Looking for vodka cocktails to serve at your next drinks party? Try martinis, classic cosmopolitans, white russians and more in our sophisticated collection, or check out our best gin cocktails here.
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Vodka cocktail recipes
We love espresso martinis! One of the coolest cocktails around, this punchy little number blends hot espresso and vodka for ultimate effect.
Check out our French martini featuring a simple, fragrant blend of vodka, raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice. It’s a cocktail with all the vigour of the original but with a satisfying fruity twist.
Vodka, coffee liqueur and cream is all it takes to make this smooth, classic cocktail. Serve in an old fashioned glass, to be really authentic.
Add both sharpness and sweetness to your next martini with fresh passion fruit and lime juice. Vanilla vodka, if you have it, works well in this recipe.
This martini recipe shakes vodka with gin and Lillet Blanc, a wine-based aperitif from France. Don’t forget the twist of lemon for a refreshing citrus hit.
Make like Carrie Bradshaw and fix yourself a cosmo this evening. You only need four ingredients, plus a little orange peel to garnish.
For a vodka-based cocktail that’s as comforting as it is luxurious, try this Baileys recipe featuring coffee liqueur and double cream.
Make this classic dark cocktail with vodka and coffee liqueur. Serve in an old fashioned glass with ice for an elegant after-dinner drink with a caffeine kick.
Sweet and boozy, this twist on a traditional Venetian cocktail of lemon sorbet and prosecco uses blood oranges to give an extra boost of colour and flavour and vodka for a boozy hit.
Making your own limoncello is surprisingly easy. Take it, as a gift, to a BBQ, use it in ice lollies, or knock-up this easy twist on a collins.
Raw, fermented tea may not sound particularly appealing, but that’s exactly what kombucha is and it works really well in cocktails like this easy kombucha mule.
Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.
Delicate jasmine tea, sweet peach purée and bitter Cocchi Americano vermouth comes together with vodka and harmonises in this refreshing summery cocktail.
Decorate this elegant cocktail with white elderflowers if you have an elder bush near you. This recipe serves one, but can easily be multiplied if you’ve got friends coming over.
Yes, this is a vodka and tomato cocktail but not as you know it. Far from the sometimes-soupy bloody mary, the tomatini is a fresh, zingy pick-me-up with a delicious savoury note that’s perfect for sunshine sipping any time of the day.
What better way to make use of a glut of blackberries than to make blackberry vodka? You can experiment with different amounts of sugar but blackberries are quite tart so a little helps bring out the berry flavours.
Martinis are one of our favourite mixed alcoholic drinks. We’ve added marmalade and lemon juice to this cocktail recipe for for an extra kick of flavour. Enjoy!
Fruit and fizz makes for a fantastic summer entertaining cocktail. This is delicious if you make your own berry vodka but is still good if you buy ready-made.
If you are having a party it’s good to have a recipe for an easy cocktail you can make in a jug for a crowd. This one has a base of vodka and chilled grapefruit juice then is finished with fresh basil leaves
A fruity vodka-based cocktail invented by cocktail guru Douglas Ankrah that looks amazing with its green Christmas hue. Make sure you’ve got lots of crushed ice ready to go before you start making them