5 Vodka Tonic Recipes You Have To Try

By Morgan Law

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5 Vodka Tonic Recipes You Have To Try

A vodka tonic is a great alternative to the classic Gin and Tonic, especially for vodka lovers. Although gin and vodka are very different spirits (read: VERY different) some of our best cocktail recipes can have the gin swapped out for vodka.

Before we start, here are 3 tips to making a great vodka tonic:

  • Use premium quality tonic, like our Premium Pink Tonic, Indian Tonic, or Grapefruit Tonic.
  • Use premium quality vodka with a taste you actually love.
  • Garnishes, either fresh or dehydrated fruit and spices. You can learn to dehydrate your own garnishes here.

Vodka vs. Gin

As you develop your skills as an at-home bartender, experimentation is key. With that said there is a saying that applies: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Potatoes in a basket and botanicals like juniper and cardamom

Gin often has beautiful notes of botanicals that brings out the chosen flavours in each cocktail, while vodka can be smooth and fruity or harsh and spicy depending on what it’s made out of. Therefore, these are the top 5 cocktail recipes that are just as great with vodka instead of gin.

     1. Vodka Cucumber and Cranberry Spritz

    This recipe requires you to infuse your vodka with cucumber before adding lemon juice and our Premium Pink Tonic.

    Vodka, cranberry, cucumber tonic

     2. Pink Passion Fizz

    With grenadilla pulp and edible flowers, this vodka tonic takes your drinking experience to new heights.

    Vodka passion fizz with pink tonic water

     3. Grapefruit Vodka Tonic

    Grapefruit and vodka go so well together. This Grapefruit Vodka Tonic works best with a chilled vodka and the use of our Grapefruit Tonic.

    Grapefruit vodka tonic in tall flute glasses with copper bar tools

     4. Pink Guava Spritz

    This cocktail brings guava, mint, Pink Tonic, and vodka together in an unforgettable way. 

    Guava Spritz with vodka and sliced guava on the side

     5. Indian Tonic Cold Brew

    Mixing flavours of lemon and coffee together may seem different, but using our Indian Tonic ensure that neither flavour overpowers the other. This Indian Tonic Cold Brew is the last of our line up but certainly not least as it's a drink you'll love all year round.

    Indian Cold Brew with Vodka