7 Delicious Winter Vodka Cocktails You Have to Try

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Winter vodka cocktails? Vodka is not a liquor you normally think of when the temperatures drop. As soon as it starts to cold, we start to cook delicious hot meals, we bust out our best winter gear and spend our nights gathered around a fire. It is a magical time of year that people often think can only be enjoyed with brown forms of liquor like brandies, rums, and whiskeys.

But did you know that you can easily integrate vodka into your winter cocktail mix? It’s true, and we are going to show you.

Here are 7 delicious winter vodka cocktails you can try. 


This amazing winter drink is a mix of red wine, spiced pear liqueur, and maple syrup that is paired with vodka. If it doesn’t already sound delicious, it also is garnished with nutmeg and fanned pear slices. You can probably already imagine how amazing this drink smells. 

Coco Chanel Martini

If you live in an environment where your winters are more on the warm side…this is the cocktail for you! The Coco Chanel Martini is a simple mix of coconut vodka paired with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. It is a tropical tasting drink that will warm you like a good sweater. 

Black Russian

This amazing drink is robust and is perfect for those super cold nights. It is very similar to the White Russian, with the only difference is that you skip the cream and only use vodka and kahlua. 

Pho-King Champ

If you are a lover of Vietnamese Pho, then this is the cocktail for you! It is as easy as taking a spoonfuls of your favorite Pho broth and combining it with vodka, sherry and fresh lime. The depth of flavor you experience is just as nurturing as the Pho itself. If you’re wondering where the name comes from, the backstory is that it is named after a San Fransisco rock band from the 1950s called The Champs.

Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

Served in the iconic copper mug, it is a combination of cran-apple juice, Vodka, Ginger Beer, and lime. You can even give it an even more festive look by adding actual apple slices and cranberries to it. It has a wonderful tarte flavor and is a perfect pairing for that holiday pumpkin pie. 

Espresso Martini

Need a pick me up after eating all of those amazing winter and holiday dishes? The espresso martini is exactly what you need! It is a luxurious tasting cocktail made up of vodka, espresso, kahlua, and a tiny bit of sugar usually in the form of the glass being lined with chocolate syrup. The cocktail was invented by a British bartender by the name of Dick Bradsell at the classic Fred’s Club in London in the 1950s. 

Pear and Elderflower Collins

If you want to add a winter twist to your favorite Tom Collins drink, you will love this! It is a combination of pear liqueur, pear puree, vodka, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur and a touch of honey for balance, and a splash of club soda. With an added dusting of cinnamon to top off the drink, this will give you the utmost winter vibes. 

We hope you will try our top 7 winter vodka cocktails. We totally understand that a lot of people aren’t used to drinking Vodka in the winter months. But we promise that these are tasty and will add a little bit of that wintery holiday cheer you are looking for. Whether it is by a large bonfire, or cozied up on your couch with a big comfy blanket watching your favorite move, we know you will love these winter vodka cocktails!

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