With its neutral flavor and an alcohol content of 70 - 80 proof, Vodka is extremely versatile. Thus, Vodka Cocktails come in all kinds of compositions and flavors. From all-time classics to crazy blends like Bloody Mary, there's a cocktail for everyone.
Here's an overview of the best Vodka Cocktails to make at home.
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Four Vodka Drinks everybody who has set foot in a cocktail bar -and even does who never did- have heard of.
The Cosmopolitan is one of the best-known Vodka cocktails and is closely tied with New York and, for many, also to the 90s TV show Sex and the City. Its age perhaps does not justify the title "classic"; its image certainly does.
More Inspiration for Cosmo cocktails
Not a classy name, but a classic combination nevertheless - You can never go wrong with a Vodka-Soda balanced with a bit of freshly squeezed lime juice.
This spicy Vodka cocktail made with Ginger Beer was invented in 1941 and famously served in an iconic copper mug.
The cocktail made with tomato juice and spicy and savory sauces like Tabasco and Worchestershire has been polarizing cocktail drinkers for almost a century. Time to test it yourself.
Fancy Bloody Mary twists
Martini-style Vodka Cocktails
Apart from the glass, Martinis made with Vodka often have little in common with the original Dry Martini based on Gin. Instead, many are known to be dangerously easy to drink.
This Martini-style drink has quickly turned into one of the most popular drinks in cocktails bars. It's an absolute crowd-pleaser. Weirdly enough, also for those who don't usually drink coffee.
Delicious Espresso Martini Twists
Lemon Drop Martini
As you can tell from the name, this Martini variation is quite lemon-forward. It's a mix of Triple Sec, lemon juice, syrup, and lemon-flavored Vodka
More Lemon Drop Martini Inspiration
The French Martini is a riff that was especially popular during the 80s. This Vodka cocktail combines raspberry liqueur with fresh pineapple juice.
This one is a true delight if you are into sweet dessert drinks. It combines Vodka with chocolate liqueur, Baileys, and cream.
More Chocolate Martini Inspiration
Lavender Lemon Drop
A twist on the regular Lemon Drop, this Lavender flavored Martini riff brings in some floral notes dressed in an elegant and beauitful purple shade.
Vodka Cocktails with Cream
Vodka and cream, or creamy liqueurs, don't only work in a Chocolate Martini. There are a lot more delicious dessert cocktails relying on this successful combination.
A beautiful riff on the classic Black Russian, made with Vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
White Russian twists & riffs
Dark Fairy Cream
The Dark Fairy Cream is a contemporary creation that combines Vodka with Absinthe and chocolate. And as crazy as it sounds, the combination does work.
The sweet and creamy Screaming Orgasm goes back to the 80s when giving cocktails kinky names was a thing. And when looking at the drink, you can at least understand where it's coming from.
Fruity and Sour Vodka Cocktails
After the heavy and rich, here are some more fancy, colorful, fruity, and tart creations made with Vodka.
This is a fun version of a classic Sour Cocktail featuring the Melon-flavored Japanese Midori liqueur.
Blue Lagoon Cocktail
Another colorful, flashy Vodka drink is the Blue Lagoon. Don't be put off by the blue color. The ingredient responsible for it, Blue Curaçao, has a pleasant citrus flavor.
The Alabama Slammer does call for Vodka as a base but combines various other boozy ingredients, masked well by a generous amount of orange juice and lime.
This Vodka cocktail is believed to have its roots in Los Angeles. The drink made with orange juice and Galliano is a fun mix of fruity and herbal flavors.