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Vodka spritzer

Summer Vodka Cocktails (Spritzer & More!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 drinks 1x


Browse our best vodka cocktails for summer: fruity, bubbly and refreshing! These summer vodka drinks range from classics to unique spins. See above for all the drinks, or below for the Vodka Spritzer.


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) vodka
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoonssimple syrup
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsweetened 100% cranberry juice*
  • Soda water, for serving
  • Ice, for serving
  • For the garnish: 1 handful fresh mint leaves


  1. Slice the lemon into rounds. Thinly slice the strawberries.
  2. Place the lemons and strawberries in a pitcher with the vodka, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Marinate at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
  3. To serve, pour 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) of the vodka mix over ice and top with a splash of soda water to taste. Garnish with the fruit from the pitcher and sprigs of fresh mint leaves.


*If all you can find is sweetened cranberry juice (often labeled as cranberry juice cocktail), use half the simple syrup specified in this recipe. Or you can use it as is for a sweeter drink!

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan