Published Nov 30, 2021
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Made with vodka, club soda or sparkling water and fresh lime juice this simple vodka soda recipe is crisp, refreshing and comes together in a matter of minutes.
If you were to ask me my go-to cocktail I’d most likely say this vodka soda without any hesitation. I know it’s basic, but I like the fact that it’s light and refreshing while also being low in calories and sugar.
As you know I love wine, but when I order a cocktail this is my number one!
Why You’ll Love This Cocktail
- It’s low in sugar and calories which is typically not the case with cocktails!
- So simple to make… as in, it’s made in just minutes!
- Only three ingredients needed!
- club soda – I’m a big fan of Navy Hill club soda or Boylan Heritage, but any soda water or sparkling water will works!
- vodka – I recommend using a higher quality vodka (or at least not the cheapest bottle on the shelf!) since there are so few ingredients in this recipe. Tito’s vodka is my fave.
- lime – we’ll be adding freshly squeeze lime juice to the drink and garnishing with a lime slice. If you want a sweeter drink, you can use sweetened lime juice like Rose’s.
- ice – for serving.
How to Make a Vodka Soda
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Start by filling a glass with ice. Pour the vodka, club soda and freshly squeezed lime juice over the ice. Stir to combine and garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy!
There are so many ways you can spruce up this classic cocktail. Here are some ideas:
- Add in cranberry juice to make a delicious cranberry vodka.
- Muddle fresh herbs in the glass before adding the rest of the ingredients. This would be delicious with basil, mint or even rosemary!
- Use an infused vodka for extra flavor.
- Muddle fresh fruit in the glass before adding the rest of the ingredients. I’m dreaming of a berry version, but feel free to get creative!
- Add more garnish! Adding fresh herbs or fruit as garnish will add to the entire drink.
How to Make in Bulk
This is a great cocktail to make in bulk! Pro tip: to make cocktails in bulk, follow the same measurements, but use cups instead of ounces. So for this recipe, mix 3 cups of club soda or sparkling water, 1.5 cups of vodka and lime juice to taste. I recommend mixing this in a large pitcher without ice. Place the ice in glasses for serving and pour the cocktail over the ice when you’re ready to serve.
More Cocktail Recipes to Try
- Skinny Margarita
- Skinny Coconut Daiquiri
- Apple Cider Mimosas
- Skinny Paloma
- Skinny Piña Colada
- Dairy-Free Eggnog
- Skinny Mojito
- Strawberry Frosé
Be sure to check out the full collection of cocktail recipes here on EBF!
- 3 oz club soda, or your favorite sparkling soda flavor
- 1.5 oz vodka
- splash of fresh lime juice
- 1 slice lime
- Fill a glass with ice. Pour vodka, club soda and lime juice over ice.
- Stir to combine and garnish with a lime slice before serving.
- Want to sweeten up this recipe? Use sweetened lime juice!
- Add in cranberry juice with this sparkling cranberry vodka soda.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.