20 Amazing Vodka Cocktails You Must Try

Vodka possesses a neutral flavor which makes it an ideal thing for preparing vodka cocktails. You can add different flavors to it to create cocktails recipes with vodka that can be the traditional martini, classic vodka cocktails, or fruity cosmopolitan. Here we will discuss some best vodka cocktails with their ingredients, and recipes that will rock the party. So, here we go.

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Classic Vodka Martini

Classic Vodka Martini
Classic Vodka Martini

If you want to know about easy vodka cocktails, then the classic vodka martini is the one. Though there are doubts regarding its origin probably it originates from Vermouth’s Martini brand.

Ingredients:

For preparing one classic vodka martini you will need 2.5oz vodka, a half-ounce dry vermouth, and ice. For garnishing green olive or lemon zest can be used.

Recipe:

Add vodka, chilled vermouth, and ice in a shaker and shake them nicely for a martini shake, or stir them well in a glass for a stirred martini. Strain the mixture into a glass and garnish it with a green olive or lemon zest before serving.

Perfect Cosmopolitan Vodka Cocktail

Perfect Cosmopolitan
Perfect Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Vodka Cocktail is a combination of tart and citrus flavors. It is easy to make at your home bar counter for guests and yourself.

Ingredients:

To make a perfect cosmopolitan you will need

  • Citrus vodka four ounces
  • Cointreau two ounces
  • Cranberry Juice two ounces
  • Half lime-juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges, and cranberries for garnishing

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients together and shake until everything is mixed nicely. Now strain the drink in the glasses and garnish it with lemon wedges and cranberries. The ingredients mentioned above are to make two perfect Cosmopolitan.

Vodka Gimlet

Vodka Gimlet Cocktail
Vodka Gimlet

Vodka gimlet is one of the elegant vodka based cocktails with a refreshing feeling. It is a gin-based cocktail that can be made with vodka, and the vodka cocktail offers a smoother flavor than the gin one.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Maple or simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge for garnishing

Recipe:

You can make a shake by adding the ingredients into a shaker with ice, or you can strain the mixture and serve it in a glass with a lemon wedge pinned in a stick.

Moscow Mule Classic

Moscow Mule Classic Vodka Cocktail
Moscow Mule Classic

Classic Moscow mule is a perfect recipe for the festive season. This vodka cocktail was first prepared in 1940, but its fame is not time-bound.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon slices

Recipe:

Moscow Mule is a carbonation of vodka in ginger beer. So, you need to mix it in a copper mug. Add two ounces of vodka in four ounces of ginger beer with half lime juice and mixed them. Now add ice cubes, and garnish the drink with mint leaves and lemon, and it is ready to serve.

Espresso Martini Vodka Cocktail

Espresso Martini Vodka Cocktail
Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini comes next on the list of cocktails with vodka. This vodka cocktail will offer you a little buzzing effect and can be prepared with little effort.

Ingredients:

For preparing one Espresso Martini you will need

  • One ounce espresso
  • One ounce coffee liqueur Mr. Black or Kahlua
  • One-and-half ounce vodka
  • Syrup

Recipe:

Add espresso, coffee liqueur, vodka, and syrup and shake them well at least for fifteen seconds to create froth and chill the warm espresso. Next, you need to strain the mixture into a glass. Garnishing is a significant part of this drink. You need to cover half portion with a paper towel and spread cocoa dust to the other half, and then remove the towel to add coffee beans to the other part.

White Russian

White Russian Vodka Cocktail
White Russian

White Russian Vodka cocktail is one of the mixed drinks that everyone likes to serve. It offers you a taste of a chocolate milkshake but it can make you tipsy.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Heavy cream
  • Ice

Recipe:

For preparing this Vodka cocktail takes vodka and Kahlua in a 2:2 ratio, mix them well and pour them into an ice-filled glass. Now add heavy cream from the top and serve it chilled.

Lemon-Poppy seed drop cocktail

Lemon-Poppy seed drop cocktail
Lemon-Poppy seed drop cocktail

Lemon-poppy seed drop cocktail is a combination of sweet-tart and nutty poppy seeds aromas. You can add any syrup to enhance its aroma and toasting poppy seeds in the pan will enhance its nutty crunch.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Poppy seeds
  • Granulated sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Triple sec
  • Any flavored syrup
  • Ice

Recipe:

Before making this drink, you need to prepare the serving glass and for this mix poppy seeds and granulated sugar on a plate. Wet the rim of the glass and place it over the mixture and move it in a circle to coat the rim with the mixture. Then add vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and syrup in a shaker. Add ample ice to make the mixture chilled. Strain the drink and serve it in a pre-decorated glass.

Orange Crush cocktail

Orange Crush cocktail Vodka Cocktail
Orange Crush cocktail

Orange crush cocktail is a highly juicy and citric drink. It is best to prepare this drink in orange-flavored vodka but you can make it also with plain vodka.

