The 15 Best Vodka Cocktails That You Can Make at Home or You Can Order At The Bar

The 15 Best Vodka Cocktails That You Can Make at Home or You Can Order At The Bar:

We all love ending the day with a delicious and savory cocktail. But sometimes we need a little help on what to make or what to order at our favorite local watering hole!

the Lily cocktail:

 The Lily Cocktail

Classy Spirits, take on a Lily. We know that the Mint Julep is king of the south to savor while you are at horse races, but the Lily is another staple of the south which dates back to 1875 and was, and still is, enjoyed by horse race watchers in Kentucky along side the Mint Julep! Enjoy!

- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 ounces orange liquor 

- 3 ounces cranberry juice 

- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, fresh 

- 1/2 ounce simple syrup 

- Garnish: 2 blackberries 

- Garnish: lemon wheel 

- Serve Over ice 

The Blue Monday:

 The Blue Monday Cocktail

Its Monday and we know that the looming start to a new week can seem daunting and stressful. Because of this we thought you may need some cheering up with a cocktail especially designed for that Monday feeling! Here is a drink that is sure to get you feeling better, Simple to make and easy to enjoy, we give you the Blue Monday! 

- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec

- 1/4 ounce Blue Curacao

The Cape Cod:

 The Cape Cod Cocktail

I’m sure all of you have ordered this drink before, and you may or may not have  know that this was its name! But a vodka and cranberry is called a Cape Cod and we want to give it some recognition for being a simple and delicious drink to have at any happy hour! 

- 1 ½ fluid ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- ⅓ cup cranberry juice 

- 1 slice lime

The Godmother:

 Godmother Cocktail

Congrats you made to the end of another day, time for a stiff drink! In the line of simple yet sophisticated drinks we recommend the Godmother! It is a semi-sweet, delicious mixed drink that is easy to make. Opposite of the godfather, We use vodka and pair it with amaretto for a nice strong easy finish that goes down smooth, but gets the job done! 

- 2 1/2 ounce vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 3/4  ounce amaretto

Serve over ice and enjoy!

The Cosmopolitan:

 Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The cosmopolitan gained popularity in the 90's due to it being frequently mentioned on the TV show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice make it a timeless classic!

- 1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/4  fluid ounce lime juice

- 1/4 fluid ounce triple sec

- 1/4 fluid ounce cranberry juice 

- 1/2 cup ice

- 1 lime wedge for garnish

The Chi Chi:

 The Chi Chi Cocktail

A twist to the Pina Colada, the Chi Chi is a great refreshing tropical drink that is a welcome refreshment to any occasion! 

1/2 cup ice

2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

1/2 ounce blue curaçao

1/2 ounce cream of coconut

1/2 cup pineapple (fresh, cubed)

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Garnish: pineapple wedge or slice

Drink up while its nice and Cold! 

The Espresso Martini:

 Espresso Martini

Create the classic Kahlua cocktail. This sophisticated and fun cocktail was invented by Dick Bradsell to entertain models at his bar in London, we give you the espresso martini!

- Ice Cubes

- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1 ounce Kahlua

- 2/3 ounces espresso

- 3-4 coffee beans

(mix/shake in shaker and pour)

The Great Gatsby:

 The Great Gatsby Cocktail

Our take on the UK's highland bar and grill creation, the Great Gatsby! A light and easy sipper with all the ingredients pairing together nicely!

- 1 oz vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1 oz fillet blanc

- 2 oz grapefruit juice 

- Garnish: Mint Leaf

serve chilled or over ice and enjoy!

Make a Kamikaze Shot:

Kamikaze Shot 

To get things going lets start of with a Kamikaze Shot! The Story is told that the Kamikaze shot was created in Japan after WW2 on a naval base and later became a staple at bars when, in the 70's and 80's, vodka became a very popular spirit of choice in the United States.  

- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 ounce triple sec

- Lime juice, just a dash

- Garnish: Lime wedge 

 Make a solute with your friends and shoot it down!

The Strawberry Moscow Mule:

 Strawberry Mascow Mule

The perfect cocktail for a warm refreshing day, the Strawberry Moscow Mule! The Moscow Mule has nothing to do with Russia, Moscow, or Mules but after a few sips you won't care! Enjoy! 

- 1 1/2 ounce vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 ounce lime juice

- 2 Strawberries (muddled or sliced) 

- 1/2 cup ginger beer

- Garnish: Strawberry 

serve over ice in a copper mug!

 The KAMIKAZE Martini:

Kamikaze Martini 

The Kamikaze is one of the better known bar drinks, "martinis". It has been around since the mid 20th century making its way around the bar scene offering that sweet-tart balance that many enjoy! You have tried the shot, now its time to sip on the martini!

- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1 ounce triple sec

- 1 ounce fresh lime juice

- Garnish: Lime wedge

Grab your cocktail shaker, add ice, put in your Vodka-Triple Sec-Lime Juice, shake well and then strain into a chilled glass. Add your lime wheel garnish and enjoy!


The Ruby Cocktail:

 Ruby Cocktail

The Ruby is a cocktail that is very fruit forward. This drink can be constructed many different ways that can change its subtleties. We recommend a potato vodka as to carry a nice balance to the bitter and floral elements in this drink. 

- 1 1/2 oz vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 oz Aperol

- 3/4 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur

- 3/4 oz freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice

- 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

- 2 tbsp egg white

- Garnish: grapefruit twist (sub dried flower petals)

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice). Then add in ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass, add your desired garnish and enjoy!

The Vesper Martini:

Vesper Martini "007 Martini" 

If you are a James Bond fan then you undoubtedly know this drink, The Vesper Martini! This is the first Martini that Bond ordered in Ian Flemings 1953 book, "Casino Royale". Bond was always very precise in his drink order and recreating this cocktail in your home is very easy!

Fun fact: this drink was fictional at the time and was created by the author for his book!

- 3 oz. gin

- 1 oz. vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc (or sub dry vermouth)

- Garnish: Lemon peel

If you are James Bond then you take it shaken, not stirred. But if you are a gin connoisseur then you may want to stir it and not shake it as to not disrupt or bruise the botanicals in the gin, up to you! 

The Lemon Drop Martini:

 Lemon Drop Martini

An inspired cocktail from San Francisco, the lemon drop martini made its appearance sometime in the 70's. This drink has been a staple in bars and on menus ever since!

- 2 oz. vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 oz. triple sec

- 1 oz. lemon juice (fresh)

- 1 oz. simple syrup

- Garnish: sugar on rim 

- Garnish: Lemon slices

- Garnish: Mint leaf (optional)

Glide your lemon slice along the rim of your glass and apply sugar, let this dry fully (1-2 minutes). 

Grab your shaker and fill with ice. Add in your triple sec, lemon juice, vodka, and simple syrup. Shake until chilled. Strain into your already prepared glass. Add on your garish(s), serve, and enjoy!

The Pornstar Martini:

 Pornstar Martini

The PornStar Martini - This evocative cocktail was founded in London by the mixologist Douglas Ankrah at the famous Townhouse Bar in the early 2000's. It is served with a chilled shot of champagne designed to be a pallet cleanser!

- 1 1/2 passion fruit juice

- 2 oz. vanilla vodka (Filtered through Classy Spirits filtration system)

- 1/2 oz. passion fruit liqueur

- 1/2 oz lime juice

- 1/2 oz. vanilla syrup

- 2 oz champagne (shot on the side)

- Garnish: Passion fruit slice (optional)

Combine in your shaker all ingredients, except the champagne. Shake with ice, strain into your martini glass, garnish and then serve with the shot on the side and enjoy!


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