What is the perfect drink for a Friday night? One that’s refreshing yet potent. A vodka tonic is just the right mixture of sweet and salty to get your weekend off on the right foot.
I know what you’re thinking, vodka instead of gin a gin and tonic? How dare I! But before we get into the nitty-gritty of why this is a good idea, let’s talk about how to make it. It’s not as simple as pouring some vodka into your G&T, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with the perfect recipe for those who want something on the milder side.
I decided to share this recipe because it’s simple and refreshing – perfect for summertime! You can use vodka instead of the traditional gin and have it be just as delicious. If you’re feeling adventurous, try substituting the lime juice for lemonade or even grapefruit juice. Lastly, don’t forget to garnish your cocktail with a slice of a cucumber and edible flowers!
Let’s dive in and see how to make the most refreshing vodka tonic on the planet! But first, let us look into some tips for the perfect cocktail.
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Vodka Tonic Recipe: How to make vodka tonic
Ingredients: Tonic water, citrus fruit, and vodka
There are many different recipes to make an excellent vodka tonic drink. This one is relatively simple and includes just lime and lemon juices. These ingredients can be found at any local supermarket or shop for relatively cheap and do not raise the price of this drink. This cheap cocktail will cost you around €1 per drink when bought in bulk! Let us look into what is in a vodka tonic and how to make it. Here’s the recipe:
- 3 tbsp Vodka
- 4 ounces tonic water
- 2 lemon wedges (or use one each of lime and lemon)
- 2 lime wedges (or use one each of lime and lemon)
- Fill a clear glass with ice. It is also recommended to use clear ice for a more aesthetic outcome.
- Pour the vodka and give it a stir a few times to chill it. This will prevent excessive ice melting after adding in the tonic water.
- Add the tonic water. Pour it onto a barspoon during addition to increase fizziness
- Add in the juice from either two lime wedges or two lemon wedges or one of each (recommended). Stir once. Add a lemon/lime wedge on the glass as garnish (optional)
If you are tired of the normal vodka tonic, we have some recipe variations to make some cocktails with tonic water. Read on to find the mixed drinks with vodka for you!
Strawberry Lime Vodka Tonic:
For this recipe, use fresh strawberries, lime, and sugar along with vodka and tonic water, of course! Slice up the strawberries into thin slices and either crush them with a mortar and add other ingredients or you can even blend them to form a strawberry syrup. Squeeze in some lime, and you are good to go!
Blackberry Vodka Tonic:
This vodka tonic is one of a kind. It adds a mouth-watering berry flavor to your drink. To add that blackberry tinge to your glass, use blackberry simple syrup. To make this simple syrup, add a few blueberries to your simple syrup while it is cooking. You can make this syrup beforehand and store it to make this drink. Add in the simple syrup to your vodka before adding in the tonic water. Garnish the drink with some sliced blackberries and add in some lime juice.
Kiwi Vodka Tonic:
This is one of our favorite recipes. It not only creates an Instagrammable aesthetic glass, but it also lets the flavors of kiwi and lime shine through. Gin is stronger than vodka, so this isn’t a good fit for gin tonic. To make this drink, peel a kiwi, making two slices, and chopping the rest up. Add this to your vodka, give it a whirl and add in some tonic water. To provide it with some sweetness, use some simple syrup.
Frozen Vodka Tonic
For this recipe, we will give you some exact ingredient measurements because it is slightly tricky with the ratios.
- 1 ounce Tonic Syrup
- 1.5 ounces Vodka
- Juice of half a lime
- 3-ounce seltzer
- 5 to 6 ice cubes
To make this delicious slightly drink, simply add all these ingredients to a blender and blend away! You can garnish the top with some mint leaves or lime wedges. This drink is the most refreshing one out of all we mentioned and is just as easy to make. It is perfect for a summer day to sip as you walk around in the sun.