We're quite outspoken when it comes to our love of brown spirits, but there's no hooch that's more cocktail-friendly than vodka. It blends seamlessly into anything you mix it with-vegetable juice, a fruity muddle, even iced tea-and it's a blank canvas for inventive infusions. When it's the right place and the right time (read: when a bottle comes frozen in a big block of ice) sometimes it's great to just drink it straight. This summer, we'll be mixing up a myriad of tipples with the Eastern European favorite, from Bloody Marys to smashes to Moscow Mules. Check out the slideshow for those recipes, plus a few more of our favorite vodka drinks.
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