International Vodka Day 2023: 7 Best Vodka Cocktails To Enjoy

Vodka is one of the most popular spirits among drinkers all over the world. With its delicate taste, this clear distilled alcoholic beverage makes an excellent base for a wide variety of cocktails. Mainly composed of water and ethanol, vodka is said to have originated either in Russia or Poland. They come in different forms and flavours which makes this alcohol perfect for everyone. 

Vodka is known to have the highest alcohol content of all spirits worldwide. They are prepared from the fermentation of ingredients such as potatoes, grains, fruits and sugar. Some common vodka mixers are cranberry juice, club soda, strawberry lemonade and orange juice. Since 4th October is observed as International Vodka Day, let's celebrate it with some amazing vodka cocktails. 

Here are seven interesting cocktails you can prepare with vodka: 

Vodka Gimlet

Gimlet is traditionally made from gin, but this vodka twist is definitely going to steal your heart. It has a sophisticated tart and refreshing flavour along with a smooth taste. Combine vodka, lime juice, simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and you are good to go. 

Moscow Mule

This iconic drink is popular all over the world. Invented in 1940s, it is perfect for every festive celebration. Moscow mule has a fizzy and tangy flavour and is very simple to prepare. To make this cocktail at home all you need is vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer and a few ice cubes. You can also use mint leaves and a lime wheel for garnishing. 

Vodka Tonic 

This is an interesting variation of the classic gin & tonic drink. Made with just three ingredients vodka, tonic water and lemon, it is served in highball glass. Vodka tonic has a bright lime flavour and is perfect for those who are looking for light and refreshing cocktails with less booze. It is simple to prepare and perfectly fits into your house parties.  


This is another classic vodka cocktail which is perfect for your parties. It has a gorgeous pink colour and refreshing tangy flavour. Cosmopolitan is made with vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, Cointreau and simple syrup. Served in a martini glass you can also garnish this drink with a lime wedge or lime wheel. 

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is an iconic brunch drink that has a balanced taste of tangy, savoury, spicy and salty flavours. It is said to have invented in the 1920s in the New York Bar in Paris. There are many variations of this cocktail, but the traditional recipe includes tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, Tabasco hot sauce, vodka and celery salt. 

White Russian

White Russian is a creamy and sweet cocktail that is perfect for every season. Made with vodka, Kahlua, heavy cream and ice, this drink is mostly enjoyed during or after dinner. This rich and creamy drink is said to have been invented in the year 1955 in Oakland, California.  

Vodka Spritzer

This is a bubbly and fruity cocktail which has a subtle sweet flavour. Vodka spritzer is made by combining vodka, soda water, cranberry juice and strawberries. With tangy and refreshing notes, this cocktail makes a perfect party drink for every occasion. You can also enhance its flavour with a few drops of lemon.