Caramel Vodka Drinks

Karen Frazier
Caramel coffee with whipped cream

If you love the sweet burnt sugar flavor of caramel, then you'll love these yummy cocktails made with caramel vodka. Whether you use it in original cocktails or replace regular vodka in classic mixed vodka drinks, you're sure to enjoy the depth caramel brings to your cocktails.

Hot Coffee Caramel

Any time you can add a little booze to coffee, you know you're going to have a delicious drink. Try this hot drink that's a perfect winter cocktail. It serves one.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces hot coffee
  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a coffee cup, combine the coffee, caramel vodka, and simple syrup.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream.

Boozy Snickers Bar

The Snickers bar is a cold, blended cocktail that tastes just like the candy bar. It's a dessert in a glass for one.

Snickers bar drink with caramel vodka

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • 1½ ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
  • 6 ounces of half and half or milk
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish
  • Caramel drizzle for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the vodka, chocolate liqueur, chocolate ice cream, and milk or half and half.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a milkshake glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, drizzle with caramel, and top with chopped peanuts.

Caramel Apple Martini

Add a sweet and fun twist to this apple martini recipe by using caramel vodka in place of the plain vodka. It makes the perfect Halloween cocktail.

Caramel apple martini

Caramel RumChata Martini

If you prefer a martini style cocktail, this one is lightly sweet, and it goes down smoothly. It serves one.

Caramel martini with chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • 1½ ounce RumChata
  • Ice
  • Grated chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the caramel vodka and RumChata.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with grated chocolate if desired.

Caramel Mudslide

The mudslide is a classic Kahlúa cocktail. This version adds a sweet caramel flavor thanks to caramel vodka.

caramel mudslide cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Kahlúa
  • 1½ ounces caramel flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cocoa powder for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Kahlúa, caramel vodka, and Irish cream.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a shake of cocoa powder.

Caramel Baileys Chocolate Martini

Try this Bailey's chocolate martini recipe, but replace the vodka with an equal amount of caramel vodka for a smooth, sweet, tasty drink.

caramel Baileys chocolate martini

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

Make tasty caramel apple flavored jello shots for your next get together.

Caramel apple jello shots

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 4 ounces caramel vodka

Instructions

  1. Pour the apple cider into a pot.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and allow it to bloom for five minutes.
  3. Turn the pot onto low heat. Cook, whisking, until the gelatin dissolves.
  4. Stir in the vodka.
  5. Pour into shot glasses and chill overnight.

Blood Orange-Caramel Mule

This variation on the Moscow mule uses the classic recipe with a simple switch for caramel vodka.

orange-caramel moscow mule

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 ounces caramel vodka
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Blood orange wheels and mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice and caramel vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a mule cup filled with ice.
  4. Add the ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with an orange wheel and a mint sprig.

More Caramel Vodka Recipes

Try some of these tasty caramel vodka recipes.

Mixers for Caramel Vodka

The following mixers blend well with caramel vodka.

  • Apple juice or cider
  • Sparkling apple cider
  • Orange juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Ginger beer
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • RumChata
  • Irish cream
  • Club soda

Caramel Vodka Adds Complexity to Mixed Drinks

Caramel vodka is lightly sweet with the deep and rich flavor of caramel. Use it to bring depth and flavor to your cocktails.

Caramel Vodka Drinks