Raise a Glass to this Marvelous Hour, presented by Ketel One Family-Made Vodka

Our friends at Ketel One Family-Made Vodka are helping us ring in the holidays with an exclusive video series, bringing together some of our favorite bartenders and celebrities from across the country. 

For the first installment, our very own Anthony Ramos chats with Jai Rodriguez about the holidays and a Queer Eye reunion, while Portland’s Al Utt leads them through a spin on a classic: the 50/50 Martini. Watch the cocktail class and interview below, and keep on scrolling for the full cocktail recipe.

50/50 Martini
By Al Utt

1.5oz Ketel One Family-Made Vodka
1.5oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Two dashes orange bitters

1.    Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
2.    Stir and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass
3.    Garnish with a lemon peel


Fresh off the set of The Boys In The Band, Charlie Carver joins us this week for a walkthrough of the classic Ketel One Moscow Mule from New Orleans bartender Joe Witkowski. Don’t miss this installment of the Marvelous Hour series, complete with stories from Ryan Murphy’s set and walkthrough the perfect easy cocktail to entertain.

Moscow Mule
By Joe Witowski

1.5oz Ketel One Vodka 
Juice from half a lime (or more)
Ginger Beer

  1. Add Ketel One and Lime to copper mug and fill with ice
  2. Pour ginger beer to top of mug and stir
  3. Garnish with lime wheel


For the perfect cocktail to sip while you finish wrapping your presents, look no further: Brooklyn’s Fanny Chu brings out a Ketel One Espresso Martini for Superstore’s Nico Santos to help get him through packing. Be sure to watch this episode for a surprise guest appearance Survivor fans won’t want to miss!

Espresso Martini
By Fanny Chu

.5oz Simple Syrup
.25oz coffee liquor
1oz espresso
1.25oz Ketel One vodka

Crush candy cane and add edible glitter to rim martini or coupe glass
Add all ingredients to shaker with 5 cubes of ice
Strain into glass


Once we get  through New Year’s Eve, \our friends at Ketel One offers inspiration to raise a glass for  the equally-important New Year’s Day. For our final installment of Ketel One’s Marvelous Hour series, Oakland-based Brandon Blackmon teaches Shangela how to make an award-winning Bloody Mary for some hair of the dog on January First.

Bloody Mary
By Brandon Blackmon

2oz Ketel One Vodka
4.5oz Bloody Mary Mix 
Dash of hot sauce and/or steak sauce

Add all ingredients to shaker and fill with ice
Shake and pour into glass rimmed with togarashi salt