I want to find a vodka-based cocktail that isn't overly sweet. I like citrus.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that I think you might enjoy. It has a good balance of citrus and sweetness, without being overly sweet. It's a classic cocktail with a high rating, and it's called Vodka Sour.
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You asked: vodka citrus cocktail not too sweet. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Vodka Gimlet

The Vodka Gimlet is a classic cocktail that has been around since the early 20th century. It is believed to...

Vodka (75ml), Lime juice (Teaspoon), Lemon Juice (Teaspoon), Lime Cordial (7.5ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

5 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Caipiroska is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that's a twist on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha, replacing cachaça with vodka...

Vodka (60ml), Lime (1), Sugar (4 teaspoons)

3 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Vodka Sour

The Vodka Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. It is a simple yet versatile drink...

Vodka (60ml), Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), Egg (1 egg white)

5 ingredients
4.78 / 5

Vodka Martini

The Vodka Martini is a classic and iconic cocktail that is known for its simplicity and sophistication. Originating in the...

Vodka (60ml), White vermouth (10ml)

2 ingredients
4.65 / 5

Vodka And Tonic

The Vodka and Tonic is a refreshingly simple cocktail that combines the clear, smooth taste of vodka with the sharp,...

Vodka (30ml), Tonic water (Top up)

2 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Vodka Collins

The Vodka Collins is a refreshing, effervescent cocktail that finds its roots in the family of Collins drinks, characterized primarily...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Vodka (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Vodka Rickey

The Vodka Rickey is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail that offers a crisp and slightly tangy flavor profile. A mix...

Vodka (60ml), Lime juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Soda water (Top up)

4 ingredients
4.44 / 5

Lemon And Lime Vodka

The Lemon and Lime Vodka cocktail is a simple, citrus-forward mixed drink, combining the clear, clean taste of vodka with...

Vodka (30ml), Lemonade (90ml), Lime Cordial (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.62 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some popular vodka cocktails that are not overly sweet?

Some popular vodka cocktails that are not overly sweet include the Vodka Sour, Vodka Gimlet, and Vodka Rickey. These drinks often use citrus and a balanced amount of sugar syrup to avoid excess sweetness.

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How can I make a vodka cocktail less sweet?

To make a vodka cocktail less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar syrup or cordial used in the recipe. Adding more citrus juice, such as lemon or lime, can also help balance the sweetness.

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What citrus fruits are best for vodka cocktails?

Lemon and lime are the most popular citrus fruits used in vodka cocktails. They provide a fresh and tangy flavor that complements the vodka well, especially in drinks like Vodka Gimlet and Vodka Collins.

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Can I make a Vodka Sour without egg white?

Yes, you can make a Vodka Sour without egg white. The egg white is typically added to create a frothy texture, but if you prefer to leave it out, the cocktail will still taste great with just vodka, lemon juice, and sugar syrup.

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Is Vodka Collins the same as Tom Collins?

No, Vodka Collins is a variation of the classic Tom Collins cocktail. While Tom Collins uses gin, Vodka Collins substitutes the gin with vodka. Both cocktails use lemon juice, sugar syrup, and soda water.

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