Vodka, with is mild flavor and crystal clear appearance, is all about simplicity. While it can (and should) be stirred and shaken into complex cocktails, it really shines in a minimalistic mix. These cocktails require a small amount of ingredients and no fancy tools, making them the perfect drinks to whip up when you’re short on time, money or energy—without ever sacrificing flavor. Here, the best tasting, easiest vodka cocktails to make at home.
6 Super-Easy Vodka Drinks Anyone Can Make
This fluorescent green drink used to be a club favorite, so you know it’s easy to sling. Muskmelon-flavored Midori liqueur and vodka combine with citrus juices and club soda for vibrantly colored, sweet-tart drink. If you’re willing to put in a little prep ahead of time, try our DIY Midori recipe. Your lazy self will thank you when you mix up a superior Sour.
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A Vodka Cranberry is a gateway drink for many. This simple drink adds grapefruit juice into the mix for a more mature flavor profile, while still keeping it easy (sea) breezy.
While it doesn’t get easier than a Black Russian (a basic two-ingredient cocktail made with vodka and coffee liqueur), the White Russian requires just one more ingredient: cream. Just be sure to use real heavy cream instead of the non-fat milk in the fridge (come on, you’re not that lazy) to avoid curdling.
If a classic Vodka Martini is too abrasive for your tastes, but you want something classier than a Sex on the Beach, the French Martini is the fancy, fruity drink for you. Vodka, pineapple juice and raspberry-flavored Chambord mix to form a tart and tasty pink drink with cocktail cred.
Few mixers come packed with more flavor-per-bottle than quality ginger beer. Mix some with a little vodka and lime juice, throw it all in a snazzy copper mug, and you’re guaranteed a foolproof winner of a cocktail. For an easy twist on the classic, add sprigs of fresh herbs and muddled fruit super, like rosemary and blackberries.
This White Chocolate Martini is the cocktail equivalent of a bowl of ice cream. A decadent and smooth combination of vodka, cream and chocolate liqueur, the Black Tie Martini will satisfy the laziest of sweet tooths.
white chocolate liqueur
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