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.
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.
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
The Black Russian cocktail is more than just a White Russian without cream. Whether you're curious about the dark drink or if you're simply looking for a Black Russian recipe, you've come to the right place.
Leave your impressions behind when you craft a Cosmopolitan cocktail at home. Despite its pretty pink hue, the Cosmo is a serious vodka cocktail that's easy to craft and even easier to sip.
The Dirty Shirley isn't just a grown up version of the popular Shirley Temple drink. It's also a refreshing summer cocktail that's super easy to craft at home in just five minutes.
Crafted with two liquors and a shot of espresso, the Espresso Martini may be the buzziest cocktail of them all. Discover the story behind the tasty tipple and learn how to craft one at home.
Lemon Drop Martini
The Lemon Drop Martini is a classy citrus sipper that's served with a frosty, sugar-studded rim. It's also super easy to craft at home and tastes like liquid candy.
You'll never forget the Mind Eraser cocktail thanks to its easy recipe and fun flavors.
One of the most popular cocktails across America, the Moscow Mule is having a moment more than 80 years after it was invented. Discover the drink's storied history and learn how to craft the classic vodka cocktail at home in just three minutes.
The mudslide is a creamy, dreamy cocktail that's decadent enough to drink for dessert. Learn how to craft one at home in just five minutes.
The Vesper Martini may or may not be a double agent. After all, this cocktail's code name is the James Bond Martini. Either way, you don't have to go undercover to craft the sophisticated sipper at home when you follow our special mission a/k/a the Vesper Martini recipe.
More than just a pop culture footnote, the White Russian is a beloved cocktail with a storied past. Discover the tales behind the White Russian and learn how to craft one at home in just three minutes.
The Woo Woo cocktail is a tasty vodka drink with a quirky name. It's also easy to craft at home and even easier to sip.
Sex on the Beach Recipe
While the Sex on the Beach cocktail has a name that will either make you giggle or cringe, there's no denying that our Sex on the Beach recipe is both easy to craft and delightful to sip.
Vodka is a clear distilled liquor that tastes great in cocktails as well as on its own.
The martini is the most popular vodka cocktail.
Vodka mixes well with both juices and sodas as well as with other liquors.
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
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: March 4, 2023
Wednesday 8th of March 2023
You forgot the ScrewDew...vodka and diet Mtn Dew
Daryl and Mindi Hirsch
Friday 10th of March 2023
We'll look into it.