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Simply Vodka: Easy Vodka Cocktails

Simply Vodka: Easy Vodka Cocktails

Vodka is one of the easiest spirits to work with when crafting cocktails. Its mild flavor allows it to blend with a variety of ingredients that can be shaken, stirred, and blended into numerous complex cocktails, but where it truly shines is in minimalistic drinks. The fewer the ingredients the easier it is to make, and vodka lends itself perfectly to these kinds of beverages.

Check out our list of the most delicious and easiest to whip up vodka cocktails and set yourself up for a low stress fest that’s sure to impress.

Midori Sour

Neon green, sweet and tart

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Midori
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Soda Water
  • Lemon Slice, For Garnish

Directions

  1. Pour the vodka, Midori, lemon juice and lime juice into a Collins glass.
  2. Add ice and stir well.
  3. Top with soda water and garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy.

Sea Breeze

Easy breezy delicious

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1½ oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Lime Wheel

Directions

  1. Pour the vodka, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice into a highball glass and add ice.
  2. Stir to gently mix the ingredients.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Q-Cumber

Vodka tonic with a spa-like twist

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour cucumber-lime vodka into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  2. Add tonic water and a squeeze of lime to taste, then garnish with a lime wheel.

Creamsicle

Just like childhood, but better

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour soda and vodka over ice in a tall glass, dash in bitters
  2. Stir to combine and enjoy the nostalgia

Moscow Mule

Refreshing with a kick of spice

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into a glass over ice and top with ginger beer.
  2. Give it a stir with your bar spoon before serving.

Sweet & Spicy

Layers of sweet and peppery flavor

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • Black peppercorn (about 2 turns of a mill set to coarse)
  • 1 tsp. Honey

Directions

  1. Add honey to the bottom of a rocks glass and top with one large ice cube or sphere.
  2. Pour the vodka over the ice and use a grinder to coarsely crack a few peppercorns into the glass.
  3. No need to stir, just sip.

Cosmo

Refreshing classic

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Vodka
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice
  • ¼ oz. Triple sec
  • ¼ oz. Cranberry juice
  • 1 Lime wedge for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine vodka, lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Citrus Mint

Simple and refreshing

Ingredients

  • 4 Mint leaves, muddled in glass
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Lemon lime soda, to top of glass
  • Ice optional

Directions

  1. Add ice (optional) and pour ingredients into glass
  2. Stir lightly, and enjoy immediately

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