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Here are all the best winter vodka cocktails with seasonal flavors! Pick from cranberry, apple cider, rosemary, pear, and more.

Winter vodka cocktails

Got a bottle of vodka on hand? Winter drinks often use darker spirits like bourbon and rum. But who’s to say vodka doesn’t work when it’s chilly? Here are all the top winter cocktails starring this neutral spirit with loads of seasonal flavors! Whether it’s cranberry, pear, rosemary, or apple cider, nearly every winter ingredients can pair with vodka. Pick from classics like the Mule or White Russian, or a rainbow of tasty vodka martinis.

And now…the top winter vodka cocktails to try!

More seasonal inspiration

Looking for more winter drinks? Here are a few more collections of our top warming drinks for the season:

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Cranberry mule

Winter Vodka Cocktails: Cranberry Mule & More!

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


This Cranberry Moscow Mule is a tart spin on the classic, ideal for winter entertaining! It’s refreshing and easy to make.


  • 2 ounces* vodka
  • 2 ounces 100% all natural cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer


  1. In a copper mug or glass, pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Add the ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh or frozen cranberries, if desired. Serve immediately.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Winter vodka cocktails

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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