An ever-expanding list of flavored vodkas brings a whole new dimension to vodka cocktails. From the cosmo to martini, mix up these easy recipes for all the best vodka cocktails.
For a no-fuss sensation, give martinis and other cocktails a spicy flavor with vodka pepped up with fresh ginger.
Here's a creamy sweet tropical cocktail for two. For a nonalcoholic coconut milkshake, just omit the vodka.
Bright, sweet, and aromatic, this effervescent cocktail will help you cool down and relax on even the hottest of summer days. When buying lemons, choose those that are firm, plump, and heavy for their size. Skin should be smooth and vibrant, with no tints of green (a sign that the lemon is underripe).
Not a bourbon fan? Try vodka instead! Feel free to customize the sugar rims with a color that coordinates with any holiday throughout the year.
Maraschino cherry juice gives this springy cocktail its namesake color. Cheers!
Flavored vodka mixes with Irish cream and orange liqueurs to make this sweet, sugar-rimmed cocktail.
Bright, tangy, and a little bit spicy, these fresh cocktails are the perfect way to start the day after a long night out. Look for high quality produce, as this lovely beverage is perfect for showcasing the best the garden has to offer. When buying sweet peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.
Here's a secret many bartenders know: Most drinks follow the basic formula of 2 parts base (spirit) with 1 part sweetener (liqueur or sugar) and 1 to 2 parts juice (lemon, lime, or orange). This lime and vodka cocktail follows that rule.
Serve this island-inspired adults-only alcohol-spiked blend of lemonade, apricot nectar, pineapple juice, and ginger ale at a summer cookout. For an nonalcohol version of the drink recipe, leave out the vodka.
Cranberry syrup adds a pop of color and flavor to this layered citrus cocktail.
Try this homemade version of the classic Italian limoncello as a food gift for friends, or simply served chilled after dinner as part of dessert.
All your ghoulish guests are sure to remember these coconut-flavored martinis dressed up with a decorative red rim. The secret? Decorating icing gel.
Both cranberry and lime juice flavor this popular cocktail traditionally served in a martini glass.