6 Simple Vodka Cocktails That Only Take a Few Minutes to Make

Hailing from Russia, vodka is one of the most popular and widely utilised spirits in the world. While it can be enjoyed on the rocks or with a vast range of mixers, in this post, we’ll be taking a look at a few simple vodka cocktails that you can make at home.

Bloody Mary

Prep: 10 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients:
  • 125 ml tomato juice
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 25 ml sweet sherry
  • ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • A few drops of hot sauce
  • A pinch each of salt, black pepper and fennel seeds.
  • Celery stick and lemon wedge
Method: A bloody mary is one of the most well-known, unique and simple vodka cocktails to make at home. Simply put some ice into a cocktail shaker, then pour the tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, and sherry into the shaker. Add the Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of hot sauce before seasoning with salt, pepper and fennel seeds, and shaking hard. Once the mixture is smooth and cold, pour it into a tall glass and garnish with a celery stick and lemon wedge.

Lemon Drop

Prep: 10 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp white caster sugar and finely grated lemon zest (for the rim of your glass)
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 25 ml triple sec
  • 25 ml lemon juice
Method: Before you get started, put a martini glass (or other glass of choice) in the fridge to chill. Mix your finely grated lemon zest and caster sugar and set it to the side. Pour the vodka, triple sec and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake until it feels cold. Place the rim of your freshly chilled glass in water, shake it off and then dip it into your lemon zest and sugar mix. Strain the cocktail into your glass and enjoy!



Moscow Mule

Prep: 5 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients:
  • 50 ml vodka
  • Ginger beer (enough to fill a glass of your choosing)
  • Crushed ice
  • Ginger bitters
  • Slice of lime
  • Sprig of mint
Method: When it comes to simple vodka cocktails, the Moscow Mule is among the easiest to make of them all. All you have to do is pour 50 ml of vodka into a tumbler, fill ¾ of the glass with crushed ice and fill it to the brim with ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint, add a dash of ginger bitters and then serve.


Prep: 5 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients:
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 50 ml cloudy apple juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Apple slice(s)
Method: Put your vodka, cloudy apple juice, maple syrup and lemon juice into an ice-filled shaker, and shake until the outside feels cold. Pour the contents of the shaker into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple — or, if you’re feeling fancy, serve the apple slices on the side.

White Russian

Prep: 5 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients: Method: To make this simple cocktail, pour your vodka (add more than 50 ml if you want a stronger drink), coffee liqueur and cream into an ice-filled tumbler and stir gently.

Woo Woo

Prep: 5 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients: Woo Woo is a simple vodka cocktail that you’ll recognise from most cocktail menus, but making it at home allows you to increase the strength and avoid the nastiness of added sugars. When it comes to method, making the Woo Woo couldn’t be more straightforward. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice before adding the vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and a dash of lime juice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a tumbler, then add extra ice and serve. Now that you have a variety of simple vodka cocktails to make at home, your next step is to purchase some high-quality vodka! At Drink Finder, we stock a wide range of vodka from all over the world.