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Pasta alla vodka is inspired by Italian and New York cooking styles and flavours, a rumoured favourite of model Gigi Hadid; it has been a big hit recently.

We’ve put together a simple recipe for this viral ‘vodka pasta’ dish that has sent teens into a frenzy. Let’s see what the fuss is all about.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • ½ a white onion.
  • 3 cloves of garlic.
  • ¼ tsp of chilli flakes.
  • 100g of tomato purée.
  • 5 tbsp of vodka.
  • 100ml of double-cream.
  • 200g of your chosen pasta.
  • 30g of grated parmesan cheese.
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves.


  1. Start by finely chopping or dicing your white onion.
  2. Get a large frying pan (or cast-iron casserole dish) and warm it to a medium heat.
  3. Add your oil and chopped onion and fry until softened.
  4. Add your garlic, chilli flakes, and a pinch of salt and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Now add and thoroughly stir through your tomato purée. Cook for 3 mins,
  6. Stir through the vodka and cook for a further 3 mins.
  7. Add your double cream and quickly stir it through until you have created a creamy, red sauce.
  8. Remove from the heat and put to one side.
  9. Add some water to a pan with salt and a drizzle of oil. Bring to the boil.
  10. Add your pasta and cook to your liking.
  11. Add 50ml of the water into your sauce and stir.
  12. Add your sauce back on a low heat; now add your pasta and cheese and stir, ensuring everything is well coated.
  13. Sprinkle fresh basil on top, serve and enjoy.

Tip: Add a helping of black peppercorns for an extra crunch and pack of flavour.