When it comes to cocktails, vodka seems to be everyone’s go-to liquor. It pairs well with pretty much anything, especially if you choose a vodka with no inherent flavour. It’s also really simple to make cocktails with vodka since it is neutral in flavour. As a liquor, it works really well in refreshing summer cocktails and there are countless recipes for vodka cocktails.
Here are the best vodka cocktail recipes, when you’re in the mood to step up your drinking game.
Lemon Drop Martini
The lemon drop martini is a simple, yet popular drink that almost anyone can make. Typically served with a bit of sugar on the rim of the glass, the drink is both sweet and a bit sour.
To make a lemon drop martini you need:
- 1.25 oz. vodka
- 0.25 oz. triple sec
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
There’s no preparation beyond combining all the ingredients, simply pour them all into a glass, and preferably one with a sugar rim.
The White Russian is a classic vodka mixed drink that’s also incredibly easy to make. This particular recipe for the classic drink comes from Smirnoff, though you can make it with any brand of vodka that’s handy.
Smirnoff’s recipe for the drink is:
- 1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21
- 0.75 oz. Godiva Mocha Liqueur
- 2 oz. heavy cream
To make the drink, start by mixing the vodka and liqueur in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, stir, and top it off with the heavy cream.
Like the White Russian, the Black Russian is a simple drink that anyone should be able to make. The idea for the drink comes from Grey Goose, though you can use any vodka you prefer or have on hand to make it. The Black Russian is bitter and sweet, and Grey Goose says it’s best as a night cap, or just any time after dinner.
To make a Black Russian you’ll need:
- 1.5 parts vodka
- 1 part coffee liqueur
To make the drink, simply build the it in a rocks glass, add ice cubes, and stir.
The Dirty Martini comes from Grey Goose vodka, which describes the drink as dry and savoury. The “dirty” in the name comes from the olive brine and muddled olives used to make it.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
- 2 parts vodka
- 2 parts Dry Vermouth
- 4 Mediterranean olives
- 2/3-part Mediterranean olive brine
- 2 garnish Mediterranean olives
To prepare the drink, pit four olives and muddle them with olive brine in a Boston glass. Then add the vodka and vermouth, top with ice cubes, and stir. Finally, drain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with Mediterranean olives.
Light Pomegranate Berry Punch
The Light Pomegranate Berry Punch might have a bit too much berry for some people, but it’s a great drink for those who don’t mind something with a bit of a fruity flavour. The drink is served in a highball glass and is simple to make.
The ingredients for the Light Pomegranate Berry Punch are:
- 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate
- 2 oz. ginger ale
- 1 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 lime wedge for garnish
To make the drink, simply combine the ingredients in a highball glass, squeeze in the lime, and stir.
Mixes From Mars uses vodka all the time in our cocktails as it is really easy to mix and it taste great in many of our cocktails! Do drop us an enquiry today if you will like to have awesome tasting cocktails made with vodka at your event!