Vodka Cocktails: 11 Easy Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Pin & Save for Later!

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 Cocktails

Vodka coctails Strawberry Grapefruit Salty Dog cocktail recipe
Photo Credit: Sugar and Cloth

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


  • 2 oz Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz strawberry puree
  • Coarse sea salt for rim
  • Ice
  • Strawberry and grapefruit slices for garnish


  1. Rub the rim the of a glass with a grapefruit slice and then dip the rim of the glass in coarse salt.
  2. Fill your glass with ice.
  3. Mix the strawberry puree, grapefruit juice, and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice until well blended.
  4. Pour the mixture into each glass with a strainer.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry and grapefruit slice.

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.

Recipe for Bloody Mary

3. Vodka Sour Cocktails

vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: A Communal Table

The classic Vodka Sour is simple to make and to drink! With a short and sweet ingredient list, this vodka cocktail is made for easy sipping!!


  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon slice optional
  • 1 cocktail cherry optional


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and angostura bitters.
  2. Add Ice to the shaker and close.
  3. Shake for 10 – 15 seconds and then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cocktail cherry if desired.

4. Cosmopolitan Cocktail

vodka cocktail recipes
Photo Credit: Will Cook for Smiles

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.


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


  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.

5. Blueberry Lemonade Vodka

best summer vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: Emely Enchanted

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.


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


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.

Best Vodka Cocktails

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

6. Strawberry Vodka mimosas

summer cocktails
Photo Credit: The Soccer mom blog

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


  • 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


  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.

7. Ginger Peach Vodka Cocktail

easy vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: Greens & Chocolate

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


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


  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!

8. Pineapple Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

easy vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: Miss in the Kitchen

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.


  • 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


  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.

9. Mango Mint Vodka Cocktails

vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: Elle Talk

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


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


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!

10. Sparkling Vodka Cocktail

vodka cocktails
Photo Credit: The Live-in Kitchen

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

11. Strawberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

easy vodka cocktails, summer cocktails
Photo Credit: Simply Made Recipes

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.


  • Sugar Rim
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Turbinado sugar

Sparkling Greyhound Cocktail

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


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.

More Recipes

P.S. Sharing is caring – pin your favorite cocktails from this post on Pinterest, so others can find them too!

…..and check back for more!

I will keep updating!

More Recipes

Follow BeCentsational on Pinterest

Want to see the more recipes appear in your daily Pinterest feed? Make sure to follow BeCentsational on Pinterest and never miss out on any new recipes

Simple Recipes to Make

Pin & Save for Later!

You may also like