These 2-ingredient vodka drinks are super delicious, inexpensive to make, and whip up in five minutes or less!
These recipes are as simple as they are tasty, and they also won’t break the bank by requiring a bunch of different ingredients. It’s likely you even already have the ingredients on hand to make a few of these drinks.
From classics like the screwdriver to more unique, unexpected combinations, there’s a 2-ingredient vodka cocktail for everyone on this list!
Types of Vodka
Vodka is a bit simpler than other spirits, and there are really only three types: plain, flavored, and infused.
Plain vodka is what you see the majority of the time in liquor stores and is used in most vodka mixed drinks. It’s made up of only water and ethanol, so it doesn’t really have a specific taste. Examples are Grey Goose and Absolut.
Flavored vodka is exactly what it sounds like — vodka with the addition of other flavors! From lemon to bacon flavored, the sky is truly the limit.
While similar to flavored vodkas, infused vodkas are generally considered more sophisticated because they use the real ingredient instead of just flavorings. They’re usually flavored with fruits or herbs, which are steeped in the vodka until it takes on the flavors.
All three types are featured in these 2-ingredient recipes, but plain is definitely the most prevalent.
What Can You Mix With Vodka?
Vodka is by far the most versatile spirit. It goes so well with an endless number of mixers thanks to its fairly neutral taste, but the following are some of the most popular mixers for vodka.
- Citrus Juices (Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, etc)
- Fruit Juices (Cranberry, Pineapple, etc)
- Lemonade (any flavor)
- Soda Water
- Ginger Beer
This is just to name a few! For specific recipes and more mixers that go well with vodka, read on.
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As a disclaimer before we start: I’m not counting pantry staples like sugar, spices, or citrus as ingredients since you should already have them on deck.
The list starts off with a few classics and then moves on to more unique recipes. So with all of that said, let’s check out some cocktails!
20 Easy, Cheap 2-Ingredient Vodka Drinks
2 Ingredient Vodka and Orange Juice Cocktail
To start us off, we have a classic screwdriver, which is just orange juice mixed with a plain vodka of your choice. It doesn't get much simpler than this, and it's a perfect brunch cocktail.
It's also my go-to drink when I'm at the airport. Why? No idea. But it always makes the flight much more enjoyable.
Easy 2 Ingredient Greyhound Cocktail
The greyhound is one of my favorite quick cocktails to make at home. It's just grapefruit juice and vodka, which is an excellent combination.
If you don't love the taste of alcohol, the grapefruit juice does a great job of masking the vodka with its strong, citrusy flavor.
The vodka tonic is another classic we all know and love!
One part vodka, two parts tonic water, and a squeeze of lime are all you need for this refreshing, bubbly cocktail.
For those who prefer their drinks less fruity and more potent, the vodka martini is a timeless classic!
This recipe is pretty standard and calls for 3 ounces of vodka with a 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth. The vermouth adds crispness and floral notes, and it's best to use a higher quality vodka if possible.
2 Ingredient Cran-Apple Martini
I love a fruity drink, and this one sounds delish!
Instead of cranberry apple juice, the recipe calls for cranberry juice mixed with green apple vodka. The result is a tart, slightly sweet, and festive drink that's would be great to serve at a Christmas party.
This drink will transport you right to Italy in one sip!
Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur that's sweet and super citrusy. It goes so well with vodka, which cuts through some of the sweetness and balances out the drink perfectly.
Black Russian Cocktail
Most of us have heard of a White Russian, which is made up of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, but have you ever had a Black Russian?
If you haven't, it's basically a lighter version of a White Russian that leaves out the cream. So it's just two parts vodka to one part coffee liqueur (I recommend Kaluha).
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Speaking of coffee, here's another drink that's sure to perk you right up! It's made with vodka and Starbucks Chocolate Peppermint Espresso, but I think any chocolate peppermint flavored coffee would do the trick.
It'd be fantastic to whip up on Christmas morning and would definitely put a little ho ho ho in your step!
Nilla Wafer Martini
If you told me when I was young that one day I'd be able to drink my favorite cookie, I might have actually believed in magic.
This clever recipe combines vanilla vodka and amaretto for a delicious treat that (surprisingly) isn't overly sweet.
Bullfrog Drink Recipe
This cocktail would be excellent for a summer barbecue or to just sip by the pool!
It's made with frozen limeade and vodka, and it's perfect if you need a big batch of something tasty and boozy.
Blueberry Vodka Pink Lemonade
Here's another gorgeous cocktail that would be so refreshing in the summertime! For this recipe, you just need blueberry flavored vodka and pink lemonade.
Blueberry lemonade is always a crowdpleaser, and it's even better when vodka is added to the equation.
Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
This recipe is nostalgic, innovative, and beautiful to look at!
Vanilla vodka and orange soda are all you need to make this tasty treat that's so much better than a popsicle.
Frozen Raspberry Vodka Slush
Nothing beats a slushy on a hot day, especially a boozy slushy!
This recipe combines frozen raspberries, ice, and vodka in a blender. Perfect for a lazy summer day when you want a delicious drink but don't want to exert any actual effort.
Easy Pineapple Martini
If I were Spongebob, this is the kind of pineapple under the sea I'd want to live in. One with vodka inside of a martini glass! (Not sure how I would fit inside, but I've already committed to the pun).
This is one of my favorite go-to vodka cocktails that I like to call a "Pine-y Vod-y", which is about as fun to say as it is to drink.
Candy Corn Vodka
I realize candy corn is a divisive topic and this won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I made this last October and fell in love!
This recipe infuses candy corn in vodka for the ultimate Halloween drink. You can mix it with ginger beer or pineapple juice, but I like to sip it on its own.
Bloody Mary with Bacon-Infused Vodka
If you thought it was impossible to improve everyone's favorite brunch drink, think again.
While the recipe calls for spices like sriracha, salt, and pepper, it's really only two ingredients: tomato juice and bacon-infused vodka. The bacon vodka adds extra smokiness and depth, and would go amazingly well with a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich.
Dill Pickle Martini
This savory, briny cocktail is for any pickle lovers in the room.
This is sort of a riff on a dirty martini, which is made with olive brine, vermouth, and vodka, and it uses *specifically* Claussen Dill Pickle juice. So next time you have leftover pickle juice in a jar, don't throw it away -- throw it in a shaker with some vodka and enjoy it in a whole new way!
Peanut Butter Cup Martini
This dessert martini is incredibly decadent and perfect if you can't get enough of that Reeses' peanut buttery goodness in your life.
You just need International Delight Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Creamer and vodka to make this bad boy. Bonus points if you add a Reese's cup to the rim!
Peach Iced Tea Cocktail
This is definitely not your grandma's iced tea recipe.
Peach iced tea is a classic Southern drink in the summertime, and this recipe takes it to the next level by combining it with Smirnoff Sorbet Light White Peach Vodka. The name of the vodka is a mouthful, but the drink sounds so refreshing and tasty!
Cherry Limeade Vodka Cocktail Recipe
If you want a margarita but don't have tequila, this is a great alternative!
To make it, just mix one part Smirnoff cherry vodka with three parts Joe Cuervo lime margarita mix. Simple, refreshing, and delicious!
Which of these vodka drinks are you excited to try? I have a big handle of Tito’s and a ton of pickle juice, so I know what I’ll be making later today!
If you have a favorite 2-ingredient vodka drink that you think should’ve made it on this list, please let me know in the comment section below 🙂