Spitits
Vodka Delight
Vodka rules the spirits world, and with good reason: It mixes well. Here are just a few of the many good intriguing vodka recipes courtesy of Cheers Magazine. Best of all is new ZYR vodka, minus carbs. Happy hour just got thinner.


Perfect Pear!
Hint Essence Water developed this cocktail as a low-calorie summer sipper.

2 oz. ZYR Vodka
4 oz. Pear Hint Essence Water
1 pear slice for garnish

Mix and serve in a Martini glass with a pear slice for garnish.

Blakberi Mambo
This drink was developed by Allen Katz, director of mixology and spirits education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York.

1¾ oz. Stoli Blakberi Vodka
½ oz. white peach schnapps
½ oz. Hiram Walker Mango Schnapps
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. apple cider
¼ oz. fresh lime juice
1 pineapple wedge for garnish

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into an Old -Fashioned glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Cosmo-politician
Svedka Vodka brings us this cocktail just in time for campaign season.

2 oz. Svedka Clementine Vodka
1 oz. orange juice
½ oz. sour sour mix
1 tsp. orange marmalade

1 orange slice for garnish Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain and pour into a Martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.