Aromatic bitters and vodka cocktails?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some cocktails that feature vodka and aromatic bitters. The top recommendation is a Vodka Sour with a rating of 4.78/5. Another great option is a Bitter Rasputin with a rating of 3.55/5. If you're interested in exploring more options, feel free to let me know!
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You asked: Aromatic bitters and vodka cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Violet Martini

Now typically the Martini is a gin drink. Although vodka can be a trendy and fit replacement, it is still...

Vanilla vodka (45ml), Violet Syrup (15ml)

2 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Vodka Sour

The Vodka Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. It is a simple yet versatile drink...

Vodka (60ml), Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), Egg (1 egg white)

5 ingredients
4.78 / 5

Bitter orange & cardamom martini

Infused with that wonderful aroma of orange and spices reminiscent of Christmas, this is a wonderful take on classic Christmas...

Vodka (60ml), Cointreau (20ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Marmalade (Tablespoon), Cardamom pods (2)

5 ingredients
4.72 / 5

Vodka Martini

The Vodka Martini is a classic and iconic cocktail that is known for its simplicity and sophistication. Originating in the...

Vodka (60ml), White vermouth (10ml)

2 ingredients
4.65 / 5

Weird Bitter Shot

The Weird Bitter Shot is an intriguingly complex cocktail that combines the sweetness of sugar syrup with the herbal bitterness...

Sugar Syrup (10ml), Amaro (10ml), Aniseed liqueur (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.93 / 5

Lemon Lime And Bitters

Lemon Lime and Bitters is a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail that is typically served in a highball glass. This popular Australian...

Lemonade (150ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Sour Vodka

The Sour Vodka cocktail is a refreshing and zesty mix that combines the clean taste of vodka with the sweet...

Vodka (30ml), Ginger Ale (Top up), Raspberry schnapps (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Bitter Rasputin

Named for the crazy Russian monk Rasputin, with some bitterness from the Campari and orange bitters. ~ Jim Lindblad

Vodka (60ml), Green Chartreuse (15ml), Campari (22.5ml), Orange Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Long Vodka

The Long Vodka is a refreshing, effervescent cocktail that is traditionally served in a highball glass. It's a simple mix...

Vodka (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Lime (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.64 / 5

Parfumerie Russe

The Parfumerie Russe is an intriguing and exotic cocktail that combines the sweet tropical notes of pineapple juice with the...

Pineapple Juice (22.5ml), Melon liqueur (22.5ml), Black Vodka (45ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Absinthe (Dash)

5 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some common aromatic bitters used in vodka cocktails?

Common aromatic bitters used in vodka cocktails include Angostura bitters, orange bitters, and Peychaud's bitters, each adding unique flavors and complexity.

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Do aromatic bitters add alcohol to a cocktail?

Yes, aromatic bitters do contain alcohol, but they are typically used in small quantities, adding flavor without significantly increasing the alcohol content of the cocktail.

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Can you substitute aromatic bitters in cocktails?

Yes, if you don't have aromatic bitters, you can use other types of bitters like orange or chocolate bitters, though the flavor profile will change slightly.

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How should bitters be stored?

Bitters should be stored in a cool, dark place; they have a long shelf life since the high alcohol content acts as a preservative.

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Are bitters necessary in a vodka cocktail?

Bitters are not strictly necessary in a vodka cocktail, but they add depth and complexity, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the drink.

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