Vodka Drinks Recipes

From martinis to cosmos to the best flavored vodka cocktails, these drinks are happy hour perfection.

Staff Picks

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

Rating: 4.72 stars
There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Rating: 4.71 stars
This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips of this vodka, ginger beer, and lime concoction, no one will care.

Lemon Drop Shots

Rating: 4.5 stars
A yummy alcoholic shot perfect for parties... tastes just like the candy!

Vodka Martini Cocktail

Rating: 4.31 stars
Vodka replaces gin in this variation of the classic martini. Shake until ice cold and serve up in a chilled martini glass.

Al's Bloody Marys

Rating: 5 stars
Al was my stepdad, who was a wonderful man and a great cook! One of his specialties was his Bloody Mary, and no matter how many pitchers he prepared for company, they always wanted more. My only modification has been to add a bit of horseradish. This is a great brunch beverage, but various friends always ask if I'll please make 'Al's Bloodys' when they come for dinner.

Blood Orange Martini

Rating: 5 stars
This is a refreshing version of a cosmopolitan martini using blood oranges.

Hard Lemonade

Rating: 4.43 stars
A lemony syrup made by boiling lemon zest with lemon and sugar is the base for this delicious and refreshing hard lemonade with vodka.

Spicy Sparkling Cucumber Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars
This is a spicy yet cool and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Rating: 4.72 stars
The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic.

Dirty Martini

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a Martini for olive lovers. It can be served on the rocks, or chilled.

Classic Bloody Mary

Rating: 4.4 stars
If you want to spice up that tomato juice, just use this classic bloody mary recipe serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vicki's Tangerine Martini
Rating: Unrated
"I love anything orangey—this martini is delicious!" – mary
Vodka Martini
Rating: Unrated
"Perfect, simple vodka martini recipe. My wife, a first-time martini drinker, liked it. Use a high-quality vodka." – Tacketts Mill Farm


Rating: 4.47 stars

Truly worth the time required to create this distinguished ice cold refreshing drink.