As a bartender, I've seen a lot of trends come and go. But one thing that has remained constant is the popularity of flavored vodka.
From classic flavors like lemon and raspberry to more unique options like cucumber and horseradish, there's a flavor for everyone. And when it comes to cocktails, there are endless possibilities.
But what makes a great flavored vodka cocktail? It's all about balance. The vodka should enhance the flavors of the other ingredients without overpowering them.
And the other ingredients should complement the vodka, not compete with it. A great flavored vodka cocktail should be refreshing, flavorful, and easy to drink.
Over the years, I've experimented with countless flavored vodka cocktail recipes, and I've found some real gems. Some are sweet and fruity, while others are savory and complex.
Some are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day, while others are warming and comforting on a cold winter night. But all of them have one thing in common: they're delicious.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite flavored vodka cocktail recipes.
Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a beginner, there's something here for you. So grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Vodka and Sprite Cocktail
The Vodka and Sprite Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. This two-ingredient cocktail combines the crisp and citrusy flavors of Sprite with the smoothness of vodka, making it a great choice for those who prefer a lighter and sweeter drink.
The recipe is highly adaptable, allowing you to use any flavored vodka or soda of your choice to create a unique and delicious drink. Whether you're a seasoned bartender or a beginner, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a simple and tasty drink that is sure to impress. So, why not give it a try and enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of the Vodka and Sprite Cocktail?
2. Skittles Vodka Cocktail
The Skittles Vodka Cocktail is a unique and fun drink that is perfect for summer parties or the 4th of July. The vodka is infused with Skittles candy, giving it a fruity and sweet flavor that is complemented by cherry juice, lemonade, and lemon-lime soda.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be shaken in a cocktail shaker or any container with a tight-fitting lid. For those who want to mix things up, the recipe also includes variations for a frozen slushie version or a party punch. Overall, the Skittles Vodka Cocktail is a playful and delicious addition to any cocktail menu.
3. Strawberry Vodka Cocktail
The Strawberry Vodka Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing drinks. Made with strawberry infused vodka and lemonade, this cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day. The combination of sweet strawberries and tangy lemonade creates a deliciously balanced flavor that will leave you wanting more.
Garnished with sliced strawberries and lemons, this drink is as beautiful as it is tasty. If you're looking for a fun and easy cocktail to impress your friends, the Strawberry Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
4. Cherry Vodka Cocktail
If you're looking for a sweet and smooth cocktail to enjoy year-round, the Cherry Vodka Cocktail is a must-try. This cocktail is the perfect slow sipper, allowing you to savor every sip. The cherry flavor is the star of the show, with just the right amount of sweetness.
The vodka flavor is not overpowering, making it a great choice for those who want to enjoy the taste of cocktails without the strong alcohol taste. This cocktail is best served chilled with crushed ice, making it the perfect refreshing drink for any occasion. If you're a fan of flavored vodka cocktails, the Cherry Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth adding to your list.
5. Blueberry Vodka Cocktail
The Blueberry Vodka Cocktail is a fruity and fun cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. The cocktail is made using homemade blueberry-infused vodka, which adds a delicious and unique flavor to the drink. The blueberry vodka is mixed with other ingredients to create a floral and refreshing cocktail that is sure to impress.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity and refreshing drinks, and it is a great way to use up any extra blueberries you may have. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your next party, the Blueberry Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
6. Skittles Vodka
Looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy vodka? Look no further than Skittles Vodka! This candy-infused vodka is perfect for those with a sweet tooth who want to add a little extra flavor to their cocktails.
The recipe is simple and can be customized to your favorite Skittles flavors, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Whether you enjoy it straight-up or mixed into a fun cocktail, Skittles Vodka is sure to add a burst of color and flavor to your drink. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about?
7. Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail
The Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail is a perfect blend of tangy and sweet flavors that will leave you wanting more. This delicately hued drink is made with cherry vodka, sour mix, and bubbly soda, creating a refreshing and flirty taste.
The addition of maraschino cherries and lime slices as garnish adds a pop of color and flavor to this already tantalizing cocktail. If you're looking for a fun and sassy drink to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy on a night in, the Cherry Vodka Sour Cocktail is a must-try.
8. Pineapple Vodka Cocktail
The Pineapple Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. With just three ingredients, this cocktail is a breeze to mix up, and the addition of vanilla vodka gives it a unique twist. The sugared rim adds a touch of sweetness that complements the tartness of the pineapple and lime juice.
While the original recipe calls for kaffir lime juice, regular lime juice can be used as a substitute. This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity and tropical flavors, and it's sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.
