Cocktails with Vodka

There are list of cocktails with vodka

Agent Orange

An Agent Orange is a highball drink made with carrot juice and vodka. Consisting of only two ingredients, Agent Orange was first recorded as a drink at the 2007 San Mateo County Fair's cocktail comptetition held in San Mateo, California. It won "Best New Cocktail of Fair" award. Since 2007 it has become  somewhat of a local favorite being offered in many hotels throughout theSan Francisco Bay Area. Because it generally uses organic carrot juice and Svedka Vodka as its prime components, it is usually only available in hotels serving organic juices.


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Apple Martini (Appletini)

The appletini, also known as the apple martini, is a cocktail containing vodka and either apple juice, apple cider, or apple liqueur. Typically, the apple vodka is shaken or stirred with a sweet and sour  mix and then strained into a cocktail glass. The Appletini was born in  Adelaide, Australia.

In it's purest form, it would contain: (met) (U.S.) 1 cl (1/3 oz)  sweet vermouth 1 cl (1/3 oz) dry vermouth 4 cl (1 1/3 oz) top shelf  vodka (or gin) 8 cl (2 2/3 oz) apple juice or apple cider

A common variation of the appletini is the "Rumpletini", with a light rum in place of the vodka.

The appletini can also be made with "martini bianco" in a long drink glass and filled with apple juice.


Batida (Shaken)

Batida is a Brazilian cocktail made with the national alcoholic drink cachaca. In Portuguese, batida means shaken or milkshake (In a different context, the word also means a crash, usually used when referring to a car crash). It is made with cachaca, fruit juice (or coconut milk), and sugar. It can be blended or shaken with ice.

In Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, batidas are traditionally served with the Brazilian national dish, feijoada.A variation is made adding sweet condensed milk or sour cream.

The drink is commonly made with vodka instead of cachaca (which has limited availability outside of Brazil).

The most common fruit used in a Batida are lemon, passion fruit and coconut.

Bay Breeze

The Bay Breeze is a cocktail which has a Cape Codder as its base. This drink is also sometimes called a Downeaster or Hawaiian Sea Breeze. This cocktail is similar to the Sea Breeze, which is an IBA Official Cocktail with grapefruit juice instead of pineapple juice.


  • 3 parts vodka
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • add ice for refreshing coldness

Black Russian

The Black Russian is a cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur (usually three parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, per the Kahlua bottle's label, or five parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, per IBA specified ingredients) and sometimes mixed with Cola. Traditionally the drink is made by pouring the vodka over ice cubes or cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass, followed by the coffee liqueur.

This combination first appeared in 1949, and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honor of Perle Mesta, then U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. The cocktail owes its name to the use of vodka, a stereotypical Russian spirit, and the blackness of the coffee liqueur.


  • A variation is the Tall Black Russian, which is prepared in the same manner as the Black Russian, but served in a taller glass and topped up with Cola.
  • The Black Magic, a sour twist on the Black Russian, can be made by adding a dash of lemon juice and a lemon twist garnish.
  • When finished with a head of Guinness stout, the result is called an Irish Russian or a Smooth Black Russian.
  • The Brown Russian is a highball version in which the rest of the glass is filled with Ginger Ale.

Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and usually other spices or flavorings such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, beef consomme or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olive, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt.


Bull shot

Beef bouillon or beef consomme in place of tomato juice. It may also contain salt, pepper, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is a popular summer cocktail featuring blue Curacao.


  • Vodka
  • Blue Curacao
  • Sprite




A Caesar or Bloody Caesar is a cocktail created and primarily consumed in Canada. It typically contains vodka, clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, and is served on the rocks in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime. A common nickname for a version without vodka is Virgin Caesar.

During the early 2000s, Mott's printed the Caesar recipe on bottles of the Clamato juice sold in the  United States, but the cocktail drink remains relatively unknown there.

  • 6 oz. Clamato Juice
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 2 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Lime/Lemon wedge
  • 1 Crisp Celery Stalk


Caipiroska goes with crushed ice.


  • Vodka
  • Brown sugar
  • Lime


Colorado Bulldog


  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Cream
  • Coca-Cola


Cape Codder

The Cape Cod or Cape Codder is a type of cocktail made with only fruit juice and spirits. The name refers to the Cape Cod area in the eastern United States. It's related to a number of other well known cocktails such as the Sea Breeze (which adds grapefruit juice), the Bay Breeze (which adds pineapple juice), and the Cosmopolitan, which adds triple sec and lime juice.


:A Cape Cod is made with vodka and cranberry juice, and may be garnished with a lime wedge



The Colombia is a Cocktail containing vodka and curacao. The layering effect takes advantage of the variation in density and temperature between the layers. The drink appears as vertical layers of yellow, blue and red, which matches the three colours of the Colombian flag.


A cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice. Informally, it is referred to as a Cosmo.


