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Red, White & Cardinal Sin Vodka
Fourth Of July Recipe


3 oz. of Cardinal Sin Vodka
½ oz. Cranberry or Pomegranate Juice
Dash of Grenadine
½ oz. Blue Curacao

Shake vodka, juice, and grenadine in a shaker with ice. Strain into glass. Pour Blue Curacao gently down the side of the glass so it comes to settle on the bottom. Enjoy!
When to enjoy this Sin
All of the time!


Sin Sweetly

Sinfully Sweet Tea Recipe


1 bottle (750ml) of Cardinal Sin Vodka

4 instant tea bags

1 cup water

1 cup sugar


Pour Cardinal Sin Vodka into a pitcher of choice.
Drop in tea bags. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour (until Cardinal Sin Vodka is a deep caramel/brown color).
While Cardinal Sin Vodka is infusing, add water to a pot and bring to a boil.
 Make a simple syrup by adding sugar to the boiling water and stirring until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
When Cardinal Sin Vodka is the right color from Step 2, remove tea bags and discard.
Add simple syrup to tea infused Cardinal Sin Vodka.

Voila! Cardinal Sin sweet tea vodka.

Note: If you would like it sweeter, just make more simple syrup and adjust to taste, up to 1 part infused Cardinal Sin Vodka to 1 part […]

Cardinal Sin Sangria

What You Will Need:

Your favorite bottle of wine
1 cup Cardinal Sin Vodka
1 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 1/2 cup lemonade
2 cups of soda water
plus sliced fruit (orange, lime, strawberries and/or blueberries – or whatever fruit you want to add)

1.) Prepare ahead of time by adding all the liquids together except the soda water

2.) Place in freezer.

3.) When ready to serve, add the soda water and fruit & enjoy!

Fishbowl Sins

Cardinal Sin Fishbowl

Cardinal Sin Fishbowl
What You Will Need
• 1 box of nerds
• 1 box of Swedish fish
• 1 lemon
• 1 lime
• 1 orange
• 5 oz Curaco
• 5 oz Malibu
• 6 oz Cardinal Sin Vodka
• 16 oz Sprite
• 16 oz pineapple juice

And you’ll also need a half gallon fishbowl, or a large pitcher! (The fishbowl makes it 3x more fun!)
1. Mix all liquids together over ice!
2. Add candy
3. Add sliced fruits
4. Insert straws and drink up


Ultimate Cardinal Sin Bacon Bloody Mary

The Cardinal Sin spin on the classic Bloody Mary lets you enjoy a sweet bacon treat with your drink!

Please remember, no matter how delicious, always Sin Responsibly


For the Bloody Mary Seasoning:

• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
• 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

For the Candied Bacon (Yum!)

• 1 pound bacon
• 4 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Drink: (per drink)

• 1 1/2 ounces Cardinal Sin Vodka
• 7 ounces V8 juice
• 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
• squeeze of lemon
• 1/2 teaspoon tabasco (I like a pinch of horseradish too, but only if you like spicy)
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• celery

Cardinal Sin Redbird Cocktail

Enjoy a baseball game while sitting back & sipping on this refreshingly red cocktail!

No matter how much you love the St. Louis Cardinals, please remember to always Sin Responsibly.
• 1 lb fresh strawberries
• 1/2 lb fresh raspberries
• 1 cup fresh lime juice
• 3/4-1 cup sugar
• 1 1/2 cups Cardinal Sin Vodka
• 2 to 3 cups chilled sparkling water
• Ice

1. Blend strawberries and raspberries in a blender until liquid-y.
2. Pour through a sieve into a pitcher, press and discard solids.
3. Add lime juice and sugar to pitcher, stir.
4. Over ice, pour 1-2 (or to taste) shots of Cardinal Sin Vodka, add 1/2 cup of strawberry/raspberry purée and top with sparkling water. Garnish with raspberries & strawberries, or any fruit your Sin desires.

Sin in Spring Cocktail Recipe


2 raspberries
2 ounces Cardinal Sin Vodka
3/4 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Lemon peel for garnish


Lavender infusion: Use two sprigs of lavender, allowing to infuse for 6 days, then double strain to remove all of the herb.

Muddle the raspberries in a cocktail shaker.
Add the spirits and lemon juice.
Shake well.
Double strain into a chilled, lavender-rubbed cocktail glass.
Express the lemon peel by squeezing it over the drink to release the oils, wipe the glass rim with the peel, then drop it into the glass.


Lemon Vodka Cream Pops Recipe


The best thing about warmer weather is cool treats. The tasty cream treats are a fun spin on taking Cardinal Sin outside the glass.


3 or 4 medium lemons
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup 1% or 2% milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. table salt
2 Tbsp Cardinal Sin vodka


  Remove all of the zest from the lemons using a citrus zester. Set the lemons aside.
  Combine the lemon zest, cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat. Let steep at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for   30 minutes.
  Squeeze 2/3 cup juice from the lemons. Stirring constantly, slowly pour the lemon juice into the cooled cream mixture. Stir in the vodka.
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a 4-cup glass measure (or […]

Summer Sin Cocktail Recipe

Summer Sin Cardinal Sin Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Enjoy this amazing Cardinal Sin Vodka Cocktail during Summer afternoon BBQ's, Outdoor Parties, Picnics, and Warm Summer Evenings!

Drink This Weekend Edition: Where to sip Cardinal Sin

Originally Posted on's Drink This Weekend Edition: Where to sip Cardinal Sin
Friday, August 17th, 2012

Photo Credit Sauce Magazine

Area bartenders are eager to shake and stir local, quality products into their cocktails. When it comes to vodka, they’re giving a nod to Cardinal Sin, a small-batch vodka that St. Louis Distillery launched a few months ago.

Like many vodkas, Cardinal Sin is crisp and clean. Contrary to many unflavored vodkas, though, it has a full-bodied, almost buttery mouth feel. According to distiller Greg Deters, the artisan spirit is achieved thanks in part to the recipe (that uses a mash bill of Midwestern malted corn and northern plains barley) but also to the advanced technology of his still.

“We’re able to, with one distillation, get the heads, hearts and tails more precisely separated,” explained Deters. Through batch distillation instead of continuous distillation, he said, “Once the still does its work, […]