Vodka Cocktails – 5 Easy Cocktail Recipes with Vodka
I doubt Vodka is the answer to anything, but believe me it’s worth a shot!
If you are hosting a party or if life gives you lemons, just add Vodka.
Vodka is fun water that is perfect on a hot day, or a cool day you want to make hotter.
Few spirits are as versatile as Vodka.
- It can add life to your party as it merges seamlessly with other drinks without disturbing or neutralizing the flavor of the additional ingredients.
- It has a host of health benefits like better cardiovascular health, reduction in stress, and relief from toothaches and bad breath. Its astringent nature helps in keeping the skin healthy and promotes hair growth. It also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, which help in disinfecting the wounds and it also works as an effective cleaning agent.
So you see, Vodka is always a good idea. Here are some really easy cocktail recipes with Vodka, for everyone.
1. Screw Driver
- 2 measures Vodka
- Orange Juice
- Slice of Orange
- Cracked Ice Cubes
Fill a glass with cracked ice cubes. Pour the Vodka over the ice and top-up with Orange Juice. Stir well to mix and dress with a slice of Orange.
A cool glass of holiday cheer this is.
2. Bloody Mary
- Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
- Dash of Tabasco Sauce
- 2 measures of Vodka
- Splash of Dry Sherry
- 6 measures Tomato Juice
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- Pinch of Salt and Cayenne Pepper
- Slice of Lemon
Add Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco Sauce over ice in a shaker and add the Vodka, splash of Dry Sherry, Tomato Juice and Lemon Juice.
Shake vigorously until frosted. Strain into a tall chilled glass and decorate with a slice of lemon.
Heat up brunch with a spicy Bloody Mary.
3. Sea Breeze
- 1 1/2 measure Vodka
- 1/2 measure Cranberry Juice
- Pink Grapefruit Juice to taste
Shake the Vodka and Cranberry Juice over ice until frosted. Pour into a long glass and top up with pink grapefruit juice to taste.
A slightly tart yet refreshing vodka cocktail for summer sipping!
4. Blue Lagoon
- 1 measure Blue Curacao
- 1 measure Vodka
- 4 measure Lemonade
- Crushed Ice
Add Blue Curacao, Vodka and Lemonade in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Fill a glass with ice and pour the drink over it.
Super refreshing for those hot summer days.
5. Black Russian
- 2 measures Vodka
- 1 measure Coffee Liqueur
- 4-6 cracked ice cubes
Pour the Vodka and Coffee Liqueur over cracked ide cubes in a small chilled glass. Stir to mix. Or you may pour the Vodka, then the Coffee Liqueur, and let it settle without stirring.
A simple and satisfying cocktail!
Have a great party with these Vodka cocktails, because no good story starts with, “That one time I ate salad”
How do you like your Vodka?
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April 25, 2019 12:15 am|
I not not well-versed with Vodka drinks but the pictures look inviting.
April 25, 2019 1:27 am|
They look wonderfully wicked Shilpa thank you! I’m impressed by their health benefits
April 25, 2019 1:29 am|
I loved the named especially screw driver. I enjoy vodka and like experimenting with the flavors too. Will try these soon. Had no idea about the health benefits of vodka but now I can drink guilt free.
April 25, 2019 10:35 am|
That’s a good amount of research you do with your posts everyday! Will try some to surprise the husband.
April 25, 2019 11:03 am|
Very well written dear Shilpa !!!!
April 25, 2019 11:25 am|
I love the reasons you’ve listed for vodka being healthy!
Nothing beats a Bloody Mary on a hot day.
April 25, 2019 11:29 am|
Neat vodka with a slice of lime is lovely too. Thanks for these recipes.
April 25, 2019 1:35 pm|
Now that you have highlighted so many health benefits of vodka, these are apart from usual perks associated with vodka, I think it is worth a shot, no many shots. It is said, “peete hain to zinda hain, nahi peete to mar jaate!”
April 25, 2019 4:17 pm|
I like a peach Vodka or even a Melon vodka. I always thought Screwdrivers were with Gin….. I like my vodka with Sprite – really refreshing after a hard day
April 25, 2019 4:38 pm|
Great selection Shilpa….I drink only vodka and that too I blend with different flavours.
April 25, 2019 5:03 pm|
I loved screw driver recipe!! loved it
April 25, 2019 5:55 pm|
I made quite a few of those in my days behind my bar! Fun water indeed!
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April 25, 2019 6:17 pm|
Waah Waah, something new for me to try 🙂
Thanks for sharing this one 🙂
April 25, 2019 6:40 pm|
Omg, I always wanted to learn cocktails, and you have posted all the amazing recipes.
April 25, 2019 7:29 pm|
I’ve had 1, 2 and 4 till now. Though I am more of a wine and beer person. I enjoy few cocktails though.
April 25, 2019 7:49 pm|
Screw Driver is my favorite.
April 26, 2019 1:04 am|
You won’t believe it…I was looking for Vodka recipe online when came across your post..Just got a bottle of Absolut and having Vodka after five to six years…it came like a whiff of hope and love the various versions here. I will try for Screw driver tonight and Bloody Mary plus sea Breeze will be next on my list. Thanks so much Shilpa.
April 26, 2019 2:08 am|
I’ve tried three of these. Time to try the others!
April 26, 2019 8:41 am|
My tryst with alcohol started with vodka. 😀
Went to Mumbai to attend an old classmate’s wedding. He was a very good friend in school. So vodka was the only alcohol in his cocktail party. He wanted me to try the Screw Driver, I think, but the caterers didn’t have any orange juice, or even any orange flavoured soft drink. So had to settle with vodka with limca. :))
I got mildly drunk during the 2nd glass. Couldn’t walk straight. Immediately called up my Dad in Patna to inform him about this big achievement in my life! :P:P:P
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April 27, 2019 1:49 pm|
Wow shilpa:) so tempting – I am more of a wine person and never really attempted vodka, but reading the benefits and looking at the pictures, I feel like trying screw driver and sea breeze. Thanks for sharing, hats off to your creativity:)
June 5, 2019 7:17 am|
I’m a fan of espresso martinis, black and White Russians.