10 Vodka Drinks You Can Make in Minutes
If you're looking for an easy way to have a cocktail without having to go out, Vodka is the way to go. There are so many great flavours and ways that you can use vodka in your drinks at home!
Vodka makes a great base for mixing as the purity of the spirit allows for a blank canvas for a beautiful blend of flavours to take hold rather than clash.
Drinks with vodka can be made at home just as easily as ordering at a bar. You can make a lot of these drinks in your kitchen. You can make these delicious vodka drinks at home with only a few ingredients. All you need is a cocktail shaker and some ice!
These are some of the things you will need:
- Ice cubes or water
- Ginger ale or soda water (optional)
If you're feeling like mixing up something new but don’t want to buy a bar's worth of ingredients this list of 10 Vodka Cocktails will come in handy!
- Add 50ml vodka, 200ml tomato juice, and 4ml lemon juice to a glass of ice.
- Stir in a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper for taste.
- Garnish with celery salt or Tabasco sauce (optional).
- Don't forget the celery!
ScrewdriverThis is a great drink to make if you're in the mood for something refreshing and light. The screwdriver is one of the people's all-time favourites. We think it would be fun to share this recipe with you!
- 2 parts 60ml vodka
- 1 part 90ml orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- Garnish: orange slice and maraschino cherry (optional)
Vodka GimletA great cocktail for showcasing the true versatility and taste of vodka is the classic Gimlet. A simple and refreshing cocktail the vodka gimlet is strong, sharp, and punchy from the fresh lime. A truly divine yet deceptively simple cocktail to have in your repertoire. Before embarking on this delicious classic cocktail we recommend keeping your vodka in the freezer to kick this up a notch.
- Add all ingredients apart from the garnish to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Secure tightly and vigorously shake for 10 seconds.
- Stain into a chilled coupe glass or champagne saucer.
- Garnish with a wheel of lime.
A Moscow Mule is a classic drink that combines the refreshing taste of ginger beer with the smoothness of vodka. This drink can be made with any type of liquor but it's traditionally made with vodka and ginger ale.
The most common ingredient in this cocktail is a lime wedge which adds a citrus flavour to your drink and helps to balance out any slight bitterness that might come from some liquors (such as gin).
If you're looking for something different than what's shown above, you can add lime juice instead of lime wedges if desired!
Simple Vodka and Soda Water
Mixing vodka and soda water is a great way to make a quick and delicious drink. It's also not too hard to do but there are some things you'll need to know before getting started.
If you’re looking for a sugar-free, low-calorie, but still delicious vodka cocktail try a vodka soda. If this is your chosen tipple, we would recommend craft vodka such as
Botanic Nº7 from Gattertop Drinks as you would want to bring out the natural flavour of your chosen vodka. Akin to gin, Botanic Nº7 is naturally flavoured with organic ingredients sourced from an English orchard. A subtly fragrant vodka Botanic No7 allows for the discovery of new flavours that don’t have to compete with a juniper base.
There are many options when choosing the flavour components that go into this cocktail, but a very simple way to elevate your vodka soda is with a thoughtfully placed garnish. Yes, the garnish does more than make your drink look pretty! Add something seasonal to your drink with berries and thyme in summer, a slice of pear or cranberries in winter, and sprigs of mint or lavender in spring. Each of these will impart a delicate flavour to vodka soda whilst also making it look beautiful.
The Bay Breeze is a simple but effective cocktail. It's easy to make, and it tastes great!
The simplicity of this vodka cocktail calls for the use of a high-quality, craft vodka such as Botanic No7 from Gattertop Drinks.
Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and lime juice to your glass of vodka before adding ice cubes and pouring over them. Make sure not to add any sugar syrup or other ingredients until after you've mixed everything—the sugar will cloud up your drink as soon as it hits the ice cubes!
Cape CodderThis is a classic cocktail that can be made in just a few minutes. You'll need:
- Vodka (30ml)
- Cranberry juice (30ml)
- Lime juice (60ml)
Shake all ingredients together with ice cubes until chilled and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
CosmopolitanThis one's a favourite, and it's easy to make. All you will need:
- 50ml vodka (try to choose one that's not too fruity)
- 25ml triple sec or Cointreau (optional)
- 25ml cranberry juice - this can be fresh or frozen in a jar - either way, it will give the drink its signature colour!
- lime wedge for garnish - optional but recommended!
Sea BreezeThis is a quick and easy drink to make, requiring only 1 minute of prep time.
- 25ml vodka
- 100ml cranberry juice
- 50ml grapefruit juice freshly squeezed
Blend all ingredients with ice until it is smooth. Pour into glasses over fresh ice cubes, and garnish with a twist of lemon or lime wedge if desired. Add soda water as needed to taste—just be sure not to add too much!
Lemon Drop MartiniThis is a classic vodka drink that is refreshing and easy to make. You'll need:
- 50ml Vodka
- 25ml lemon juice
- 10ml Simple syrup (1 part sugar to 2 parts water)
- Lemon zest for garnish
Final WordNow you know how to make a few drinks at home with vodka. If you want to make your cocktails taste even better, then we suggest using Botanic No.7 and other craft vodka drinks from Gattertop Drinks.
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