5 Cocktail Recipes: Vodka + Whiskey


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

Where are my fellow Whiskey, Vodka, Bloody Mary AND pickle lovers?!

That was a lot; I KNOW! First and foremost, there is a place for the Bloody Mary lovers-at-heart. There are, likewise, pickle fanatics who will eat them anywhere, anyhow.

Whether you are a wine, beer, or spirits fanatic; these recipes ahead of you are unique cocktail recipes provided by, or inspired by, Kansas City's own Weston, MO-based Holladay Distillery (McCormick Distilling) that is a distributor of the beloved 360 Vodka, and is now proud to add Whicked Pickle Whiskey to their lineup of premium spirits!

Check out below my 5 Kansas City cocktail concoctions, including 1) 360 KC Barbeque Bloody Mary 2) Whicked Pickle & Pint 3) 360 Vodka + Pear & Simple Syrup 4) Whicked Mary & 5) 360 KC Barbeque Vodka Brined Wild Salmon

*Fun Note: The 360 Vodka 'Close The Loop Program' was designed for its unique swing-top closure to be and eco-friendly feature; remove the top and return for reuse by visiting Vodka360.com: "For every closure that is returned, 360 Vodka makes a donation to environmental organizations and other local charities."

Recipe #1

360 KC Barbeque Bloody Mary


1.5 oz 360 KC Barbeque Vodka

3.0 oz Bloody Mary Mix

Burnt Ends

Cheese and/or Garlic Toast

Red, Orange & Yellow Peppers

Gherkin Pickles

Stuffed Olives


How to Mix

Add ice, pour in 360 KC Barbeque Vodka, Bloody Mary Mix, and stir. Garnish with skewer of toast, burnt ends, peppers, pickles, and stuffed olives. DEVOUR!

Recipe #2

Pickle & Pint


2.0 oz Whicked Pickle Whiskey

1 pint Light Beer

How to Drink

Sip, slam, switcharoo - Whatever your style, pair a beer with a shot of Whicked Pickle and find your ratio of pickles to pints and ENJOY THE RIDE!

Recipe #3

360 Vodka + Pear & Simple Syrup


1.5 oz 360 Vodka

2.0 oz Organic Pear Juice

.25 oz Simple Syrup

.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Fresh Pears & Cherries

How to Mix

Add ice and pour in 360 Vodka, pear juice, simple syrup, and lime juice to a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh pears and cherries! SIP and ENJOY!

Recipe #4

Whicked Mary


2.0 oz Whicked Pickle Whiskey

5.0 oz Bloody Mary Mix

Gherkin Pickles

Pickle Chips

How to Mix

Add ice, Whicked Pickle Whiskey, Bloody Mary Mix, and stir. Garnish with gherkin pickles and pickle chips. DRINK and DELIGHT IN!

Recipe #5

360 KC Barbeque Vodka Brined Wild Salmon


1.5 cups 360 KC Barbeque Vodka

1.5 cups brown sugar

3.4 cup coarse sea salt

1.5 tablespoons black pepper

1.5 lbs wild-caught salmon

1 lemon

How To Make

In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pepper, salt and vodka.

Place the salmon in a large resealable bag. Pour in marinade and massage into the salmon. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Bake the salmon, skin-side down for 20 minutes.

Serve with lemons. Enjoy!

"Hometown, Homegrown Flavored Vodka: BARBEQUE!

"360 is proud to introduce the ultimate flavor to honor its Kansas City roots. Spicy and sweet, tangy and true. 360 Kansas City celebrates the barbecue taste and tradition that represent the heart and soul of this great city. With brisket or brunch. For cocktails or cookouts. From tailgate to touchdown. Your Bloody Mary will never be the same."


Businesses Featured in this Article

Related Businesses

The Market at River Falls


The Market at River Falls

Potomac, MD

We offer the highest quality products. The food we serve to you is the same food we eat ourselves, feed to our children and...

See More

Related Articles

See More