Traditional Vodka Sauce



  • ½ cup Yacht Life Vodka
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 carrot carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans good-quality chopped tomatoes
  • 8 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Steps To Make It:

  1. Gather all ingredients
  2. Add the olive oil to a saute pan over medium heat. Once it is hot, add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and stir together. Let the vegetables cook until softened, around 7 minutes.
  3. Tear the basil leaves and add them to the pot.
  4. Add in the chopped tomatoes and stir all.
  5. Simmer the sauce for about 1 hour until it is reduced and thickened. Keep an eye on the sauce, stirring from time to time.
  6. Lightly blend the sauce with an immersion blender or a couple of pulses in a food processor, but do not make the sauce too smooth – you will want to keep a little texture in it.
  7. Add the salt, butter, and cream and stir thoroughly. Finally, add the vodka and stir well.
  8. The sauce will go from red to orange, but do not worry this is how it should be.
  9. Enjoy!