The Top Vodka Cocktails and How to Make Them

The Top Vodka Cocktails and How to Make Them

Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits you can have on hand. Its smooth, clean profile makes it the perfect base for a wide variety of cocktails, whether you prefer fruity and refreshing, creamy and indulgent, or bold and herbal. Here are some of the best vodka cocktails to try, along with their easy-to-follow recipes.

Classic Vodka Martini

A timeless favourite that showcases the smooth, crisp character of vodka.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml vodka
  • 15ml dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Green olive or lemon twist (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add vodka and dry vermouth to the glass.
  3. Stir gently for about 30 seconds to chill the mixture.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a green olive or lemon twist.

Espresso Martini

For coffee lovers, this cocktail combines rich espresso with the smoothness of vodka.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka and cocktail mixer.
  3. Shake well until frothy and chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with coffee beans.

Moscow Mule

A refreshing, ginger-forward cocktail that's easy to make and perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 45ml vodka
  • 120ml ginger beer
  • 15ml lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Fill a copper mug or glass with ice.
  2. Pour vodka and lime juice over the ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Cosmopolitan

A stylish and fruity cocktail that's become a classic in its own right.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, and cocktail mixer.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime twist.

These vodka cocktails are sure to impress your guests or elevate your own cocktail hour.

Experiment with these recipes and adjust the flavours to suit your preferences.