9. Raspberry Cosmopolitan
The Raspberry Cosmopolitan is a perfect cocktail for those who love fruity and delicious drinks. This pretty pink cocktail is bursting with raspberry flavor, making it an ideal choice for Valentine's Day or any other occasion. The recipe includes homemade raspberry vodka, which adds a fresh and authentic taste to the drink.
This cocktail is sweet, tart, and oh so fruity, making it a must-try for anyone who loves flavored vodka cocktails. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail for your next party, the Raspberry Cosmopolitan is definitely worth a try.
10. Cucumber Vodka Cocktail
The Cucumber Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. Made with Prairie Organic Spirits, this cocktail is infused with fresh fruit to give it a flavorful taste. The key to this drink is letting the vodka soak in fresh fruit for at least 30 minutes before mixing up the rest of the drink.
This cocktail is a crowd-pleaser and is perfect for parties, picnics, and large batch drinks. The flavors of cucumber, honeydew, and ginger beer are perfectly balanced and make for a delicious drink. If you're looking for a flavorful and refreshing cocktail, the Cucumber Vodka Cocktail is a must-try.
11. Raspberry Vodka Tonic
The Raspberry Vodka Tonic is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with homemade raspberry vodka and tonic water, this cocktail is bursting with real raspberry flavor and has a pretty pink hue that makes it ideal for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or any other special occasion.
The cocktail is easy to make and requires only two ingredients, making it a great choice for those who want a quick and delicious drink. If you're looking for a flavorful and refreshing vodka cocktail, the Raspberry Vodka Tonic is definitely worth a try.
12. Vanilla Sky Vodka Cocktail
The Vanilla Sky Vodka Cocktail is a tropical drink made with vanilla flavored vodka, orange curacao, almond syrup, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
It's a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors, garnished with a pineapple wedge and fresh mint. The combination of vanilla and pineapple flavors is a nod to the island of Tahiti, making it a perfect drink for those who love tropical cocktails.
13. Strawberries and Cream Whipped Vodka Cocktail
The Strawberries and Cream Whipped Vodka Cocktail is a perfect summer drink that combines the flavors of strawberry vodka, whipped vodka, and strawberry syrup. This cocktail is a deliciously cool and creamy treat that can be enjoyed as a dessert drink or a cool summer cocktail.
The addition of strawberry ice cream gives it an extra creamy texture, making it a perfect Valentine's Day dessert drink. The Pinnacle whipped vodka adds a sweet and smooth flavor that goes perfectly with strawberries. If you're looking for a sweet and refreshing cocktail to enjoy during the summer, the Strawberries and Cream Whipped Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
14. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
The Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious mixed drink that combines the flavors of fresh strawberries, lemon sorbet, and vodka. This easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for warm weather and is a hit at any party or BBQ. Unlike other sweet fruity drinks, this cocktail is tart and not overly sweet, making it a great choice for those who love drinks with vodka but don't want something too sweet.
The addition of colored sugar and garnishes makes it a festive and pretty cocktail for any celebration, such as Fourth of July or Memorial Day. If you're looking for a simple yet impressive cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
15. Salted Caramel Vodka
If you're a fan of sweet and sophisticated cocktails, then the Salted Caramel Vodka cocktail is a must-try. This cocktail is infused with chewy caramel candies and a touch of sea salt, creating a buttery caramelized sugar flavor that's strong but not heavy.
The salt cuts the sweetness and enhances the flavor, making it a perfect balance of sweet and salty. This cocktail is not only delicious straight, but it's also great in cocktails like the Caramel Candy or William's Caramel Appletini. If you're looking for a unique and tasty cocktail, give the Salted Caramel Vodka a try.
16. Raspberry Vodka Soda
If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail that isn't too sweet, the Raspberry Vodka Soda is a must-try. Made with Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka, Ozarka Lemon Sparkling Water, and a squeeze of fresh lemon, this cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day. The raspberry flavor is clean and not too overpowering, while the lemon adds a nice tangy kick.
What sets this cocktail apart is the choice of sparkling water – Ozarka Sparkling Lemon Water provides a pronounced lemon flavor that is both refreshing and thirst-quenching. Overall, the Raspberry Vodka Soda is a great option for those who want a flavorful cocktail without the excessive sugar. Give it a try and see for yourself!
17. Huckleberry Vodka Cocktail
The Huckleberry Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and simple summer drink that is perfect for beating the heat. Made with huckleberry-flavored vodka and fresh lemonade, this cocktail is a great way to try the unique taste of huckleberries. The purple-colored huckleberries are similar in taste to blueberries and pair perfectly with the tartness of fresh lemonade.
This cocktail is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients, including huckleberry-flavored vodka, lemonade, and club soda (optional). The 44 North Huckleberry Vodka used in this recipe is gluten-free and can be found in many areas across the United States. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing summer drink, the Huckleberry Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
18. Cranberry Vodka
Cranberry Vodka is a sweet and citrusy cocktail that's perfect for fall and winter holidays. It's a simple yet delicious mix of cranberry simple syrup or cranberry juice and vodka, garnished with fresh rosemary sprigs, citrus slices, or maraschino cherries.
