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What To Mix With Lemon Vodka: 8 Mixers (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

A perfect pair of lemon and vodka is a match made in heaven. The neutral tang of vodka is a great base to shine the citrus flavors of lemon. 

But did you know that you can craft more delectable drinks out of your lemon vodka? You can spike lemon vodka into a refreshing drink with the perfect mixers. 

If you want to know what to mix with lemon vodka, try these eight mixers along with the delicious recipes.   

Top 8 Mixers To Spike Your Lemon Vodka

8. Gelatin 

Pink Lemonade Jello Shots

The mixture of gelatin and lemon vodka creates a sweet-and-sour combo. So try this vodka-infused treat now. 

Pink Lemonade Jello Shots Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins 

Total Time: 4 hours or more 

Ingredients:

  • 10 lemon
  • 1 cup of lemon vodka 
  • 1 cup regular vodka
  • 2 cups pink lemonade
  • 4 packs of gelatin, unflavored

Instructions: Cut the lemons crosswise and scoop out the insides. Add the gelatin and lemonade, then pour the vodka into a bowl. Mix thoroughly, then filter the mixture into a container. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or until the gelatin sets.  

Serving: 2

7. Triple Sec

Bottle of Triple Sec, Vodka and a lime

Lemon vodka mixed with Triple Sec makes a great refreshing drink that tastes like the classic drop lemon cocktail. 

“Vodka is tasteless going down, but it is memorable coming up.

– Garrison Keillor, American Author

Lemon Vodka Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • Ice and soda water 
  • 1oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Triple sec
  • 1 1/2oz. Vodka
  • 3 tbsp. One whole fresh lemon juice 

Instructions: In your shaker, pour the vodka, simple syrup, triple sec, and lemon juice. Shake well for around 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your cocktail glass with ice and top it with soda water.

Serving: 1

6. Earthy Herbs

hand holding glass of Herb & Lemon Vodka Spritzer

The refreshing lemon vodka infused with earth herbs makes a tasty citrusy delectable cocktail. 

Herb & Lemon Vodka Spritzer Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4oz. Vodka
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups of sparkling water
  • 1 whole thinly sliced lemon 
  • 2 tbsp. each of mint, lemon zest, basil
  • 2 thyme sprigs  

Instructions: Wash-dry the herbs, then cut them into pieces. Put them in your pitcher and combine the lemon juice, lemon slices, zest, and vodka. Refrigerate until chilled, and before serving, mix sparkling water then mix.  

Serving: 4

5. Simple Syrup

2 glasses of Vodka Sour

Simple syrup mixed in lemon vodka makes you experience the classic sour cocktail. 

Vodka Sour Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 2oz vodka
  • 3/4oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white 
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters 

Instructions: Combine simple syrup [1], juice, bitters, and vodka into your shaker filled with ice, then shake well. Filter the mixture into the glass, then add the egg white on top (if desired).  

Serving: 1

4. Jalapenos

2 glasses of jalapaenos lemonade cocktail

Jalapeño-infused vodka with lemonade creates a sweet and citrusy drink with a bite of spice. 

Jalapeño Lemonade Vodka Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of freshly juiced lemon
  • 2 cups of vodka (Jalapeño-infused for 2 days ahead)  
  • Lemon zest and Jalapeño (garnish)

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in your pitcher and stir thoroughly. Then, pour your cocktail glass with ice and garnish it, if desired. 

Serving: 1

3. Agave Syrup 

pouring agave syrup on a bottle

Lemon vodka plus Agave syrup lets you savor an icy, citrusy, yet spicy cocktail. 

Spicy Lemonade Vodka Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5mins

Ingredients: 

  • 4oz vodka
  • 4oz lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups of water 
  • 1-2 tbsp sliced fresh Jalapeños
  • 2-3 tbsp Agave nectar 
  • Ice

Instructions: Combine the lemon juice and jalapeños into your pitcher. Pour the Agave, vodka, and water into the mixture, then stir. Then, serve with as much ice as you prefer. 

Serving: 1

2. Unsweet Iced Tea

2 glasses of iced tea and lemon

Unsweet iced tea retains the rich flavor of vodka [2] and the lemon’s refreshing citrus feel. 

Iced Tea Lemon Vodka Recipe 

Prep Time: 1-2 mins

Total Time: 1-2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • Ice and sliced lemon (optional)
  • 2oz lemon vodka
  • 12oz unsweet iced tea

Instructions: Fill your cocktail glass with ice, then pour the iced tea and vodka. Gently stir until the liquids are well mixed. If preferred, garnish it with lemon slices. 

Serving: 1

1. Soda 

glass of Soda with lemon

Soda and lemon vodka are truly a perfect mix. You’ll get the fizzy taste along with some kick from the vodka. 

Lemon Vodka Soda Recipe 

Prep Time: 1-2 mins

Total Time: 1-2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 wheel of lemon and lime
  • 1.34oz lemon vodka
  • 5oz soda water 
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: Grab your rocks glass and load it with ice, then pour all the ingredients. Mix well and finish the drink with lemon and lime as a garnish. 

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What does lemon vodka taste like?

Lemon vodka tastes sweet and bright yet a bit sour at some point. It mixes well with beverages like soda water, simple syrup, Triple sec, lemonade, and more. 

How do you drink vodka with lemon and salt?

You can drink vodka straight up, sip the lemon zest and eat a pinch of salt. Also, you can drink vodka in a cocktail called Salty Dog, with salt and lemon as the main ingredients.  

Does adding lemon to vodka make it weaker?

No, adding lemon to the vodka won’t affect the alcohol. Drinking vodka with lemon reduces the bitter flavor of the spirit.  

Does lemon vodka contain low carbohydrates?

Yes. Lemon vodka contains low carbohydrates. Even if you drink a tall glass of vodka with lime, lemon juice, and club soda, it has low to no carbs at all. 

Final Thoughts

Your lemon vodka can have more twist with these mixers and make cocktails – perfect as a party drink or simply for your “me-time.” 

Remember – you can always experiment with drinks until you find which suits your delicate taste buds. 

Whether you prefer adding gelatin, Agave syrup, soda, or anything you prefer, lemon vodka is just a great cocktail base that will keep you refreshed. ’

References:

  1. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-simple-syrup-240337 
  2. https://www.britannica.com/topic/vodka 

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