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If you’re looking for super refreshing cocktail as well as a low calorie drink then the vodka soda is for you! This super easy vodka cocktail is delicious and perfect for sipping.
Vodka is a lightly flavored liquor allowing it to be used in many, many different cocktails. It goes well with heavy flavors such as this chocolate peppermint martini. Since the vodka is not overwhelming, the other flavors can shine through.
But the great thing about vodka is that it also works well with simple drinks like this vodka tonic or the Madras Cocktail. Since vodka does not have a heavy flavor, it can blend easily with light flavors too.
Vodka soda is a refreshing, low calorie, no carb and delicious drink. It has the refreshing, fun fizz from the soda water with a light, citrusy punch from lime. The vodka provides a smooth, light punch as well. This drink tastes like a light, sugar free lime infused fizzy water.
Although you can drink a vodka soda almost any occasion. I particularly love one with a heavy meal, or to sip during summer time. It works great with a heavy meal since it is so light.
Since it does have fresh lime and soda water, it is super refreshing during the hot days of summer as well. It is easy to make, so it is perfect for tossing together spur of the moment or when you are in a time crunch.
How Many Calories?
This drink is great if you are watching carbs and/or calories. Club soda or soda water is actually a calorie free drink. So that ingredient doesn’t add any calories to your drink at all.
Vodka has no carbs. However, it is about 65 calories per ounce. So, this drink has about 130 calories per serving. Compared to other cocktails, this is really not too many at all.
And if that wasn’t enough, this drink is so easy to make. You only need three ingredients. So now that you know all the reasons why you might need to try this drink out, let’s talk about how easy it is to make one!
This drink is just 3 simple ingredients.
Vodka – make sure to use a good quality vodka. Grey Goose and Three Olives are my favorites.
Lime – fresh limes are the best, of course. However, if you only have lime juice that can do in a pinch.
How to Make a Vodka Soda
Essentially this drink is just one part of vodka and two to four parts of a club soda with lime. However, since vodka is so versatile, there are some ways spice up your vodka soda as well which are also highlighted below.
Grab a highball or Collins glass and fill it with ice.
Measure out 2 oz of vodka and pour into your glass over the ice.
Measure out 4 oz of club soda and pour into your glass with the vodka and ice.
Note: If you want a more diluted drink, you can use up to 8 oz of club soda and still keep a good ratio.
Take a lime wedge and squeeze into the top of the drink and then place a second lime wedge as a garnish onto the rim of your glass.
See, super easy to make! Now, you don’t really need to jazz it up at all as it’s delicious as is. However, there are several ways that you can add a little extra oomph to your drink.
If you want to add a little touch of extra flavor, you can use a flavored sparkling water such as LaCroix. They have so many different flavors to choose from, just replace your regular club soda with the sparkling water and you have that flavor vodka soda!
Looking to keep with the fresh flavors in your drink? You can muddle together most any fruit and add that in so that it has a fruit infusion flavor. Some of my favorite fruits to add are are blueberry and strawberry. You can also add lemon for a lemon lime drink.
If muddling isn’t for you, you can simply use a flavored vodka to add a new flavor as well. For example, this raspberry vodka soda.
You can also add a small splash of cranberry juice. Just a tiny splash will give your drink a little color and a smidge of a tart taste. A vodka soda splash is also called a Rose Kennedy.
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz vodka
- 4 oz soda water
- splash lemon juice
- 1 lemon wedge garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of vodka
- Add splash of lemon juice
- Top off with soda water (approximately 4 oz)
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with lemon wedge
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