Easy Vodka Spritz Recipe for Summer Drinking

Summer time drinking invites cool and refreshing drinks that are easy to make at home.

Vodka Spritz Recipe

The Vodka Spritz is an easy drink to remember. No shaking, throwing or stirring while counting to 50. It’s all about equal parts of vodka and Lillet Blanc topped with equal parts of soda water and tonic water. Lillet Blanc adds citrus and herbal notes to the vodka and the soda water softens the bitterness of the tonic. To garnish, let your imagination run wild. We used a ruby red grapefruit wedge and a sprig of thyme. You can also use blood oranges when in season and other herbs.

The vodka spritz is an ideal drink to sip in the afternoon, as a sundowner, as an aperitif, at a BBQ and when friends drop in.

Vodka Spritz Recipe


  • 30 ml vodka
  • 30 ml Lillet Blanc
  • equal parts soda water and tonic water to top up

Glassware: stemmed wine glass
Garnish: ruby grapefruit wedge, sprig of thyme


Build in a wine glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with ruby grapefruit wedge and a sprig of thyme.

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Easy Vodka Spritz Recipe for Summer Drinking was last modified: July 25th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.