If you’ve got a bottle of vodka sitting in your cupboard and you’re wondering what to do with it keep reading! These vodka recipes are perfect for you. I love to make easy mixed drinks that use ingredients you probably already have at home.
Making a cocktail is therapeutic for me. I love the art of mixing and balancing flavors. You use all your senses when putting together a drink and then there’s that feeling you get a few sips in…
These cocktails are straightforward and easy to put together. I think you’ll love these quick and easy ideas with vodka that are great for sharing with friends for an at-home happy hour.
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Cocktails with Vodka are Delicious!
Martinis, Moscow Mules, Vodka Soda. There are so many great drinks that can be made with vodka! Vodka pairs with just about any fruit juice, works with milk-based cocktails and can be done as a shot (so I’ve heard – I would only try this in a Russian bar where I had to wear a fur coat and go into a freezer to do it.).
Check out this video for a quick look of the vodka recipes you can make with these recipes!
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Which Vodka is the Best?
I’m pretty sure the first bottle of alcohol I bought when I turned 21 was vodka. But if you don’t know about vodka, it can be super overwhelming with how many options there are.
I reached for Skyy since I knew of their marketing. I can clearly remember that blue bottle sitting in my freezer for years because I really didn’t know what to do with it!
Unless you drink often, finishing a bottle of liquor can be slow going. My suggestion is to try different vodkas when you are out at bars to see if there is one that you like better than another.
Price point also comes into play. I never buy top of the line liquor (especially if it’s being mixed with something else!!) but I also usually skip the bottom shelf where the lower priced liquor is kept.
Read this article for 10 Best Vodka Brands to Check Out from Town and Country Magazine. They have the resources to do taste tests and speak to industry insiders. I’m just over here being a mom…
Vodka Nutrition Facts
And 0 carbs (hey Keto folks – this is great news!). Plain vodka is made up of water and alcohol. It is not a source of vitamins or fiber or anything good for that matter.
Calories in Vodka
There are about 64 calories for every 1 ounce of vodka (this can vary by proof and a few other factors) according to the US Department of Agriculture.
How Does Vodka Affect Weight Loss?
These calories are just calories – sometimes referred to as “empty calories” (you know, not like a “good fat” like avocados). Find out more vodka facts here. And the minute you add vodka to a mixer you are adding all kinds of sugars and even more calories. Calories from protein would keep your stomach feeling full. And let’s be honest. The more you drink the less willpower you have in terms of snacking, etc.
How is Vodka Served
I prefer my vodka served in Moscow Mule Recipes. It seems to depend on what part of the world you are from as to how you drink your vodka. Many in the United States enjoy a vodka martini, maybe with a little vermouth. Others like it with a splash of cranberry or with a little tonic.
It is a huge generalization to say that Russians prefer to drink it straight, like a shot. But I think that the consensus for places that are known for their vodka production is that you drink is slightly (or a lot) chilled and it can be sipped or done as a shot. It is never mixed with anything else. Check out this article on Esquire on How to Drink Vodka.
Easy Vodka Recipes to Make at Home
If you love fruity drinks, this yummy citrusy version is sure to please your tastebuds!
A super simple vodka cocktail you probably haven't heard of before! This Scottish drink is refreshing and super easy to make!
Just 2 ingredients to make this easy vodka recipe that is perfect for enjoying in the pool, on vacation or anywhere you want one.
Pear juice is totally underrated in cocktails! This sweet drink is sure to be your new favorite! Plus it has edible flower confetti!
A mojito technically has rum, but I switched it out for vodka in this case. The Honeycrisp apple juice is so flavorful and that hit of fresh mint makes your nose happy.
This is my most visited cocktail recipe on the site! The colors are amazing and the crushed ice make this slushy, fruity drink summer ready!
I generally stay away from extra ingredients that might be harder to find but the hibiscus liquor is worth having around! It adds a delicious floral note with a touch of fruitiness and the color is delightful!
A cucumber cocktail is super refreshing and one of my favorite things to drink when the weather warms up. Add a little basil and lime and you've got the perfect summer sipper.
The fresh mint and lime make this one of the most refreshing vodka recipes out there! It's easy to make and the thing you want to be sipping in warm weather.
Apple juice isn't just for playdates! Add a little vodka and a few fresh herbs and you've got a tasty cocktail with just a handful of ingredients!
An original Moscow Mule is always a good idea! With just a few ingredients, you get a ginger-y, minty drink best served in a cute copper mug!
If you love refreshing cocktails and don't hate cucumber, this is your new favorite drink recipe! This one is great for warmer weather!
This post contains ALL my Moscow Mule recipes including the ones made with Bourbon or Tequila. But there are 7 recipes using vodka that I think you're going to LOVE! Check out the Green Mule, Kombucha Mule, Lemon Blueberry Mule, Strawberry Mule, a Holiday Mule and a special Mule with a special flavor of Absolut vodka!
Need a party sized cocktail idea? Make this large batch White Russian inspired by the movie 'Bad Moms'! The idea came from one of my favorite scenes in the movie. And it's delicious!
This post has 3 delicious vodka cocktails using flavored Smirnoff! These are fruity and simple and perfect for your next BBQ!
While perfect for the colder months, there really is no wrong time to enjoy these vodka cocktails! There are 14 vodka recipes to check out in this post alone!
Hurry! Before blood oranges go out of season, you NEED to make this delicious Blood Orange Martini!! It's easy and so tasty! And just look at that color!
You know you have those tiny little cans of pineapple juice hanging around. These recipes are refreshing and fruity!
You just need two ingredients, vodka and coke to make a refreshing and fast cocktail. Plus I'm sharing a handful of ways to add a little extra flavor!
You can change up the flavor of any vodka cocktail by using infused vodka! Check out this simple recipe for orange-flavored vodka! Try it in a Moscow Mule! So yum!
Watermelon is such a refreshing flavor and I love it when paired with vodka. And could the color be any cuter?! You'll love these delicious drink ideas no matter what time of year.
The cool black color comes from activated charcoal. It's perfect for Halloween but just skip that one ingredient and you've got a delicious vodka punch to serve all year long!
More posts to help you with your vodka cocktails:
- How to Make Cheater Simple Syrup Fast
- Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Recipe
- Make Your Own DIY Flavored Vodka
- You Can Always Mix it with Grapefruit Juice
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