The Story Behind The Vodka Soda

The vodka soda dates back to the 18th century, after Schweppes began mass-producing soda water in 1783. The Swiss, English, and those lucky enough to have access to the bottles immediately took to mixing their favorite spirits with the fizzy beverage. When exports began in 1820, the tradition spread across the globe.

The vodka soda is refined in its simplicity, requiring just one part vodka to two parts club soda. Enjoyable as a refreshingly tangy, bubbly drink, it doubles as a blank slate for creative mixologists to adorn with exotic garnishes. From espresso beans to a classic lime or lemon wedge, the vodka soda can be dressed up to tastefully fit any occasion.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka followed by the club soda.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with lime wedge, squeezing it if you wish.

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Yield: 1
Calories: 134
Updated: 2022-06-01

The Vodka Soda Recipe