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17 Best Vanilla Vodka Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

Classic flavor combines with nontraditional ingredients to create these incredible vanilla vodka cocktails

Vanilla vodka has so many uses. It’s sweet with a light, creamy flavor that instantly changes the dynamic of any cocktail. 

Boozy Lemon Vanilla Vodka Cocktail
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Add it to fruity drinks for a subtle sweetness. Add it to coffee cocktails for a familiar flavor.

You can even use it in chocolate cocktails for a decadent indulgence. 

This list of vanilla vodka cocktails has something for everybody.

From sweet to sour, creamy to stiff, these drinks are anything but boring. 

1. Lemon Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

The lemon drop you know and love just got a dreamy upgrade. 

Using vanilla-flavored vodka, this tart drink gets a sweet twist.

The flavor of vanilla vodka mellows out the bright and zesty lemon. 

It’s not too sweet, not too sour, and perfectly creamy. If you love lemon cake, this is the cocktail for you. 

2. Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda

Cherry vanilla vodka soda is a light and refreshing cocktail that’s super tasty. 

The perfect balance of fruity and sweet, this cocktail might be too easy to sip.

The bright flavor of juicy cherries is absolutely delicious. 

Sweet vanilla vodka has a bit of a creamy flavor. This drink feels like it’s right from an old-fashioned soda fountain. 

One sip and you’ll be hooked. 

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3. Vanilla Sky

The vanilla sky cocktail is a twist on a drink from Caribbean cruises.

Whether you’ve tried it or not, you’ll love this vacation in a glass. 

Delicious tropical flavors and smooth vanilla dance through this cocktail experience.

It starts with vanilla vodka and orange Curacao. 

It also has almond syrup, lime, and pineapple. The ingredients create a melody of sweet, fruity paradise. 

4. Baileys Martini With a Vanilla Twist

A Baileys martini with vanilla vodka is a sweet and creamy dessert in a glass. 

Whatever the occasion, this cocktail is the ideal way to end any night.

Rich and creamy Baileys Irish cream combined with sweet vanilla vodka is heavenly.

Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top for a hint of that warm spiciness. This drink is so good any time of year.

However, it always makes the holidays feel more special.

5. Dirty Shirley Cocktail

You know her. You love her. Shirley Temple is all grown up.

This cocktail is the non-alcoholic drink you’re familiar with but with a boozy twist. 

Start with the basics: grenadine and ginger ale or ginger beer. Add maraschino cherries and vanilla vodka.

This cocktail has all the nostalgia of a Shirley Temple but it’s way more fun. 

6. Orange Creamsicle

Creamy and refreshing on a hot summer day, this cocktail will cool you right down. 

Fruity, citrusy, and bright orange flavors mingle with creamy vanilla.

Use vanilla ice cream and vanilla vodka for the most dreamy cocktail you’ve ever tasted.

Good orange juice will add the perfect contrasting flavor. 

You’ll dream of this cocktail all year long. But guess what? You can make it anytime you want. 

7. Nilla Wafer Martini

The Nilla Wafer martini is a strong drink with a delicate sweetness. It’s full of flavor and full of booze. 

Combine vanilla vodka with amaretto liquor for a drink that will not disappoint. 

Like a traditional martini, this cocktail is all alcohol and no fluff.

It’s sweet but not overwhelming and can even be enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif. 

8. Blackberry Vanilla Martini

Blackberries and vanillas are a dynamic duo in this delicious drink. 

Fresh blackberries are tart and fruity. Add sweet and creamy vanilla vodka for a berries and cream sensation. 

Don’t stop there, add lime juice for a punch of flavor. Add some mint to cool it all down. 

Blackberry season has a whole new purpose with this flavorful cocktail. 

9. Godiva Chocolate Martini Recipe

Rich and decadent Godiva chocolate martinis will be your new favorite dessert. It’s chocolate milk for adults!

