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15 Easy 2-Ingredient Vodka Drinks You Should Try (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

We get it – you don’t have all the time (and budget) to make delicious vodka drinks. 

But the good news is that you can still enjoy a variety of drinks that you can prepare in a snap without sacrificing your budget. 

Here are easy 2-ingredient vodka drinks that will complete your day. 

Top 15 Easy 2-Ingredient Vodka Drinks 

15. Cran-Apple Martini

top view shot of Cran-Apple Martini glass

This Cran-Apple Martini recipe calls for cranberry juice infused with green apple vodka. So expect the tart and lightly sweet flavor. 

Prep Time: 2mins

Total Time: 2mins

Ingredients: 

  • One shot of green apple vodka
  • Three shots of cranberry juice

Instructions: Mix and shake vodka and juice in your cocktail shaker. You can mix it with ice if you want your drink chilled. 

Serving: 1

14. Vodka Martini

glass of vodka martini on a wooden table

If you want a bolder flavor with fewer fruit notes, then try this Vodka Martini. 

Prep Time: 3mins

Total Time: 3mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2oz dry vermouth (Alternative: fresh lime juice)
  • 3oz vodka

Instructions: In your shaker, mix ice, vermouth, and vodka. Shake thoroughly and strain into your chilled martini or rocks glass

Serving: 1

13. Frozen Raspberry Vodka Slush

Glass of Frozen Raspberry Vodka Slush on a Wooden Table

A tasty Raspberry Vodka Slush can beat a hot day which you can prepare easily with very few ingredients required. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1.5oz vodka

Instructions: Pour vodka and raspberries into a blender with ice. Blend well until slushy, and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

12. Easy Pineapple Martini

2 glasses of Easy Pineapple Martini

One of the refreshing and simple mixed drinks to enjoy is this Easy Pineapple Martini. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz vodka
  • 2oz pineapple juice

Instructions: Combine vodka, ice, and pineapple juice in your shaker. Shake until well-blended and strain into your glass.  

Serving: 1

11. Vodka Tonic

man making a Vodka Tonic coktail drink

One of the classic cocktails is Vodka Tonic, which mixes tonic water and your favorite vodka drink, creating citrusy bubbles that are surely refreshing. 

“Vodka is like water, but with consequences.”

— Tom Rachman, English-Canadian Novelist

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4oz tonic water (Alternative: club soda)
  • 2oz vodka

Instructions: Pour vodka into a glass with ice and add tonic water on top. If desired, you can garnish your Vodka Tonic with a lemon wedge.  

Serving: 1

10. Screwdriver Vodka

glass of Screwdriver Vodka

This classic Screwdriver [1] is one of the most iconic cocktails that surely anyone has tried before.

It’s a refreshing drink with the flavor of vodka and orange juice in one. 

Prep Time: 2mins

Total Time: 2mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz orange juice
  • 1oz vodka

Instructions: Fill your highball glass with ice and add vodka and orange juice. Stir well and garnish it with fresh herbs or an orange slice if desired. 

Serving: 1

9. Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Glass of Chocolate Peppermint Martini on a Wooden Table

This drink, made with vodka and Starbucks chocolate peppermint espresso, is a great perk for coffee lovers. But of course, any chocolate peppermint-flavored drink would do. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz vodka
  • 3oz chocolate peppermint espresso

Instructions: Mix espresso and vodka in a shaker filled with ice, then shake for around 2 minutes. Finally, pour it into your martini or rocks glass. 

Serving: 1

8. Blueberry Vodka Pink Lemonade

2 Glasses of Blueberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail Drink

Blueberry Lemonade is undoubtedly delicious, but when mixed with vodka, it’s another delectable and refreshing drink to share. 

Prep Time: 2mins

Total Time: 2mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4oz pink lemonade
  • 2oz blueberry vodka 

Instructions: Combine vodka, lemonade, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds and strain into your glass. 

Serving: 1

7. Bloody Mary with Bacon-Infused Vodka

Man Holding 2 Glasses of Bloody Mary with Bacon-Infused Vodka

One of the iconic cocktails is this Bloody Mary [2] with Bacon-Infused Vodka, a perfect brunch drink.

This is unique among other 2-ingredients vodka drinks as it has bacon notes. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 15oz tomato juice 
  • 1 1/2-3 shots of bacon-infused vodka 

Instructions: Fill half of your cocktail shaker with ice. Add a pinch of seasalt and pepper, a squirt of sriracha, and vodka. 

