Black Cow Vodka Cocktail Recipes

For the next instalment of Mr Toad’s Food and Drink Month, we travel to the rolling hills of Dorset to discover the magic ingredient behind the smoothest of smooth vodkas.


Tripled filtered and hand bottled, Black Cow Vodka is the world’s first pure milk vodka, made from the milk of grass grazed cows. Separated into curds and whey, the whey is fermented into a milk beer, which is then distilled and treated to Black Cow’s ‘top secret’ blending process. This award-winning West Country vodka is now stocked on bar shelves and display cabinets all over the globe, from London’s Groucho Club to Malibu Beach, while its exceptionally smooth and creamy character is winning favour with the sharpest of drinks gurus and critics.

The origins of this pioneering liquor lie in the curiosities of Beaminster farmer, Jason Barber, who along with a two hundred and fifty strong dairy herd, became the architect behind the Black Cow brand working alongside fellow creative, Paul Archard: The Black Cow Story…

Black Cow Vodka has zero additives or flavourings, is gluten free and is also suitable for those with lactose intolerance.

‘’Black Cow Vodka is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever tasted, wonderfully smooth and beautifully rounded. It’s made from the whey of proper Dorset milk and makes a Dirty Martini you’ll never forget.’’ Tom Parker Bowles

‘’The finest, smoothest, most velvety vodka I’ve ever tasted. Black Cow could be the ruin of me!’’ Mariella Frostrup

A Trio of Black Cow’s Smoothest Vodka Cocktails from its Growing Menu…

Espresso Martini

‘This is a delicious twist on a classic’


50ml Black Cow Vodka
40ml Lavazza Tierra fresh, cooled coffee
15ml maple syrup


Shake hard over ice and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

Dirty Cow

‘Created by Mark Hix, this is the ultimate dirty martini; strong, salty and sweet. Beautifully presented in a mini martini glass, pour your own from a little jug that nestles in a glass of ice.’ 


50ml Black Cow
Dry vermouth
5ml olive brine
1 large olive to garnish


Pour the Black Cow, splash of dry vermouth and olive brine into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake well. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into a chilled glass and add the olive.

Skinny Cow

‘Black Cow’s version of the classic vodka, lime and soda.’


50ml Black Cow
Juice of half a lime
Lime zest
Soda water (we like Fever-Tree)


Fill a hi-ball glass with ice, add all of the ingredients except the soda. Stir until chilled then top with soda.

For more Black Cow Vodka cocktails, take a look at their spellbinding menu.

‘Fancy visiting our award-winning distillery? Why not come and take a look around, sample our vodka and enjoy a complimentary cocktail while learning all about Black Cow during one of our exclusive Distillery Visits. If you want to buy this as a gift but don’t have a specific date in mind, why not go for a gift voucher instead.’ – Black Cow Vodka

‘Let’s raise a glass to the indomitable team at Black Cow Vodka, flying the flag for West Country fayre, and we wish them even more success in the future.

Enjoy the very best of Dorset’s food and drink when you book a Toad Hall holiday cottage. We’ve got an ever-growing list of delightful dwellings located up and down the magnificent Jurassic Coast, placing some of the UK’s most breathtaking views right at your doorstep.’ Mr Toad