The chocolate flavor comes from Godiva chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and chocolate syrup.

Then, add vanilla vodka for extra sweetness and milk for extra creaminess. 

Godiva chocolate liqueur even comes in white and dark chocolate varieties.

You can easily switch up the flavors for a custom treat!

10. Key Lime Martini

Just like Key lime pie, this Key lime martini packs a punch of citrus flavor. 

The combination of tart lime and sweet vanilla will keep you coming back for another sip. The flavor is divine. 

If you like your dessert with a side of booze, this cocktail couldn’t get any better. This drink has a few surprise ingredients.

They’re what make it taste just like the pie you know and love. 

11. Vanilla White Russian

If you love coffee, especially sweet lattes, you’ll love the vanilla white Russian. 

Vanilla vodka and vanilla Kahlua are a match made in sweet heaven.

This drink is basically a boozy latte but with more alcohol and less actual coffee. 

You can’t get this at your morning cafe pit stop. 

12. Black Russian With Vanilla Vodka

Speaking of coffee, this black Russian takes coffee cocktails to a whole new level. 

Similar to a white Russian, the black Russian includes Kahlua and vanilla vodka.

However, this drink also has a healthy pour of cold brew coffee.

This is a fantastic cocktail for brunch or a late afternoon pick-me-up.

It has a wonderful coffee flavor with a light vanilla sweetness.

13. Vanilla Greyhound Pitcher Cocktail

I’m cheating a little with this one – but I just had to include it!

The OG recipe calls for vodka and vanilla to mellow out the kick of the grapefruit juice.

But I just used vanilla vodka and it was amazing. Definitely worth a try!

14. Baileys and Coffee Ice Cubes

This coffee drink is fun and super easy. 

First, freeze coffee in an ice cream tray.

You can use these for any iced coffee recipe you like. Although this one makes a great grown-up latte. 

Add the coffee ice cubes into a glass. Pour in Bailey’s Irish cream, vanilla vodka, and half and half or your favorite creamer. 

It’s creamy, flavorful, and gets even better as the cubes melt. 

15. Pumpkin Pie Martini

As soon as you feel that first chill in the air, pumpkin fills your every craving. 

Creme de cacao and heavy cream make this cocktail nice and creamy.

Pumpkin and nutmeg add the signature flavors and vanilla adds a hint of sweetness. 

The pumpkin pie martini is my favorite way to indulge in this seasonal sensation.

It’s adult-exclusive and the flavors are delicious. 

16. Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

With just three simple ingredients, this pineapple cocktail will be your fruity go-to. 

This isn’t your average vodka pineapple. The vanilla vodka adds just a hint of sweetness to balance the tart pineapple and lime. 

This cocktail will transport you to an island getaway in just one sip. 

17. Coconut Cloud Martini

I don’t think a drink could possibly have a more appealing name. 

The coconut cloud martini is where tropical dreams meet cocktail reality.

Rum and vanilla vodka act as the boozy base for this martini. 

Plus, it has more coconut rum and coconut cream. It’s not for the faint of heart, but you’ll quickly feel like floating on cloud nine. 

17 Best Vanilla Vodka Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

These vanilla vodka cocktails are refreshing and sweet! From martinis to white Russians to special coffees, get tipsy with these yummy drinks.


  • Lemon Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

  • Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda

  • Vanilla Sky

  • Baileys Martini With a Vanilla Twist

  • Dirty Shirley Cocktail

  • Orange Creamsicle

  • Nilla Wafer Martini

  • Blackberry Vanilla Martini

  • Godiva Chocolate Martini Recipe

  • Key Lime Martini

  • Vanilla White Russian

  • Black Russian With Vanilla Vodka

  • Vanilla Greyhound Pitcher Cocktail

  • Baileys and Coffee Ice Cubes

  • Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

  • Coconut Cloud Martini


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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a vanilla vodka cocktail in 30 minutes or less!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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