Our Favorite Vodka Cocktails

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, we recommend that you watch the events Russian-style with a glass of vodka in your hand.  These cocktails are definitely medal-worthy.

  • Infused Vodkas
    James Carrier

    Infused Vodkas

    Russians are known for drinking vodka straight, but there's also a tradition of flavoring vodkas with herbs and spices. Our infusions range from traditional caraway to updated saffron-orange.
  • Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktails
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross

    Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktails

    Marry the flavors of pomegranate and Key lime for a light, fizzy cocktail that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes delicious.
  • Lemon Vodka
    Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Kelli Ronci

    Lemon Vodka

    You can make this infusion with almost any combination of citrus fruit and liquor, but this is one of our favorites. Even better: You don't need the best-quality alcohol; the key is using something that's smooth and neutral in flavor.
  • Classic Dry Martini
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Classic Dry Martini

    Unlike James Bond's favorite cocktail, this version is stirred, not shaken. Chill vodka in the freezer so it's as cold as possible.
  • Satsuma Vodka-tini
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Charlotte Autry

    Satsuma Vodka-tini

    Make a festive tangy vodka martini with Satsuma oranges and fresh cranberries.
  • Pumpkin Spice-infused Vodka
    Brown Cannon III

    Pumpkin Spice-infused Vodka

    Infuse your favorite vodka with the comforting flavors of vanilla, pumpkin, and nutmeg for a one-of-a-kind cocktail.
  • Bloody Mary Punch
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Bloody Mary Punch

    Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.
  • Berry Vodka Spritzers
    Photo: Rob Howard; Styling: Marcus Hay

    Berry Vodka Spritzers

    Maximize the berry flavor in this colorful cocktail by adding raspberries and blueberries to berry-flavored vodka and club soda.
  • Blackberry-Vanilla Vodka Lemonade
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Blackberry-Vanilla Vodka Lemonade

    Enjoy a taste of summer during the winter with this tangy adult lemonade flavored with blackberries and a vanilla bean.
  • Vodka Ginger Lemonade
    Photo: Ray Kachatorian

    Vodka Ginger Lemonade

    The first thing you'll notice is the lemon's mellow tartness, then sweetness before the low gingery heat settles in. All that excitement in one sip.
  • Zen Sangria
    Photo: © Matthew Hranek

    Zen Sangria

    Sangria goes "zen" with the addition of green-tea vodka to white wine and fruit juices.
  • Chocolate Cream Martini
    Oxmoor House

    Chocolate Cream Martini

    This luxurious chocolate martini is both creamy cocktail and sweet dessert.
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