Humans inherently love sweet things. It’s an ancient craving that’s hard to escape, no matter how much you appreciate a bracingly bitter amaro-based cocktail. Despite saccharine flavors being a part of our evolutionary history, sweet cocktails don’t always get the attention they deserve. It’s time to give in to the sugar temptation with these eight sweet vodka cocktails.
8 Delightfully Sweet Vodka Cocktails to Satisfy Your Cravings
Nothing says delightfully sweet like a classic cocktail named after hard candy. The Lemon Drop Martini is a sweet and tart vodka drink made with Cointreau, lemon juice and simple syrup. A sugared rim takes the sweetness to the next level. It’s simple and has what it takes to satisfy your candy crush.
Three ingredients is all you need to make the sweet and fruity Woo Woo. Vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice unite for a cocktail that’s just as easy to make as it is to drink. You’ll be wooed as soon as you take your first sip.
Even if you have no idea what a lychee is, let alone what it looks like, you’ll love the Lychee Martini. It’s one of the top sweet and fruity Martini variations, capitalizing on the floral aroma and natural sweetness of lychee syrup, along with vodka and dry vermouth.
The Russian Qualude tastes like you took the Dude’s favorite cocktail, the White Russian, and supersized it. A mix of hazelnut liqueur, coffee liqueur, vodka, cream and Irish cream are shaken and poured into a tall glass for a decadently creamy, sweet and strong cocktail.
Most everyone loves a good chocolate-covered cherry, and the drink version is just as indulgent and addicting as the candy. Chocolate liqueur, cherry vodka, crème de cacao and half and half combine for a cocktail that would make Willy Wonka proud. Don’t forget the cherry on top.
creme de cacao
half and half
It can be difficult to find a good Harvey Wallbanger these days, but it’s the cure for your sweet drink desires. The cocktail reached peak popularity in the 1970s and is made with vodka, orange juice and Galliano—an herbal vanilla liqueur that elevates the Harvey Wallbanger past the simple Screwdriver.
For balanced sweetness that also has a touch of class, think pink. The Pink Martini is made with fresh grapefruit, pomegranate and lime juices, which give it a citrusy kick to balance out the sweetness of simple syrup.
The Melon Ball is lighthearted, fun and embodies the sweet cocktail movement of the 1990s. Plus, its neon green color makes it one of the most brightly eye-catching drinks you can order. Melon-flavored Midori, vodka, and fresh-squeezed orange juice are all you need for the perfect summer drink (or the perfect winter drink that’ll make you feel like it’s summer).
Fresh squeezed orange juice