This citrus cooler with vodka, triple sec and sweet and sour is a cool and refreshing drink for a hot summer night.
Around these parts, we stick mostly to wine and beer for our cocktail hours, but every once in awhile I like to shake things up with something new, which can be a little dangerous. If “something new” means purchasing bottles of alcohol and mixers it can get a little expensive, so I better be confident about the end result otherwise those bottles end up becoming dust-collecting decorations that I try to pawn off on visitors and house guests.
So I tend to stick to what I like and in this case, what I like is lemon, vodka, and soda which is otherwise known as a citrus cooler.
It’s sort of a grown-up fizzy lemonade that’s perfect for sippin’ on a warm summer night while watching fireflies from the front porch. Or, in our case, hot sweltering nights that we don’t actually spend outside because it’s so much nicer inside with the air-conditioning.
Anyway, you know what I mean. This citrus cooler is a delicious summertime drink.
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This citrus cooler is easy to make and is so refreshing on a hot summer night. This recipe is enough for 2 servings, but you can easily scale the recipe up. If you want a big batch mix everything (except the soda) in a pitcher. You can keep it in the fridge and then top each glass off with soda as you serve it.
- Ice cubes
- 3 ounces of citrus vodka
- 2 ounces of triple sec
- 1 ounce of sweet and sour mix
- Soda water
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Fill each glass with ice cubes and add the vodka, triple sec, and sweet and sour mix.
- Top each glass off with some soda water, give it a quick stir, and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Drinks are all about personal preference and taste. This recipe uses a simple 3-2-1 parts ratio for the ingredients (similar to a classic margarita), but feel free to tweak it to make it your own. Like more tartness? Increase the sweet & sour. Want it less strong? Dial back the triple sec and vodka or use a bigger glass and dilute it with more soda water.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 280
- Sugar: 27.2g
- Sodium: 4.7mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 35.5g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: citrus cocktail
The nutrition information in this recipe is an estimate only and was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.