If you want to feel toasty from the inside out, you’re going to love this collection of Winter Vodka Cocktails. Most vodka recipes can be served year-round but this list of simple winter cold-weather cocktails is perfectly suited for when the weather cools down and we’re enjoying the company of friends at home.
Why you’ll love these winter drink recipes
These winter cocktails with vodka are great for when the weather changes and you want to curl up with a yummy drink, full of seasonal flavors, and binge-watch a show on TV.
Especially in winter, vodka is a great liquor to pull from your bar to make drinks. It pairs well with creamy ingredients, fruit flavors and even peppermint! If you’re looking for fun seasonal cocktails to try, browse on!
This list of winter cocktails with vodka has some amazing options that are sure to satisfy your craving for an easy mixed drink. They feature yummy flavors that you expect to find during this season.
Warm cocktails might sound like the perfect drink to sip on a cold night (like a Hot Green Tea with Vodka). But this list contains quick and easy recipes for mostly cold drinks that are just as good to drink.
These vodka winter cocktails are super easy to make and great for all your winter parties or anytime you want a delicious vodka cocktail to sip while cozy at home.
Winter Vodka Cocktails
These good winter alcoholic drinks with vodka are the perfect recipes for holiday parties, celebrations and any time you want to sip something to keep you toasty on a cold night.
With seasonal favorites and vodka, these simple drink ideas will keep you cozy at home all winter long!
It's so simple but should not be overlooked! A classic Vodka Cranberry is a great winter cocktail idea. It's quick and easy to make and you can really play up the wintery vibes with a fun sugared rosemary garnish with skewered fresh cranberries.
The 2-ingredient Kissed Caramel Cider Cocktail is super easy to make and offers a sweet caramel spin on a traditional mug of cider. I can picture myself sipping this fireside with the delicious vodka kick!
Ingredients: apple cider packet, vodka, water, cinnamon sticks
I love icy drinks and I love cocoa so I know this Iced Cocoa Vodka Cocktail would be perfect for a southern California winter day! With a touch of nutmeg, this is basically a spiked hot chocolate that you sip over ice!
The recipe is simple, but if you want to wow your guests, these Ginger Pear Vodka Martinis would be the ultimate way to do it! The combination of ginger simple syrup, pear juice and vodka make this one of the vodka drink recipes for winter that I'll make over and over again!
Ingredients: sugar, water, ginger, vodka, pear juice▢4 ounces pear juice
Mixing wine and vodka is sure to light your fire on a winter's evening. These Caramel Apple Vodka Spritzers by The Taylor House sounds refreshing and yummy! Caramel vodka and chardonnay make this a delicious wine cocktail that is perfect for winter.
Ingredients: Chardonnay, caramel vodka, ginger ale, apple, cinnamon and sugar
I can't resist a good Moscow Mule! The spiced cranberry juice makes this tart vodka cocktail pretty and flavorful. You can make this without it but you'll get way more flavor if you make a batch ahead of time.
Every woman needs low carb winter vodka cocktails in case of guests with special diet request. This Sugared Cranberry Vodka Fizz uses carb cranberry simple syrup and vodka to create a yummy mixed rink that still feels indulgent. It has a lot of artifical sweeteners though so it won't be for everyone.
Ingredients: Cranberry Simple Syrup, vodka, ginger ale
Cranberry, cheesecake and vodka together prove that some dessert-inspired dreams come true. This creamy and decadent winter cocktail uses cheesecake mix and cranberry sauce to create a totally unique vodka recipe.
Ingredients: Heavy cream, cheesecake pudding mix, cranberry sauce, vodka
If you are having your girlfriends over, you should totally make this Large Batch White Russian Recipe (inspired by the Bad Moms Movie). It's yummy and so easy to make. :) With Kahlua, milk and vodka, this chocolate cocktail is perfect for all your winter parties.
I know a slush isn't usually the type of thing you think about in winter but the tart and tangy flavor of the spiced cranberry juice makes this a delightful treat with vodka. Bundle up on the couch and sip one of these next to the fire.
My go-to brands for making winter cocktails with vodka are Tito’s and Green Hope Organic vodka. You can also use homemade fruit-infused vodka to modify flavors a bit. Winter drinks are also great with vanilla vodka or caramel vodka! They help to make vodka recipes taste a little more like a dessert!
Is vodka good in winter?
Vodka winter cocktails are good because it is a versatile liquor that can be used in warm or cold drinks, fruity or creamy drinks – just about any cocktail recipe is great with a little vodka.
What is a good drink to mix with vodka?
A good drink to mix with vodka is anything that suits what you are looking for! Are you in the mood for something super easy and classic? Vodka Cranberry might be great. If you want something themed, a Candy Cane Martini might be nice. This list has the best winter vodka drinks so you really can’t go wrong!
Which of these winter alcoholic drink sounds the yummiest to you? I want to sip all of these, but my first choice is the Ginger Pear Vodka Martini!
Sharon lives in Southern California with her adorable family. She loves to share easy recipes and ideas to make mom life easier and encourage gathering friends at home! Sharon's "me" time often includes watching spy shows, sipping sauvignon blanc, trying not to eat Salt and Pepper potato chips, and planning girlfriend getaways.