POPSUGAR Food

Toast to National Vodka Day With Creative Vodka Cocktails

Oct 4 2014 - 7:30am

When it comes to cocktails, there's rarely a concoction that vodka doesn't pair well with. Vodka's smooth, neutral flavor adds that much-needed kick. As we toast to National Vodka Day, we have just the vodka cocktail you're looking for, whether a moscow mule, a white russian, or something else on the fruitier side.

An Olympic Rings Cocktail

A vodka-based Olympic rings cocktail [1] is rimmed in gold and garnished with gummy ring candies.

Chocolate White Russian

If liquid dessert's your thing, you must try this chocolate white russian cocktail [2]. Coffee liqueur mixed with Godiva Chocolate Vodka will leave you wanting more.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Moscow Mule

A simple combination of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer has made the moscow mule [3] a classic. There's a cool, spicy contrast with every sip that will have you serving this time and time again.

Photo: Nancy Einhart

Ginger Salty Dog

While ginger and grapefruit may seem like an unlikely match, they come together perfectly in this ginger salty dog [4].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Redhead in Bed

You will not be disappointed by this fruit concoction more formally known as a redhead in bed [5]. The mix of strawberries and lime juice is refreshing, while the citrus vodka adds a subtle kick. For the final touch, top with chilled Riesling!

Photo: Nicole Perry

Salted Caramel Cocktail

A salted caramel cocktail [6] is basically dessert in a glass, complete with chocolate shavings and a marshmallow garnish.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Kumquat Fizz

Put kumquats or any citrus fruit to good use following this kumquat fizz cocktail recipe [7]. Muddling the kumquats will release their juices for a clean sweetness that blends well with ginger syrup.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Lavender Collins Cocktail

Give a classic Tom Collins [8] a floral twist with this lavender cocktail [9]. Each sip is well balanced and refreshing; it's an impressive drink to serve guests at a brunch or wedding [10] shower.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Sparkling Pear and Elderflower Cocktail

For an unforgettable sip, try your take at this fruity and floral pear and elderflower cocktail [11]. It's bright, effervescent, and subtly spiced.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Buzzy Fuzzy Navel

The buzzy fuzzy navel [12] is a fun take on a classic '80s-era cocktail. Between the orange juice and the splash of beer, it isn't too sweet or fizzy, but just right!

Espresso Martini

At its best, an espresso martini [13] is nutty, slightly bitter, and offset by a little sweetness. It has an impeccably smooth finish that can easily become addicting. It makes a fun change from the usual Irish coffee.

Photo: Susannah Chen


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