The Best Vodka Cocktails

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This collection of the best vodka cocktail recipes includes delicious vodka drinks that are easy to make and perfect for any occasion!

Includes recipes suitable for vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and gluten free diets.

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Find yourself reaching for the same old drink again and again? Then it’s time to shake things up (pun intended) with this collection of the best vodka cocktails.

Vodka drinks are more popular than ever, and for good reason. From classic concoctions to the creative (dill pickle shots, anyone?), this list of vodka cocktail recipes has something that’s perfectly suited for every taste and occasion. Oh, and you might like this list of summer vodka cocktails too!

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Yeap, with vodka cocktails like a white Russian for cold winter nights, a Bloody Mary for Sunday brunch, a refreshing vodka spritzer on a hot summer afternoon, and a Grinch Jello shot for the holiday season, you’ll be mixing up fun, festive, and flavorful beverages all year long.

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Tips For Success

  • For the very best flavor, use fresh ingredients whenever possible.
  • Keeping your ice cube trays filled is a must so you’re always ready to mix up the perfect cocktail.
  • The correct glassware will help enhance the color, aroma, and temperature of your vodka cocktails.
  • Carefully measure your ingredients to ensure you get the perfect mix.
  • Get creative with your garnishes! They make your vodka drinks visually appealing and can elevate the flavor profile. Use both edible and non-edible garnishes to add unique flair.

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And remember, these delectable cocktails go down easily, so please make sure to drink responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.

The Best Vodka Cocktails

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1. Vodka Spritzer

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Elevate your next celebration with this delightful Vodka Spritzer cocktail!

The combination of vodka, a touch of raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, and a splash of Rosé is both sweet and refreshing,

With its gorgeous pink hue, this is the perfect vodka drink for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

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2. Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

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This refreshing Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail is the ideal drink for hot summer days.

Easy to make and affordable, it’s just the thing to keep in the fridge for summertime potlucks, barbecues, picnics, drinks parties, and backyard gatherings.

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3. Baileys White Russian Cocktail

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This decadent Baileys White Russian Cocktail is the perfect after-dinner drink.

The cozy winter cocktail to warm you up on those cold nights, this spin on the traditional version makes it truly delectable.

Easy to make, creamy, and delicious…it’s like having your dessert in a glass!

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4. Lemon Drop Martini

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All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make this Lemon Drop Martini recipe.

Refreshingly tart yet sweet, this will easily become your go-to drink for all sorts of occasions.

it’s especially perfect for entertaining, as it can be made ahead of time and kept chilling in the fridge until you need it.

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5. Skittles Shot Recipe

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These super fun and super colorful Skittles vodka shots are the perfect way to serve the rainbow at your next party, BBQ, picnic, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and other celebrations.

You only need two ingredients to make this candy-infused vodka. A super simple, minimal prep, make-ahead drink that everyone will love, these cheery Skittles shooters are great for gifting too.

Yeap, the only thing difficult about making this easy cocktail recipe is trying not to eat all the Skittles before adding them to the vodka!

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6. Hibiscus Moscow Mule

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Looking for something more unusual to serve at your next gathering? This hibiscus cocktail is the perfect choice!

The flavor combination of vodka, hibiscus, and ginger beer is delightfully refreshing and unique, and one that is sure to make a lasting impression.

And, its lovely Christmas colors make it an ideal choice for the holidays. Plus, the sorrel syrup can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to a week, making entertaining during the busy season even easier.

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7. Grinch Christmas Jello Shots

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These colorful and flavorful Grinch Jello shots make a great festive treat for any Christmas party, Grinch movie night, or a simple Christmas dessert.

Easy to make ahead, refrigerate, and pull out when needed. Just the type of stress-free cocktail recipe we all need for entertaining our holiday guests.

Feel like a kid again and have some fun with these Christmas Jello shots!

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8. Pomegranate Martini

2 glasses of Pomegranate Martini with pomegrante seeds

This sophisticated pomegranate martini cocktail will be the star of the show at parties, especially during the holiday season.

Bursting with the irresistible flavors of pomegranate, tart lime, hints of orange, and vodka, this vodka drink truly is a crowd-pleaser.

And it’s surprisingly easy to make, as you need only 4 ingredients (garnishes are entirely optional) and a regular pitcher to whip it up. Yeap, no fancy cocktail shaker needed for this batch martini recipe.

