Vodka Cocktails: 11 Easy Vodka Cocktail Recipes

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Are you looking for your next favorite vodka cocktails?

Here I share with you 10 easy vodka cocktail recipes. Vodka is one of my favorite liquors.

Vodka is my go to liqueur when it comes to mixed drinks.

If you are hosting a party check out these big batch cocktails to make your life easier and give you more time to spend with your guests.

Easy Vodka Cocktails

Here you will find vodka cocktails from classic cosmopolitan to easy cocktails such as vodka sour.

These are easy recipes to follow and just a few ingredients.

Also check out these holiday cocktails for more simple vodka cocktails.

1. Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail.

Enjoy the unique flavor of a Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail.

Treat yourself to a refreshing summertime staple without all the guilt.

Be tempted by the perfect mix of sweet and tart in every sip!

Experience an enticing blend of vodka, strawberry and grapefruit flavors and elevate your cocktail game with one delicious drink!

You can make the sweet and sour lovers all very happy with this Strawberry Grapefruit Salty Dog cocktail recipe!

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2. Bloody Mary Cocktail

This Bloody Mary recipe is the best recipe you will taste.

No matter what season of the year it is, this easy cocktail recipe will be a keeper for you.

There is nothing like the peppery tomato juice paired with vodka and yummy garnishes.

I like a cocktail that is also a snack.

This is an easy and delicious classic Bloody Mary recipe just waiting to be garnished.

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3. Vodka Sour Cocktail

A classic vodka sour cocktail garnished with lemon peel on a blue background.

Treat yourself to a unique and delicious experience with the Vodka Sour Cocktail!

This classic drink is easy to make and has just the right balance of tartness and sweetness.

With just four ingredients you can whip up this delicious cocktail in no time.

Whether you’re looking for an after-dinner drink or something to bring to your next party, the Vodka Sour is sure to delight your guests.

Try the Vodka Sour cocktail for a refreshingly modern twist on a classic!

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4. Appletini

A visually stunning. Appletini cocktail, served in a martini glass, with a perfectly sliced green apple resting on the rim. The vibrant green color of the cocktail is highlighted, enticing the viewer's taste buds.

Elevate your cocktail game with this easy-to-make classic cocktail.

With just four simple ingredients, including sour apple and a hint of elegance, our Appletini is a must-try.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a moment of pure enjoyment, this cocktail delivers.

Grab your shaker, gather the ingredients, and get ready to indulge in the effortless delight of the Appletini.

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5. Candy Cane Peppermint Cocktail

Elegant presentation of three Candy Cane Cocktails, each glass adorned with a crushed peppermint candy rim, symbolizing holiday cheer.

Candy Cane Cocktail, a festive blend of Homemade Candy Cane Infused Vodka and Crème de Cacao, is a holiday delight, offering a refreshing peppermint-chocolate flavor with a dash of Angostura Bitters.

Garnished with a candy cane, it’s a visually striking and flavorful addition to any holiday celebration!

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6. Lemon Drop

A Lemon Drop cocktail with a sugar-coated rim and lemon slice garnish, highlighting its vibrant yellow color.

Indulge in the delightful blend of our Lemon Drop Martini, a standout in vodka cocktails, where fresh lemon juice meets smooth vodka for a sweetly tart experience, ideal for happy hour.

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6. Cosmopolitan Cocktail

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Cosmopolitan is a popular blush-pink cocktail with a light, crisp flavor of sweet and tart notes from cranberry juice and fresh lime juice.

It’s a simple combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice that became an cultural sensation.

You can find it at every bar and restaurant across the country but more importantly, you can make it at home in just a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange liqueur Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec
  • 1 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add a few ice cubes to a martini glass and then fill it with cold water. Let the glass chill while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. Add some ice into the cocktail shaker and pour in vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Close the shaker well and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  3. Discard iced water from the martini glass and pour the cocktail in through the strainer.
  4. Peel off the outer green skin off the lime and try not to get any of the white part. White part of the rind tastes bitter so you don’t want to add that to your cocktail. Twist and squeeze the green peel over the cocktail. You will see some juice spritz out and oils surface.
  5. Rub the twisted lime peel over the rim of the martini glass and toss it into the cocktail.

7. Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

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Blueberry Tuscan Lemonade with Vodka is so refreshing. Blueberry simple syrup is mixed with lemon vodka and Sprite.

Picture yourself sitting in the shade under a big tree sipping on this cocktail out of a mason jar.

