass/ Blender

THE METHOD

Step 1 Measure 50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka into a blender, along with 3 cookies, the milk, 2 scoops vanilla ice cream, and blend until well combined. Step 2 Pour the mixture into a sundae glass. Step 3 Crush a cookie and scatter on top of the drink. Place a sprig of mint at an angle against the rim of the glass to garnish.

The Apple Bite

Clean, pure Smirnoff No21 Vodka is mixed with rich apple, sparkling lemonade and zesty lime for a drink that grabs you. Serve with friends for a great start to the evening.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/ 100ml apple juice/ 100ml lemonade/ Fresh lime/ 1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Highball glass/ Knife/ Long handled spoon/ Chopping board/ Ice

THE METHOD

Step 1 Fill a highball glass or silver mug with ice cubes. Step 2 Measure 50ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka into the glass. Step 3 Add 100ml apple juice and 100ml lemonade into the glass and stir with a long handled spoon. Step 4 With a sharp knife and cutting board, slice a lime wedge. Squeeze the wedge into the drink and then place into the glass.

Apple Bite Gold

A long drink that blends the delicate cinnamon lavour in Smirnoff Gold with apple – a natural lavour partner. This is a ine combination of tastes that’s lifted by effervescent citrus lemonade and the theatre of real edible gold lakes.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff Gold/100ml lemonade/100ml apple juice/Fresh lime/1.9 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Tall glass/ Knife/ Chopping board/ Ice

THE METHOD

Step 1 Fill a tall glass with ice. Step 2 Add equal parts lemonade and apple juice. Step 3 Add the Smirnoff Gold at the end to dramatise the effect of the gold lakes falling through the drink. Step 4 With a sharp knife and cutting board, slice a lime wedge, squeeze and drop in drink to garnish.

Mo-Tea-To

A modern twist on an all-time classic, this version of the mojito combines Smirnoff No21 Vodka with fresh mint, iced tea and lime juice. And what better way to serve it than in a tea pot?

INGREDIENTS

25ml Smirnoff No21 Vodka/ 25ml Pampero Blanco rum/150ml mint iced tea/15ml fresh lime juice/ 15ml sugar syrup/Mint sprig/ Lime wedges/ 1.8 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Tea pot, cups and saucers/ Knife/ Long handled spoon/ Chopping board/ Ice

THE METHOD

Step 1 Fill a teapot with ice. Step 2 Add the Smirnoff No21 Vodka and Pampero Blanco rum. Step 3 Add mint iced tea (made by steeping a mint tea bag in hot water and cooling). Step 4 Add the lime juice and sugar syrup, and stir. Step 5 Pour the drink carefully into two tea cups over ice. Step 6 Place a wedge of lime in each drink. Add a sprig of mint to garnish.

Hot Apple Bite

A perfect winter warmer inspired by the original taste of temptation. This serve combines the subtle cinnamon flavours of Smirnoff Gold Liqueur with a warming combination of apple juice and brown sugar.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Smirnoff Gold Liqueur / 100ml Apple Juice/ 2 tbls Brown Sugar/ 1 tbls Apple Puree/ Garnish with a slice of apple topped with crushed biscuit/ 1.8 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Saucepan/ Knife/ Chopping board/ Spoon/ Stirer

THE METHOD

Step 1 Add all ingredients to a saucepan Step 2 Warm on a low heat until sugar has completely dissolved and liquid is simmering Step 3 Pour into a glass mug Step 4 Garnish with a wedge of apple topped with crushed biscuit

Old Fashioned Christmas

A perfect festive cocktail. Combining the purity of Smirnoff No.21 with a spiced concoction of apple juice, cranberry, cinnamon, orange and star anais.

INGREDIENTS

35ml Smirnoff No21/ 50ml Apple juice/ Teaspoonful of Cranberry Sauce/ Pinch of Cinnamon powder/ Orange zest or peel to garnish/ Star Anais to garnish/ 1.3 units of alcohol per serve

EQUIPMENT

Ice/ Knife/ Chopping board/ Spoon

THE METHOD

Step 1 Fill a glass mug with ice Step 2 Add Smirnoff, apple juice, cranberry sauce and orange zest Step 3 Stir until cranberry sauce dissolved Step 4 Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon and 1 star anise

Visit thebar.com/outsidetheglass for more inspiration and even more superb Smirnoff recipes.

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