Posted on 21 December 2012.
I hate mixing my vodka with other drinks and liquids, but it’s best to leave the shot glass at home when you go on social outings. This list compiles the most popular mixers that work well with vodka. It highlights the drinks that have been made popular and introduces new drinks that you would enjoy in the company of others.
Vodka is one of the most universal spirit drinks. You can mix it with just about anything. However, everything has its own tastes and limits, so this is why I’ve compiled a list of 10 most popular vodka cocktail mixers.
So on with the list of the 10 most popular vodka cocktail mixers.
1. Orange Juice:
This is the most popular and also the most classic vodka mixers that everyone has been using for years at weddings, clubs, parties and more. Orange juice is an acidic juice and works well to help offset the burning sensation you get from alcohol.
The most popular drink with orange juice and vodka is the screwdriver. The basic drink is just the two ingredients, but there are other variations, including vodka and blue Curacao topped with lemon lime soda. This is called a sonic screwdriver.
2. Pomegranate Juice:
Madonna adds pomegranate juice, blackberry puree and cranberry juice to her mix of vodka. She also garnishes the drink with lemon rind and adds ice. The drink is considered a “Madonna” and is really good to try.
There is also the French Flamingo recipe, which includes Vodka, Cointreau, Lime Juice and Pomegranate Juice. You shake the ingredients well with ice and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. This drink can be perfectly garnished with lime peel.
3. Cranberry Juice:
One of the most popular cocktails, Sex on the Beach, includes a Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Vodka mix. This is a delicious fruity drink that almost anyone will like to drink during the summer holidays on the beach.
How to make it? Pour all the ingredients (2 oz. orange juice, 2 oz. cranberry juice, 1.5 oz/. of vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a highball glass. You can garnish it with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry.
4. Mountain Dew:
You can eve create your own Mountain Dew drink using vodka, Midori and 7-up. If you are not much of a vodka drinker, you can substitute vodka for beer. The beer version pretty much looks exactly like Mountain Dew.
Recipe for creating your own Mountain Dew? Pour an ounce of vodka into a glass. Fill the glass up most of the way with 7-up and then drop in your Midori shot.
5. Red Bull:
Although this mixer is popular, it is highly advisable not to mix alcohol with energy drinks such as Red Bull. It is like mixing cocaine with heroin. Don Seratt, founder of British drug treatment centre Life Works, argues that mixing stimulant caffeine with a depressant creates a dangerous cocktail.
Despite the fears, you can either love it or hate it. It is well advised that if you decide to drink the mix, you take it easy for a while. The caffeine can mask how drunk you may be and can lead to larger issues than just hangover.
Why? Research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research shows that clubbers who down the mixture are 600% more likely to suffer heart palpitations and sleeping difficulties.