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What Sodas Mix With Vodka? Our Top 10 Picks For 2023

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

If you love sodas and vodka, why not mix them to make delectable cocktails? When it comes to versatility, vodka is sure to compete with other alcoholic beverages. 

But what sodas mix with vodka and can make great-tasting cocktails drinks? Look no further. 

We’ve listed the top soda mixers that taste best with vodka to create delicious and refreshing drinks. 

Top 10 Sodas You Can Mix With Vodka 

10. Ginger Beer

pouring bottle of ginger beer on a glass with ice

Vodka and ginger beer makes a great pair that you mix to create the famous Moscow Mule

Here’s a quick recipe:  

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger Beer
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge (garnish, optional)

Instructions: Into your copper mug, pour all the liquid ingredients. Stir gently and add some ice. Garnish it with a lime wedge, if desired, then serve. 

Serving: 1

9. Mountain Dew

Bottles of Mountain Dew on a Bucket Full of Ice

For emergency cravings, mix Mountain Dew and vodka, which creates the Rocket Fuel cocktail. Mountain Dew’s flavor is dominant here but if you like it boozier, add more vodka. 

Prep Time: 1 min

Total Time: 1 min

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of Mountain Dew
  • 1.5 oz vodka 

Instructions: In your glass with ice, combine vodka and Mountain Dew. Stir until well-mixed, then enjoy. 

Serving: 1

8. Tonic/Soda Water

2 glasses of tonic water

Mixing vodka with tonic water (or soda water) makes a great accompaniment to your meal. Vodka Tonic gives a semi-bitter flavor but is surprisingly refreshing. 

Prep Time: 3 mins 

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4-6 oz of tonic water
  • 2 oz vodka
  • ¼ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedge (garnish)

Instructions: Combine the lime juice and vodka in a highball glass over ice. Then, top it with tonic water and stir well. Decorate it with a lime wedge before serving. 

Serving: 1

7. Dr. Pepper

4 cans of Dr Pepper

Dr. Pepper goes well with vodka, and this combination makes a great Vodka Pepper cocktail you need to try now. 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4 oz Dr. Pepper
  • 2 oz vodka 
  • Lime wheel or wedge

Instructions: Fill a highball glass with ice, then pour the vodka and Dr. Pepper. Stir to combine and garnish it with a lime wheel or wedge.

Serving: 1

6. 7up

Bottle of 7up lemon lime flavored soft drink

The classic Greyhound Cocktail gets a boost from the addition of lime juice, grapefruit juice, vodka, and 7UP.

Prep Time: 3 mins 

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 2 oz 7up
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • Ice and slices of grapefruit

Instructions: Put some ice in your shaker and combine vodka, lime juice, and grapefruit juice. Shake well and filter in your glass with ice. 

Add 7up on top; if desired, you can sprinkle some cracked pepper. Finish the drink by garnishing it with grapefruit slices. 

Serving: 1

5. Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale on the Glass and Bottle

A great cocktail pairing –Vodka and Ginger Ale create a refreshing and tasty drink, best as an aperitif. So, try this easy-to-make Vodka and Ginge Ale Cocktail recipe: 

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Lime wedge (garnish)
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • 2 oz vodka 

Instructions: Fill the glass with ice and pour the vodka in. Gently stir, pour the ginger ale and squeeze the juice from the lime wedge. If desired, decorate it with lime wheels.  

Serving: 1

4. Sprite

Man Holding Bottle of Sprite

The citrusy flavor of Sprite and the alcoholic bite of vodka are another mix you shouldn’t miss at your next party. Serve your guests this Vodka with Sprite cocktail to start the program fresh. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 5 oz Sprite 
  • Two lime wheels
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: On your highball glass filled with ice, pour the vodka, top it with Sprite, then stir gently. Garnish it using two lime wheels and serve. 

Serving: 1

Tip: Make adjustments if you need to serve drinks for a group of people. You can multiply this ratio by the number of people you plan to serve. 

3. Coke

3 Bottles of Coca-Cola on a Bucket Full of Ice

Coke and vodka make a great mix as well, just like other sodas. If you want a simple yet refreshing drink with some kick of alcohol, then try this Vodka and Coke cocktail recipe.

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz vodka 
  • 2 oz Coke 
  • Lime wheel (garnish)

Instructions: In a tall glass, mix vodka and Coke. Give it a gentle stir and add some ice cubes. Then, garnish it with the lime wheel before serving.  

Serving:

“Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it.”

— Fuzzy Zoeller, American Golfer 

Bartender Tip: If you opt for a boozier drink, feel free to reduce the amount of Coke and add more vodka to the mix. 

2. Unflavored Club Soda

close up shot of club soda on a glass

Unflavored club soda and vodka is a simple mix, creating an easy drink– Vodka Soda. It’s perfect for anyone enjoying some kick without added sugar and intense flavors.

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Lemon wedge (garnish)
  • One lemon squeeze (optional)

Instructions: In your collins glass filled with ice, spill the vodka and top it with club soda. Put the lemon wedge on the glass’ edge and squeeze the lemon into the drink, if preferred. 

Serving: 1

1. Flavored Club Soda

Flavored Canada Dry in Can

You can make Blood Orange Vodka Soda by mixing your favorite vodka and flavored club soda. For this cocktail recipe, we’ll go for the flavors of orange and lime.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of lime-flavored club soda
  • ½ cup of vodka
  • 1 ½ cups of freshly squeezed blood oranges
  • 2-3 tbsp simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions: In a large container, combine vodka, simple syrup, and blood orange juice. Mix well, then pour the mixture into two small glasses. 

Top each glass with the flavored club soda and put some ice. Finally, garnish it with slices of blood oranges, then serve. 

Serving: 2

FAQs 

Can vodka and soda get you drunk?

Vodka and soda can get you drunk if you use a high-ABV liquid. However, mixing hard drinks with soda mixers (or carbonated drinks) can also speed up intoxication [1]. 

How many calories do vodka and soda have?

Vodka and soda may contain around 133 calories per 225ml (7.5 oz) serving [2]. This is a low-calorie cocktail mix perfect for anyone reducing calorie intake. 

Final Thoughts 

You can do other things with vodka aside from sipping it straight. Mixed with various soda mixers, you can make several cocktail styles for your afternoon drink or every meal. 

If you’re running out of cocktail ideas for your next party or gathering, all these vodka and soda cocktail recipes come in handy. 

You can use any vodka you prefer, but we highly recommend Absolut, Belvedere, Helix, and Grey Goose. 

References:

  1. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/01/31/170748045/why-mixing-alcohol-with-diet-soda-may-make-you-drunker 
  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/313890-how-many-calories-in-a-vodka-soda/

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