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).

Martini with Garnish

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.

North Shore Mule

History: Our version of the Moscow Mule, which was created in the late 1930’s and 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.


Vodka Pic with Cocktail

Green with Envy

2 oz North Shore Vodka
¾ oz Green Tea Simple Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3-4 Mint Leaves

Shake ingredients with ice (including the mint leaves – the ice will do the muddling for you!). Double strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with additional sprig of mint or lemon curl.

Fresh Berry Smash

1½ oz North Shore Vodka
¾ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3-4 Fresh Mint or Basil Leaves
2 fresh Strawberries
Club Soda

Muddle strawberries, simple syrup and either mint or basil. Add vodka and lemon, shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass,a nd top with soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.