Cheers to the vodka cocktail, from a fruity Moscow Mule to a film-inspired green beverage waiting to be shared.

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Are you staring at your home bar (which is well stocked with vodka) preparing for a party, overwhelmed with classic cocktail choices? We hear you. How do you pick between a martini, Cosmopolitan, Moscow Mule, Screwdriver, White Russian, and the list goes on?

Here’s the thing: The good news is that classic vodka cocktail recipes are aplenty. So, while you’ll still have to make your own choice, we can suggest lots of options that are super simple and easy to make using ingredients in your home bar. The better news is that we’ve done some of the work for you and rounded up crowd-pleasing cocktails that take those classics up a notch, in case you’re looking to go that extra step.

While we may be partial to the Sunset Cocktail, which can be made one at a time or in bulk for a party, there are, of course, many other ways to incorporate vodka in a creative drink at your home bar.

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Add it into a white hot chocolate for a boozy winter treat, mix it with strawberry and hibiscus for a warm weather cooler, enhance a Moscow Mule recipe with sweet blackberry syrup, or create an alcoholic version of a Vietnamese salted lemonade soda.

Read on for more vodka cocktail inspiration, from a new take on the espresso martini to a Star Wars-inspired, green-hued beverage ready for the cantina.

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