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If you’re looking for a rich and decadent tasting yet light and easy to make cocktail then you should try a vodka and cream soda. This cocktail is full of sweet vanilla flavor and just the right amount of fizz. It’s so easy to stir up you can make it anytime
What is a Vodka and Cream Soda?
A vodka and cream soda is it easy to make two ingredient high ball cocktail. It consists of combining vodka and cream soda and a glass. This cocktail has a rich, sweet and strong vanilla flavor.
Cream soda is a soda that has a strong vanilla flavor. It is of course carbonated or fizzy like most all sodas are. It also has a bit of a creamy flavor. Some people liken it to that of vanilla ice cream.
Vodka is a clear liquor. It is known for being relatively tasteless and when mixed with other ingredients drinks tend to have the flavor of the other ingredients mostly.
Vodka does have a little bit of a burn, bite or spice as it goes down. Though some vodkas are smoother than others.
As mentioned above, vodka tends to be relatively flavorless other than it’s bite on the back end. However, vodka does come in multiple different flavors.
if you want to spice up your vodka and cream soda a little, instead of using regular or plain vodka try using one of these:
- Cherry vodka
- Vanilla vodka
- Orange Vodka
When to serve
Since this cocktail is so easy to make only two ingredients and no fancy modeling, garnishes or glass rimming it is a great cocktail for most anytime.
Some occasions you might think about serving this cocktail at are:
- Birthday parties
- Summer afternoon get togethers
- Weekend sipping
How to make this drink:
With only two ingredients needed this drink is super easy to make. You can get this one whipped up in 2 minutes or less.
- 2 oz Vodka (vanilla, cherry or regular)
- 4 oz Cream Soda
- (optional garnish) cherries
Start out by gathering together your jigger, bar spoon, highball glass, vodka and cream soda.
Next, go ahead and fill your highball glass almost to the top with ice.
If you want to add the optional cherry garnish: Go ahead and pop three cherries onto a cocktail pick and then stick that into the side of your glass.
Now, take your jigger and measure your vodka. You want 2 oz of vodka whatever variety or flavor you choose.
Go ahead and dump your vodka from your jigger into your glass over your ice.
Then, let’s get your cream soda added. Take your jigger once again and measure your cream soda. You want 4 oz total.
Once it’s measured, go ahead and add your cream soda to your glass with your ice and vodka.
Note: if you don’t want to measure the cream soda it doesn’t have to be an exact amount. In fact, if you want to just top the glass off with cream soda you can do so. More cream soda will simply soften the bite of the of the vodka.
Finally, take your bar spoon and put it into your glass. Use it to stir your ingredients together thoroughly. Make sure not to start to vigorously or the soda will fizz up.
Your drink is ready to enjoy!
Vodka and Cream Soda
- bar spoon
- highball glass
- 2 oz Vodka
- 4 oz Cream Soda
- Get your glass, jigger, bar spoon, vodka and cream soda gathered up and ready to go.
- Fill up your glass with ice. It should be almost totally full.
- Use your jigger and measure out 2 oz of vodka. Toss the vodka into your glass.
- Use your jigger and measure out 4 oz of cream soda. Toss the cream soda into your glass.
- Use your bar spoon and give everything in your glass a few good stirs. Don't go too nuts or the soda will fizz up.