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9. Bloody Mary

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Spicy, tangy, and a little bit salty, the Bloody Mary is a true classic vodka cocktail, and for good reason.

A beloved brunch staple, every sip delivers the perfect balance of savory, umami flavors with a nice little kick.

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10. Vodka Collins

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A spin on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, this vodka drink is sweet yet tart, bubbly, and ultra refreshing.

A built in a glass (that’s right, no shaker), easy to make cocktail that requires just 4 ingredients, the vodka collins is a perfect choice for any occasion.

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11. Lemon Crush

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This Lemon Crush could be your new summer go-to beverage…that you’ll end up drinking well into the fall.

Inspired by P.F. Chang’s lemon coconut water concoction, this vodka Lemon Crush is sweet, sour, and utterly refreshing. in other words, it tastes like summer with a kick!

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12. Shameless Tart

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If you love sweet and tart Key Lime Pie, then this is the martini that delivers everything you crave.

The Shameless Tart is a sweet, creamy, and (of course) tart blend of coconut rum, vodka, agave, heavy cream, vanilla, and key lime.

Finished with a crushed graham cracker rim, and a lime wedge or wheel, this vodka martini is your favorite dessert served in a glass!

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13. Vodka Sour

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Looking for an easy yet delicious drink to mix up at home? This Vodka Sour Cocktail packs a lot of flavor with just 3 simple ingredients.

With just fresh lemon, some sweetener, and vodka required, you can make this anytime and enjoy it all throughout the year!

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14. Rosemary Blueberry Vodka Spritzer

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Rosemary blueberry vodka spritzers are truly a feast for the eyes and the palette!

Made with fresh blueberries, fragrant rosemary, and vodka, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for picnics, parties, and all other summer gatherings.

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15. Hard Lemonade

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Hard lemonade is a quintessential summer sipper that’s incredibly easy to make!

So why not skip the store-bought versions and whip up a big batch of this refreshing and thirst-quenching vodka hard lemonade?

After just one sip, your taste buds will most certainly thank you.

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16. Passionfruit Vodka Martini

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This passion fruit martini boasts a gorgeous color and is delightfully tangy, unique, and oh-so refreshing.

Made with vodka and passion fruit puree, it is the perfect summer drink for entertaining.

Slightly tart with just the right amount of sweetness, this passionfruit martini is sure to be a hit.

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17. Sangria With Vodka

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This red wine sangria with vodka recipe is simply the best!

Refreshing and flavorful sangria is so easy to make, which means you can enjoy this fiesta in a glass whenever the mood strikes.

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18. Dill Pickle Shots

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Pickle lovers, this one’s for you! These dill pickle shots are just the thing to perk up any party or gathering.

Salty, briny shots made with pickle juice and vodka and rimmed with Tajin for a little kick…what could be more perfect?

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19. Screwdriver

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The classic Screwdriver cocktail is a simple yet delicious vodka drink that’s perfect for any occasion.

Made with just two ingredients (plus a garnish if you prefer), it’s like sunshine in a glass.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just chilling at home, this vibrant cocktail is sure to impress.

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20. Long Island Iced Tea

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The classic Long Island Iced Tea is an oldie but goodie vodka cocktail recipe that has stood the test of time.

Made with a handful of ingredients, this drink is zingy, sweet-tart, and surprisingly nuanced and sophisticated.

Perfect for serving at elegant dinner parties and casual gatherings alike, this is the Long Island Iced Tea recipe that everyone will love!

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21. Peach Cosmo

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This peach cosmo recipe is everything you love about the classic Cosmopolitan, bursting with delicious peach flavor.

And the best part is you don’t even need fresh peaches to make this drink! The addition of both peach schnapps and peach juice is what gives this Cosmo its extra peach kick.

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22. Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail

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Perfect for entertaining, this rosemary greyhound cocktail is a batch recipe you can make ahead and pull out when needed.

Grapefruit juice, vodka, and homemade rosemary simple syrup combine to deliver both amazing flavor and color.

Simply mix it all up in a pitcher, give it a stir, and then have your guests serve themselves by pouring it into ice-filled glasses. Now that’s entertaining at its best!

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Even More Vodka Cocktails

Want even more vodka drink recipes? Then you’ve got to check out this list of 15 awesome Summer Vodka Cocktails!

And if you like try these list of Easy Cocktails Recipes.

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The Best Vodka Cocktails

This collection of delectable vodka cocktail recipes includes something for every taste and any occasion!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Bintu Hardy


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