Halsted Vodka giving in the spirit of the LGBT community

Sat. December 7, 2013 9:38 AM

the halsted rudolph

Tis the season to enjoy a holiday cocktail

Now you can celebrate the holidays with some fun new cocktails and give back to LGBT causes all at the same time.

Halsted Vodka's mixology elves have been busy concocting some exciting new martini recipes inspired by Santa's Reindeer... all 12 of them.

The cocktails are made exclusively with Chicago's delicious Halsted Vodka, which donates 15% of its profits to causes benefitting the local LGBT community.

Shake all the ingredients over ice and serve in a martini glass. Cheers!

The Halsted Dasher

A classic "pink" martini with a dash of Angostura bitters 1 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz pink grapefruit juice

A dash of Angostura bitters

The Halsted Dancer

A gingertini with fresh juice that dances on your tongue 1 1/2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 1/2 oz ginger liqueur (eg. Canton)

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

The Halsted Prancer

An espresso martini to get you prancing around the room 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz cold espresso

1/2 oz Kahlua or simple sugar mix

The Halsted Vixen

A foxy, woodland martini with the nutty taste of Frangelico 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz Frangelico

Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

The Halsted Comet

A classic martini with a sparkler

2 oz Halsted Vodka

Dash of vermouth to coat the glass Serve with a sparkler

The Halsted Cupid

A martini made with Chambord raspberry liqueur 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz Pineapple juice

1/2 oz raspberry liqueur (eg. Chambord)

The Halsted Donner

Donner means "thunder" in German so here's a dirty martini with thunderclouds. 2 oz Halsted Vodka

2 teaspoons of olive juice

Dash of vermouth to coat the glass

The Halsted Blitzen

Blitzen means "lightning" in German so a martini with a lemon "bolt"

2 oz Halsted Vodka

1/2 oz Limoncello

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz simple sugar mix

Serve with a lemon peel garnish

The Halsted Rudolph

A maraschino cherry makes Rudolph's famous red nose 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz cranberry juice

1/2 oz triple sec

Dash of fresh lime juice

Serve with a maraschino cheer on a cocktail stick

The Halsted Olive

You guessed it, a classic martini with a Kalamata olive 2 oz Halsted Vodka

Dash of vermouth to coat the glass

Serve with a Kalamata

The Halsted Fireball

A hot cinnamon martini made with Fireball 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz Cinnamon liqueur (eg. Fireball)

Dash of grenadine

The Halsted Clarice

A sweet chocolatini for Rudolph's sweetheart 2 oz Halsted Vodka

1 oz Crème de Cacao

1/2 oz cherry brandy (or try 1 oz Kahlua)

To learn more about the All-American, handcrafted Halsted Vodka visit halstedvodka.com

Related: Halsted Vodka founders stress connection to Chicago's LGBT community