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Lemon Vodka Cocktail

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  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


In need of an easy cocktail recipe? This lemon vodka cocktail is the easiest! It’s light and refreshing, and perfect for guests on a warm summer day!


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (1 whole lemon)
  • 1 oz simple syrup*
  • soda water, to top up with**
  • ice


  1. Start preparing your cocktail by adding a few cubes of ice to the glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup and a few cubes of ice. Shake everything for 30 seconds, or until the cocktail shaker gets very cold! Strain the liquid into the cocktail glass and top up with soda water. Serve immediately!


*To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water and simmer in a small saucepan on the stove until the sugar is dissolved. Cool completely and store at room temperature for a couple of weeks.

**For extra lemon oomph, use lemon soda water, or better yet, lemon vodka AND lemon soda water!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: cocktail shaker
  • Cuisine: american
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