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Vodka Tonic


Posted: 06/27/21

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Looking for the perfect drink to enjoy while you kick your feet up at the end of the day? The intriguing vodka tonic will be your go-to. Tonic water and juice from a lime steal the show in this clean and refreshing combination. We’ve got the perfect ratio to allow for a quick mix without the guesswork!

glass of vodka tonic cocktail with ice and lime wedge

Easy to make at home or order while out, a vodka tonic is a great mixed drink to resort to when you want something light and clean, and easy to make. Similar to The Perfect Gin and Tonic Recipe but with a different spirit, using quality ingredients and the correct ratio will take this cocktail from good to great. We’ve got the latter taken care of for you with this recipe!

Vodka Tonic Recipe

To make a vodka tonic, simply rim a small tumbler with a lime wedge. Fill the glass with ice. Pour in vodka and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge.

two glasses vodka tonic with ice and lime wedge

How to Make a Vodka Tonic

  1. Rim glass with lime wedge
  2. Fill glass with ice
  3. Add vodka
  4. Top with tonic water
  5. Garnish with a lime
glass of Vodka tonic cocktail with ice and lime wedge

How Many Calories in a Vodka Tonic

On the lighter side compared to sweeter mixed drinks, a vodka tonic contains approximately 175 calories. Looking for something even more low cal? Try a Vodka Soda.

two glasses vodka tonic with lime wedge

How to Serve

A small glass tumbler is a perfect way to serve or enjoy a vodka tonic drink. Served over ice or on the rocks, add as little or much lime juice as you prefer. For a fruity twist perfect for a summer day by the pool, try a Watermelon Vodka Tonic!

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glass of vodka tonic with ice and lime wedge
glass of vodka tonic cocktail with ice and lime wedge
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Vodka Tonic

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
If you love Vodka Martini's you will love this Vodka Tonic.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1-3 lime wedges


  • Rim a glass with a lime wedge
  • Fill the glass with ice
  • Pour in vodka
  • Top with the tonic water
  • Garnish with a lime
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
glass of vodka tonic cocktail with ice and lime wedge

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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