Mixing up another one of my #DomestikateHappyHour cocktails to kick off the weekend! This raspberry lime vodka soda takes inspiration from my favorite raspberry seltzer at Flour Bakery in Boston. I had it recently and was like, dang, this would make a great cocktail. Prep the raspberry syrup ahead of time and chill it down before mixing it with vodka, soda and a squeeze of lime! (And because I know you’ll ask, the vanilla-infused sugar in the syrup is an important flavor, it gives it a really unique, robust flavor – you can buy it here). Scroll down for the recipe.

Raspberry Lime Vodka Soda.
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 Cup vanilla sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Vodka
  • Soda Water
  • Fresh limes, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries, vanilla sugar, and 1 cup water and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and strain through the sieve placed over a small bowl to remove most of the raspberry seeds. Add the lemon and lime juices to the raspberry syrup and stir to combine.
  3. Chill the syrup before using.
  4. For each drink, pour 2 tablespoons syrup and 1.5 oz of vodka into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water, and garnish with fresh lime slices before serving.