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What to Mix With Caramel Vodka: 10 Mixers (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Caramel vodka can be slowly sipped on the rocks or taken in a shot, but do you know that there are specific mixers that make the spirit more enjoyable to drink? 

So, what do you mix with caramel vodka?

Here are the best mixers that bring more depth to the caramel vodka and can make your holiday season sweeter. 

Top 10 Mixers For Caramel Vodka 

10. RumChata

Pouring RumChata Bottle on a glass

RumChata has a creamy and very sweet body with cinnamon, vanilla, and dark rum [1] on the finish.

Salted Caramel Martini

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Caramel vodka
  • 1 oz RumChata
  • Caramel Syrup (rim and garnish)
  • Sea Salt (garnish)

Instructions: 

Rim a glass with caramel syrup and sea salt, then set aside. Shake together 1 oz of RumChata and caramel vodka with a handful of ice. Strain in the prepared glass and swirl caramel syrup on top. 

Serving: 1

9. Apple Cider 

glass and a half gallon of apple cider

Apple cider has a tangy, sweet, bold, and elegant flavor profile that pairs perfectly with caramel vodka and other mixers. 

Caramel Apple Martini

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Apple cider
  • 2 oz Caramel vodka
  • Cinnamon sugar (rim)
  • Caramel syrup (rim)
  • Apple slice or cinnamon stick (garnish)

Instructions: 

Shake together the apple cider and caramel vodka with plenty of ice in a shaker. Strain it in a martini glass with a cinnamon sugar rim. Top it off with a cinnamon stick or apple slice, then serve. 

Serving: 1

8. Chocolate 

melted chocolate

Single-origin chocolate pairs well with caramel vodka, and this drink is for those with a serious sweet tooth. 

Snickertini

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Caramel vodka
  • 0.5 oz amaretto
  • 0.5 oz chocolate liqueur 
  • 0.5 oz Irish cream liquor
  • Dash of heavy cream 
  • Chocolate and caramel syrup (garnish)

Instructions: 

Start the drink by adding chocolate and caramel sauce down the walls of the glass. Shake up the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain it into the prepared glass. 

Serving: 1

7. Cold-Brewed Coffee

glass of cold brew coffee

If you want some kick on your cocktail, cold brewed coffee has a nice kick of caffeine that blends greatly with caramel vodka. It is nutty, toasted, and bittersweet. 

Caramel Iced Coffee

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Caramel vodka
  • 2 oz cold-brewed coffee

Instructions: 

In a glass, combine equal parts of caramel vodka and cold-brewed coffee. Add lots of ice and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

6. Ice Cream (Chocolate)

scooping chocolate ice cream

If you are looking for a dessert-like cocktail, you will never go wrong with mixing caramel vodka and ice cream. It is cold and sweet, like a dessert in a cup, but packed with punch. 

Boozy Snickers Bar

Prep Time: 6 mins

Total Time: 6 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz caramel vodka 
  • 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
  • 1.5 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 6 oz milk or half and half

Garnish

  • Whipped cream 
  • Chopped peanuts 
  • Caramel drizzle

Instructions:

In a blender, mix up the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour in a milkshake glass and finish off with whipped cream, caramel, and chopped peanuts. 

Serving: 1

5. Eggnog 

bottle of eggnog

Eggnog can add a special touch to your caramel vodka because it is creamy and sweet, like a custard. 

Caramel Nog

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz caramel vodka
  • 3 oz premade eggnog 
  • Caramel drizzle (garnish)
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Instructions: 

Get a glass with ice and mix caramel vodka and premade eggnog. Top it off with caramel drizzle and cinnamon stick, then serve. 

Serving: 1

4. Ginger Ale 

glass of ginger ale on top of table

Ginger Ale has a tangy, sour, and citrusy note that simultaneously makes it irresistible and refreshing. 

Caramel Mule

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz caramel vodka
  • 1.5 oz club soda
  • 1.5 oz ginger ale
  • Lime

Instructions: 

To prepare the cocktail, combine equal parts of caramel vodka, club soda, and ginger ale in a glass. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and add lots of ice. 

Serving:

3. Sour Apple Schnapps

Dekuyper Sour Apple Schnapps

Sour Apple Schnapps is a low-proof spirit that is usually sweet with hints of sour green apple and peppermint. Adding it to a cocktail can make your traditional martini more special. 

Caramel Apple Martini

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Caramel vodka
  • 1.25 oz Sour apple schnapps
  • 0.75 oz orange liqueur 
  • Apple slice (garnish)

Instructions: 

Add ice with all the ingredients in a shaker and shake it until chilled. Get a chilled martini glass and strain the martini. Finish with an apple slice. 

Serving: 1

2. Irish Cream Liqueur

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur with fields on the background

Thanks to the caramel vodka, you can make your version of the Kahlua cocktail sweet with hints of caramel. 

“Flavored vodka also opens the spirit up to female drinkers- a very large and lucrative segment”

– Mike Gerrard, Vodka Enthusiast and Blogger 

Caramel Mudslide

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Caramel vodka
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz Irish cream liqueur 
  • Cocoa powder (garnish)

Instructions: 

Get a shaker and mix the caramel vodka, Kahlua, and Irish cream liqueur. Add ice and shake it well, then strain it into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish it with cocoa powder. 

Serving:

1. Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer Bottle and a Glass

Ginger beer has a strong ginger flavor and a spicy finish, so when combined with caramel vodka, you’ll have a perfectly balanced cocktail drink [2]. 

Blood Orange Caramel Mule

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

  • 0.75 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 oz caramel vodka
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Mint and blood orange wheels (garnish)

Instructions: 

Combine orange juice and caramel vodka in a shaker and mix well until chilled. Strain in a mule cup with ice and top it off with ginger beer, orange wheel, and mint sprig.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

How strong is caramel vodka?

Caramel vodka features around 30% alcohol content. 

What soda can you mix with caramel vodka?

Club soda mixes great with caramel vodka. The sweetness of vodka compliments great with the fizz and tanginess of the soda. 

Does soda mix well with caramel vodka?

Yes, soda mixes well with caramel vodka. However, it can be too sweet for you if you don’t have a sweet tooth. 

Final Thoughts

From fizzy ginger beer to coffee and RumChata, Caramel vodka is versatile enough to blend well and elevate traditional cocktail drinks. 

With its sweet burnt sugar flavor profile, Caramel vodka will bring you back to your childhood but is surely packed with an adult kick.

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/rum-liquor 
  2. https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-a-cocktail-760163 

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