Ficks Vodka Soda

So often we spend our days in a consistent rush where the utmost diligence is required to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle between work, home, family, gym, me-time, etc. With all these different aspects competing for our focus, how can we find the time to make a complicated adult beverage? And for that matter, how can we make that beverage meet the important attributes of all-natural, low sugar, low calories, etc., while also not just taking shots, grimacing in the misery of shotville?

It’s quite simple really; the Ficks Vodka Soda. It’s just your typical vodka soda but with a splash of lemon, lime or ginger Ficks to finally make that vodka soda actually palatable. Next time you’re at a bar, ask for a Ficks since it’s now starting to be stocked in bars around the West Coast. And if counting calories is your thing (especially when imbibing), know that a Columbia University study says the average 1 ounce vodka shot at 80 proof is just 64 calories. That makes this adult beverage just 81 calories, with a sweet taste. Enjoy.

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Makes One Cocktail

1 shot of 80 proof Vodka

1/2 shot of Lime Ficks

1/2 of a Lime

Soda Water

Ice

1) Fill a glass with ice and pour in the shot of vodka

2) Top with soda water and add 1/2 shot of Lime Ficks

3) Squeeze 1/4 of a lime into the cocktail and add the remaining lime as a garnish

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The Blueberry Gin

As summer continues, a refreshing farmers market cocktail is always an amazing treat at the end of a busy day. Taking the time to make The Blueberry Gin would certainly fall into that category! The Blueberry Gin cocktail recipe contains fresh blueberries, which, according to Medical Daily, can help boost brain health, help heart strength, and provide essential Vitamin C. When combined with the all-natural ingredients of Ficks, this is one great summer beverage!

Starting with some market fresh berries, citrus and peppermint;



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and three shots of blueberries (about 25);

 

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full recipe below;

 

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Makes One Cocktail

 

 

3 shots of blueberries (about 25 blueberries)

2 shots of Tanqueray Gin

1 1/2 shots freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 shot Lemon Ficks

3 shots ginger ale

1-2 mint sprigs & blueberries for garnish

Ice

 

1) Place blueberries, Tanqueray gin, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and strongly muddle. Add ice and shake briefly.

2) Strain the gin mixture into a cocktail glass and add Lemon Ficks and ginger ale, stirring while adding.

3) Fill with ice and garnish with mint springs and blueberries.



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The Vancouver Club Now Serves Ficks

Source: Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Source: Grace Ormonde Wedding Style


We’re happy to announce that Ficks is now available at its first location in Canada – The Vancouver Club.

Established in 1889, The Vancouver Club has deep roots in the young, vibrant city of Vancouver. The Club is a place to dine, play, relax and connect with other professionals who are shaping the very fabric and creative energy of the West Coast. We’re happy to say that its members can now enjoy their drink with a Ficks, and we toast them for helping us bring cocktail fortifiers to one of the best bars in Canada.

Roasted Serrano Chili Margarita

Winter or summer, a margarita is always a good treat. And you don’t need to be in Mexico to enjoy them either! So we introduce the ridiculously spicy but amazingly rewarding, Roasted Serrano Chili Margarita.

  • 2oz Tequila
  • 1/2oz Lime Ficks
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1oz natural simple syrup
  • 2 Serrano chili peppers
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Finely chop the Serrano peppers and place onto a skillet on low heat. Roast for 2-3 minutes to heat the natural oils in the peppers and then remove from the heat and let cool for a couple minutes. Add tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and Lime Ficks to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Place the peppers into a strainer and pour the mixture through it into an iced cocktail glass and add a lime for garnish. The roasted pepper mixture is a much hotter version of a spicy margarita given the oils that are released – if you’re feeling brave, add the cooked peppers to the cocktail. Enjoy!