North Shore Vodka is delicious simply on the rocks, but it also makes incredible cocktails.  Here are a few of our current favorites.  In addition, you can explore our archives for other favorite recipes.


North Shore on the Rocks

2½ oz North Shore Vodka

Fill glass with ice; add vodka. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or wedge of lime.  (Sonja likes a twist, Derek goes for a lime).

Vodka + Apple

2 oz North Shore Vodka
2 oz Good Apple Juice

Combine ingredients over ice; stir. Top with dash of ground cinnamon.


The Vesper

History: ordered by James Bond in Casino Royale, and named for his lady friend

3 oz Distiller’s Gin No. 11
1 oz North Shore Vodka
½ oz Lillet Blanc

Shake ingredients with ice; strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with large swath of lemon peel.

Moscow Mule

History: Created in the 1940’s, taught Americans how to drink vodka. Originally served in a copper mug.

2 oz North Shore Vodka
½ a lime
Ginger Beer

Fill tall glass with ice. Press lime into glass, and drop lime half into glass. Add vodka, and top with ginger beer. Stir quickly with bar spoon.  Garnish with a sprig of mint or a lime wedge, as desired.


Cranberry Caipiroska

2 oz North Shore Vodka
¾ oz Cranberry Simple Syrup
4 lime wedges

Muddle lime wedges with simple in your mixing glass; add vodka and shake with ice. Pour shaker contents into a rocks glass, and garnish with a skewer of cranberries and sprig of fresh mint.

Fuji Sparkler

1½ oz North Shore Vodka
¾ oz Fresh Lemon
½ oz Spiced Apple Syrup
1½ oz Sparkling Cider

Shake first three ingredients with ice; strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling cider, and garnish with a long lemon curl. Also delicious with our Aquavit – Private Reserve in place of the vodka.