Delicious and easy to make vodka cocktails! From Moscow Mules to the best vodka mixed drinks. These are delicious and easy cocktails to make.
Did you know that recent studies show that moderate consumption of vodka has mental health benefits, and increases feelings of confidence and assertiveness?
You probably don’t need scientists to tell you that vodka cocktails make you feel good. Vodka is the base of some of the most refreshing and mood-enhancing cocktails out there! It goes well with many mixers and classic cocktail recipes.
Vodka cocktails are the perfect drink for any occasion. They are simple to make and can be tailored to fit any taste. Whether you are looking for something sweet or something savory, we have got you covered! So sit back, relax, and let us teach you how to make some delicious vodka cocktails!
Also check out our best tequila recipes, mixed drinks, gin cocktail recipes , and mocktails.
What Is Vodka?
Vodka is a distilled spirit made from fermented cereal grains or potatoes. It’s a clear liquid that originated in Russia but has spread worldwide due to its popularity.
Pure vodka is a great base liquor that pairs well with almost anything. Vodka is smooth enough that you can drink it on its own. But it is also the foundation of both sweet and savory cocktails!
The Best Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Here is a list of our favorite vodka cocktails!
Lavender Apple Vodka Cocktail
A three ingredients cocktail made with lavender-infused apple juice and vodka.
Classic Moscow Mule
Learn how to make a classic Moscow Mule with our three-ingredient recipe. Also, sharing tips on making different versions and ways to spruce it up!
Red Pepper Jelly Vodka Cocktail
This cocktail is for you if you like spicy cocktails and classic red pepper jelly! Containing only three ingredients, it’s super quick to make, refreshing and unique!
Classic Cosmopolitan Vodka Cocktail
This is the best Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe! It’s easy to make and uses only 4 simple ingredients: Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, and Cointreau.
The dirty Shirley cocktail is the drink of the summer! A twist on the classic Shirley temple and is made with just 3 simple ingredients. It’s an easy mixed drink that’s refreshing for the summertime. So don’t wait any longer, mix up a dirty Shirley temple to enjoy the season!
The Best Dirty Martini
Our favorite dirty martini recipe and the history of this classic drink! We’re sharing all of the details about making this cocktail shaken and stirred!
Another one of our easy vodka cocktails recipe is our vodka lemonade. You can use store-bought lemonade or homemade lemonade for this recipe. It’s easy and refreshing and the perfect summer cocktail!
This is an easy vodka cocktail made with simple ingredients. Serve it in a highball glass with a festive straw and garnish and it’s the perfect beach cocktail!
This is an easy two-ingredient, tropical cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh fruit pineapple juice and vodka, this is an easy cocktail to make at home.
Lemon Drop Martini
The bright, refreshing flavor of the lemon drop martini is a simple, yet easy drink to miss the mark on. We cover everything you need to know to nail this cocktail!
A twist on the classic whiskey sour, this drink is made with just a few ingredients and has a creamy, frothy topping. The balance between sweet and sour is perfect!
Smoky Lemon Mule
These smoky lemon mules are a twist on the classic Moscow Mule. They’re made with fresh lemon juice and a little mezcal to give it the smoky flavor.
Tomatillo Bloody Mary
If you love tomatillos as much as we do, you have to try this recipe for Tomatillo Bloody Marys! It’s as good as it sounds, a meal in a glass!
Fig & Olive Cocktail
A refreshing cocktail made with blood orange, cucumber vodka, simple syrup, and olive oil! It’s unique and so flavorful!
Whipped White Russian
A twist on a classic white Russian, this one is made with a whipped topping, vodka, and Kahlua. It’s has a coffee flavor to it and it’s creamy and delicious!
Vodka and Orange Juice
An easy two-ingredient cocktail made with vodka and orange juice! This drink is perfect for brunch. Check out all of our orange juice cocktail recipes.
We’re mixing up a sparkling grapefruit cocktail with vodka. It’s a light and refreshing cocktail for sipping by the pool this summer. In fact, it’s so summery we’re calling it a Bikini Cocktail!
Blueberry Moscow Mule
Moscow mules are a classic vodka cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice and served in a copper mug. This version is made with blueberries for an antioxidant kick! Also, try our cranberry mules too!
A simple and very refreshing drink made with vodka and soda water. Garnish it with floral ice cubes for a stunning garden cocktail.
Brass Monkey Cocktail
This brass monkey drink is perfect for those who are looking for a simple tropical flavor cocktail. It’s easy to make and perfect for sipping year-round.
Best Mixers for Vodka
If you’re looking for more ways to use vodka, check out the best mixers for vodka. Create simple cocktails by mixing one to two ingredients with good-quality vodka.
Garnishes for Vodka Cocktails
We’re all about a charming cocktail garnish! Here are some of our favorite easy ways to garnish a vodka cocktail:
- Maraschino cherry
- Dehydrated orange slices candied or fresh ginger
- Fresh herbs like mint, rosemary or thyme.
- Lime zest or lemon zest
- Cocktail umbrellas
What Are the Most Popular Cocktails?
Did you know that the martini has been around since 1849? Good things seem to get better over time. Even now, the martini is one of the most popular vodka cocktails and every bartender has their own twist.
These are some of the most popular vodka cocktails:
What Is a Good Mixture With Vodka?
Vodka’s neutral flavor lends it well to paring with almost any flavor. Some cocktails are more savory, like the salty dirty martini. However, most vodka cocktails tend to be slightly sweet.
Vodka pairs well with fruits and citrus flavors. Some of the best mixers for vodka cocktails are juices!
What Is the Healthiest Mixer for Vodka?
Vodka is one of the easiest liquors for fitting cocktails into your diet. If you mix vodka with soda water, you have a light beverage with very few calories!
You can also add a squeeze of lime to add a bit of a flavor. This is also a great way to enjoy quality vodkas without diluting the flavor with too many mixers.
What are the top 10 vodka cocktails?
Cosmopolitan – Cranberry juice, vodka, Cointreau
Vodka Martini – Gin, vermouth, vodka
Vodka Tonic – Vodka, tonic water
Moscow Mule – Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice
Bloody Mary – Tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery
White Russian – Vodka, coffee liqueur, cream
Harvey Wallbanger – Vodka, orange juice, Galliano
Sex on the Beach – Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice
Screwdriver – Vodka, orange juice
Lemon Drop – Vodka, lemon juice, sugar
Two Ingredient Vodka Drinks
Some drinks need you to keep a lot of different mixers and bitters on hand. Luckily, you can easily mix up some quick and easy cocktails with just two ingredients.
- Cape Codder (vodka and cranberry)
- Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice)
- Tomato Juice and Vodka
- Vodka and Grapefruit Juice
- Tonic Water and Vodka
- Voka and Apple Juice
- Pineapple Juice and Vodka
We like 2 ounces vodka to 4-ounce juice and serve it over ice. The best part is that you can adjust this to make it exactly how you like!
It pairs well with almost any juice, so feel free to experiment with your favorite flavors! All of these options make for wonderful vodka cocktails for summer.
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When o Serve Vodka Cocktails
Vodka cocktails are perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking to enjoy a delicious drink, vodka cocktails are always a great choice. Depending on what cocktail you’re making and the season, there are hundreds of occasions and events you can make these recipes for!
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Vodka and Juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces juice
- Pour the vodka and juice into a glass over ice.
- You can also shake the vodka and juice in a cocktail shaker, then poor over ice as well.