Looking for a delicious new cocktail? Check out our Top 10 Best Vodka-Based Cocktails! These drinks are perfect for any occasion, and they’re easy to make, so you can mix up a storm at home. Plus, we’ll explain how to choose the best vodka for cocktails. Whether you’re looking for something classic or something more exotic, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to raise your glasses and toast to good times with these amazing vodka-based cocktails!
The Top 10 Best Vodka-Based Cocktails
The Moscow Mule is a classic vodka-based cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This refreshing drink is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face. To make a Moscow Mule, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 6 ounces of ginger beer, and the juice of 1 lime in a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
The Cosmopolitan is a delicious and sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for a night out on the town. This pink drink is made with vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime, and it’s sure to turn heads. To make a Cosmopolitan, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, 1/2 ounce of triple sec, and the juice of 1 lime in a glass. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
To give this classic cocktail a modern twist, why not try using flavored vodka? Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill offers a delicious line of flavored vodkas, including cranberry, raspberry, and citrus.
The Blue Hawaiian is a fun and festive cocktail that is best enjoyed on a sunny day. This refreshing drink is made with vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, and it’s sure to knock your socks off! To make a Blue Hawaiian, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of blue curacao, 4 ounces of pineapple juice, and 1 ounce of cream of coconut in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass.
Blue Hawaiians first became popular in the 1950s, and they’ve been a favorite ever since. If you want to make this cocktail even more delicious, try using Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Pineapple Coconut vodka, the best vodka for cocktails that are creamy and smooth. This flavor is sure to tickle your taste buds. Don’t forget to add a pineapple wedge garnish for a gorgeous tropical look!
The Kamikaze is a strong and potent cocktail that is not for the faint of heart. This drink is made with vodka, triple sec, and lime, and it packs a serious punch. To make a Kamikaze, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce of triple sec, and the juice of 1 lime in a glass. Kamikazes were first created in the 1970s, and they remain a popular choice today.
The Greyhound is a refreshing cocktail that is making a comeback. This drink is made with vodka and grapefruit juice, and it’s the perfect choice for a summer night. To make a Greyhound, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka and 4 ounces of grapefruit juice in a glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge, and prepare to be refreshed!
Just like its namesake, the Greyhound is smooth, sleek, and simple. This cocktail is best made with Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Citrus vodka, which is the best vodka for cocktails like the Greyhound and is distilled with fresh grapefruits.
Not much of a sweet tooth? No problem! The Bloody Mary is a savory cocktail that is perfect for brunch or a pre-game meal. This delicious drink is made with vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce, and it’s sure to wake you up. We just love how many ways there are to customize a Bloody Mary, from the type of vodka you use to the garnishes.
To make a Bloody Mary, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 6 ounces of tomato juice, 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish, 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce in a glass. Garnish with a celery stalk, a crack of black pepper, and a lime wedge, and enjoy its refreshing effects!
The White Russian is the perfect hangover cure. This creamy cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, and it’s sure to hit the spot. To make a White Russian, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, and 1 ounce of cream in a glass. If you’re not a fan of creamy cocktails, why not make your White Russian with skim milk instead? It’s a delicious and low-calorie alternative!
You could also mix up the type of vodka that you use with your White Russian. We recommend Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Cinnamon vodka, which adds a delicious twist to this classic cocktail.
The Screwdriver is so-named because it will put the screws in you if you’re not careful! This potent cocktail is made with vodka and orange juice, and it’s best enjoyed in moderation. Dare to try it at home? Simply mix 2 ounces of vodka with 4 ounces of orange juice in a glass. For a spicy little twist, you could add a dash of Tabasco sauce, or for something sweeter, try adding a splash of grenadine.
Lemon Drop Martini
Let this cocktail be the only sour taste in your mouth this summer! The Lemon Drop Martini is a delicious mix of sweet and tart, and it’s sure to please your palate. This cocktail is made with vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and it’s garnished with a sugared rim and a lemon wedge. Yum!
To make a Lemon Drop Martini, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and 1 ounce of simple syrup in a glass. Rim the glass with sugar and garnish with a lemon wedge, then enjoy! Use our Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Lemon vodka for the best results.
There is nothing quite like the buzz that you get from an Espresso Martini! Watch out for this one, it’s a real kicker. This cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and espresso, and it’s sure to keep you dancing energetically all night long. To make an Espresso Martini, simply combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, and 1 ounce of espresso in a glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans for an ultra-sophisticated look.
Coffee vodka will make an Espresso Martini really pop, and some more daring cocktail connoisseurs might even like to try chocolate or vanilla vodka. Get creative and experiment with different flavors to find your perfect Espresso Martini!
How to Choose the Best Vodka for Cocktails
When it comes to making cocktails, the type of vodka that you use can make all the difference. Different vodkas have different flavor profiles and can really enhance certain notes in a cocktail. Here are our top tips for choosing the best vodka for cocktails:
For Smooth Cocktails
If you want a smooth and creamy cocktail, vodkas with a higher alcohol content tend to be smoother, making them ideal for cocktails like the White Russian or the Espresso Martini.
For Fruity Cocktails
If you want to make a fruity cocktail, look for vodka with citrusy or floral notes. These types of vodkas will really enhance the flavors of your fruit juices and syrups. Our favorite is the Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Lemon vodka, which is perfect for making a delicious Lemon Drop Martini.
For Spicy Cocktails
If you like your cocktails with a little bit of a bite, opt for vodka with some spice to it. Vodkas with chili pepper or other spices can really give your cocktail an extra kick. The Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill’s Cinnamon vodka is perfect for making a spicy Screwdriver.
For Sweet Cocktails
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to choose a vodka with sweeter notes. Vodkas with vanilla or chocolate flavors are the best vodka for cocktails that are not too sweet, like a Chocolate Martini or Vanilla Sky.
The Process of Making Vodka
Vodka is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from grain or potatoes. At Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill, we use a unique process to make our award-winning vodka. Here is a brief overview of the process that we use:
The grains or potatoes are first milled into a coarse flour. The flour is then mixed with water and yeast to start the fermentation process. The mixture is then distilled multiple times to produce a high-proof alcohol. Finally, the vodka is filtered and bottled. We are proud of our process and the high-quality vodka that it produces!
If you are keen on a memorable night out tasting a fine selection of food and drinks, give us a call at Town’s End Stillhouse and Grill today! Our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect vodka for your next cocktail. Cheers!