The Best Vodka Cocktails

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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 recipesmixed drinksgin 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!

Vodka and apple juice cocktail

Lavender Apple Vodka Cocktail

A three ingredients cocktail made with lavender-infused apple juice and vodka.

Classic Moscow Mule recipe

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 cocktail

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! 

Cosmopolitan vodka cocktail

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.

pink vodka cocktail made with grenadine

Dirty Shirley

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!

Dirty martini recipe with olives on skewer

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!

Vodka Lemonade

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!

sea breeze drink

Sea Breeze

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!

vodka pineapple

Vodka Pineapple

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

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! 

dried lavender on a vodka sour

Vodka Sour

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!

lemon vodka cocktail in a copper mug

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.

Bloody Mary cocktail in a glass with skewers

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!

Colorful vodka cocktail

Fig & Olive Cocktail

A refreshing cocktail made with blood orange, cucumber vodka, simple syrup, and olive oil! It’s unique and so flavorful!

white Russian recipe

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

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.

Pink grapefruit cocktail

Bikini Cocktail

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 Recipe

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!

vodka soda recipe

Vodka Soda

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 in two glasses

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
  • Fresh herbs like mint, rosemary or thyme.
  • Cocktail umbrellas

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. 

More Vodka Drink Recipes

Vodka Gimlet

Vodka Martini

Classic Espresso Martini

Vodka Collins

The Best Jolly Rancher Shots

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

A simple reicpe for a vodka and juice cocktial. Simply use this as a guide and add more juice or vodka as you please!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Eden


  • 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.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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