Top 7 Best Vodka Mixes

Vodka is a flavorless and colorless hard alcohol that can be mixed with almost anything. Below are seven of the most popular and trusted vodka cocktails that will sure to be a hit at your next get together.

 

Screwdriver

 

This is arguably one of the most well-known vodka cocktails for its refreshing taste and simplicity. To make this cocktail you need to put one shot of vodka in a glass, then fill the rest of the glass with orange juice. You can also add citrus vodka or ginger ale to this recipe to try something different.

 

Cranberry Juice

 

Another simple mixer that follows the same directions as the screwdriver. Combine one shot of vodka and cranberry juice in a cup. The amount of cranberry juice to mix with the vodka is dependent on your preference.

 

Bloody Mary

 

This popular cocktail is made with tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and Tabasco hot sauce. It was falsely reputed to have the ability to cure hangovers, which caused its high popularity as a mid-morning drink. The recipe for this cocktail is as follows:

 

1 oz. vodka

3 oz. tomato juice

Lemon juice squeezed from 1 lemon

½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 drops of Tabasco hot sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ tsp.

Celery salt

 

Add 1 handful of ice to a large cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice into the shaker, then add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper, and the celery salt. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass. Garnish the drink with a stick of celery, a lemon wedge, and a cherry tomato.

 

Moscow Mule

 

The Moscow mule is a refreshingly perfect combination of salty, spicy, and sweet flavors that will always be a crowd-pleaser. This drink is almost always served in a copper mug and garnished with a lime wedge and mint.

 

1 ½ oz. vodka

½ oz. lime juice

½ cup ginger beer

1 lime wedge

Mint leaves

 

Add the vodka and ¾ cup of crushed ice into a tumbler. Gently stir in the ginger beer and lime juice. Pour the cocktail into a copper cup and garnish with the lime wedge and mint.

 

Sea Breeze Cocktail

 

This cocktail is popular for its refreshing blend of vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice. It has a bitterly tart taste that masks the taste of the vodka and goes down easily.

 

1 ½ oz. vodka

4 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. grapefruit juice

1 ½ cup ice

1 lime wedge.

 

Combine the vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice into a glass with 1 ½ cup of ice. Garnish with the lime wedge or you can squeeze the juice into the cocktail.

 

Long Island Iced Tea

 

This recipe for the crowd favorite Long Island Iced Tea is the real deal. It combines vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple-sec to soda to make a delicious cocktail.

 

½ oz. vodka

½ oz. rum

½ oz. gin

½ oz. tequila

½ oz. triple-sec

1 oz. soda (to taste)

1 oz. lemon juice

 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple-sec. Shake vigorously. Pour the mix into a collins glass, filling it 2/3rds of the way full. Fill the rest of the glass with soda.

 

Madras Cocktail

 

While this cocktail is very similar to the sea breeze cocktail, it substitutes orange juice for grapefruit juice, making it much sweeter than the previously named drink, but it’s just as refreshing!

 

1 ½ oz. vodka

4 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. orange juice

½ cup ice

1 lime wedge

 

Combine the vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice into a highball glass, then stir in the ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

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