10 Sochi Olympics-Inspired Vodka Cocktails So You Can Drink Like You're a Local

It's cold outside. But just in case you need another reason to drink vodka, here you go: The Olympics. Kicking off in Sochi, Russia on February 7, the winter Olympics will feature all the things you love about winter sports — from bobsleds to curling brooms. And since you'll be witnessing it all from the comfort of your own couch, why not celebrate with a sip or two? With tasty options like cake batter martinis, pomegranate tarragon caprioskas, and mango mules with candied ginger, we know we'll be drinking. Cheers! To Sochi! To vodka!

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by Emily Mack

Cake Batter Martinis

Cake batter and vodka and sprinkles? We’re listening. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Blissful Pear Martini

With vodka, pear juice, sparkling water, and a shimmering sugar rim, this sip is perfect for winter. Have two of these, and you might just medal. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

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Rosemary Lime Cocktail

You made your own rosemary simple syrup? Oh,look how fancy you are. Shake it up with some vodka, sparkling water, and a couple squeezes of fresh lime, and take a bow. (via Joy The Baker)

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Mango Mule with Candied Ginger

The ginger in this cocktail is common fare for cold weather and dark skies, while the mango nectar really dials it up to dial it up a season or two. We’re into it. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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Black Magic Cocktails

The flavors in this cocktail are simple and sweet — just black cherry juice and vodka. The black magic comes from a few drop of black food coloring. Just because we like being weird. (via Adventures in Cooking)

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Bubbly French 75

We love this classy recipe for a French 75 — featuring champagne, lemon juice, maraschino cherry, and — but of course — vodka. Our cocktail may be French, and our liquor Russian, but we’ll definitely be cheering for Team USA. (via Foodie Crush)

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Minty Pomegranate Spritzer

This drink has all the best flavors of winter, including mint and pomegranate. Stirred up with prosecco and some high-quality Russian vodka, and you’ll be having yourself a really nice time. (via Love and Lemons)

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Ruby Red Grapefruit and Rosemary Honey Cocktail

Celebrate the glory of the gold with this inimitable grapefruit and rosemary honey cocktail. It doesn’t get brighter or mightier than this. (via Cookie + Kate)

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Pomegranate Tarragon Caprioska

The pomegranate has a deep and wintery sweetness, while the tarragon hits a delicate herbal note. The vodka’s there because we know you. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

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A Winter Cocktail

Our favorite cold-weather cocktail. Warm up to one of these — all you’ll need is a bottle of vodka and a glass. See what what we did there? (via Radical Possibility)

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