Here are 7 of the best vodka drinks you should be experiencing next time you order or make a vodka cocktail. They’re the best on flavor, presentation and overall experience.

They’re not all super duper easy and require more ingredients than just vodka but still…not too much. With the amount of epic crap that is out there for vodka drinks, I think these drinks service the spirit of vodka best!

Leave us a comment with what you think are one of the top vodka drinks that you would order, suggest or make. Vodka cocktails are popular so it’s time to share!

Cape Codder
1 ½ oz. / 50ml Vodka, 4 ½ oz. / 150ml Cranberry Juice, Lime Wedge Garnish

Harvey Wallbanger
1.25 oz Vodka, 3 oz Orange juice, .5 oz Galliano
Add the vodka and the orange juice to a tall glass filled with ice. Stir, and float the Galliano on top. Garnish with an orange slice.

Sex on the Beach
1.5 oz Vodka, .5 oz Peach schnapps, 1.5 oz Orange or pineapple juice, 1.5 oz Cranberry juice, .5 oz Chambord or crème de cassis (optional)
Shake, strain, orange wheel garnish

Salty Dog
1.5 oz Vodka, 3 oz Grapefruit juice, 4 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
Rim a highball glass with salt. Shake the vodka (or gin) and grapefruit juice, pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

Cosmopolitan
1.5 oz (citrus) vodka 1 oz Cointreau .5 oz Fresh lime juice 1 dash Cranberry juice
shake , strain , lime garnish

Sea Breeze
1 ½ oz. / 50ml Vodka, 4 oz. / 120ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice, 1 ½ oz. / 50ml Cranberry Juice, Lime Wedge Garnish

Lemon Drop Martini
2 oz Vodka, .5 oz Triple sec, 1 oz Simple syrup, 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. (Do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass.). Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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