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

Ingredients

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

Preparation
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

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

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

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Sea Breeze

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

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

Photo courtesy Michiel Boertjes

Kamikaze

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

Preparation
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

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

Preparation
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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  • Snooth User: cmajka
    272535 11

    Other then the bloody mary, there is no need for these abominatons

    Jan 05, 2012 at 1:27 PM


  • Snooth User: Nicki Gig
    Hand of Snooth
    178306 4,202

    What about the classics? vodka and soda OR vodka and tonic. Those are my go to vodka drinks - simple and delicious!

    Jan 05, 2012 at 2:26 PM


  • Snooth User: cmajka
    272535 11

    Might as well just drink tonic water or soda water because that's what t tatstes like...

    Jan 05, 2012 at 3:13 PM


  • Snooth User: Sandel
    849688 6

    I agree with Nicki, and would add the ever so simple vodka martini with an olive and the Cosmopolitan!!

    Jan 05, 2012 at 3:35 PM


  • Snooth User: cmajka
    272535 11

    To each his own, but I prefer flavor!!

    Jan 05, 2012 at 3:42 PM


  • Snooth User: pjsimic
    949178 3

    What is the cocktail shown above in the intro? It looks good, but it isn't named or even included in the top 5 list? Can anyone identify it?

    Jan 06, 2012 at 8:43 AM


  • Snooth User: lynbat
    618776 8

    Looks like a vodka tonic... I was wondering that too...

    Jan 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM


  • Snooth User: leffler2
    598273 0

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

    I think it would be better with 2 oz Vodka, not 1/2 oz

    Jan 08, 2012 at 9:27 AM


  • Snooth User: sambaman
    581238 13

    I find Vodka with Redbull mixture very energizing that helps me carry on drinking all night long ;-)

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM


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    Try my BEACH BLONDE with Vodka or my DIRTY BLONDE with Vodka for a fabulous dirty martini! Cheers!

    Feb 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM


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