New Year’s Eve drink ideas from a popular liquor brand

Every news outlet gets a bunch of news releases from brands looking to get their name out there. When Buckeye Vodka sent one out about drinks for New Year’s Eve, our interest was piqued: Who can pass up a unique drink idea to help say goodbye to last year?

The first recipe to capture our attention is the Midnight Blue. That’s the one in the main photo, above. The interesting ingredient? “Butterfly Pea-Infused Buckeye Vodka.” We had the same reaction: Huh?

The company advises drinkers to “infuse 3 oz. Buckeye Vodka in a mason jar with 3-5 dried butterfly pea flowers. Let sit overnight, then strain out the flowers. The vodka becomes a rich color and is ready to be used.”

Apparently, you can buy the flower online. We found it as tea leaves and as a serum/flavor available at liquor stores.

Here is the recipe:

Midnight Blue


● 3 oz Butterfly Pea-Infused Buckeye Vodka

● Tonic water ice cubes

● 1.5 oz ginger simple syrup

● 3 oz lime juice

● Tonic water


Infuse 3oz Buckeye Vodka in a Mason jar with 3-5 butterfly pea flowers. Let sit overnight, then strain out the flowers. The vodka becomes a rich color and is ready to use.

Cocktail: Freeze tonic water into ice cubes. Pour ginger syrup, lime juice, and infused vodka over tonic water ice cubes and stir. Top off with tonic water.

Marshmallow Vodka Pops

The next recipe is for a treat: Marshmallow Vodka Pops. Did you ever think to infuse marshmallows? We didn’t.

“This bite sized treats are not for the kids ... but they may make you giggle,” Buckeye Vodka says in its news release. Here are the ingredients:

● 8 oz Buckeye Vodka

● 1 bag of Marshmallows

● Colored sugar

Directions: Pour Buckeye Vodka into shot glasses. Pour sugar into dishes. Skewer marshmallows, soak quickly in vodka, and roll in colored sugar. Serve immediately.

Buckeye Vodka Espresso Martini

The last recipe we checked out is for one of the most popular drinks around the globe: An Espresso Martini. Who isn’t ordering these after seeing every guest on “Below Deck” order one from the stews on their yacht?

“Reach for 10-times-distilled Buckeye Vodka for a smoooooth martini with premium, superior taste,” states the news release. Here’s the recipe:


● 2 oz Buckeye Vodka

● 1 oz kahlua

● 1 oz espresso

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake it up and strain into a martini glass.

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