Here are the best club soda cocktails to make with this bubbly mixer! There’s something for everyone, from classic drinks to modern spins.

Club soda cocktails

Got a bottle of club soda? This carbonated beverage has been used in cocktails for hundreds of years. In fact, the first club soda was commercially available in the 1830’s! Club soda is carbonated water infused with added minerals, which give it a salty or lightly sweet flavor.

There are so many club soda drinks to choose from, whether you want to mix up a classic cocktail or just a simple wine spritzer! The list below includes lots of classics, like the Mojito, Tom Collins, and more. Everything’s better with a little bubbly! Many of the recipes below call for “soda water,” which is interchangeable with club soda (though it’s not technically same thing…keep reading!).

And now…the top club soda cocktails to try!

Club soda vs seltzer vs tonic water

There are several carbonated beverages that are popularly used as drink mixers, in club soda cocktails and beyond. What’s the difference between club soda vs seltzer? What’s tonic water? Here’s what to know:

  • Seltzer, aka soda water or sparkling water is carbonated water with no additives, carbonated by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s the base for brands like La Croix, or what comes out of a SodaStream. Sparkling mineral water is made with water from a mineral spring, like Perrier or Topo Chico.
  • Club soda is carbonated water infused with added minerals, which give it a salty or lightly sweet flavor. Additives you may see in club soda are potassium sulfate, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate, or sodium bicarbonate.
  • Tonic water is carbonated water with added quinine and sugar. It was first sold in the 1850’s as a way to drink quinine, prescribed at the time to fight malaria. It tastes sweet and bitter, and is used in many cocktails like the gin and tonic. (Here’s more about tonic water.)
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Tom Collins

Tom Collins


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s a classic Tom Collins, that popular gin cocktail that’s light and bubbly! Here’s how to make this refreshing drink: and don’t forget the cherry.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) dry gin
  • 3/4 to 1 ounce (1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons) simple syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • ½ cup soda water
  • Ice (try our clear ice!)
  • For the garnish: maraschino cherry, lemon wheel

Instructions

  1. Add the gin, syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes. Shake well until chilled.
  2. Strain the liquid into an ice filled glass, and top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cocktail cherry.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Club soda cocktails

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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