This recipe is originally from NPR. They bill it as the “healthy” version of a margarita because it has about 100 calories per drink. I just picked tried because I like the citrus and vodka combination. I am glad I did. The fresh citrus makes it refreshing, not sickly sweet like some fruit based drinks. The vodka taste is pretty masked so it would be good for people who normally don’t like alcohol. I plan to make this for a work get-together planned soon.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 lime, juiced
- Splash fresh orange juice
- 2 ounces calorie-free citrus soda (I used 4 ounces and omitted the club soda because I didn’t have any on hand)
- 2 ounces club soda
- Lime wedge for garnish
Mix vodka and juices in a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice. Strain into a tall glass. Finish with sodas. Garnish with lime.