Vodka is a popular liquor and can be used as an ingredient for a wide variety of cocktails. As a clean, clear spirit, its taste pairs well with many different flavors. Vodka can be used to create sweet, savory, dry, and spicy drinks, and one can make a cocktail for any occasion using this multitudinous liquor. With so many drinks considered the best cocktails with vodka, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular recipes, including low-calorie cocktails with vodka and cocktails using organic vodka.
Low-Calorie Cocktails with Vodka
For those on a diet or who would like to watch how many calories they consume, there are plenty of low-calorie cocktails with vodka. Take a look at the list below of low-calorie cocktails with vodka you can enjoy, even if you’re trying to follow a healthy lifestyle.
You may not realize it, but a mojito can be made into a low-calorie cocktail with vodka. While many mojitos have roughly 250 calories, you can make your recipe healthier (and even keto!) by switching up some of the ingredients. One way to do this is by replacing the sugar with a sugar-free sweetener like Stevia or Swerve.
Martinis also contain about 200-250 calories, but these can also be simplified into more calorie-conscious treats. Create a skinny pomegranate martini cocktail using ½ cup pomegranate juice, ¼ cup sparkling water, 2 tsp fresh orange juice, 2 shots of vodka, ice, and lime or lemon slices for garnish.
Bloody marys often have up to 400 calories per serving, which can be a risky proposition for someone looking to cut calories.
Thankfully, you can create a healthier bloody mary using 1 jigger vodka, 6 ounces tomato juice, 1 tsp lemon juice, ⅛ tsp celery salt, 2 drops of hot sauce, 2 drops of Worcestershire sauce, vodka, and fruit and vegetable garnishes.
Cocktails with Organic Vodka
Organic vodka has been rising in popularity and can be used to create some delicious cocktails with vodka. Organic vodkas use unique distillation techniques that separate impurities and control the cooling and heating of the spirit.
Two ounces of organic vodka can be mixed with 3 thin slices of cucumber, 2 sprigs of fresh mint, and 2 ounces of lemonade for a delicious, cool cucumber treat. Mix those ingredients with ice and shake until cooled. Enjoy in a Collins glass or another glass of your choosing.
This simple recipe calls for 1.5 ounces of organic vodka and one ounce of lemonade to be placed in a shaker with ice and bruised. You can garnish with a sprig of lavender to add an aesthetic touch.
Martinis are a fan favorite, but did you know you can enjoy one of these popular drinks with organic vodka, too? All the bleu martini calls for is 3 ounces organic vodka poured into a cocktail shaker over ice and shaken vigorously.
From there, strain into a martini glass and garnish with three bleu olives. This cocktail can also be served “dirty,” which calls for it to be topped with olive juice.
There are a plethora of options when it comes to the best cocktails with vodka. Consider which options best suit your tastes and whether you may want a low-calorie or organic alternative. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the clean, crisp taste of a cocktail that uses vodka.
About the Author
Jon Notarius is the Vice President of Premier Gourmet Corp. which operates the store’s online business via WineDeals.com.