Tax Day Cocktail

It’s about that time again…tax day is looming and the slackers and procrastinators of the world are scrambling to get everything in order. It’s a stressful time of year, but I’ve got something to soothe your worries or celebrate a fat refund check (depending on your situation).

Check out this cocktail from OVAL vodka—Cry Me a River. If you like Bloody Marys you’ll seriously love this one! Who knows—it could even make a fantastic spring brunch drink. Give it a try and let me know what you think:

Cry Me a River

1 ½ oz OVAL vodka
½ oz Red Vermouth
¼ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
4 oz. Spicy V-8 juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled highball glass. Dust with freshly ground pepper to taste and garnish with a lemon wheel and thin slice of celery. Enjoy!!


OVAL vodka sponsored fashion event

On Tuesday I made my way down to Manhattan for an OVAL vodka sponsored fashion event. It was the launch for the new Vamp Jewelry Collection by Fetty. The line is a punk-rock collection designed by Justin Tranter, lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons (watch him rock out in this video from the event). You may have seen Fetty jewelry on celebrities like Rihanna, Kate Moss, or Kim Kardashian.

Chet, Scott, and Devyn from the Real World Brooklyn showed up for the party, as did Christian Siriano from Project Runway (try and find them in the video if you can). The place was packed and the crowd loved their OVAL vodka cocktails. Here’s one for the road:

The Shogun by Heinz Kaiser:

1 ½ oz. OVAL Vodka
1 barspoon honey
1 pinch of wasabi
¾ oz. lime juice

Pour ingredients into a chilled mixing glass. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with four slices of cucumber and two slices of fresh ginger. Enjoy!