15 Best Vodka Cocktails

Here are all the best vodka cocktails to try! There are so many vodka mixed drinks to try, from the Moscow mule to the Cosmo. Cheers!

Vodka cocktails | vodka mixed drinks

Got a bottle of vodka and need to use it up? There are a myriad of great vodka cocktails to try, mixed drinks that are as varied as you could imagine! Because of its subtle flavor, vodka easily takes on the character of a drink. So it mixes well with almost anything (unlike more distinctive liquors like whiskey).

Pretty much anything goes with vodka! You’ve got fruity vodka cocktails like the Bay Breeze, classy drinks like the Gimlet and Cosmo, spicy like the Bloody Mary, and intriguing like the endless types of martinis. These vodka mixed drinks should be in every enthusiasts repertoire. Let’s get started!

And now…the best vodka cocktails & mixed drinks to try!

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Vodka gimlet

Vodka Gimlet


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here are all the best vodka cocktails to try! There are so many classic mixed drinks to try, from the Moscow mule to the Cosmo. Cheers!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce (1/2 tablespoonsimple syrup or maple syrup
  • For the garnish: lime wedge or wheel

Instructions

  1. Add vodka, lime juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with a handful of ice and shake until cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a coupe or martini glass and top with a splash of soda water, if desired. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Vodka Cocktails

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Last updated: November 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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