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posted: 07/12/19

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This Cherry Lime Vodka Tonic is the perfect and most brilliant answer to summer. It starts with just a little of my Cherry Limeade and then with some vodka and tonic water, you have the perfect grown up treat for hot summer days.

high ball glass full of bright red cherry limeade vodka tonic recipe, garnished with a red striped straw, a green striped straw and a lime wedge

WHAT IS A VODKA TONIC

A vodka tonic is a very simple drink that is as delicious as it is refreshing. Start with a quality vodka, some bottled tonic water, and garnish with a lemon and a lime. Its simple and delicious. And if you want to take a lighter spin on it, make it with diet tonic water. You still get that sweet taste without all the calories.

WHAT IS A CHERRY LIME VODKA TONIC

This recipe was created after I posted a video for my Cherry Limeade and someone on facebook asked, but where’s the vodka?

Good question, my cocktail lovin’ friends, good question.

So this delicious recipe was born. With just a little bit of cherry limeade replacing some of the tonic water you get this beautiful color, but you also get a delicious twist on a classic cocktail.

How perfect is it that the kids get their kid friendly drink and then you get to enjoy it with some vodka??

OTHER GREAT SPINS ON THE CLASSIC VODKA TONIC

I’m sure I will be adding tot his list as I can’t just leave a classic cocktail alone, but for now, I also have:

overhead view of a high ball glass with ice, cherry lime vodka tonic, a striped red straw, a striped green straw and a lime wedge

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR A CHERRY LIME VODKA TONIC?

  • Some simple and sweet Cherry Limeade. It’s so easy to make, but if you aren’t feeling it, there are a few brands that sell it.
  • Cherry vodka is great in this cocktail, or you can go with plain. Just make sure its a type you love.
  • Finally, top it with some tonic water. I used diet tonic to cut the calories a little, but you can always go with regular.

two high ball glasses with a cocktail shaker in the background filled with ice and cherry limeade recipe

HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY LIME VODKA TONIC

Grab your cocktail shaker for this one and fill it with ice. A metal shaker is great because it will make the drink ice cold.

  1. Shake the cherry limeade and vodka together.
  2. Strain them into a high ball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with tonic water and give it a slight stir.

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE THEIR DRINKS SWEET

If you don’t love your drinks sweet, then use club soda instead of tonic! For some people, the sweetness of the cherry limeade will be enough on it’s own to sweeten this drink.

OTHER DRINKS YOU ARE SURE TO LOVE

If you try this amazing cocktail, let me know in the comments what you think!

high ball glass full of cherry lime vodka tonic garnished with a lime wedge

two high ball glasses with a cocktail shaker in the background filled with ice and cherry limeade recipe
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Cherry Lime Vodka Tonic

Serves: 1 cocktail
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Cherry Lime Vodka Tonic is the perfect and most brilliant answer to summer. It starts with just a little of my Cherry Limeade and then with some vodka and tonic water, you have the perfect grown up treat for hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cherry vodka or regular
  • 2 ounces cherry limeade (Either store bought or homemade)
  • 6 ounces tonic I used diet tonic

Instructions

  • Shake together the cherry limeade and the vodka with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with tonic and stir very gently to combine.

Notes

Nutritional information based on making this with diet tonic. If using regular tonic, just add the number of calories in six ounces to the total here.
Serving: 1cocktail Calories: 168kcal (8%) Carbohydrates: 13g (4%) Sodium: 4mg Sugar: 12g (13%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
two high ball glasses with a cocktail shaker in the background filled with ice and cherry limeade recipe

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