Vodka is a popular choice for making a delicious cocktail. Adding grenadine to a vodka drink can add a touch of color and enhance the sweetness. There are several vodka and grenadine cocktails you can think of serving at your next get together or to make an evening at home special.

For Anytime

A simple but delicious vodka and grenadine cocktail is the Firefly. Simply mix one part vodka with two parts grapefruit juice and add a splash or two of grenadine. Not only does the grenadine add flavor and color, it also balances out the tart grapefruit flavor. Use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice to give this basic cocktail a special twist.

For a Special Occasion

When celebrating a special occasion or just enjoy a night with friends, The Golden Raspberry is the perfect “fancy” cocktail. Add one part Jagermeister and one part tequila to 1/2 parts each of vodka, grenadine and raspberry juice. Shake the ingredients over ice and enjoy this delicious fruity cocktail — be careful as this drink packs a delicious punch!

For a Summer Night

The Fourth of July is the perfect vodka and grenadine shot to enjoy during a beautiful firework display, but it also works great for any summer barbecue or party. In order to give this shot a beautiful red, white and blue layered look, pour the ingredients in the following order: 1/2 part grenadine, 1/2 part vodka, finished with 1/2 part blue curacao.

For Christmas

The Candy Cane is a perfect holiday cocktail featuring vodka and grenadine. The Candy Cane requires more ingredients than a standard cocktail, but it is sure to be a hit with your holiday guests. To serve Candy Canes mix equal parts berry-flavored vodka, peppermint schnapps and white creme de cacao. Add a splash each of half-and-half, soda water and grenadine to taste. Use crushed peppermint candy to rim the glass or sprinkle on top of the cocktail for a festive presentation.

For Halloween

When planning a Halloween or costume party, a fun way to play on the theme is to create a signature drink. Dracula’s Kiss is the perfect cocktail to combine vodka and grenadine and keep your guests screaming for more. This drink requires coating the bottom of your glass with grenadine before adding ice and 1 oz. of black cherry vodka. Fill with cola to create a layered look with red “blood” on the bottom and garnish with maraschino cherries.