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Super Easy Recipes to make Vodka Cocktails in Minutes!

Super Easy Recipes to make Vodka Cocktails in Minutes!

You don’t know vodka until you’ve had one, just as you can’t understand what a pure spirit is until you’ve had a straight-up vodka. Although a vodka shot is, unsurprisingly, not everyone’s jigger of booze. Those who dig all the details and painstaking effort that goes into cocktails made with vodka, however, realise all too well how exceptional vodka can be if only you know how to handle it.

Since the holidays are here, we’ve prepared six recipes of xmas cocktails with vodka made with six of the most phenomenal vodka brands guaranteed to treat you and your company to a feast of the senses. All of which are easy to make on-the-spot and come with an assurance you’ll leave a remarkable impression and likely start a new holiday tradition in your circle of family and friends.


1. Ciroc Vodka and Champagne Royale

Ciroc Vodka and Champagne Royale

There are way too many vodka cocktail mixers created using Ciroc. What many of these recipes often mistakenly forget is that Ciroc, unlike other vodkas, is made with the rich and elegant flavours of Snap Frost French grapes. It is, put simply, not the kind of spirit you want to mask with too many flavours. This recipe understands that the best way to let the Ciroc Vodka show through is to complement, not fight its flavours.

What you’ll need:

  • Ciroc Blue Dot Plain Vodka miniature 40ml
  • Champagne (any brand of your choosing) 40ml
  • Grape juice (best if fresh and unsweetened), 20ml
  • Lime juice, 5ml
  • Basil, 2 leaves, macerated

To make:

  • Step 1: Add all ingredients except basil leaves plus a generous amount of ice cubes  in a shaker. Blend all ingredients together by shaking vigorously for a few minutes
  • Step 2: Pour the contents in a glass.
  • Step 3: Take the basil leaves. Macerate and add to the mix.
  • Step 4: Garnish with one up to three pieces of red, seedless grapes if desired and a few basils on the glass rim.

2.  JJ Whitley Vodka Rhubarb And Ginger Fizz

JJ Whitley Vodka Rhubarb And Ginger Fizz

For many, the aroma and taste of ginger and rhubarb combined is enough to bring back precious memories of childhood Christmases. That’s why Christmas is just not the same without it. Here’s a recipe that will elicit nostalgia from these iconic cocktails flavours guaranteed to make this holiday another epic celebration for you and the people you care about the most.

What you’ll need:

To make:

  • Step 1: Make fresh ginger juice. Set aside and cool.
  • Step 2: Put all ingredients in the shaker except for the ginger ale. Add a generous amount of ice cubes.
  • Step 3: Empty the contents into a glass.
  • Step 4: Add the ginger ale to the cocktail.
  • Step 5: Garnish with a rhubarb peel if available or a stalk of thyme.

3.  The Lakes Vodka Russian White Christmas Cocktail

The Lakes Vodka Russian White Christmas Cocktail

Subtle to the nose and palate, The Lakes Vodka makes a great spirit base for a vodka lemon cocktail. Since this vodka allows all the other flavours in the cocktail to stand out, it is a versatile vodka to keep at home, perfect for making cocktail vodka drinks at home just whenever you feel like levelling up your alcohol drinking experience.

What you’ll need:

To make:

  • Step 1: Add a generous amount of ice cubes in a glass.
  • Step 2: Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and thick cream over ice.
  • Step 3: Stir.

4.  Chase English Oak Smoked Vodka and Apple Cocktail

 Chase English Oak Smoked Vodka and Apple Cocktail

Yet another irresistible holiday flavours are toffees and apples. In this vodka cocktail, the smokiness of the Chase vodka adds another layer of depth and complexity to this rather simple and easy-to-make cocktail with a vodka base. Made for the more sophisticated alcohol palate, family members and friends who don’t have much liking for sweets with their alcohol fix will find this to be a delectable treat.

What you’ll need:

To make:

  • Step 1: Put all the ingredients except rosemary and fresh apples in a mixer. Shake vigorously to blend all ingredients well.
  • Step 2: Empty the contents of the shaker to a glass filled with a generous quantity of crushed ice.
  • Step 3: Macerate the rosemary. Then drop into the glass. Stir.
  • Step 4: Garnish with freshly sliced apples.

5.  Mermaid Tears Vodka Magical Christmas Cocktail

Mermaid Tears Vodka

Presented in a glittery, vibrant light blue colour, using the Mermaid Tears Vodka as a base for a cocktail fix will certainly create an enticing and enchanting drink, one that quite suits its mythical inspirations well. The best way to enjoy it is to allow the vodka to work its magic. This recipe is best served for holiday mid-morning get-togethers and backyard family reunions as a spiked refreshment for the adults.

What you’ll need:

  • Mermaid Tears Vodka miniature 60ml
  • Gabriel Boudier Blue Curacao Liqueur miniature 30ml
  • Fresh Lemon juice, 60ml
  • Red cherries, fresh berries and umbrella cocktails to garnish

To make:

  • Step 1: Fill about a third of the glass with crushed ice.
  • Step 2: Add the Gabriel Boudier Blue Curacao Liqueur over ice.
  • Step 3: Add Mermaid Tears Vodka.
  • Step 4: Add more ice on top.
  • Step 5. Stir lightly.
  • Step 6: Garnish.

6.  Absolut Vodka, Amaretto, and Pie Crust Hot Cocktail

Absolut Vodka, Amaretto, and Pie Crust Hot Cocktail

In case you haven’t already tried, Absolut Vodka combined with Amaretto is a spiked flavour combination to-die-for. In case you and your company are celebrating a White Christmas complete with falling snowflakes for your backdrop, this hot and spiked Christmas treat is it -- the perfect pairing for after-dinner desserts and hush, lounge by the fireplace talks. Of course you can always easily spike your hot cocoa and marshmallows, coffee or tea with vodka but this recipe simply gives a completely different meaning to a Christmas spiked treat.

What you’ll need:

  • Absolut Vanilia Vodka miniature 60ml
  • Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur miniature 20ml
  • Fresh Cherry or cranberry juice, 200 ml
  • Refrigerated Pie Crust cut to the size of the opening of the mug
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherries or assorted berries to garnish
  • Unsalted flaked almonds or crushed walnuts

To make:

  • Step 1: Bring the fresh cherry or cranberry juice to a boil. Pour contents in a mug.
  • Step 2: Add the vodka and amaretto. Stir in lightly.
  • Step 3: Add the cut pie crusts on top to float over the cocktail.
  • Step 4: Add the whipped cream.
  • Step 5: Top cream with cherries or assorted berries, and flaked almonds or walnuts. Serve hot with a hearty, homemade dessert.

Keep in mind that creating cocktails that your loved ones will keep ranting about this holidays and in the years to come takes some preparation and plenty of practice. Cocktail recipes are easy to make when you have alcohol miniatures within easy reach. Beyond these six vodka-based cocktail recipes, you can always use your imagination and your big heart for Christmas to make the magic of the season come alive in your own handcrafted concoctions.



  • Dec 10, 2019
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