15 Best Honey Vodka Cocktails to Impress Dinner Guests

Truth be told, most of us have a love affair with natural sweeteners and specifically honey, right? And some of us harvest lots of honey from their own beehives.

Why? Well, we all like honey. The versatility of honey makes it a perfect fit for almost anything that can be put in the mouth- culinary dishes, cocktails, etc. Oh, what about using honey in spa treatments?

Best Honey Vodka Cocktails

best honey vodka cocktails

The say, “as sweet as honey”. So, plan to incorporate honey into your cocktail menu for your next party.

This article brings along the best honey vodka cocktails to make your party a killer bash. Read on.

Collins Honey Vodka

This cocktail will leave you and your guests refreshed and cleansed. Why?

Ingredients: 2tsp raw honey, 2 shots of vodka, 1 shot of lemonade, and soda water for top up.

In a shaker, stir together raw honey and vodka until the mixture is fully diluted. Add ice and the other ingredients and shake well. Strain into coupe glasses and garnish with slices of lemon.

True Temptation

The name says it all- it’s hard to resists this cocktail. It’s a simple mix of wild honey and Smirnoff. 

Ingredients: Smirnoff Wild Honey 1 ½ oz, 3 oz lemonade, 2 oz of soda water.

Shake lemonade and Smirnoff honey and pour over ice. Top up with soda water.

Honey Lemon Vodka’

Now, this cocktail is a good treatment for sniffling, coughing and sneezing. Its combination of ingredients takes care of all that.

Ingredients: ½ cup hot honey, 4 cups of water, 1 sliced lemon, 2 sticks of cinnamon, and vodka to enhance taste. You can also use ginger or your favorite spices to taste.

There’s nothing much to do when making this amazing cocktail. Squeeze lemon juice and mix with other ingredients. Stir well like a pro and simmer the mixture for about half an hour.

Or until the drink is fully infused with cinnamon flavor. If you’re feeling brave enough, add vodka and see how wonderful your drink becomes. Cheers!

Rosemary and Ruby Red

Light. Refreshing. Pretty fresh. Pink. How else can you describe this honey vodka cocktail?

Ingredients: ¼ cup each of water and raw honey, 2 oz red grapefruit juice, 1 ½ oz vodka, ½ a lemon, ½ oz honey syrup, rosemary sprigs for garnishing, and a pinch of salt.

First of all, make honey syrup and juice the grapefruits. Warm the honey and water over medium heat.

Next, pour the honey syrup, lemonade, grapefruit juice and vodka in a shaker and top up with rosemary sprigs.

Add some salt and shake the mixture until it’s completely chilled. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with small sprigs of rosemary. Serve almost immediately.

Honey Martini

Honey martini is made from three simple ingredients- raw honey, lemonade and vodka. As such, making this fantastic, crispy cocktail is just as simple as the ingredients- combine all of them and shake.

One thing you’ll like about this drink is that it’s just sweet and awesome. For a slight variation, you can use honey harvested from different flowers or locations.


Ingredients: 2tsp of raw honey, 2 shots vodka, 1 lemon, and 2 tsp fine sugar to enhance taste.

Cut the lemon into quarters and chop the pieces into chunks. Mix together the raw honey with sugar and lemon.

Next, add ice cubes followed by vodka. Crush the pieces of lemon to get as much lemonade as you want. Strain the mixture into cocktail glasses and treat your dinner guests to an awesome experience. 

ice cubes in a glass


Krupnik is a traditional honey vodka cocktail often served during Christmas Eve. It’s a very delicious Polish beverage infused with honey and vodka to help you stay refreshed especially during the warm holidays.

How do you prepare Krupnik? Well, it’ll take you only 40 minutes to make a cool drink for your dinner guests- 10 minutes to put together and half an hour to simmer.

But then you might need to sit it for a whole week to allow some ingredients to settle before taking a sip. What this means is that you should plan accordingly if you want to serve this cocktail at your next party.

Ingredients: 1 cup each of honey and water, 4 sticks of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg pieces, vanilla beans, orange peel, and Polish vodka 2 ¼ cups.

Place honey, water, cloves and cinnamon in a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Place a piece of nutmeg in the saucepan before adding orange peel and vanilla beans.

Bring the combination to a boil and remove from heat. Spoon off the foam that forms and boil again. Simmer for half an hour and sit for a further 30 minutes after removing from heat.

