Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Vodka has always been a favorite spirit among drink enthusiasts – from classic martinis to cosmopolitan cocktails, there's just something about the clean and versatile nature of vodka that sets the foundation for a fantastic mixed drink. At Vodka Doctors, we pride ourselves on being aficionados of all things vodka, guiding our readers through the vast world of this popular spirit. Today, we have curated the perfect list of vodka cocktail recipes that cater to everyone's taste buds. Let's jump straight into the world of vodka mixology and make your home bar the epitome of sophistication and fun.

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A global vodka giant with Russian origins, Smirnoff delivers consistent quality and versatility for any mixer.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Crisp, mild sweetness with a clean finish

Best Cocktail Pairing: Classic Cosmopolitan

Best Food Paring: Grilled chicken skewers

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Swedish purity in a bottle, Absolut is distilled from winter wheat, giving a smooth and rich experience.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Smooth with light grain and citrus hints

Best Cocktail Pairing: Absolut Elyx Martini

Best Food Paring: Smoked salmon canapés

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A Dutch treat, Ketel One is the result of over 300 years of distilling expertise; a refined choice.

Alcohol Percentage: 40%

Taste Profile: Fresh with subtle citrus and honey notes

Best Cocktail Pairing: Dutch Mule

Best Food Paring: Aged cheeses or Dutch herring

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1. Classic Bloody Mary

For those who love a savory cocktail to accompany their brunch, the Bloody Mary is a must-try. The tangy tomato juice and savory spices create the perfect balance with crisp vodka.


- 2 oz vodka

- 4 oz tomato juice

- 1 tbsp lemon juice

- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

- A few drops of hot sauce (like Tabasco)

- Pinch of ground black pepper

- Pinch of smoked paprika

- 1 celery stick (for garnish)


In a shaker, combine the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Fill the shaker with ice and give it a good shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with fresh ice. Lastly, garnish with a celery stick.

2. Vodka Espresso Martini

If you're a fan of coffee and cocktails, the Vodka Espresso Martini is a dream come true. This delightful combination will satisfy both your caffeine and alcohol cravings in the most sophisticated way.


- 2 oz vodka

- 1 oz coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)

- 1 oz freshly brewed espresso

- Coffee beans (for garnish)


Combine vodka, coffee liqueur, and espresso in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.

3. Moscow Mule

A timeless classic, the Moscow Mule offers a refreshing balance between spiciness, sweetness, and tanginess. The addition of ginger beer is vital to achieving its unique flavor profile.


- 2 oz vodka

- 3 oz ginger beer

- 1 oz fresh lime juice

- Lime wheel (for garnish)

- Sprig of mint (for garnish)


Fill a copper mug with ice and add vodka and lime juice. Top up the mug with ginger beer. Give it a gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

4. Cosmopolitan

Ah, the classic Cosmo – a vodka cocktail that's almost synonymous with elegance and luxury. This stylish drink is perfect for a glamorous night out with friends or a romantic date.


- 2 oz vodka

- 1 oz orange liqueur (like Cointreau)

- 1 oz cranberry juice

- ½ oz lime juice

- Orange twist (for garnish)


Combine vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

There you have it – four incredible vodka cocktail recipes to indulge in and share with your friends and family. Be sure to try them out next time you're hosting a gathering or venturing into the world of mixology. We guarantee these delectable cocktails will impress your guests and have them asking for more.

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About Ferdynand Scheuerman

Ferdynand is Vodka importer, exporter and specialist with over 30 years of experience in the Vodka industry. He knows the subtle in's & out's of Vodka. Spending most of his time discovering new brands, new blends and new cocktails.

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