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12 Vodka Cocktails You Will Love

Discover 12 vodka cocktails that you’ll love crafting for yourself as well as for your friends. In other words, these vodka drinks are practically guaranteed to get the party started.

Dirty Shirley Cocktail with Absolut Vodka Bottle
Vodka is one of the most versatile liquors when it comes to crafting cocktails.

Clear and relatively easy to distill, vodka may be the most versatile cocktail liquor of them all. It’s also the opposite of new and trendy. People have been distilling and drinking vodka for centuries in countries located in the former Soviet Union as well as in Scandinavia and North America.

Perhaps the spirit’s global popularity is due to the simplicity of ingredients like water and potatoes. Or perhaps people just like sipping the final product.

Straining Vesper Martini
Crafting cocktails with vodka at home is easy to do.

While vodka is traditionally neutral in both color and flavor, some modern vodkas are flavored with botanicals and other flavor enhancers. Either way, the potent potable is great for sipping neat (on its own), on the rocks (over ice) or in cocktails.

These are our favorite vodka cocktail recipes to craft at home:

12 Of The Best Vodka Cocktails

Vodka FAQs

What is vodka?

Vodka is a clear distilled liquor that tastes great in cocktails as well as on its own.

What’s the most popular vodka cocktail?

The martini is the most popular vodka cocktail.

What is good to mix with vodka?

Vodka mixes well with both juices and sodas as well as with other liquors.

What is vodka made from?

Vodka is traditionally made with potatoes. Yes, potatoes. However, some vodkas are made with wheat, corn and even honey.

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About The Authors

About The Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.


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Original Publication Date: March 4, 2023


Wednesday 8th of March 2023

You forgot the and diet Mtn Dew

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Friday 10th of March 2023

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