Remove the lid and boil again. Add vodka after removing from heat. Next, let the mixture sit in a darkly-lit place for seven days.

After that period, discard the sediments at the bottom and serve your drink, hot or cold.

Bee Sting Honey Vodka Cocktail

This one can be described as a spicy cocktail sweetened with syrup.

Ingredients: 4 halved peppers, 750ml vodka, ¼ each of water and raw honey, ¾ oz lemonade, and club soda.

Place the jalapeno peppers in vodka for two days to make jalapeno vodka.

To make honey syrup, mix water and raw honey and heat in a saucepan until the mixture is chilled. Now, combine honey syrup, lemonade and vodka in a shaker and shake with ice for 30 seconds.

Top up with soda water and serve.

Pineapple Honey Bee 

Ingredients: 2tsp raw honey, 1 cup pineapple honey vodka, ¼ cup lemonade, bitters, ½ cup lemon balm (loosely packed) leaves, soda water, and slices of lemon for garnishing.

Heat the water and dissolve the raw honey before cooling the mixture to room temperature. Combine the honey syrup, vodka and lemonade in a pitcher. Muddle the lemon balm. Next, fill jars with ice and add dashes of bitters. 

Divide the drink among cocktail glasses, top up with soda water and garnish with the slices of lemon. Cheers!

Prairie Mule

Prairie Mule is a zesty cocktail with a distinctive taste. The kind of refreshment you and your dinner guests can get from this drink is second to none, believe it or not.

Ingredients: 1 ½ oz vodka, ½ cup of ginger beer, ½ oz lemonade, 1 lemon wedge, fresh mint.

Mix together lemonade and vodka in a chilled mug. Add ginger beer and dry ice cubes, then stir to combine. Next, top up with fresh mint prior to garnishing with the lemon wedges.

Honey Deuce

Ingredients: 1 ¼ Vodka, 3oz lemonade, ½ oz raspberry liqueur, crushed dry ice, and honeydew balls for garnishing.

Fill a cocktail glass with vodka and top up with lemonade and raspberry liqueur. Garnish with honeydew melon balls and serve.

Tea Thyme

This is yet another strong cocktail you can use to wow your guests. It’s naturally tasty, simple and so good you won’t resist the urge to drink an entire pitcher alone.

Ingredients: thyme sprigs, ice cubes, 1.5 oz tea vodka, 0.75 oz lemonade and 2tsp honey syrup.

Muddle thyme sprigs in a shaker and add lemonade, tea vodka and honey syrup. Shake well and strain into coupe glasses. Garnish with the remaining sprigs and serve.

Oat Honey Vodka

This one is an oat-infused honey vodka with raw honey.

Ingredients: 1ltr vodka, ¾ cup honey, 2 cups of rolled organic oats.

Combine all the ingredients in a jar, cap and shake thoroughly. Let the mixture sit in a cool place for a whole day.

Keep the mixture in a refrigerator for 4-5 days, making sure to shake at least once or twice per day. Next, strain into a clean container and shake well before serving.

Sour Manuka Maple

Great and pure delight! This is what most dinners have to say about this amazing cocktail drink. It’s easy and simple to make, plus it’s infused with a fun honey flavor. Its recipe features sour, bitter and sweet elements that make a drink a perfect party cocktail.

Ingredients: 1 ½ oz honey-infused vodka, 2/3 oz maple syrup, 1 oz lemonade, bitters, and lemon zest for garnishing.

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed dry ice cubes. Shake well and strain the mixture into cocktail glasses. Garnish with lemon zest before serving your dinner guests.

Honey-Marmalade Sour Cocktail

This is a sweet cocktail with an underlying bitterness and a feel of roasted caramel.

Dinners who’ve had the chance of tasting this cocktail can attest that it’s truly a fantastic drink for any dinner party.

So, you can have it day or night, and all year round. You certainly can’t resist its flavorful sour. Give it a try.

drinks in glasses

Ingredients: 2oz vodka, 1oz lemonade, 1 oz honey syrup, and 1 tsp orange marmalade.

Combine lemonade, vodka, and honey syrup in a shaker with ice cubes. Shake until the mixture is smoothened. This will take only 15 seconds. Next, strain into cocktail glasses and wow your guests!

That’s it for best honey vodka cocktails. Try our vodka cocktails as well.