Ten best vodka cocktails

  • Vodkatini. This is another name for the dry martini, distinguishing it from a dry martini made with gin. 4 parts vodka, one-half part dry martini. No ice: chill by shaking or stirring; garnish with a green olive.
  • Bloody Mary. The famous pick-me-up and appetiser. 2 parts vodka, 3 parts tomato juice, one-half part lemon juice, a seasoning (to taste) of black pepper, salt (or celery salt), Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco.
  • Bloody Caesar. A variant of the Bloody Mary, substituting the tomato juice with Clamato (clam broth and tomato juice).
  • Bull Shot. Like the Bloody Mary, but using beef consommé or beef stock instead of the tomato juice.
  • White Russian. 2 parts vodka, 1 part Kahlúa (Mexican coffee liqueur), 1 part single cream, with plenty of ice.
  • Black Russian. A White Russian without the cream.
  • Screwdriver (Vodka and Orange). 2 parts vodka, 5 parts orange juice, orange slice, ice.
  • Harvey Wallbanger. 1 part vodka, 3 parts orange juice, 1 part Galliano (yellow Italian vanilla-based liqueur), ice.
  • Moscow mule. 2 parts vodka, 4 parts ginger beer (or ginger ale), 1 part lime juice, ice.
  • Vodka and Cranberry. 1 part vodka, 5 parts cranberry juice, ice.