This festive drink is easy to make by the glass or in a pitcher for parties. The cranberry simple syrup gives the cocktail a brighter red and more festive color, making it a great addition to any holiday gathering. If you're looking for an easy and crowd-pleasing cocktail, give Cranberry Vodka a try.
19. Strawberry Vodka Martini
The Strawberry Vodka Martini is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a girls' night in or a summer gathering. Made with fresh strawberries and strawberry-infused vodka, this cocktail is bursting with fruity flavor and has a beautiful pink color.
Muddling the strawberries releases their juice, giving the martini a deliciously sweet taste. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for entertaining guests. If you're looking for a fun and fruity cocktail to serve at your next get-together, the Strawberry Vodka Martini is a must-try.
20. Raspberry Martini
The Raspberry Martini is a vibrant and sweet cocktail that is perfect for any occasion that calls for a red drink. It is a part of the flavored vodka martini family, which is known for its sweet and fruity flavors. The Raspberry Martini stands out with its beautifully pure raspberry flavor, thanks to homemade raspberry syrup.
The zing of fresh lemon balances out the sweetness, making it a perfectly balanced cocktail. It is a stunning naturally red cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. If you are looking for a sweet and fruity cocktail with a vibrant color, the Raspberry Martini is definitely worth trying.
21. Latte Martini and Blueberry Pie Vodka Cocktail
The "Latte Martini and Blueberry Pie Vodka Cocktail" is a unique and flavorful combination of coffee, chocolate, and spices. The cocktail features Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, chili powder, cinnamon, cold brew coffee, chocolate coffee liqueur, and heavy cream. The result is a creamy and coffee-y latte martini with a spicy twist.
The "Desser”Ted” Blueberry Pie Cocktail" is made with vodka, fresh blueberries, lime, amaro, amaretto, and ginger ale. The muddled blueberries add a fresh and fruity tartness to the cocktail, while the amaro and amaretto bring out the warm baking spices flavors.
22. Beachy Pineapple Vodka Cocktail
The Beachy Pineapple Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and low-sugar cocktail that is perfect for any beach or poolside gathering. This cocktail is a twist on the classic vodka soda, with the addition of pineapple and lime juices that give it a tropical flavor.
It's not too boozy or strong, so you can sip it casually without getting too buzzed. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a fun and hydrating drink that is not too sweet. If you're looking for a cool and refreshing cocktail that is easy to make, the Beachy Pineapple Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
23. Cherry Vodka Sour
The Cherry Vodka Sour is a delicious and vibrant twist on the classic Vodka Sour cocktail. This cocktail features a cherry-flavored simple syrup that gives it a beautiful dark pink color and a sweet, fruity taste. The addition of a raw egg white creates a fluffy, foamy topping that adds a sophisticated touch to this easy-to-make cocktail.
While it requires a bit more shaking than your average cocktail, the result is well worth it. If you're looking for a fun and fruity cocktail to add to your repertoire, the Cherry Vodka Sour is definitely worth a try.
24. Smore's Cocktail
If you're looking for a fun and delicious way to indulge your sweet tooth, the S'mores Cocktail with Kahlua is definitely worth trying. This cocktail takes the classic flavors of a s'more and turns them into a boozy treat that's perfect for any occasion.
Made with whipped cream vodka, Kahlua, heavy cream, and a chocolate graham cracker rim, this cocktail is rich, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying. The toasted marshmallow garnish adds the perfect finishing touch, making this cocktail as fun to look at as it is to drink. Whether you're a fan of s'mores or just looking for a unique and tasty cocktail, the S'mores Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
25. Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to impress your guests or just to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon, the Blueberry Vodka Lemonade is a must-try. Made with fresh blueberries, mint, and flavored vodka, this cocktail packs a punch with a delicate and delicious flavor.
The Smirnoff blueberry vodka is a great choice for this recipe, but other brands such as Burnett's or Triple Eight work just as well. The muddled blueberries and mint add a burst of natural flavors to the lemonade, making it a perfect balance of sweet and tangy. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a fruity and refreshing drink with a subtle alcoholic kick. So, go ahead and give it a try, you won't regret it!
26. Cherry Vodka Martini
The Cherry Vodka Martini is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing cocktails. Made with cherry-infused vodka, this cocktail is bursting with natural flavors and is free from any added sugars or preservatives. The infusion process is easy and yields outstanding results, resulting in a beautiful pink hue that is sure to impress.
