As a bartender, I've seen my fair share of colourful cocktails.
From the deep red of a classic Manhattan to the bright green of a fresh Mojito, there's no shortage of hues behind the bar. But there's one colour that always stands out: pink.
There's something undeniably appealing about a pink drink. Maybe it's the way it catches the light, or the way it looks so refreshing on a hot summer day.
Whatever it is, a pink cocktail always seems to put a smile on people's faces.
Of course, not all pink cocktails are created equal. Some are too sweet, some are too tart, and some just don't pack enough of a punch.
As a bartender, it's my job to sort through the options and find the best of the best.
So, if you're looking for a pink cocktail that'll knock your socks off (in the best way possible), you've come to the right place. In this post, I'll be sharing my favourite pink coloured vodka based cocktail recipes.
From classic concoctions to modern twists, these drinks are sure to impress. So grab a shaker, some ice, and let's get mixing!
1. Lemon Drop Jolly Pops
The Lemon Drop Jolly Pops is a refreshing pink coloured vodka based cocktail that's perfect for any occasion. It's a classic drink with a perfect blend of tart citrus and sweet cranberry raspberry juice.
This cocktail is not too sweet, and the tartness of the citrus helps to balance out the sweetness of the juice. It's a must-try for anyone who loves fruity cocktails.
2. Shark Attack Punch
Shark Attack Punch is a sweet and refreshing pink coloured vodka-based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail can be made with or without vodka, making it a great option for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks. The cocktail has a visually impressive appearance and provides an incredible sweet punch flavour.
It is a great option for a baby shower or gender reveal party, as it can be made in blue and pink colours. The Shark Attack Punch is easy to make and can be whipped up in just a minute. It is a perfect party favourite that is sure to impress your guests.
3. Vodka Slushy
The Vodka Slushy is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for summer. Made with frozen raspberries, orange juice, and vodka, this pink-colored drink is a fruity and delicious option for those who love frozen cocktails. What's great about this recipe is that you can easily switch up the frozen fruit to suit your taste, whether it's strawberries, cherries, blueberries, pineapple, or mango.
Plus, if you're not in the mood for alcohol, you can easily make this a mocktail by substituting the vodka with cold water or more orange juice. If you're looking for a simple and refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day, the Vodka Slushy is definitely worth trying.
4. Strawberry Lime Vodka Smash
The Strawberry Lime Vodka Smash is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. This pink coloured vodka-based cocktail is made with fresh strawberries, lime juice, honey, and vodka, and is topped off with sparkling water.
The sweet and tart flavours of the strawberries and lime are perfectly balanced by the smoothness of the vodka, making this a delicious and well-rounded cocktail. The addition of sparkling water adds a nice effervescence and lightness to the drink, making it perfect for sipping on a patio or deck. Overall, the Strawberry Lime Vodka Smash is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and flavourful vodka-based cocktail.
5. Lavender Lemon Drop Vodka Martini
The Lavender Lemon Drop Vodka Martini is a delightful pink coloured cocktail that is perfect for spring. This refreshing cocktail is a blend of homemade lavender simple syrup, vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice. The sugared rim adds a touch of sweetness while the lavender sprigs and lemon slices make a beautiful garnish.
The combination of lavender and lemon creates a perfectly balanced flavour that is both light and refreshing. This cocktail is easy to make and is a great addition to any springtime gathering. If you're looking for a unique and delicious pink coloured vodka based cocktail, the Lavender Lemon Drop Vodka Martini is definitely worth a try.
6. Blackberry Champagne Mule
The Blackberry Champagne Mule is a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for any celebration or holiday. This pink coloured vodka-based cocktail is made with fresh blackberries, mint sprigs, lemon juice, vodka, soda, and champagne. The natural sweetness of the blackberries adds a fruity flavour to the drink, while the champagne gives it a bubbly kick.
The combination of vodka and mint makes it a classic mule drink, but the addition of champagne elevates it to a whole new level. It's a perfect drink to impress your friends with your bartender skills, and you can easily make it in advance to save time. The Blackberry Champagne Mule is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves a delicious and refreshing drink with a hint of sophistication.
7. Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail
If you're looking for a unique and sophisticated cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail is a must-try. This twist on the classic Manhattan incorporates red wine for a rich and complex flavor that is sure to impress your guests.
Garnished with orange peel and a maraschino cherry, this pink-hued cocktail is a stunning addition to any party. It's perfect for cozy nights at home or fall entertaining, and pairs well with a variety of appetizers and desserts. With less than 150 calories per drink, it's also a guilt-free indulgence. Don't miss out on this delicious and creative cocktail!
8. Floral Sangria
If you're looking for a refreshing and beautiful cocktail to serve at your next spring or Valentine's Day gathering, the Floral Sangria is a must-try. This pink-hued cocktail is made with white wine and elderflower liqueur, giving it a light and fruity flavor with subtle floral notes throughout.
The addition of strawberries, raspberries, and edible flowers makes this cocktail burst with color and adds a touch of elegance to any occasion. To take it up a notch, the recipe includes instructions for making floral ice cubes, which not only look stunning but also enhance the floral flavors in the drink. Whether you're a fan of sangria or just looking for a unique and delicious cocktail, the Floral Sangria is sure to impress.
