Discover 13 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:
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13 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.
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 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.
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
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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