Want to jazz up your next party? Here’s a fun and timely cocktail from Iceberg Vodka, which is made in Newfoundland, where, I’m told, they know their booze!
Classic Candy Cane Martini
What you need:
1.5 oz chilled vodka (between 5° and 7° F)
1/2 tsp vanilla flavoured liqueur
1 tsp peppermint schnapps
1 oz club soda ice
crushed candy cane
1-2 drops of food coloring in either green or red for effect (I’d probably skip this step)
What you do:
Put some ice in the cocktail shaker
Add vodka, peppermint schnapps, and the club soda
Shake vigorously, then pour contents into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy cane
Apparently, the makers of Iceberg are also very practical, as they’ve come with some ingenious ways to use vodka that don’t end up with you wearing a lampshade on your head. That’s a joke, right? Of course, you always enjoy your fave tipple responsibly, don’t you?
Things you didn’t know vodka was good for:
To remove ink from fabrics, grab some vodka and dab it on the stain. It won't set, and the ink will come out after the next laundry.
Is your glass looking a little grimy after your holiday hoe-down? Dilute one part vodka with two parts water and pour into a spray bottle. Clean windows, coffee tables or anything else that’s worse for wear.
If you’re at a beach party and someone gets stung by a jellyfish, (umm, okay) pour vodka over the affected area and use a towel to carefully remove any objects off the skin. Once the skin has been cleared, dampen a cloth with some more vodka. Then mix the victim a drink (that last part is my idea!)
Clean up a messy stain by spraying the area with vodka, scrub, and then dry.
Dip diamond jewellery in a small amount of vodka and then clean with a soft brush. Don’t drink the leftover vodka.