9. Cranberry Moscow Mule
The Cranberry Moscow Mule is a delightful twist on the classic cocktail that's perfect for the holiday season. This pink-coloured vodka-based cocktail is a refreshing blend of orange, lime, and cranberry flavours, with an extra spicy kick from the ginger beer.
Served in a chilled copper mug, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of festive cheer to any gathering. While it's best served immediately, any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a day or so. If you're looking for a delicious and colourful cocktail to serve at your next party, the Cranberry Moscow Mule is definitely worth a try.
10. The Christmas Martini
The Christmas Martini is a delicious and festive cocktail that is perfect for any holiday occasion. This pink-colored vodka-based cocktail is made with unsweetened cranberry juice, Cointreau, and vodka, and has a sweet-tart flavor that is sure to impress your guests.
The cranberry juice gives it a beautiful, brilliant color that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a martini glass or a pitcher for a crowd. If you're looking for a signature drink for your holiday party, The Christmas Martini is a must-try.
11. Cranberry Martini
The Cranberry Martini is a delightful pink coloured vodka based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with the cranberry juice adding a refreshing twist to the classic martini. The addition of orange liqueur and simple syrup creates a well-balanced flavour that is sure to please any palate.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be served year-round, making it a great addition to any cocktail menu. The sugared cranberries and orange slice garnish add a touch of elegance to the drink, making it a perfect choice for special occasions. If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing pink cocktail, the Cranberry Martini is definitely worth a try.
12. Hard Raspberry Lemonade and Limoncello Cocktail
The Hard Raspberry Lemonade and Limoncello Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for summer. This cocktail is made with homemade raspberry lemonade and Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, mixed with vodka and sugar.
The beautiful pink color of this cocktail makes it a great choice for a girls' night out or a summer party. The sweet and tart lemon flavor of Limoncello complements the tangy raspberry lemonade, making it a delicious and well-balanced drink. If you are a fan of lemon cocktails, this drink is a must-try.
13. Candy Cane Martinis
Candy Cane Martinis are a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with a delicious and festive cocktail. Made with homemade peppermint vodka, this pink coloured vodka-based cocktail is a delightful combination of chocolate and peppermint flavours.
The creamy version of this cocktail adds an extra layer of indulgence to the drink. While the recipe for the cocktail is easy to follow, it's the perfect addition to any holiday party. If you're looking for a fun and festive cocktail to serve your guests, Candy Cane Martinis are a must-try.
14. Malibu Bay Breeze
The Malibu Bay Breeze is a pink coloured vodka based cocktail that is perfect for summer. It is a refreshing blend of Malibu rum, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice, which creates a tropical and sweet taste.
The layers of the drink are created by the sugar content of the juices, with the lighter juice floating on top of the darker one. The cocktail is best served with lots of ice and a slice of lime. If you're looking for a drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise, the Malibu Bay Breeze is a must-try.
15. Strawberry Mojito
The Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Made with fresh muddled strawberries, mint, and rum, this cocktail is perfect for summertime sipping. The sweetness of the strawberries and the freshness of the mint make for a delicious combination, and the addition of rum gives it a little kick.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity and refreshing drinks, and it's a great option for entertaining guests. If you're looking for a fun and delicious pink-colored vodka-based cocktail, the Strawberry Mojito is definitely worth trying.
16. Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail
The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail is a festive and fun pink coloured vodka-based cocktail perfect for the holiday season. It is a mix of vodka, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, spicy jalapeños, and ginger beer, with a minted sugar-rimmed glass for added sweetness. The cocktail has a touch of sweetness and a little bit of spice, making it a perfect fit for "the Grinch".
This cocktail is simple to make and has a refreshing taste with a slight kick of heat from the jalapeños. The addition of pomegranate arils adds a pop of colour to the drink. The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail is a must-try for those who love a little bit of spice in their drinks.
17. Boozy Bombpop Lemonade
Boozy Bombpop Lemonade is a perfect cocktail for those who want to relive their childhood memories with a boozy twist. This pink coloured vodka based cocktail is a perfect blend of cherry, lime, and blue raspberry flavours that will take you back to the days of enjoying Bombpops on a hot summer day.
The cocktail is a perfect fit for Independence Day celebrations, and it will add a festive touch to your party. The combination of sweet and sour flavours with a hint of vodka makes this cocktail a refreshing summer drink. If you are looking for a fun and unique cocktail to serve at your next party, then Boozy Bombpop Lemonade is the perfect choice.
18. Watermelon Cucumber Basil Lemonade
Watermelon Cucumber Basil Lemonade is a refreshing and delicious pink coloured vodka based cocktail. Made with fresh watermelon, cucumber, lemonade, and basil, this cocktail is perfect for summer parties, cookouts, or even a low key date night in.
The natural sweetness of watermelon eliminates the need for added sugar, making it a healthier option. The addition of vodka, tequila, or rum turns this lemonade into a tasty cocktail. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing drinks.
19. Frozen Strawberry Margarita
The Frozen Strawberry Margarita is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for warm summer nights. Made with fresh and frozen strawberries, this cocktail is a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. What sets this margarita apart is that it is made without triple sec and strawberry margarita mix, giving it a pure and authentic taste.
The secret ingredient that makes this cocktail stand out is the use of limeade, which adds a unique and tangy flavor to the drink. This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a party or a casual night at home. If you're looking for a pink-colored vodka-based cocktail that is easy to make and will impress your guests, the Frozen Strawberry Margarita is a must-try.