“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold, and very well made.” – James Bond; Casino Royale, Chapter 7: Rouge et Noir


  • 1 oz VÖKVA Vodka
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Fresh basil leaves

Add liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Toss in a few broken up basil leaves and you know how Bond’s catchphrase goes, “Shaken, not stirred.” Double strain over crushed ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with basil leaf and lemon rind.

Black Mountain Mule vodka recipe


Amaro Montenegro is the cure-all ingredient in our spin on a classic vodka recipe. Floral, bitter, and with just enough bite, the Black Mountain Mule is a botanist’s elixir for whatever twist you may get yourself into.


  • 1 oz VÖKVA vodka
  • 1 oz Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 oz oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz ginger concentrate
  • Ginger beer
  • Mint

Add Vokva Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, ginger concentrate, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a little shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass with crushed ice. Top it off with ginger beer and add a sprig of mint.

Social Royale vodka recipe


Flaming fresh herbs like thyme infuses the smoky herbaceousness and aroma, crafting the perfect Winter Thyme for wintertime.


  • 1.5 oz VÖKVA Vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1.5 oz Jack Rudy tonic
  • Dash cardamom-infused bitters
  • Fresh thyme

Add Vokva Vodka, dry vermouth, tonic, and a dash of bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a little shake and set aside. Singe a sprig of thyme, blow it out, and rim it around a coupe glass. Pour the Winter Thyme cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme.

winter thyme vodka cocktail recipe