8 Must-Try Fruity Vodka Based Cocktails

8 Must-Try Fruity Vodka Based Cocktails


Vodka is traditionally distilled from fermented potatoes or grains and is distributed across the globe. More importantly, it’s one of those spirits that practically anyone can enjoy in a cocktail, as long as it’s mixed correctly.

It’s also the perfect ingredient for shots for the weekend.

With a range of ‘cleaner’ and ‘smoother’ tasting brands available (my personal favourite being Grey Goose), I encourage you to use your favourite vodka in these deliciously fruity cocktails below in order to give them an optimal flavour.

Choosing the right vodka is important to creating the perfect cocktail, because when it comes to vodka, you definitely get what you pay for.

Frenchy

This cocktail is not overwhelming in flavour and has a delicate balance of fruity aromas.

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz pear vodka
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Method

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a cocktail shaker
  • Pour into a highball glass filled with ice

Beachside Peach

Trying a new drink! Beachside Peach! #miabella #jaclynsBday

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Another fruity drink, but the sweetness is cut in this one with the refreshing hints of ginger ale added to the concoction.

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz peach vodka
  • 1½ oz pineapple juice
  • 1½ oz cranberry juice cocktail
  • ¼ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz ginger ale

Method

  • Mix the first four (non-carbonated) ingredients thoroughly in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Strain into a Collins glass and fill to the brim with ice
  • Top off with ginger ale

Grape Nehi

Grape Nehi #grapenehi #drink #shot

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Coloured like grape soda, this adult version of the drink you enjoyed in your childhood will leave you happy that you’ve grown up.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz of your favourite vodka
  • ¾ oz raspberry liqueur
  • Dash of sweet and sour mix
  • 7-Up

Method

  • In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in both alcoholic ingredients
  • Stir in sweet and sour mix
  • Top off with 7-Up

Pink Raspberry Cosmo

Not only is this drink pretty to look at (hey, we can be shallow when it comes to cocktail presentations!), but it also tastes divine.

Ingredients for raspberry juice

  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 2½ oz water

Ingredients for cocktail

  • 1 oz raspberry juice
  • 1 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 2 oz of your favourite vodka
  • ¼ lime, juiced
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Pink sugar crystals
  • Fresh raspberries

Method for raspberry juice

  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Mash the berries against the side of the pan to release the juices
  • Bring mixture to a simmer
  • Strain to remove seeds from the mix

Method for cocktail

  • Take a chilled martini glass and dip in simple syrup to garnish the rim in pink sugar crystals
  • Combine all liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Strain into glass
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

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Reminiscent of summertime, this yummy spiked lemonade is the most rewarding mixture of essences.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 4 oz blueberry vodka
  • ½ cup ice
  • 8 oz lemonade

Method

  • Place mint leaves, sugar, and blueberries in a cocktail shaker whilst gently mashing the blueberries to release flavour
  • Add vodka and ice before then shaking for half a minute
  • Pour drink into a highball glass with ice
  • If desired, garnish with fresh blueberries, lemon pinwheels, and/or mint leaves

Cherry Escape

One of my favourite fruits, I can confirm that any drink utilising cherries is bound to be a good one. What do you think?

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz cherry vodka
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 1 lemon wedge

Method

  • In a highball glass filled with ice, add in vodka
  • Top off with lemonade
  • If desired, garnish with a lemon wedge before serving

Tart Cherry Vodka Sour

Like I said before, cherries are my favourite… I can’t help but include one more cherry-infused cocktail. This time, with a more sour twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz grapefruit vodka
  • 2 oz tart cherry juice
  • 1 oz limeade
  • Splash of tonic water

Method

  • Pour all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice
  • Stir with a spoon

Fruit Tingle

First legal drink at the bar #australia #fruittingle

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This sweet cocktail is the perfect way to jumpstart your dreams of the summer months ahead.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of your favourite vodka
  • 3 oz blue curacao
  • Lemonade
  • Hint of raspberry cordial

Method

  • In a highball glass with ice, stir in vodka, curacao, and top off remainder with lemonade
  • Pour in a hint of raspberry cordial and mix

You know, you don’t have to have a fruit salad every single day. Let today be the day that you take a break from the freshly chopped fruits arranged in a bowl and instead, opt for these (okay, maybe not super healthy by any means) sweet drinks, instead.

You can always go back to your healthy-eating diet tomorrow morning.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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