Top 5 Vodka Drinks

The most popular cocktails and how to make them


Vodka is a fairly neutral tasting alcohol, something that many drinkers find ideal when making cocktails. The alcohol also has a relatively low amount of congeners, the toxic chemicals in alcohol which cause hangovers. These two factors make vodka one of the top drinks of choice on big drinking nights.

The neutral flavor of the alcohol has also prompted the popularity of flavored alcohols. With vodka's ability to take on infused flavors, bottles are available in a range of varieties, with everything from raspberry to marshmallow filling store shelves.

With that in mind, we've compiled the five most popular vodka cocktails and their recipes. Have another favorite vodka cocktail that we left out? Be sure to put it in the comments below!

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Bloody Mary


3 oz Tomato Juice
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
1 pinch Pepper
1 pinch Salt
1 stalk of Celery
Hot Sauce

Add dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper into highball glass, then pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes. Stir gently. Garnish with celery stalk.

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Sex on the Beach

2 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Cranberry Juice
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps

Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

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Sea Breeze

4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1 1/2 oz Vodka

Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

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1/2 oz Vodka
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Triple sec

Shake all ingredients together in a mixer with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lime wedge.

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Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 tsp Superfine Sugar

Mix the vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Shake well to make sure sugar is blended. Pour strained liquor into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

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