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5 Amazing Vodka Aperitif Cocktails To Try At Home

Create your own vodka cocktail aperitifs

Exploring the enchanting world of Aperitifs


Aperitifs, the light and bubbly beverages that are meant to awaken your taste buds and create anticipation for the meal, are traditionally savoured in those moments before dinner as they set the stage for a night filled with delights.

Vodka: The Versatile Spirit for Aperitifs

In this domain of pre-dinner drinks, vodka takes center stage as a shining star. Its subtle flavours and smooth texture make it an ideal foundation for an array of aperitif concoctions. Brands like Smirnoff, Ketel One and Ciroc Premium elevate vodka from being an ingredient to becoming a spirit that effortlessly blends with other components resulting in cocktails that are refreshing and invigorating. Here are five recipes for vodka aperitif cocktails to you can make at home.


The Citrus Whisper

A symphony of citrus notes combined with vodka The Citrus Whisper tantalizes your senses and leaves behind a hint of zest on your palate.


- 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka

- 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

- 10 ml Orange Liqueur

- A Splash of Soda Water

- Ice Cubes

- Lemon Twist for Garnish


1. In a shaker, mix together Smirnoff Vodka, lemon juice and orange liqueur with ice.

2. Give it a shake. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.

3. To add some fizz, top it off with a splash of soda water and garnish with a twist of lemon.

The Herbal Breeze

This aromatic cocktail is the way to kickstart your evening. It combines Ketel One Vodka with a medley of herbs.



- 50 ml Ketel One Vodka

- 10 ml Dry Vermouth

- A Sprig of Rosemary

- A Sprig of Thyme

- Ice Cubes


1. Begin by muddling the herbs in a mixing glass.

2. Add Ketel One Vodka and dry vermouth along with some ice.

3. Stir it gently. Strain the concoction into a chilled martini glass.


The Berry Blush

For those who prefer something this flirtatious cocktail blends Ciroc Premium Vodka with berries.


- 45 ml Ciroc Premium Vodka

- 15 ml Raspberry Liqueur

- Fresh Raspberries

- A Splash of Lemonade

- Ice Cubes


1. Start by muddling a few raspberries in a shaker.

2. Then add Ciroc Vodka, raspberry liqueur and ice, to the shaker.

3. Shake the mixture thoroughly. Strain it into a glass.

4. Finish it off with a small amount of lemonade.


The Sunset Serenade

As the sun sets, this delightful cocktail, made with Smirnoff Vodka and a touch of flavour serenades the end of the day.


- 45 ml Smirnoff Vodka

- 15 ml Peach Schnapps

- A Dash of Orange Bitters

- Orange Zest for Garnish

- Ice Cubes


1. Combine Smirnoff Vodka, peach schnapps and a dash of orange bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice.

2. Stir the mixture well. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Add a twist of orange zest as garnish.


The Arctic Whisper

Immerse yourself in the essence of the Arctic with this invigorating cocktail based on Ketel One Vodka—a palate cleanser aperitif.


- 50 ml Ketel One Vodka

- 10 ml Dry Vermouth

- A Dash of Lime Juice

- Ice Cubes

- Lime Wheel for Garnish  


1. Mix Ketel One Vodka, dry. A dash of lime juice in a mixing glass along with ice cubes.

2. Gently stir the mixture. Carefully pour it into a chilled martini glass.

3. Add a lime wheel to garnish the drink.


As you indulge in these vodka based aperitif cocktails each sip takes you on a journey setting the stage for the culinary wonders that lie ahead. Whether it’s the citrus notes of The Citrus Whisper or the enticing herbal infusion of The Herbal Breeze, these crafted cocktails using Smirnoff, Ketel One and Ciroc Premium will elevate your dining experience and leave you amazed, at the artistry of mixology. So embrace the magic of these aperitifs. Turn your evenings into a gastronomic adventure.

Always drink responsibly. Only serve it to those who are of legal drinking age.

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