40+ BEST Vodka Cocktails to Mix Up at Home!

Wondering what the best vodka cocktails are? If you’re a fan of vodka cocktails like the cosmopolitan, martini and lemon drop, but you want to try something new, I’ve got you covered with this guide! There are over 40+ delicious vodka drinks to choose from.

Do you have a bottle of vodka that’s been hanging around in your liquor cabinet forever? Wondering how to use it up? Or, you just really love vodka, and you are wondering what some of the best cocktails you can make with it are?

There are so many amazing vodka drinks out there!

I typically use it in my favorite Cosmopolitan Cocktail or Pickle Martinis,  but it’s also a key ingredient to many other cocktail recipes!

So let’s get started!

The BEST Vodka Cocktails: The Lineup

Overhead shot of cosmopolitan cocktail on serving tray.
The BEST Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe! Tart, tangy & delicious. Made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime & cointreau.
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Side view of two apple cider cocktails next to jug of cider and red roses.
This Apple Cider Cocktail is made with vodka, apple cider, and muddled apples and lime wedges. Finish it off with a splash of soda water for a bit of fizz. 
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Two blackberry lemon drop cocktails.
Blackberry Sous Vide Infused Vodka makes the perfect base for a delicious Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini. This tart and tangy cocktail is made extra flavorful with blackberry infused vodka & a sugar rim. 
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Apple cider moscow mule on serving tray garnished with apple slices and cinnamon stick.
This Apple Cider Moscow Mule puts a Fall twist on the traditional cocktail. Apple cider, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer are all you need for this delicious cocktail.
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Strawberry white wine spritzer displayed on pink plate with strawberries scattered about.
This Strawberry White Wine Spritzer recipe combines wine, vodka, fresh strawberries & soda water for a thirst quenching cocktail that’s perfect for summer!
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Lemon-Thyme Vodka Watermelon Lemonade – the perfect, deliciously refreshing drink to celebrate summer days.
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Two cherry moscow mule cocktails on counter next to pitted cherries and cocktail strainer.
This Cherry Moscow Mule puts a delicious spin on the traditional moscow mule. Fresh cherries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer are all you need to make this delicious, icy and refreshing cocktail. 
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Fresh apple juice combined with vodka, orange liquor, and lemon, along with a sweet honey, ginger, and sage syrup. Mix everything together to create a simple, but super delicious, pitcher style cocktail that will make entertaining easy.
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Sweet summer cherries, hibiscus, lemon, and a splash of vodka come together to make this refreshing pitcher cocktail. It’s delicious, pretty, and perfect for warm summer days or nights. Try serving this up at your next summer party!
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Overhead close up of prepared espresso martini topped with three coffee beans.
This Espresso Martini is a delicious pre- or post-dinner pick me up cocktail. An easy cocktail recipe, made with just 4-ingredients and shaken until deliciously frothy. 
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Seabreeze cocktail on serving tray.
A day by the pool calls for a Seabreeze Cocktail. Refreshing, light, and citrusy, this simple 3-ingredient cocktail is dangerously delicious and perfect for serving a crowd.
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Ginger Beer Cherry Vodka Soda – So refreshingly easy and delicious, because “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”!
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Side view of two pickle martinis garnished with small pickles.
This Dill Pickle Vodka Martini is a fun twist on the traditional dirty martini. Made with just 3 ingredients – vodka (or gin), pickle juice and dry vermouth. 
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Cherry vodka sour is fresh, frothy and tangy cocktail, perfect for summer. It’s light and bright, with a creamy finish and a cherry on top!
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Three strawberry moscow mules on counter.
Try this Strawberry Lime Moscow Mule for a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh strawberries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer combine together in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.
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This Lemon Drop Martini is a classic! So simple and easy to make, yet completely delicious and perfect!
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This blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail is such a refreshing summer vodka drink! Plus, it’s super easy to make as a batch vodka cocktail.
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Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail is a fizzy drink that pairs well with food. Homemade rosemary syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, vodka and club soda.
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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!!
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How to make a greyhound drink. A classic greyhound cocktail recipe with grapefruit juice and vodka, plus variations like rosemary and jalapeno.
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Nothing screams the 1980’s like the classic screwdriver cocktail! It doesn’t get simpler than this drink folks.
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Salty and tart, this grapefruit salty dog cocktail is perfect for 5 o’clock. This drink features grapefruit juice, vodka and elderflower liqueur.
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Turn brunch into a party with this extra boozy Apple Pie Mimosa.
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These fresh Bloody Marys are the brunch cocktail you need in your life! Skip the store-bought mix that’s full of preservatives and whip up a better one in minutes.
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A bright and refreshing limoncello cocktail! Citrus flavors from lemonade and limoncello and a subtle bubbly finish from club soda, Perfect for a hot day!
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How to make a White Russian. This White Russian recipe combines vodka, Kahlua and cream. Add some whipped heavy cream over the top.
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Strawberry Basil Vodka Cocktail | The perfect sip for summer! A refreshing mix of fresh strawberries, basil, & vodka, this libation is ideal for relaxing!
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Float away to a tropical island with this yummy paradise bay cocktail. This is a delicious vodka mixed drink that will please any crowd.
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Cranberry Thyme Spritz: uses elderflower liquor, sweetened with honey, hints of thyme, extra festive + pretty…perfect holiday drink!
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This Kentucky Peach Bourbon and Vodka Cocktail is wonderful and lighter than a straight bourbon cocktail so it’s perfect for summer.
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Moscow mule in copper mug with hand holding handle
This Classic Moscow Mule recipe is made with just 3 ingredients! A refreshing combination of vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer make for an incredibly simple cocktail that’s perfect for anytime of year.
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Rhubarb Pie Cocktail is a rhubarb vodka cocktail that is easy to make and perfect for spring.
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Close up of hands holding Raspberry Moscow Mule with mint leaves, lime wheel and raspberries.
This Raspberry Moscow Mule offers a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh raspberries, lime juice, ginger beer & vodka combine together in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail that's perfect any time of the year.
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Overhead shot of fig cocktail next to vanilla bean and figs.
This Vanilla Bean & Fig Cocktail is made with vodka and a vanilla bean & fig simple syrup. Combining it with soda water gives a nice fizz and ties this beautiful drink together. 
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Close up of blackberry moscow mule topped with elderflowers
Try this Blackberry Moscow Mule with Elderflower for a delicious twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh blackberries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer combine with the essence of elderflower in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.
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Bottle of homemade sous vide limoncello next to strainer with lemon peels.
This Sous Vide Limoncello recipe creates delicious limoncello in just 2 hours instead of the 3 weeks it would normally take. Make quick limoncello using this amazing recipe.
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This Mason Jar Jam Cocktail (or Jamtini) is easy to make at home and totally customizable. All you need is your favorite juice, jam, vodka, gin, rum or bourbon and club soda. My version is made with lemonade and strawberry jam | platingsandpairings.com
This Mason Jam Cocktail (or Jamtini) is easy to make at home and totally customizable. All you need is your favorite juice, jam, vodka, gin, rum or bourbon and club soda. My version is made with lemonade and strawberry jam.
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Seabreeze cocktail on serving tray.

40+ BEST Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Wondering what the best vodka cocktails are? I’ve got you covered with this guide! There are over 40+ delicious vodka drinks to choose from. Try this Seabreeze Cocktail. Refreshing, light, and citrusy, this simple 3-ingredient drink is dangerously delicious and perfect for serving a crowd.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
  • Garnish: Grapefruit wedge

Instructions

  • Add the vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice to a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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