Though it’s not my personal favorite, vodka is probably the most popular liquor – especially when it comes to mixing up some classy cocktails. Vodka serves as a great tasting and bold base for a wide variety of cocktails and the best part about it, is how versatile it is making it absolutely amazing with a wide array of other ingredients. You will not be surprised when you browse through the menu of high class bars and expensive restaurants to see that most of their popular and well-liked cocktails have vodka as the main ingredient. When mixing cocktails, it generally doesn’t matter which of the types of vodka you use except for the most discerning tastebuds. I’m usually just drinking to get my buzz on, so I don’t particularly care which brand is used.
Below are 3 delicious vodka based cocktails that will be sure to have you and all of your friends and family beyond satisfied.
The Classy Cosmo
This drink became increasingly popular after being mentioned several times on the popular HBO series, Sex and The City. This classy drink offers a sweet taste packed with a punch make it great for both casual and formal events when you are in need of a special and easy to make drink. Many people also refer to this drink as a “cosmo” for short. Yet, no matter what you call it, it is absolutely delicious. Here is how you can make your very own classy cosmopolitan in only about three minutes!
- 1 ½ ounce of vodka
- 1 ounce of orange liquor
- ¼ ounce of cranberry juice
The process of making this drink is fairly simple; just mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then pour it into a cocktail glass. A popular garnish for the classic cosmopolitan is an orange peel for an extra pop of citrus flavor. You can find more variations of this classy cocktail at the appropriately names website, ClassyCocktailRecipes.com, where you’ll find the perfect cosmopolitan recipe.
Vodka Red Bull
It is safe to say that the vodka Red Bull, is classy and modern favorite. This popular drink combines alcohol along with caffeine for a drink quite like no other. These drinks are sold all over due to their extreme popularity. Many people indulge in these drinks after a long day of work for an extra boost of caffeine to go along with their favorite vodka. If you are wondering how to make this common drink, here’s how to do it!
- 2 oz vodka
- ½ can of Red Bull energy drink
Simply shake together these ingredients along with some ice cubes and you have a delectable cocktail. With only two ingredients this cocktail is virtually effortless to put together!
The Bloody Mary Cocktail
This vodka based cocktail is most commonly consumed during the morning after a long night of drinking when people are feeling consumed with a hangover. The combination of the spicy ingredients and bold vodka is what makes this drink loved by so many. Whether you chose to drink it in the morning or at night, this drink requires more ingredients than others yet still offers a appetizing drink with a distinctive taste.
- 3 ounces of tomato juice
- 1 ½ ounces of vodka
- ½ ounce of lemon juice
- 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Ground Pepper
- Celery salt
- Horseradish (optional)
Once you have all the ingredients, simply build them up and shake along with some ice cubes. If you desire more spice add more ground pepper or horseradish to the final product. Bloody Mary’s a great when garnished with a slice of celery, pickle or lemon.