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12 Must-Try Lemon Vodka Cocktails

Lemon vodka cocktails have always held a special place in my heart. They blend that sharp, tangy lemon flavor with the smoothness of vodka in a way that’s both refreshing and invigorating. I find this mix perfect for anyone craving that vibrant burst of citrus with their spirit. It’s an excellent choice for summer gatherings, relaxed evenings, or just to enjoy a moment of zesty bliss. Each recipe in our roundup brings a unique twist to this lively combination, ensuring there’s something for every palate. I highly recommend checking out our selection for your next drink inspiration.

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Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

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The lemon drop martini is perhaps one of the most popular lemon vodka cocktails on the scene today. The drink embodies fresh lemon flavor with a hint of sweetness. And despite its elegant composure, it’s super easy to make. Citrus vodka, fresh lemon juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup get the job done. 

Vodka Lemonade Spritzer

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Who doesn’t love a refreshing spritzer in the summertime? This vodka lemonade spritzer takes lemonade to the next level, using prosecco as its base and lemon vodka as the kicker. Shake the lemon vodka with your favorite lemonade and top it off with as much prosecco as your heart desires. It’s fast, easy, and elegant.

Vodka Sour Cocktail

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Whiskey sours are great for those who enjoy whiskey, but what about vodka lovers? The classic vodka sour cocktail is easy to make and delivers the perfect sweet-and-sour flavor. All you need is vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters. Top it off with a lemon slice and cocktail cherries for a bit of fruity glam.

Summer Vodka Fizz

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Kill off summertime sadness with the summer vodka fizz. With just four ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to whip up this bubbly cocktail. Vodka, lemon juice, and club soda make for a refreshing start, but you can take your cocktail to the next level with some mint simple syrup. 

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz


Lemon vodka cocktails don’t have to be all lemon all the time. Add a burst of flavor to this summer’s favorite drink with this blueberry lemon vodka fizz. This one takes a little bit of work, but it’s well worth it. After muddling some fresh blueberries, you’ll need to add vodka and SanPellegrino Limonata. Serve it chilly and with a lemon slice garnish. 

Cucumber Honey Lemon Vodka Martini

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Don’t be fooled by the long title; this cocktail isn’t as complicated as it sounds. For the cucumber honey lemon vodka martini, you’ll need a cucumber vodka, a small cucumber, lemon juice, honey, and club soda. It’s a small handful of ingredients, but the flavor profile in this lemon drink is out of this world. 

Lemon Lime Vodka Party Punch

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Hosting a party? A pitcher of lemonade is fine, but we prefer this lemon-lime vodka party punch to take things to the next level. Make this easy punch in large batches using vodka, lemonade concentrate, limeade concentrate, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda. It’s fizzy, fruity, and all kinds of fun. 

Lemon Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

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Lemon and vanilla aren’t two flavors you see together very often, but based on this cocktail alone, that seems like a mistake. The sweetness of the vanilla is the perfect complement to a tart, sharp lemon. If you like a good lemon drop, this one’s for you. Gather lemonade, vanilla vodka, Limoncello, and lemon-lime soda for a smooth and sweet lemony treat.

Vodka Collins

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As you may have already guessed, the vodka Collins is a fun spin on the long-time classic Tom Collins cocktail. It’s delicious and looks simply dashing in a highball glass. You’ll need vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and soda water. Add a splash of color with a slice of lemon, orange, and cocktail cherries.

Lemon Vodka Cocktail

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The lemon vodka cocktail is an instant classic that’s perfect for lovers of the bright, tart, yellow fruit. All you need is vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup. This cocktail is a sweeter take on the lemon drop martini. It effectively takes the bite out of the naturally sour fruit for a smoother taste.

Limoncello Moscow Mule

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When you want to make something lemon-flavored, you can never go wrong with Limoncello. This sweet liqueur makes the perfect addition to a classic Moscow mule, giving it a fresh, citrus taste. You’ll need a short list of ingredients here; this recipe uses some pretty common products like vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.

Limoncello Vodka Cooler

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Once again, Limoncello is the hero. This vodka cooler is ideal for hot summer days, making a cold splash of sweet, lemony flavor. And with just two main ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to make. Mix Limoncello with your favorite vodka and serve it over ice. If you’re feeling extra fancy, garnish it with a couple of lemon slices. Voila!

A bright and refreshing lemon vodka cocktail. The cocktail is displayed in the foreground, served in an elegant martini glass. It's a vibrant, clear yellow drink, made with premium vodka and fresh lemon juice, garnished with a spiral lemon zest and a small mint leaf. On the sleek bar top beside the glass, there are a few lemon slices and a cocktail shaker. The background features a modern, chic bar setting with a vibrant atmosphere, including colorful bar lights, high stools, and a large window that offers a view of a bustling city street at night, with neon signs and busy pedestrians.

12 Lemon Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.7 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon vodka, lemon vodka cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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