Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda

This light and refreshing cocktail recipe is made with vanilla vodka and scented with bright cherry flavor.

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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This light and refreshing cherry vanilla vodka soda cocktail recipe is made with vanilla vodka and scented with bright cherry flavor.

cherry vanilla vodka soda glass

When it comes to cocktails, I love them light, refreshing and not too sweet. Whether it’s for happy hour with my girlfriends, a moment to myself on my back deck, or a relaxing Saturday night in with my husband, I love getting creative with mixology such as this Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda. Made with just a few simple ingredients and low in sugar and calories, a vodka soda is the perfect way to treat yourself without breaking the calorie bank.


  • Vanilla vodka: I usually use Smirnoff vanilla vodka as it’s slightly sweet and very smooth, while also being budget friendly, but you can use your favorite brand of vanilla vodka.
  • Cherry syrup: I’ll just steal some juice from my jar of maraschino cherries! But there are a ton of flavor syrups you can buy and use to add the cherry flavor as well.
  • Lime juice: Fresh lime juice adds a taste of citrus and some needed brightness which helps to cut through some of the more artificial flavors of the cherry and vanilla.
  • Club soda: Makes the drink a bit bubbly and balances the flavors.

How to Make a Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda

adding vodka to glasses

Start your Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda by adding ice to four glasses. I recommend large ice cubes as they’ll melt slower and not dilute the drink. Next you’ll pour your favorite vanilla vodka into each glass.

adding cherry juice to glasses

Next you’ll add a splash of cherry juice to each.

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Followed by the fresh lime juice.

adding soda to glasses

Top each glass off with club soda, or a flavored sparkling water for some added flavor.

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Garnish each glass with a lime slice and some maraschino cherries, and enjoy your Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you drink vanilla vodka straight?

You can, and depending on the brand it’ll still be delicious. I find that it’s even better over ice and mixed in a cocktail.

Is cherry vodka a thing?

Yes, and I believe Smirnoff also makes a cherry infused vodka. That would make an awfully strong drink if you doubled up on the vodkas, but maybe a stronger drink is what you want!

How can I turn this drink into a virgin cocktail or mocktail?

Instead of vanilla vodka, use cream soda or up the club soda and add a couple drops of a quality vanilla extract.

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Cherry Vanilla Vodka Soda

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This light and refreshing cocktail recipe is made with vanilla vodka and scented with bright cherry flavor.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Recipe Video


  • 8 ounces vanilla vodka
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry syrup
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • club soda (to top)
  • maraschino cherries and lime wedges (optional garnish)


  • Fill four glasses with ice and pour 2 ounces of vanilla vodka in each glass.
  • Add one tablespoon of maraschino cherry syrup and lime juice to each then top with club soda. Stir once before serving.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries and lime wedges


Serving: 1glassCalories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

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