Although you can't eat the cherries after they've been infused, the flavor they impart to the vodka is simply divine. This cocktail is perfect for spring and summer months, and is sure to be a hit at any gathering. So why not try something new and give the Cherry Vodka Martini a go?
27. Cranberry Infused Vodka
One of the best Flavored Vodka Cocktail recipes is the Cranberry Infused Vodka. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a slightly tart and vibrant drink. The beautiful color of the cranberry infused vodka makes it a stunning addition to any cocktail.
It can be used to create a variety of cocktails, but the cranberry cosmo is a popular choice. The process of making this infused vodka is simple and can be a great gift idea for your loved ones. The cranberry infused vodka is a must-try for anyone who loves a delicious and visually appealing cocktail.
28. Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is a classic vodka cocktail that is perfect for brunch or any time of day. It is a savory and spicy drink that is made with tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, garlic salt, black pepper, and Tabasco. The cocktail is traditionally garnished with a stick of celery, but there are endless options for garnishes, including pickled vegetables, bacon, and shrimp.
The Bloody Mary is a versatile cocktail that can be customized to suit any taste preference. It is a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for any occasion. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both delicious and satisfying, the Bloody Mary is definitely worth trying.
29. Strawberry Shortcake Martini
The Strawberry Shortcake Martini is a perfect cocktail for those who love fruity and sweet drinks. Made with fresh strawberries, cake vodka, and RumChata, this cocktail is a perfect blend of flavors that will make you feel like you're indulging in a delicious dessert.
The drink is perfect for spring and summer and is ideal for outdoor gatherings or brunch events. The cocktail is easy to make and can be customized with different types of vodka, including whipped cream or vanilla vodka. If you're looking for a refreshing and sweet cocktail that is sure to please, the Strawberry Shortcake Martini is definitely worth trying.
30. Peach Vodka Cocktail
The Peach Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and has a lovely peach flavor that is sure to please.
Unlike other cocktails that can be heavy and syrupy, this drink is light and refreshing, making it the perfect choice for a summer party or gathering. Whether you're celebrating peach season or just looking for a delicious cocktail to enjoy, the Peach Vodka Cocktail is sure to be a hit. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
31. Blackberry Vanilla Martini
The Blackberry Vanilla Martini is a delightful cocktail that combines the sweet and tangy flavors of blackberry and lime with the smooth and creamy taste of vanilla. This cocktail is made by muddling fresh mint, blackberries, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker, then adding ice, simple syrup, and vodka before shaking it all together.
The final product is a refreshing and tart cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of blackberry and vanilla is a match made in heaven, and the addition of lime juice gives the cocktail a zesty kick that balances out the sweetness. The Blackberry Vanilla Martini is a must-try for anyone who loves a good flavored vodka cocktail.
32. Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
The Blackberry Vodka Cocktail is a deliciously fruity and festive drink that can be enjoyed all year round. Made with homemade blackberry vodka, this cocktail has a rich ruby color and a sweet, mellow flavor. The secret ingredient of vanilla pods adds a hint of warmth to the drink, making it perfect for sipping on a chilly winter evening or for a refreshing summer cocktail.
The cocktail can be served thick and ice-cold straight from the freezer or mixed with Prosecco for a delicious summer cocktail. The Blackberry Vodka Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful vodka cocktail.
The Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail that has been around for decades. This beautiful reddish-pink drink features citron vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, and lime. It's a refreshing and delicious cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, whether you're out on the town or relaxing by the pool.
The citrus notes from the lime and citron vodka are perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the cranberry juice and Cointreau. This drink is a must-try for anyone who loves a good cocktail. So, if you're looking for a flavorful and refreshing drink, give the Cosmopolitan a try.
34. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
The Orange Creamsicle Cocktail is a refreshing and creamy drink that is perfect for summer parties or Halloween gatherings. Made with whipped cream flavored vodka, orange soda, and a touch of grenadine, this cocktail tastes just like the classic frozen treat.
The addition of whipped topping or ice cream adds a creamy texture that perfectly balances the sweetness of the orange flavors. This cocktail is easy to make and will impress your guests with its unique and delicious taste. If you're looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail to serve at your next party, the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
35. French Martini
The French Martini is a fruity and sweet take on the classic Martini recipe, made with Vodka, raspberry liqueur, and pineapple juice. It gained popularity in the 80s and 90s, and for good reason. The mix of fresh, quality ingredients makes for a delicious and refreshing cocktail, perfect for any occasion.
While Chambord is the most commonly used raspberry liqueur, there are other options such as Creme de Cassis and Creme de Mure. However, the Giffard Framboise de Ronce is a personal favorite, offering a well-balanced tart and acidic taste with a subtle sweetness. The French Martini is a must-try for anyone looking for a fruity and sweet cocktail with a touch of sophistication.