Then, mix in the juice and shake until chilled. Pour the mix into your pint glass, and garnish it with bacon or lime wedge if preferred.  

Serving: 1

6. Nilla Wafer Martini

Top View Shot of Nilla Wafer Martini Glass

Nilla Wafer Martini is one of the clever cocktail recipes combining amaretto and vanilla-flavored vodka that makes a delicious drink that’s not overly sweet. 

Prep Time: 3mins

Total Time: 3mins

Ingredients: 

Instructions: Combine vodka and amaretto in a shaker with ice, then shake until chilled. Filter the mix into your chilled martini glass. 

Serving: 1

5. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail Glass Drink with 2 Bottles of Tipsy Vodka

Orange soda mixed with vodka creates a timeless classic recipe that’s refreshing – tasting like popsicles.  

 Prep Time: 2mins

Total Time: 2mins

Ingredients: 

  • One can of orange soda, small
  • 1.5oz vanilla vodka 

Instructions: Pour ice and vodka into a glass. Then, fill a glass with orange soda and enjoy.  

Serving: 1

4. Bullfrog Drink Recipe

Bullfrog Cocktail Drink with black background

Perfect for a summer barbecue or a drink by the pool, Bullfrog Drink are made with only two ingredients: vodka and frozen limeade. It’s a great addition to any big batch of drinks.

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 12-14 shots of vodka
  • One bottle (or can) of limeade, frozen or pre-made 

Instructions: Combine 4 ⅓ cups of water with the limeade and stir. Add the vodka shots and mix well. Pour the mixture into a lowball glass and serve. 

Serving: 1

3. Limoncello Martini

Bartender Pouring Limoncello Martini Drink on a Glass

This cocktail recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur Limoncello, that’s sweet and citrusy. It’s one of the best vodka mixers that balances the flavors of the drink. 

Prep Time: 2mins

Total Time: 2mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Limoncello (Alternative: pickle juice)
  • 1oz vodka

Instructions: Add vodka and Limoncello to your martini shaker filled with ice and shake well. Rim your martini glass with lemon and sugar, then pour the mix.  

Serving: 1

2. Black Russian Cocktail

Glass of Black Russian Cocktail with Cherry

If you’ve tried White Russian, you must also try this Black Russian cocktail. So, leave the cream out and prepare this drink. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz coffee liqueur 
  • 2oz vodka

Instructions: Combine vodka and coffee liqueur in your highball glass filled with ice. Stir and serve. 

Serving: 1

1. Greyhound Cocktail

2 Glasses of The Greyhound Cocktail

This classic cocktail combines the flavors the grapefruit juice and vodka. 

Prep Time: 5mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

Instructions: Mix vodka and juice in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir well and enjoy

Serving: 1

Bartender’s Tip: Other 2-ingredient vodka drinks that didn’t make this list (but are still worth trying) include Cape Codder (vodka-cranberry mix), Vodka Soda (vodka-soda water mix), and Dirty Martini (olive brine/vermouth mix with vodka or gin). 

FAQs 

What can you mix with vodka when you have no mixers?

What you can mix with vodka if you have no mixers includes cranberry extract, lemon-lime soda, unsweetened or sweetened lime juice, ginger beer [3] (or ginger ale), and simple syrup.  

What is the healthiest mixer for vodka?

The healthiest mixer for vodka is soda water since it’s nothing but carbonated water.

Since there are no added sugars, additives, or flavorings, it delivers a neutral flavor. Soda water mixed with vodka makes Vodka Soda.  

What is a good mixer ratio for vodka?

A good mixer ratio for vodka is 1:3– a rule of thumb when mixing drinks or cocktails. But, depending on your preference, a 1:2 and equal parts ratio is also applicable. 

In A Nut Shell 

Making vodka drinks or cocktails doesn’t have to be time-consuming, along with meticulous ingredients.  

As you can see, there are 2-ingredient vodka drinks you can prepare in no time with very accessible ingredients needed. 

You don’t need fancy liqueurs [4] to make modern or classic cocktails that taste great and achieve your favorite flavor. 

Using the best mixers, you can turn an economical vodka into refreshing and tasty cocktails.  

References:

  1. https://www.businessinsider.com/the-origin-story-of-the-screwdriver-cocktail-2015-3 
  2. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/paris-marks-bloody-mary-cocktails-100th-birthday 
  3. https://www.britannica.com/topic/kvass
  4. https://www.britannica.com/topic/liqueur

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