Ingredients:

  • Orange flavored vodka
  • Triple sec
  • One medium naval orange juice
  • Lime soda, or lemon-flavored drink
  • Orange bitters (optional)
  • Orange slice

Recipe:

Add ice cubes to a glass. Then add vodka, orange juice, triple sec, and mix well. Add lime soda from the top and garnish with an orange slice and it is ready to serve.

Dalgona Martini

Dalgona Martini Vodka Cocktail
Dalgona Martini

Dalgona is a current trend of topping any drink. When you top the Baileys martini with whipped coffee you will surely get a marvelous feeling.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Baileys
  • Granulated sugar
  • Instant coffee powder
  • Cold water

Recipe:

For preparing the drink you need to beat the coffee well with sugar and water until it becomes silky smooth. Then add Baileys, ice, and vodka in a glass and mix well. Then strain the mixture and add the whipped coffee from the top.

Vodka sour

Vodka sour
Vodka sour

Vodka sour is a classic sour drink, prepared with a frothy egg and sweet-tart. The dry shake method is used to create a froth from the egg.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Egg white
  • Lime juice
  • Syrup
  • Angostura bitters

Recipe:

This is a simple recipe. You need to add all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well without ice. Then add ice and shake again. Now strain the mixture in a glass to serve it chilled.

Vodka Tonic

Vodka Tonic
Vodka Tonic

The vodka tonic is sweet and plain in taste. This is so easy to make that you can make it without any bartender.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge

Recipe:

Keep a highball glass ready with ice. Then add vodka and add tonic water, stir the drink and garnish it with a lemon wedge.

Apple cider Martini

Apple cider Martini Vodka Cocktail
Apple cider Martini

You can add apple cider to your martini and can create an unbelievable cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Apple cider
  • Caramel sauce
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Thin apple rounds for garnishing
  • Ice

Recipe:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Then add vodka, and schnapps and shake it well to mix with the ice nicely. Prepare a glass by coating the rim in caramel and cinnamon sugar. Strain the mixture garnish it with apple slices and serve.

Vanilla Cardamom Screwdriver

Vanilla Cardamom Screwdriver Vodka Cocktail
Vanilla Cardamom Screwdriver

It is one of the vanilla vodka cocktails. You can have a plain screwdriver but adding cardamom and vanilla to it offers it another level.

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla vodka
  • Cardamom syrup
  • Fresh orange juice
  • Orange slices for decoration
  • Ice cubes

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake it very well. Fill a glass with ice cubes and strain the drink in the glass and serve it by garnishing it with orange slices.

Vanilla Berry Summer Spritzer

Vanilla Berry Summer Spritzer Vodka Cocktail
Vanilla Berry Summer Spritzer

This is a light, refreshing, breezy, and tasty cocktail that you can change according to your taste.

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla vodka
  • Fresh berries (raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry)
  • Club soda
  • Ice

Recipe:

Take a glass, and add all the ingredients. Stir the mixture well and serve.

Cherry Vanilla Martini

Cherry Vanilla Martini Vodka
Cherry Vanilla Martini

The cherry vanilla martini is a combination of sweet and sour.

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla vodka
  • Tart cherry juice
  • Lime juice
  • Orange liquor
  • Ice
  • Thin lemon slices for garnishing

Recipe:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and strain the mixer into a chilled martini glass. The drink is ready to serve. Garnish it with lemon ribbons.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a cocktail that can be made with two ingredients. It is not extra flavorful but classy.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Tomato juice
  • Lime juice
  • Seasonings

Recipe:

Add vodka, tomato juice, and lime juice to a glass, and stir well. Add some seasonings from the top and decorate it with celery stalks the drink is ready to serve.

The Spa Day

The Spa Day Vodka
The Spa Day

The Spa Day is a refreshing drink and a three ingredients cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Mint syrup
  • Mint leaves for garnishing
  • Ice

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients into a shaker and shake it well until the ice melts. Then strain the drink into a martini glass and decorate it with spring leaves.

Vodka Lemonade

Vodka Lemonade
Vodka Lemonade

If you want a sweet, sour, and refreshing drink, vodka lemonade is the best option you can consider.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for garnishing

Recipe:

Take a large glass and add all the ingredients. Add lemonade from the top, and garnish with a lemon slice.

Apple Martini

Apple Martini Vodka Cocktail
Apple Martini

Apple Martini contains vodka and apple juice and is one of the most popular fruit drinks.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Cloudy apple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • An apple slice for garnishing
  • Ice

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients into a coupe glass and top with ice. Stir the drink, garnish it with an apple slice and serve it chilled.

French 76

French 76 Vodka Cocktails
French 76

French 76 is an elegant and classy vodka cocktail. It is a light drink, with bright flavor, with bubbles, best to have at any festival.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Syrup
  • Champagne or any sparkling wine

Recipe:

Take a shaker and add vodka, lime juice, and syrup. Shake it well and pour it into a glass top the drink with champagne and add ice before serving it to your guests.

Conclusion

These are some great cocktails made of vodka.  The great thing is that all the cocktails mentioned above can be easily made and served at any party. If you want to celebrate any festivity, and want to make Christmas cocktails vodka cocktails are a great choice to enhance any festive mood.