A Screwdriver is a popular highball drink made with orange juice and vodka. Sometimes it is referred to as "Vodka and Orange" or simply "Vodka  Orange Juice". While the basic drink is simply the two ingredients,  there are many variations, many of these with multiple names, that can be found all over the world.

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Fizzy apple cocktail

The Fizzy Apple Cocktail, is a cocktail containing apple vodka, lemonade and apple juice. Typically, the drink is stirred and a slice of lemon can be added for aesthetic appeal.

This drink is predominantly consumed by the younger Australian generation. It is closely related to the Appletini. The Fizzy Apple Cocktail was created as the traditional Appletini was  too strong for the typical Australian palete, and it was a much softer  alternative.

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The flirtini is a cocktail containing vodka, champagne and pineapple juice. The flirtini is known for being seen on Sex and the City and The Mighty Boosh. In the Mighty Boosh, it contained a twist of lime.

Richard Christy, noted heavy metal drummer and writer for the Howard Stern Show, likes Flirtinis but calls it a 'Vikings Testicle' to make it sound more manly.

The Goldeneye

The Goldeneye is a strong but sweet cocktail made from vodka and amaretto served in an old-fashioned glass with ice with a twist of lemon. A lemon wedge can be substituted for the lemon twist.

The typical preparation is equal parts vodka and amaretto poured over  ice. Variations include different proportions of vodka or amaretto.  Also, the cocktail can be mixed in a cocktail shaker. A twist of lemon  (a strip of the peel, usually squeezed or twisted to express volatile  oils onto the surface of the drink) or a lemon wedge are added as a  garnish.


It contains vodka, and grapefruit juice. With a salted rim, it is instead called a salty dog

Colorado Bulldog


  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Cream
  • Coca-Cola


Harvey Wallbanger

The Harvey Wallbanger is an alcoholic beverage or cocktail made with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice.

Harrogate Nights

Harrogate Nights is an alcoholic beverage or cocktail made with vodka, archers (peach schnapps), malibu, fresh orange juice fresh pineapple juice and fresh cranberry juice.


The Kamikaze is made of equal parts Vodka, Triple Sec and lime juice. According to the International Bartenders Association, it is served straight up in a cocktail glass. Garnish is typically a wedge or twist of lime.

Kensington Court Special


    • 1 part Passion Fruit Juice
    • 1 part Lime Juice
    • 1 part Apricot Brandy
    • 3 parts Vodka

Kremlin Colonel

The Kremlin Colonel is made with vodka instead of bourbon; the fresh mint flavoring differentiates the drink from the similar vodka Stinger that uses creme de menthe

Link Up

Created in 1975 to mark the American and Russians link up in Space, the Apollo-Soyuz project. The Link Up cocktail was sent to the U.S.A and U.S.S.R for the astronauts to enjoy when they returned from their mission. When told this by NASA as they linked up in Space, they responded, "Tell Joe we want it up here".


  • 1 part Southern Comfort
  • 1 part Russian Vodka
  • Teaspoon of fresh Lime Juice

Long Island Ice Tea

A Long Island Iced Tea is a highball made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequila, and rum. A popular version mixes equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec with 1 parts sour mix and a splash of cola. Most variants use equal parts of the main liquors but include a smaller amount of triple sec (or other orange-flavored  liqueur). Close variants often replace the sour mix with sweet and sour  mix or with lemon juice, the cola with actual iced tea, or add white  creme de menthe; however, most variants do not include any tea, despite  the name of the drink. Some restaurants substitute brandy for the tequila. A true Long Island Iced Tea, as it was originally made, has always had tequila.


  • 1.5 cl (three parts) Vodka
  • 1.5 cl (three parts) Tequila
  • 1.5 cl (three parts) White Rum
  • 1.5 cl (three parts) Triple Sec
  • 1.5 cl (three parts) Gin
  • 2.5 cl (five parts) Lemon juice
  • 3.0 cl (six parts) Gomme Syrup
  • Splash of Coke

Moscow Mule

A Moscow Mule is a buck or mule cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime which was popular during the vodka craze in the United States during  the 1950s. The name refers to the popular perception of vodka as a  Russian product.


  • One part vodka
  • One part lime juice
  • 3 parts ginger beer


Orange Tundra

The Orange Tundra is a cocktail of Vodka, Kahlua, Creme Soda, and Orange Juice. It is traditionally poured over 2 to 3 cubes of ice in an old-fashioned 8-12 oz. glass.

This mixed drink was first discovered in 2003 and became wildly popular thereafter. This drink's name is largely  attributed to its cold serving temperature and orange appearance due to  the use of orange juice. It was created by Jason Kane while attending Bowling Green State University

The ingredients are added to the highball glass in the following order:  vodka, cream soda, coffee liqueur and finally, orange juice. Although  ice can be added, the drink should not be stirred before serving.


  • 25ml Cream Soda
  • 25ml Orange juice
  • 25ml Kahlua (or coffee liqueur)
  • 25ml Vodka.

