The winter season is finally here. That means ‘tis the season to finally enjoy
our favorite winter-themed drinks.
What makes the winter drinking season fabulous is the variety of flavors you can enjoy in your seasonal cocktails.
winter cocktail can tickle your tastebuds whether you prefer bright and fruity, rich and deep, or a spicy kick.
For this reason, we created this comprehensive guide on our favorite winter-fully delicious vodka cocktails for the colder months.
Whether you’re into fresh citrus or deep, rich caramel, this guide will surely have the ideal winter vodka cocktail.
Are you looking for a pick-me-up after dinner? Try a classic espresso martini!
This classic cocktail first debuted in the 1980s in London.
Espresso martinis typically use Kahlúa, vodka, espresso, and simple syrup. However, if you are in a pinch, you can substitute espresso for
a cold brew and get similar results.
Are you looking for the perfect afternoon or late-night cocktail? Look no further than the White Russian.
The White Russian is a variation of the classic cocktail of the Black Russian, which is
coffee liqueur and vodka.
The main difference between the Black and White Russian is that White Russian adds extra cream, which gives the drink its richness.
If you prefer fruity and citrus cocktails, this Winter Citrus Vodka and Ginger Beer cocktail will surely tickle your tastebuds.
The drink uses vodka, a splash of St. Germain’s, and freshly squeezed clementine or blood orange juice.
Ginger beer gives this drink an additional depth of flavor and a wonderfully fizzy mouthfeel.
If you think cocktails are just for people who can eat all the carbs, they care for, think again.
This electric blue Arctic Mule cocktail is low-carb and keto-friendly.
Based on a classic Moscow Mule, this cocktail features
pineapple vodka, sugar-free peppermint syrup, and sugar-free ginger beer.
Good things come to those who wait! If you’re willing to be patient to enjoy
an outstanding vodka cocktail, this is the drink for you.
To make this drink, you will need to infuse vodka with pears and cinnamon for five days before shaking it up with honey, allspice dram, and lemon juice.
No citrus fruit embodies the winter spirit quite like blood orange.
Available from December to April, blood oranges are the perfect base for any winter-themed cocktail.
Try them in this
French-inspired cocktail, made with Ciroc, Domaine de canton, blood orange and lime juice, honey, and bitters. It’s sweet, tart, sophisticated, and perfect for your next dinner party.
If you’re not ready to give up your autumnal flavors heading into the winter season, consider trying this Jubilee.
This cocktail is similar to
a classic fall sangria, but the inclusion of vodka and spiced pear liqueur adds sophistication to that seasonal classic.
You can also top this drink with chilled seltzer for added texture and bubbles.
This cocktail highlights patience as a virtue.
This cranberry cosmo uses homemade cranberry-infused vodka.
You can get store-bought cranberry vodka, but it may not measure up to the homemade version. But regardless of the route you take, we guarantee that you’ll still end up with a tasty cocktail.
Here’s a drink to help you unleash your inner child.
The Marshmallow Mule is a variation of the classic Moscow Mule. In this version, you’ll mix vodka with marshmallow syrup, ginger syrup, and soda water before topping it off with a perfectly roasted marshmallow.
This recipe uses vodka, but you can also use rum or whiskey for a spiced drink.
a drink for Christmas lovers, a drink to bring merriment and Christmas cheer.
The Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail is a peppermint martini with a twist.
The cocktail is
vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and half-and-half. For a festive twist, serve it in a sugar-rimmed martini glass with a candy cane.
If you’re a Tom Collins drinker looking for a festive treat, try this Rosemary Vodka Collins cocktail for your next afternoon pick-me-up.
In this version of the classic Tom Collins drink, you simply swap gin and simple syrup for vodka and rosemary syrup.
The glass features lemon juice, seltzer, and a rosemary sprig garnish.
If your main priority in the winter months is staying warm during the winter, why not warm up with a Caramel Apple Cider Hot Toddy cocktail?
This cocktail is a warm, comforting mix of
caramel vodka, bourbon, and apple cider with delicious, fluffy whipped cream.
I recommend this one for entertaining guests, as it serves up to eight.
Warm up this winter with these delicious vodka cocktails!
If you prefer another type of spirit, check out
the best winter rum cocktails, winter gin cocktails, or tequila cocktails with winter flavors!
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!