Vodka Soda Cocktail Recipe

Teddy Francisco
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by Teddy Francisco

Vodka soda is one of the most popular vodka cocktails comprising of just vodka, club soda and freshly squeezed lime juice.

How to Mix the Perfect Vodka Soda

Vodka Soda Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Carbonated water (club soda water or sparkling water)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime squeeze (optional)
  • Lime wedge (garnish)

How to Make a Vodka Soda

  • Fill a glass cup with ice
  • Pour vodka
  • Pour the club soda or sparkling water
  • Add freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Garnish with a lime slice
 Vodka Soda

How Many Calories Does a Vodka Soda Have?

“Vodka soda calories” is a big concern for some, but luckily this great drink is usually popular for its diet-friendly content. If you stick to a simple vodka soda recipe, it only has 135 calories, and 131 of them come from vodka.

This simple drink has 0 carbs and sugars in its original form, but if you put a fun twist on it, the calorie count will go up.

Alcohol Content

This depends on the specific vodka you choose, but most vodka bottles are 80-proof, meaning a 40% ABV. At two ounces, the vodka soda is just a little bit over the standard drink as defined by the NIH, which would be equivalent to a 12-ounce bottle of beer.

When Should You Serve a Vodka Soda Cocktail?

You can enjoy this refreshing cocktail any time, such as for dinner, a home party, or during happy hour.

It’s a light cocktail that doesn’t overpower the food and is light enough to let you have a great time if you hit the clubs. Since the recipe is also simple, you can easily mix it at home for a group of friends and not miss any of the fun.

People having Vodka Soda Cocktail

Food Pairing Tips

Quality vodka is usually tasteless, and if you opt for the classic version, vodka sodas pair well with almost any food.

Here are some ideas to test:

  • Cheese platter
  • Steak dinner
  • Smoked salmon
  • Polish-style dumplings

Vodka Soda Recipe Variations

Vodka sodas can be versatile and allow you to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. This can extend your prep time, but the results are delicious and worth it.

Here are some great cocktail recipes to try out:

  • Add flavor: Keep things simple and swap the club soda for flavored sparkling waters.
  • Add fresh fruit or edible flowers: Experiment with garnishes to infuse extra flavor.
  • Change the citrus juice: Instead of mint, you can add lemon juice to get a delicious Lemon Vodka Soda. This works with any type of juice, so let your creativity roam free here.

Ingredient Substitutes

Don’t like the classic vodka sodas? Try out these ingredient substitutes:

  • Vodka tonic: It’s a gin and tonic but with vodka. Pour your favorite tonic water on two ounces of vodka, and garnish with fresh mint or lemon wedges.
  • Tequila soda: Swap vodka for a bottle of tequila, and enjoy another easy cocktail recipe that packs a strong punch.
  • Cape Codder: Keep the vodka, but add cranberry juice and garnish with fresh lime to get a refreshing, tart, and delicious bubbly drink.
  • Vodka Ginger Ale: Vodka lets all the flavors of ginger beer take center stage. You can garnish with fresh citrus and serve in a highball cocktail.

Similar Vodka Cocktails


Whether you like the classic version or want something with more layers, like the elderflower vodka soda, or sipping it with fresh berries, this drink is a fan-favorite for a reason.

It’s simple to mix, low-calorie, and allows you to experiment with other easy recipes. Gather your ingredients today, and give this recipe a shot!

Vodka Soda

Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka soda is one of the most popular vodka cocktails comprising of just vodka, club soda and freshly squeezed lime juice.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 135kcal


  • 2 Oz Vodka
  • Carbonated Water (club soda water or sparkling water)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lime squeeze (optional)
  • Lime wedge (garnish)


  • Get a glass cup with ice
  • Add vodka
  • Add freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Add the club soda or sparkling water
  • Garnish with a lime slice


Calories: 135kcal

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