The Top 5 Vodka Recipes Created by the Bendistillery Sampling Room – Bend, Oregon

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Vodka is the quintessential ingredient for many popular cocktails, but choosing a quality ingredient is the simplest way to improve your own bartender skills without tons of effort.  Below are five simple but delicious recipes you can use with your Crater Lake Vodka, distilled one hundred times, for the smoothest taste around. These are perfect for those late summer evenings, with a few fall recipes throw in for good measure. As you open your home to guests this coming Thanksgiving, be sure to fall back on these recipes as a terrific way to make yourself known as the host of the year!


Wally Headbanger


Crater Lake Reserve Vodka




  • 4 oz Crater Lake Vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz Galliano
  • Splash Chambord




  1. Mix ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  2. Pour contents (including ice) into a tall glass, top with ice if needed.
  3. Float Chambord and garnish with an orange.


Summer Sangria






  • 2 oz Crater Lake Vodka
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz pear or white grape juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 lime slices




  1. Muddle lime in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, shake well and pour contents (including ice) into a wine glass.
  3. Garnish with lime.


Crush & Tonic


raspberry cocktail above




  • 2 oz Crater Lake Vodka
  • Tonic water
  • Lemon slice
  • Lime slice
  • Orange slice




  1. Muddle fruit in a rocks glass, fill with ice and add vodka.
  2. Top with tonic water.
  3. Garnish with an orange.


Crater Lake Sunrise






2 oz Crater Lake Vodka

4 oz orange juice

1/2 oz Grenadine




  1. Mix Crater Lake Vodka and orange juice over ice in a rocks glass.
  2. Pour Grenadine slowly and allow to settle.
  3. Garnish with orange.
  4. Before drinking, stir to complete your sunrise.


Crater Lake Berry Julep






  • 3 oz Crater Lake Vodka
  • Seasonal berries
  • Mint
  • Soda water




  1. Muddle mint and berries in a pint glass.
  2. Add Crater Lake Vodka, fill with ice and top with a splash of soda water.
  3. Stir well and garnish with lime and mint sprig.


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