SOME WINNING DRINKS

Finlandia Blues
From first-place winner Jan Lindgren, Finland; Level 5 Bar, Hyvinkaa

3 to 4 lime wedges
2 teaspoons blueberries
1 centiliter blueberry syrup
3 to 4 mint leaves
2 centiliters Finlandia Cranberry Fusion
2 centiliters DeKuyper Sour Apple

Muddle limes, blueberries, blueberry syrup, and mint together. Add in Finlandia Cranberry Fusion and DeKuyper Sour Apple. Stir and then double-strain into a martini glass. Garnish with blueberries and mint.



Butter Lee
From second-place winner Aleksander Stipcic, Serbia; Allingston's Bar, Belgrade

1 centiliter Finlandia Vodka
2 centiliters DeKuyper ButterShots
Schnapps
1 centiliter vanilla liqueur
1 centiliter cream
1 dash Amaretto

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.



The Finlandia Sidekick
From winner of the American heat, Ross Simon; Drift, Scottsdale, Arizona

25 milliliters Finlandia Vodka, stirred and chilled
1 ounce beetroot juice, freshly juiced
1 ounce carrot juice, freshly juiced
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce
1 dash coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
Squeeze of lemon

Mix all ingredients together over ice. Shake and pour into two shot glasses.



Lapintini
From Yaroslav Vladimirovich Panov, St. Petersburg, Russia

40 milliliters Finlandia Cranberry Fusion
20 milliliters Vermouth Rose
5 milliliters honey
Fresh cranberry juice
Grenadine

Muddle and double-strain. Serve in a martini glass, garnished with a kumquat.