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 C blueberries
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water

For the Lemon Zest:

  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/8 C sugar

For the Lemonade:

  • 8 oz vodka, lemon flavored
  • 4 C Sprite
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • Place the blueberries, sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat.
  • Smash some berries with a fork while stirring. Sauce will thicken slightly. Allow to cool.

For the Lemon Zest:

  • Zest lemon and add to 1/8 C sugar.
  • Using a fork, press zest into sugar combining it together.
  • Using a lemon slice, trace the rim of your glass to moisten. Place rim into lemon sugar to coat rim.

For the Lemonade:

  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Pour 2 oz lemon vodka and 1 C Sprite into each glass. Add 1/4 tsp lemon juice into each glass.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the blueberry simple syrup on top and garnish with a lemon slice and blueberries.

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Serve these amazing cocktail recipes at your summer party, barbecues or cookouts. Keep checking back for more boozy summer ideas.

8. Strawberry Vodka mimosas

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A fresh update on a traditional brunch cocktail, this Strawberry Shortcake Bellini is perfectly pretty and oh-so-refreshing!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Rosé sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup vodka birthday cake or vanilla flavored
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree optional
  • Ice as needed

Instructions

  1. Combine vodka and sparkling rose in a large pitcher with ice. Take care pouring the rose to prevent it from foaming up over the top of the pitcher. (For a sweeter cocktail, add 1/4 cup strawberry puree).
  2. Add sliced strawberries to pitcher, stir to chill.
  3. Pour into champagne flutes and garnish with fresh strawberries.

9. Ginger Peach Vodka Cocktail

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A three ingredient ginger peach vodka cocktail using fresh peaches, ginger beer, and vodka – it’s a perfect summer sipper!

Ingredients

  • 1 peach peeled and cut into slices
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces ginger beer

Instructions

  1. Add peach slices to blender or small food processor and puree.
  2. Divide peach puree between two cocktail glasses with ice.
  3. Add 1.5 ounces (1 shot glass) of vodka to each glass.
  4. Top with 3 ounces of ginger beer to each glass and stir to combine.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

10. Pineapple Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

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Pineapple Vodka Lemonade is a refreshing and delicious cocktail to make by the glass or by the pitcher. Great for parties, holidays or weekends at home.

This simple 4 ingredient mixed drink is sure to be a favorite.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 quarts prepared lemonade from a mix, concentrate or homemade
  • 24 oz vodka
  • 16 oz pineapple juice
  • 16 oz ginger ale
  • lemon slices for garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix up lemonade in a pitcher.
  2. Add vodka, pineapple juice and ginger ale.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Chill until ready to serve, stir before serving over ice.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon if desired.

11. Mango Mint Vodka Cocktails

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A vodka mango and mint cocktail that is refreshing and crisp. It’s made with homemade mint simple syrup, mango juice, lime, and vodka.

Ingredients

Mint Simple Syrup

  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar (or sub with 2/3 cup of honey, agave, or real maple syrup)

Mango Mint Vodka Cooler

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 2 ounce Mango Juice
  • 0.5 ounce Lime Juice
  • 0.5 ounce Mint Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda

Instructions

Mint Simple Syrup

  1. Bring sugar and water to a simmer in a medium-size sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Off the heat, add in the mint leaves and let the mixture cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain the syrup into a heat proof glass that has an airtight top. Store in fridge for 1 month.

Mango Mint Cooler

  1. In a highball or double old fashioned glass (10-12 ounces) filled with ice add in vodka, mango juice, lime juice, and mint simple syrup. Stir with a bar spoon to combine.
  2. Top off with club soda and give one final stir. Garnish with extra mint!

12. Sparkling Vodka Cocktail

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This greyhound cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, honey syrup, vodka, and club soda.

Give it a pretty sugar rim and serve as a New Year’s Eve cocktail or enjoy this naturally sweetened drink at a baby or bridal shower!

Recipe for Sparkling Vodka cocktail

13. Strawberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

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Strawberry Lime Vodka cocktail is made with vodka, tonic water, freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh strawberries and just a pinch of sugar with a sugar rim and a lime slice garnish.

Ingredients

  • Sugar Rim
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Turbinado sugar

Sparkling Greyhound Cocktail

  • 50 ml Grapefruit juice
  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Honey syrup*
  • Club soda
  • Fresh thyme

Instructions

For the Sugar Rim

  1. Dip the rim of a rocks glass into grapefruit juice (or rub the squeezed grapefruit half around the rim), then into turbinado sugar. Add ice to the glass.

Sparkling Greyhound Cocktail

  1. Pour vodka, grapefruit juice, and honey syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the prepared glass.
  2. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

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