Vodka Tonic Recipe

Vodka Tonic

The Vodka Tonic is one of those wonderfully self-explanatory mixed drinks, like a Gin and Tonic or Rum and Coke. The tonic water allows some room for variation and experimentation, though, so check out the lesser-known tonic brands at your local liquor store before settling for the likes of Canada Dry and Schweppes—brands such as Fever Tree, Q Tonic and Fentiman’s have much higher-quality products and will make for a superior drink. You can even get creative and mix your own from a tonic syrup, which can be fun to give it more of a DIY element.


2 oz Vodka
Tonic water
Lime wedge or wheel for garnish

Preparation: How to make a Vodka Tonic

  1. Add vodka to an Old-Fashioned glass or Highball glass with ice, then fill with tonic water.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel and serve.
Vodka Tonic