6 Delicious Vodka Cocktails You Can Easily Make At Home

Do you host drinking parties often? Serving just plain drinks like white or red wine is not fashionable anymore. Even standard drinks seem boring at a fabulous vodka party.

Go beyond the traditional, boring vodka shots: Try serving vodka mixed with other stuff. Vodka mixes well with a range of ingredients, like apple squashes, citrus concentrates, and other liquors, and this can make for some perfect vodka cocktails.

The main thing to keep in mind when you prepare a cocktail is that balance between the strong elements (i.e. alcohol component like vodka), the weak elements (like lesser alcoholic beverages), the sweet taste (sugar syrups) and the sour (like citrus juices) You must  maintain it all for the perfect balance. This is the basic essence of preparing a cocktail.

So, the next time you throw a vodka party, make it interesting by serving these 7 delicious vodka cocktails which are easy to make at home.

1. Classic Martini

An easy and quick cocktail to prepare with vodka.

Preparation time: 5 min

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vodka or gin
  • Ice cubes
  • ¼ cup dry vermouth (a red or white wine flavoured with aromatic herbs)
  • Cocktail olives, caper berries, or cocktail onions (for garnish)

Directions:

Stir ½ cup vodka or gin together with 1.5 teaspoons vermouth in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with cocktail olives, caper berries, or cocktail onions.  Voila! Your classic martini is ready to go!

2. Bloody Mary

One of the most well-known vodka cocktails.

Prepare time: 10 min

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 50ml vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 125 ml tomato juice
  • 25 ml sweet sherry
  • ¼ tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • Few drops of hot sauce
  • A pinch of salt, black pepper, celery salt and fennel seeds

Directions:

Stir all the ingredients in a large cocktail shaker and strain into a tall glass. Garnish with a cherry tomato, celery stick, and lemon wedge.

3. White Nixon Cocktails

The drink gets its name from White Nixon tea (French lavender and white tea). Here, we’re pairing it with vodka, ginger juice, and fresh grape juice.

Prepare Time: 10 min

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 450 ml Brewed White Nixon tea, chilled.

300 ml vodka.

  • 350 ml fresh grape juice.
  • 160 ml ginger liqueur.
  • Grapefruit peel and candied clementine (to garnish)

Directions:

Fill 8 high glasses with ice. Stir tea, vodka, grape juice, and ginger liqueur in a blender. Then, pour the cocktail in glasses and garnish with grapefruit peel and candied clementines.

4. Simple Wine and Vodka Punch

This one is perfect for those avid wine lovers. It combines the two great tastes of wine and vodka together, making it perfect to serve at any occasion. You can use either white or red wine.

Prepare Time: 10 min

Serves: 10

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 bottles 750 ml of wine of your choice (red or white wine)
  • Half gallon of lemon juice
  • One and a half gallons of orange juice

Directions:

Stir the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, adding them one by one and stirring while adding each ingredient.  Slice lemons and oranges, and float them on the drink for a neat presentation. Any brand of vodka fits into this recipe, so don’t bother buying expensive brands.

5. Moscow Mule

This classic cocktail has the trifecta of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. It is best served in a copper mug.

Prepare Time: 5 min

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  1. About 60 ml of chilled vodka.
  2. 120 ml of chilled ginger beer.
  3. About 30 ml of fresh lime juice
  4. 3 lime rounds (thinly sliced) for garnish
  5. Crushed ice

Directions:

Fill a 12-ounce glass with crushed ice, then stir in vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. Garnish with lime rounds.

6. Woo Woo

The recipe is as easy to make as it is to pronounce its name. This cocktail mixes the sweet taste of cranberry juice and peach schnapps with the sour taste of lime.

Prepare Time: 5 min

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  1. Crushed ice
  2. 20 ml cranberry juice
  3. 20 ml peach schnapps
  4. 1 tbsp lime juice
  5. 20 ml vodka
  6. Cape gooseberry for garnish

Directions:

Fill the cocktail shaker with the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a tumbler with extra ice and garnish with a cape gooseberry.

You can easily create these 7 delicious vodka cocktails at home. These prove to be drinks that you deserve to  serve for any occasion.

In order to relish the full taste of these drinks, make sure you and your guests are aware of the art of slow drinking, which applies not only to whiskeys but to all the drinks.

Happy cocktailing!

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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