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7 Underrated Vodka Cocktails To Crank Up Your Night

Oct. 27 is National Potato Day! As much as we love French fries, potato soup, and all other forms of spuds, we can't forget to give a shout out to one of our favorite forms of the almighty potato: vodka! 

In honor of this glorious holiday…well…you know how to celebrate this one. But in case you are a little tired of drinking Moscow Mules, Bloody Marys, and vodka-cranberries, we're here to tell you that there is so much more to vodka drinking than shots and vodka tonics.

If you are looking to mix up your vodka game, check out these delicious, underrated, classic vodka cocktails that you may have forgotten about:

1. Vesper


Yes, just like 007. This martini is strong and features vodka, gin and Lillet Blanc, an aperitif wine. If you're a martini drinker looking to try something a little different, why not switch it up with the Vesper?

2. Vodka Flip

Vodka Flip

Cream, sugar and a whole egg might seem like an odd thing to drink in a cocktail, but suspend your disbelief and let the creamy richness blow you away.

3. Black Russian

Black Russian

We know you've heard of this one, but you've probably only had it as a White Russian before. If you're looking to mix things up, and maybe have a drink that's not quite so heavy. Feel free to pour in a little soda water (for a Mind Eraser) or cola for a real treat.

4. Campari Cocktail

Black Russian

Herbal, fresh, and a little bitter, this drink has no shortage of complexity. If you're a serious cocktail drinker, you're about to fall in love with this strong drink.

5. Bullshot

Bloody Mary

"What a terrible thing to do to vodka!" Marilyn Monroe once said of this drink. We do understand that a beef broth cocktail is quite an acquired taste. But if you love yourself a good Bloody Mary, we highly recommend giving this oddity a try.

6. Cosmopolitan


If you've never tried a proper Cosmo, you might be surprised to taste one. Just because this drink is pink, doesn't mean it tastes like a "girly" drink! A good Cosmo should be tart, strong and only slightly sweet, so if you like string drinks, give this one a try.

Pro tip: if you want a nice, tart cocktail, use pure unsweetened cranberry juice. If you like it a little sweeter, use sweeter stuff and maybe some citrus-flavored vodka as well.

7. Vodka Sling

Vodka Sling

This is sort of like a vodka daiquiri, with lemon instead of lime. If you want a more adult version of a vodka lemonade, give this sweet, tart cocktail a taste!