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Here are all the best vodka cocktails to try! Pick from all the classic vodka mixed drinks, 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. Want to start simple? Try these 2 Ingredient Vodka Drinks.

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

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Vodka gimlet

20 Best Vodka Cocktails

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


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


  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • ¼ ounce (½ tablespoonsimple syrup or maple syrup
  • For the garnish: lime wedge or wheel


  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
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Vodka Cocktails

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. Can confirm that this is the ideal gimlet ratio. Tart and liquor forward yet still balanced and approachable. Just made mine and it was so satisfying.

  2. When I drink an alcoholic beverage it has to taste good. I liked Kahlua for starters, but I didn’t like what others typically mixed with it. So I took a lot of sample bottles and mixed them one by one with Kahlua. It came out that best by far was Kahlua and Bacardi Rum. I mix them 50 by 50.