Vodka Drinks and Recipes Roundup

March 27, 2018 (Last Updated: May 17, 2019) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Before we get too far into our Greyhound cocktail series, I thought it would be fun to acclimate ourselves back to the vodka world. Vodka is the most common spirit used in a Greyhound. We visited the Moscow Mule a few series back, so we are no stranger to the spirit. In search of the best Greyhound, however, I want to take another look at different vodka drinks and recipes from around the internet. In my search for great vodka drinks and recipes, I found some blog posts that really stand out. Today, I am going to share what I found and would encourage you to visit these great blogs with great vodka related cocktails and dishes.

One Pan Gnocchi Alla Vodka from Salt & Lavender

I looooove Italian food and gnocchi is no exception. These fluffy little clouds of yummy goodness are so awesome. Add in a tasty vodka sauce and you have yourself an excellent dish. Natasha provides a simple, elegant, gnocchi recipe that makes my mouth water. Now, the recipe calls for uncooked gnocchi. You can buy them, but don’t be afraid to whip up your own batch of them. It will take a bit of extra time, but they are pretty easy to make and level your cooking game up tenfold.

Perfect Dirty Vodka Martini Coctkail Redux by Dishes Delish

It is tough to talk about vodka drinks without talking about the classic Vodka Martini. Like 007, Elaine likes her vodka martini shaken and not stirred. I also like it this way UNLESS all of the ingredients and glass start off cold. Frozen glass and vodka stored in the freezer. She makes an opinionated and elegant vodka martini that I certainly would drink. In fact, I think I might want a martini tonight!

Salted Caramel Apple Martini from Home & Plate

This vodka drink looks like a dessert. I want to eat it! It might be a fall sort of recipe, but there is no reason that you shouldn’t make it tonight. The recipe looks really good and she takes a really good photograph. In terms of vodka drinks, Ali hit a home run with this great looking cocktail.

Strawberry Salty Dog from Running to the Kitchen

Gina loves running. I have a complicated relationship with running that includes a marathon completion and a knee surgery just a few months ago. I am back at the gym in a weight lifting capacity and not sure where my running future lies. She also has a beautiful kitchen, a gorgeous puppy dog, and an awesome philosophy on food. This Salty Dog cocktail is simple, elegant, and great looking. We are almost verging on greyhound cocktail territory here and love the spirit of the Salty Dog in our look at vodka drinks!


Grey Goose L’Espresso Martini With a Twist from The Flavor Bender

Alright, in terms of vodka drinks, this is beautiful. Dini calls it a Campfire White Russian and this drink emotes all sorts of stuff in my belly and heart. The White Russian gives me all sorts Big Lebowski feels. Expresso seems to add a touch of class to the mix. And the toasted marshmallows give it a campfire feeling. There is so much going on with this and suspect the drink is a rich flavor bomb. I love it.

Homemade Green Cotton Candy Moonshine from Crayons & Cravings

I had to include this one. There are all sorts of fun elements to this drink. It has cotton candy in it and that pearl dust that really gives a magical feel to a drink. While I have not messed with the stuff yet, it looks like it can really make an interesting drink. While I am not sure I would drink this straight, I think there are lots of options for using this moonshine in other cocktails for a great flavor. Basically, take other vodka drinks and substitute this moonshine that is made from Everclear and vodka. Nice work, Jaclyn!


Vodka Drinks and The Greyhound Cocktail


I hope this group of vodka drinks really has gotten your Greyhound engines going and gets us set up for starting our series. I would really encourage you to take a closer look at the recipes these bloggers featured. These are some great posts and some great bloggers. Subscribe to get my future posts via email to keep up to date with our Greyhound series.


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    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    March 27, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Nice round up. You can never have too many options for a cocktail drinks!

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    Veena Azmanov
    March 27, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I like these cocktails! I like all the ingredients that come in there. I definitely want to try it. Thank you for sharing this interesting post.

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    March 27, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Ummm…is it wrong that I want to try all of these? Haha. BRB, running to the liquor store… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jaclyn Anne
    March 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I love a good vodka sauce but haven’t tried it with gnocchi – it looks amazing though so I think I need to make it! And that caramel apple martini too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marie - Not Enough Cinnamon
    March 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Can you make all of these for me? Not all together though or I’d be a bit tipsy haha

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    March 28, 2018 at 9:43 am

    This is a nice roundup of recipes and drinks! That Salted Caramel Apple Martini is calling my name!!!

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    Ashley - Forking Up
    March 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Vodka is my favorite. It’s my favorite everything. I love that you mixed recipes with cocktails!

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    March 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome roundup, Ben! Thanks for including my gnocchi recipe. ?

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    Kiki Johnson
    March 28, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Oh wow, I could put together a whole menu of vodka with this awesome roundup! I would go for a big plate of pasta and wash it down with a martini!

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    March 28, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    A round up that speaks to my own heart! Vodka is my spirit animal. That strawberry salty dog is calling my name!

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    March 29, 2018 at 9:40 am

    This roundup is amazing. Now I have more than enough inspiration to mix my girls some fun drinks at next ladies night.

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    Veena Azmanov
    March 30, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I love vodka and these are some interesting flavors you have right here. Something I can use to jazz up this summer. Saving for alter Yum!

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    March 30, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    OMG! What a gorge collection!! I love all the recipes. Heading check out all. Thanks for taking time to collect this Vodka deliciousness. Cheers!

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    March 31, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Great roundup of vodka drinks. Lots of ideas for this summer and entertaining!

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    Anne Murphy
    March 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    OK,so that green one is really interesting… LOL Cotton Candy in a drink? (Green cotton candy?)

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    April 1, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    WOW! This is such a great roundup. Everything looks so delicious!

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    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    April 1, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I love that you included a vodka recipe at the top for those of us that like to drink our vodka but eat it too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ These all look dangerously delicious!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    April 2, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Wow! Love them all! I’m not good with making cocktails, but I’m Italian, and gnocchi are no mystery to me, so I can start with that recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Great round up!

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    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    April 18, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Thanks so much for including my martini in your roundup! You have gathered a great bunch of vodka recipes!!

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