Shake Things Up: 21 Vodka Drinks That’ll Rock Your Next Party

Bring a unique and memorable touch to your celebration with these 21 vodka drinks. The kamikaze cocktail, famed for its balance and potency, requires cautious sipping. The nostalgic melon ball cocktail, created with only three simple ingredients, offers a journey back to the 1980s. For a new favorite, make a cherry vodka sour for an unforgettable new favorite drink that adds a special touch to your occasion. Explore the recipes and discover just how effortless they are!

Kamikaze Cocktail

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The kamikaze cocktail is renowned for its velvety and balanced flavor, requiring careful sipping because of its potent character. It’s a strong and delightful beverage skillfully composed with all three ingredients in perfectly even measures. Get the recipe: Kamikaze Cocktail

Melon Ball Cocktail

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Take a nostalgic journey to the 1980s as you blend and savor this delightful melon ball cocktail. It’s both visually appealing and tasty, and it’s made with just three simple ingredients! Get the recipe: Melon Ball Cocktail

Witch’s Brew Cocktail

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This wonderful witches brew drink recipe will help you celebrate Halloween in style. This delectable fall cocktail, which has a vodka base, may be created simply with blue curacao, grenadine, and pineapple juice. It’s a year-round favorite! Get the recipe: Witch’s Brew Cocktail

Sea Breeze Cocktail

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Indulge in the delightful and incredibly refreshing sea breeze cocktail recipe, which is ideal for quenching your summer thirst. It’s the perfect beverage for those warm summer days! Get the recipe: Sea Breeze Cocktail 

Vodka Gimlet

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Discover a fresh twist on the classic cocktail with this vodka gimlet recipe that blends vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. It’s the ideal choice when you’re in the mood for a swift and easy-to-love cocktail! Get the recipe: Vodka Gimlet 

Frosé Recipe – Strawberry Rosé Cocktail

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Prepare to be enchanted by this stunningly delicious and remarkably easy-to-create frosé recipe. Are you ready to savor your newfound favorite cocktail? All it takes is some fruit, vodka, grenadine, and frozen rosé cubes! Get the recipe: Frosé Recipe – Strawberry Rosé Cocktail

Woo Woo Cocktail

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What better way to convey affection to your partner or closest friends than sharing a delightful woo-woo cocktail? Its taste is wonderfully light, crisp, and fulfilling, not to mention its captivating shade of red! Get the recipe: Woo Woo Cocktail

Cherry Vodka Sour

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In the spring and summer, treat yourself to this cherry vodka sour recipe. It’s flavorful and rejuvenating, crafted with my homemade cherry-infused vodka and freshly prepared sour mix! Get the recipe: Cherry Vodka Sour

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

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Searching for a delectable Thanksgiving cocktail? Your quest ends here with the pumpkin spice White Russian! This delightful variation of the classic White Russian will surely be a crowd-pleaser with your loved ones this holiday season. It’s simple to prepare, captures all the warm flavors of autumn, and will give your celebration a unique flair. Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Harvey Wallbanger

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Now, it’s the Harvey Wallbanger recipe’s turn to steal the spotlight, Screwdriver. Prepare to adore this botanical drink, composed of vodka, orange juice, and Galliano. It’s truly refreshing. Get the recipe: Harvey Wallbanger

Vampire Kiss Cocktail

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The strong, somewhat sweet, vodka-based Vampire Kiss cocktail will surely make the ideal eerie Halloween mixer. This delectable beverage will instantly stand out at your next holiday gathering, thanks to its blood-red hue! Get the recipe: Vampire Kiss Cocktail

Lemon Meringue Cocktail

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Treat yourself to this incredibly easy-to-make, airy, and dessert-like lemon meringue cocktail. This perfect cocktail combines caramel vodka, limoncello, simple syrup, and light cream. Get the recipe: Lemon Meringue Cocktail

Purple Rain Cocktail

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Crafted with vodka, blue curaçao, juices, and grenadine, the Purple Rain cocktail is a delightful blend of sweetness and tartness. This libation derives its name from a hit song by Prince in 1984, and its unmistakable purple color results from an exquisite fusion of grenadine and blue curaçao. Get the recipe: Purple Rain Cocktail

Blackberry Drink

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Behold: The quintessential summer beverage, a refreshing blackberry drink! Whether you prefer to dub it a blackberry martini or a blackberry Cosmo, this fruity concoction promises to infuse any gathering with a rejuvenating twist. With its rich, abundant flavors and straightforward preparation, it’s no wonder this delightful libation has become a must-try cocktail for the season. Get the recipe: Blackberry Drink

Appletini Cocktail

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Combine vodka, sour apple liqueur, lime juice, and a hint of simple syrup to create this appletini cocktail recipe. Whether sipping it at a summer barbecue or raising a glass for St. Patrick’s Day, this sour apple martini strikes the perfect harmony between tangy and sweet flavors, making it the go-to drink for both occasions! Get the recipe: Appletini Cocktail

Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail

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Elevate your holiday celebrations with the delightful Holly Jolly Christmas cocktail recipe. This festive and refreshing drink is crafted with orange vodka, elderberry liqueur, blood orange juice, and ginger beer, ensuring you ring in the holidays in style. Get the recipe: Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail

Vodka Ginger Mojito

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Add a playful spin to the classic mojito with this ginger-infused mojito cocktail recipe. This refreshingly unique drink combines grapefruit vodka and ginger simple syrup for a delightful hint of ginger flavor. Get the recipe: Vodka Ginger Mojito

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

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Experience the enchanting and indulgent winter wonderland cocktail—a creamy, rich, and remarkably easy-to-prepare martini variation. This delightful drink will warm your heart to the wonders of winter, whether hosting a festive gathering or relaxing by the fireplace! Get the Recipe: Winter Wonderland Cocktail

Scorpion Bowl

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If you’re in the mood for a potent drink, the scorpion bowl is an excellent choice! It’s just a touch less formidable than a Long Island iced tea, as it’s designed to be shared by two or more people. Get the recipe: Scorpion Bowl

Bloody Mary Cocktail

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No weekend is complete without the quintessential brunch classic, the Bloody Mary. This cocktail will be a crowd-pleaser, featuring its lively flavors and eye-catching garnishes. Whether you’re sharing it with guests or savoring it solo on a laid-back Sunday morning, the Bloody Mary is the go-to drink for any occasion. Get the recipe: Bloody Mary Cocktail

Cucumber Mint Martini

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This cucumber mint martini is a blend of ingredients and imparts a subtly sweet, revitalizing, and cool flavor with the delightful essence of cucumber and mint. It’s a taste to admire and savor! Get the recipe: Cucumber Mint Martini

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I made a big batch of cherry infused vodka this year, so I’m going to make the cherry vodka sour – yum. I’m also going to bookmark this so I can come back for more inspiration.

    1. I’m so glad, Joyce. Thanks for being such a support of the blog! You’ll have to let me know which drink you’ll try next.

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