Simple Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Apple martini Recreate your favourite vodka-based cocktails in 10 minutes or less. Check out this list of super simple vodka cocktail recipes that you can try at home. Let’s get started!

Vodka Martini

Two vodka martini with olives The arch-rival of the classic gin martini, vodka martini, is unbelievably easy to make. It’s a crisp and clean taste with a lingering finish of slightly sweet citrus or mildly salty if you prefer to use olives. Follow this simple vodka cocktail recipe, and you’ll be indulging in a serving of homemade vodka martini in less than five minutes.


  • 2 ounces Spirit of York Vodka
  • 3/4 ounces dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Lemon twist or olives for garnish


  1. Collect all the ingredients.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain all the solid particles.
  5. Pour into a cocktail glass.
  6. Add a lemon peel twist or olive for garnishing.

Apple Martini

 Apple martini An apple martini, also popularly known as Appletini, is a refreshingly fruity cocktail beverage that comes with its signature electric green colour. Here’s a no-nonsense apple martini vodka recipe for one. It only takes five minutes to make.


  • 50 ml Spirit of York Vodka
  • 50 ml of apple juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Gather all your ingredients.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  3. Add all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
  4. Mix everything until the cocktail shaker feels cold to the touch.
  5. Strain and pour the beverage into a martini glass.
  6. Garnish with a thin slice of fresh green apple.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary vodka cocktail The Bloody Mary is an iconic vodka cocktail that offers an explosion of different flavours. It’s sweet, tangy, salty, spicy, and smoky all in one go. Fun fact: a study suggests that Bloody Mary tastes better when enjoyed 30,000 feet off the ground or on a flight. It’s because the umami, dubbed as the fifth taste, or the rich flavour present in its ingredients like the tomato juice, gets “significantly enhanced.” So if anyone tells you that Bloody Mary is their favourite vodka cocktail of all time, you can bet they first tried while on a plane. On the other hand, while a Bloody Mary may seem intimidating with its unmissable bright red hue, the truth is, it only takes a simple vodka cocktail recipe and 10 minutes to make it on your own. Here’s how.


  • 125 ml fresh tomato juice
  • 50 ml Spirit of York Vodka
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 25 ml sherry
  • ¼ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops of Tabasco hot sauce
  • Celery salt and fennel seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large, ice-filled cocktail shaker, add in all the ingredients.
  2. Shake vigorously to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  3. Strain and pour liquid contents into a tall glass with ice.
  4. Finish this simple vodka cocktail recipe with a stick of celery, lemon wedge, and a cherry tomato for garnishing.

Vodka Tonic

Vodka tonic and limes If you know how to make the famous gin and tonic cocktail, whipping up a vodka tonic would a piece of cake for you. Here’s a simple vodka cocktail recipe that yields a single serving within three minutes.


  • 2 ounces Spirit of York Vodka
  • A splash of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 shots of tonic water
  • Lime wheels for garnish


  1. Combine the vodka with the lime juice in a cocktail glass packed with ice.
  2. Add the tonic water.
  3. Jazz it up with lime slices, et voila! You’ve made one of the easiest vodka-based cocktails in the playbook like a pro.


Screwdriver cocktail drink The Screwdriver packs a punch with its perfect blend of citrus undertones and spicy vodka flavour. Despite its masculine name, it’s a certified ladies drink. But it’d sure sound so cool ordering one! Here’s a quick Screwdriver cocktail recipe for one that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.


  • 2 small oranges
  • 1 clementine
  • 50 ml Spirit of York Vodka
  • Angostura bitters
  • Orange wedges for garnishing


  1. Squeeze the oranges and clementine.
  2. Get a tall glass and fill it with ice.
  3. Pour vodka into it.
  4. Add the freshly squeezed juice.
  5. Mix gently.
  6. Add a splash or two of Angostura bitters.
  7. Top with orange wedges for presentation.


Cosmopolitan cocktail beverage Pretty in pink, the Cosmopolitan, or Cosmo, is a delightfully sweet, tart, and fruity summer cocktail made more invigorating and intoxicating with its sharp notes of vodka. Depending on your preference, you can adjust this simple vodka cocktail recipe to be fruitier by adding more cranberry juice or stronger with a little more vodka.


  • 50 ml mandarin vodka
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 50 ml cranberry juice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka and the orange liqueur.
  2. Add the lime juice and the cranberry juice.
  3. Fill it up with ice.
  4. Shake vigorously to mix all the flavours.
  5. Strain into a martini glass.
  6. Style with a slice of orange zest, and enjoy to your heart’s content!

White Russian

Cosmopolitan cocktail beverage Here’s a simple vodka cocktail recipe that’ll satisfy all self-confessed coffee addicts. The White Russian is rich, creamy, and incredibly delicious.


  • 50 ml Spirit of York Vodka
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • 1 tbsp single cream


  1. Get a large glass or tumbler.
  2. Fill it with ice.
  3. Pour the vodka into it.
  4. Add the coffee liqueur and the single cream.
  5. Stir and serve!

Spirit of York Vodka

The success of your vodka cocktail concoction relies heavily on the quality of vodka that you use. Trust us; nothing can mask the subpar flavour of a poor-quality spirit. Give your simple vodka cocktail recipes a suave and sophisticated touch with the Spirit of York Vodka. Our vodka is distilled to perfection using only Ontario-grown rye, a specially sourced strain of distiller’s yeast, and crystal-clear water from the township of Springwater, Ontario – the purest water in Ontario. It’s a grain-to-glass spirit guaranteed to take your simple vodka cocktail recipes to the next level. Get your hands on Spirit of York’s Vodka and other premium-quality products in our Distillery located at 12 Trinity Street, Toronto Ontario and in provinces across Canada. For detailed inquiries, please get in touch with the Spirit of York team now!

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