What cocktails can I make with vanilla vodka and crème de violets?

Cocktail Colin says:

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If you're looking for a cocktail that masterfully combines the unique flavors of vanilla vodka and crème de violette, the top choice would be the Violet Martini. Rated at an impressive 4.8/5, this cocktail is a dessert treasure served cold and stirred, not shaken. The vanilla vodka provides a creamy undertone while the violet syrup infuses it with a delicate floral sweetness. This elegant blend creates a truly refined sipping experience, presented beautifully in a cocktail glass.

Another excellent option to consider is the Little Tickle, which also prominently features crème de violette. With a rating of 4.44/5, it artfully blends gin and vodka for a sophisticated flavor profile, accented by the floral notes of the crème de violette. This shaken cocktail is visually stunning with its slight purple hue, making it not just a treat for the palate but also a feast for the eyes.

Both of these cocktails offer a unique and delightful combination of flavors, with the Violet Martini leaning more towards a dessert-like indulgence, while the Little Tickle provides a more complex and aromatic experience.

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You asked: Cocktails with vanilla vodka and crème de violette. 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

Vanilla vodka sour

The Vanilla Vodka Sour is a sumptuous twist on the classic sour cocktail that tantalizes the taste buds with its...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Vanilla liqueur (22.5ml), Vanilla vodka (60ml), Egg (1 egg white)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Little Tickle

The Little Tickle is a modern cocktail that offers a unique and sophisticated flavor profile. It artfully blends the dry,...

Gin (40ml), Vodka (40ml), Creme De Violette (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.44 / 5

Crème Anglaise

Created in 2004 by Simon Difford.

Advocaat (60ml), Cream (15ml), Vanilla vodka (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.26 / 5


The Viola cocktail is an aesthetically pleasing layered shot that combines the deep, rich flavors of bourbon with the sweet,...

Bourbon (15ml), Lemon bitters (Dash), Violet Syrup (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Vanilla Screwdriver

The Vanilla Screwdriver is a sweet twist on the classic Screwdriver cocktail, which typically combines orange juice with vodka. In...

Orange juice (Top up), Vanilla vodka (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.82 / 5

Violet Fizz

A popular variation to the classic Gin Fizz. Commonly made with Crème de Violet but I use Bols Parfait Amour...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Lemon-Lime soda (90ml), Parfait Amour (45ml)

4 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Vodka Float

The Vodka Float is a playful and indulgent cocktail that merges the crisp bite of vodka with the sweet, carbonated...

Vodka (60ml), Cola (135ml), Vanilla Ice Cream (Scoop)

3 ingredients
3.69 / 5

Strawberries & Cream

The Strawberries & Cream cocktail is a sweet and indulgent drink that combines the rich flavors of fresh strawberries and...

Milk (240ml), Vanilla vodka (30ml), Strawberry Syrup (20ml), Raspberry vodka (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.64 / 5

Violet Daiquiri

The Violet Daiquiri is a floral and citrus-infused variation of the classic Daiquiri cocktail, distinguished by its unique incorporation of...

Lime juice (30ml), White rum (60ml), Violet Syrup (15ml)

3 ingredients
3.51 / 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 does vanilla vodka add to cocktails?

Vanilla vodka introduces a sweet, creamy, and slightly spicy flavor to cocktails. It works well in both dessert-style and light, fruity drinks.

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How does crème de violette impact a cocktail's flavor?

Crème de violette adds a delicate floral sweetness and a beautiful purple hue to cocktails, making them aromatic and visually appealing.

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Are there any popular uses for crème de violette in cocktails?

Crème de violette is often used in classic and modern cocktails to introduce floral notes. It's a key ingredient in drinks aiming for a sophisticated flavor profile.

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What are some complementary flavors for vanilla vodka in cocktails?

Vanilla vodka pairs well with flavors like orange, coffee, chocolate, and various fruits, enhancing both creamy and fruity beverages.

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How can you incorporate floral ingredients in cocktails?

Floral ingredients like crème de violette can be incorporated by adding syrups or liqueurs that bring aromatic notes, often paired with citrus or berry flavors for balance.

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