Rose Kennedy Cocktail

Rose Kennedy (also commonly known as a "VSS" or "vodka soda splash") is a cocktail popular in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Regions of The United States. It consists of varying amounts of Vodka and club soda with a splash of cranberry juice for color and taste. The juice sweetens the taste and is said to take off the edge. The cocktail, typically garnished with a lemon or lime wedge, is based on the Cape Cod and named after Rose Kennedy, the matriarch of the Kennedy Family of Cape Cod and the mother of President John F. Kennedy from Massachusetts.

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Salmiakki Koskenkorva

Salmiakki Koskenkorva, (also Salmiakkikossu for short or generically as Salmari) is a pre-mixed vodka cocktail which caused a minor revolution in drinking culture in Finland during the 1990s. Canonically salmiakkikossu consists of Koskenkorva Viina vodka and ground up Turkish Pepper brand salty liquorice. Very similar drinks are popular in Denmark, but are referred to with names like "sorte svin" (black swine) or "sma gra" (little grays) instead. In Northern Germany, there is also another very similar drink with the name "Schwarze Sau" (black sow) which is based on Doppelkorn instead of vodka. It is most popular in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and often associated with that state..

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Sex On The Beach

Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that has many variations. There are two general types:

  • The first type is made from vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. This is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail.
  • The second type is made from vodka, Chambord, Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. This type is mixed by TGI Friday's and is listed in the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide.

The ingredients are shaken together with ice in a shaker and are served in a highball glass. Sometimes they are mixed in smaller amounts and served as a shooter.


  • 2 parts (4.0 cl) Vodka
  • 1 parts (2.0 cl) Peach Schnapps
  • 2 parts (4.0 cl) Orange juice
  • 2 parts (4.0 cl) Cranberry juice


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The Vesper or Vesper Martini is a cocktail that was originally made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet.


  • Three measures 90-proof gin
  • One measure vodka
  • One-half measure Kina Lillet (Lillet Blanc)

The drink was invented and named by fictional secret agent James Bond in the 1953 novel Casino Royale.

        "A dry martini," [Bond] said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."

        "Oui, monsieur."

        "Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"

        "Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

        "Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.

        Bond laughed. "When I'," he explained, "I  never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to  be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small  portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my  own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

        -Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

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Vodka Gimlet

As of the 1990s, maybe earlier, bartenders often answer requests for the gimlet with a vodka gimlet. Vodka gimlets were popularized by renowned proposition gambler and raconteur "Hong Kong" Freddie Wong, whose spirit of choice is quadruple-distilled Belvedere.

Eric Felten gave this gimlet recipe in his "How's Your Drink Column" in the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition of August 4, 2006:

  • 2 oz. gin or vodka
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Garnish with a lime

William L. Hamilton gave this recipe in his "Shaken and Stirred" column in the New York Times September 15, 2002: A gimlet served at the Fifty Seven Fifty Seven Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel consists of the following, shaken with ice:

  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Rose's lime juice
  • lime wedge for garnish

The Bartender's Bible by Gary Regan lists the recipe as:

  • 2 oz. Plymouth Gin
  • 1 ounce Rose's lime juice
  • Garnish with lime wedge

The recipe on Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice label:

  • 1 oz. Rose's Lime Juice
  • 1½ oz. vodka, rum, or gin
  • Shake with ice and serve

Vodka Sunrise

The Vodka Sunrise is considered a long drink and is usually served in a highball glass.


  • 4.5 cl (3 parts) Vodka
  • 9.0 cl (6 parts) Orange juice
  • 1.5 cl (1 part) Grenadine syrup
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White Russian

A White Russian is a sweet cocktail made from vodka, coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlua or Tia Maria) and cream served in an old-fashioned glass with ice. Milk or half and half or Baileys Irish Cream are often used as substitutes for cream. Since the release of the cult film The Big Lebowski, White Russians have seen a resurgence among the current youth culture

As with all cocktails, various modes of preparation exist, varying  according to the recipes and styles of particular bars or mixologists.  Most common varieties have adjusted amounts of vodka or coffee liqueur,  or mixed brands of coffee liqueur. Shaking the cream in order to thicken it prior to pouring it over the drink is also common. Kahlua is the  brand of coffee liqueur most commonly associated with White Russians,  mostly because it has become something of a genericized trademark for coffee liqueur. In Ireland, a popular variety of the drink consists of one part vodka, one part Kahlua and four parts full cream milk  shaken with ice and served in a tumbler glass on the rocks.


  • 5 cl Vodka
  • 2 cl Coffee liqueur
  • 3 cl fresh cream
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Yorsh is a Russian drink consisting simply of beer thoroughly mixed with an ample quantity of vodka. As a neutral spirit, the vodka does not greatly alter the flavor of the beer, but greatly  increases the alcohol content. Yorsh is traditionally drunk in a social  setting, typically with a toast followed by downing a full glass of yorsh at one go.


  • 10 part beer
  • 1 part vodka

(Ratio varies to taste)


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