These 5 easy cocktails with vodka are both low in calories and delicious.
In this article you’ll find 5 popular vodka drinks and low calorie vodka mixers. This way you can enjoy a cocktail without blowing your diet.
If you’re looking for cheap drinks to make at home, look no further! These are all low in cost, low in calories, and easy to make!
Vodka mixed drinks can pack a punch, and these cocktails deliver all the flavor, all the buzz, for 1/2 the calories!
These 5 easy cocktails with vodka are low in calories and high in flavor!
Easy Cocktails with Vodka
You can make your very own vodka cocktails bar at home with these easy drinks to mix. With just a few vodka mixers you’ll be all set to make several low calorie vodka drinks for yourself, or your guests.
I keep these cocktails simple with great ingredients like fresh fruit and all natural tonic water… you’ll also want to buy a middle shelf Vodka to keep the flavor great and avoid hangovers and headaches.
This article will supply you with 5 popular, traditional vodka cocktails, vodka calories, popular vodka mixers and more.
Here’s The Vodka Drinks You’ll Find in this Article:
- Martinis Recipe (159 calories)
- Vodka Soda Recipe (131 calories)
- Vodka Cranberry Cocktail (162 calories)
- Vodka Watermelon Cocktail (95 calories)
- Vodka Tonic Cocktail (128 calories)
Most of these easy cocktail recipes call for 2 ounces of vodka per serving… That is more than the average cocktail at a bar. So feel free to cut the calories some more and only use one ounce.
Below you will find 5 low calorie cocktails with vodka that you can make at home.
1. Martinis Recipe with Vodka
There is some debate on how the popular recipe for martinis got its name. The first theory is that name derived from the Martini brand of vermouth. Another popular theory suggests it evolved from a cocktail called the Martinez served sometime in the early 1860s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco
Either way, we all know that the Martini gained unparalleled popularity from the 007 Movies and books.
Some make martini recipes with vodka, and other prefer to make their martinis recipe with Gin. This easy mixed drink can be made with either.
Some prefer their martini recipes with olives, others with a lemon twist, and even cocktail onions are popular in this easy mixed drink! No matter how you garnish your martinis, this easy cocktail packs a punch!
Vodka Martinis Recipe
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- Lemon peel or olives
- Stir the vodka and vermouth together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist or olives.
- To make it dirty, add a splash of olive brine and garnish with a green olive.
Shaken or stirred… olives, lemon twist or cocktail onions… so many ways to make a classic martinis recipe!
2. Vodka Soda Cocktail Recipe
Vodka soda cocktails can be made with many garnishes… all add a unique flavor and zero calories!
These easy drink mixers have zero calories, so you can enjoy this vodka cocktail without guilt or the fear of added calories.
Traditionally, a vodka soda drink will have a lemon or lime wedge as a garnish. Both are lovely, but we like to add in more exciting ingredients like grapefruit and rosemary. Or strawberries and mint.
This recipe card for the easy cocktail with vodka has lots of garnishing options so you can use what you have on hand, or change it up. You could even set up a vodka cocktails bar for your next gathering and display all the garnishes, allowing your guests to choose their own.
Vodka Soda Cocktail Recipe
- 2 ounces vodka
- club soda
- 1 squeeze lemon
- Lemon wedge
- Grapefruit wedge
- Orange wedge
- Strawberries halved
- Blueberries muddled
- Rosemary sprigs
- MInt Sprigs
- In a tall glass, add the vodka, fill with ice, top with the club soda.
- Add a squeeze of lemon and desired garnishes
When it comes to the popular vodka soda cocktail, the only calories you are consuming is the vodka… Talk about a low calorie cocktail!
3. Vodka Cranberry Recipe (Cape Cod)
The Cape Cod, our Cape Codder cocktail was created by the Ocean Spray company in the 1940’s. This simple vodka cranberry cocktail has been a smash hit since its creation.
One of the more simple mixed drinks, the vodka cranberry typically consists of vodka, cranberry juice, and a lime wedge… But we wanted to cut the calories and jazz it up a bit for this recipe.
Thanks to the help of club soda we were able to lower the calories and still supply you with a big drink!
Often people find the combination of the cranberry juice and the lime to be acidic, the club soda helps calm that a little and gives the drink a lovely fizzy quality that seams much more “top shelf” than a simple cocktail recipe.
Vodka Cranberry Cocktail with Vodka
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz club soda
- Lime wedge
- Fresh or frozen cranberries
- Lemon wedges
- Mint sprig
- Rosemary sprig
- Add vodka and juices to a tall glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime wedge and additional desired garnishes.
4. Vodka Watermelon Cocktail Recipe
Vodka and watermelon make a wonderful combination. This easy cocktail is great for hot summer days.
Watermelon is both low in calories and great for replenishing water in the body, which is probably why this cocktail is less likely to give you a hangover.
This vodka watermelon cocktail also calls for just 1 ounce of vodka… you could absolutely add a second ounce. But I think you will find this drink is perfectly balanced as is.
We love easy alcoholic drinks to make at home, and though you’ll need a blender for this one, we still think it’s easy and worth the extra 2 minutes of work.
Vodka Watermelon Cocktail
- 1 cup watermelon rind and seeds discarded and the flesh cut into pieces
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 teaspoon Triple Sec
- Lime wedge
- Add the watermelon to a blender and puree.
- Stir in the vodka, the Triple Sec, and the lime juice, pour the cooler into glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each drink with a lime wedge.
When you freeze watermelon, it gets sweeter… So if your watermelon is less than amazing, cut it up and freeze it in ice cube size chunks before adding to the blender.
5. Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe
My favorite… the vodka tonic! But all the calories in tonic water means I can’t have it very often. That is until I found this all natural, zero calorie tonic water!
This zero calorie tonic water means you can make lots of easy mixed drinks without adding extra calories! Try it in a gin and tonic or add a splash to the vodka watermelon cocktail above.
No list of easy cocktails with vodka would be complete without this classic vodka drink! It’s crisp and delicious, and can be made fast!
At only 128 calories you can enjoy it without guilt! Just be sure to limit how many you drink, they go down easy and pack a punch!
Vodka Tonic Cocktail
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces tonic water zero calorie, all natural
- Lime wedge
- In a tall, add the vodka, fill with ice, and top with the tonic water.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.