5 Vodka Cocktail Recipes To Get Over The Midweek Slump

On National Vodka Day, here are easy-to-make vodka cocktails.

Published On Oct 04, 2022 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024


Vodka may have lost favour amongst the experimental Indian consumer, but it is still a very versatile spirit. Vodka comes in handy with its neutral palate to build a flavourful cocktail. As a matter of fact, some of the highest-selling cocktails at a bar tend to be vodka-based.

So, if it is vodka that you crave here are five cocktail recipes that you can try at home:

© Grey Goose

1. 50 ml Grey Goose Vodka

2. 2 tsp Demerara brown sugar

3. Dash of hot water

4. Dash of Angostura bitters

5. Orange Zest

  • Add the sugar and water to a rocks glass, then stir to dissolve.
  • Add orange zest.
  • Slowly trickle in Grey Goose vodka and cubed ice, piece by piece, stirring throughout.
  • Top with cubed ice to serve.

Recipe courtesy Grey Goose, Bacardi India.

© Absolut 

1. 45 ml Absolut Grapefruit vodka

2. 45 ml Grapefruit juice 

3. 10 ml lime juice

4. Soda water 

5. Grapefruit wedge for garnish

  • Pour all ingredients except the soda into a shaker. Add ice cubes and shake.
  • Pour into a highball (salted rim optional) andtop up with soda. 
  • Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Recipe courtesy Absolut vodka, Pernod Ricard India.

© Butterfly High

1. 2 cherries, fresh or frozen

2. 1 half of a lemon

3. 1 Lemon

4. 2 tbsp raspberries, fresh or frozen

5. 1 tsp rosemary syrup

6. 2 tbsp raspberry jam

7. 2 tbsp granulated sugar

8. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

9. 1 sparkling water

10. 1 tbsp rose petals, dried

11. 60 ml vodka

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients.
  • Shake till well mixed.
  • Served in a rock glass

Recipe courtesy Avril Gonsalves, head mixologist at Butterfly High Thane and BKC, Mumbai

© Silly, Khar

1. 60 ml vodka

2. 20 ml Strawberry puree

3. 10 ml Freshly squeezed lime juice

4. 3-4 basil leaves

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all the ingredients and shake. 
  • Serve in a cocktail glass and garnish with strawberry chunks and basil sprig.

Recipe courtesy Latesh Kotial, head mixologist, Silly Khar, Mumbai

© 145 Cafe & Bar

1. 60ml Vodka

2. 2-3 Kaffir leaves

3. 1 tbsp chopped Lemongrass

4. 20ml Elderflower syrup

5. 15ml lime juice

6. 1 tsp chopped ginger

7. 10 ml coconut syrup

8. Splash of soda

  • Muddle the lemon grass, ginger and kaffir leaves in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add other ingredients along with ice and shake, double strain and serve in a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with kaffir leaves

Recipe courtesy Ishan Bahl, founder, 145 Café & Bar, Mumbai 

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