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Sit back, relax, and beat the heat by enjoying a refreshing SUMMER VODKA FIZZ  made with mint simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and vodka!

This is one of my favorite easy summer drinks, along with my Mango Mint Mojito and my Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail.

summer vodka fizz with lemon and mint


Have you ever tried to grow mint in your garden? Even the worst gardener in the world can grow mint.

I love using mint as garnishes in drinks. Not only does it smell wonderful as you bring your ice cold beverage up to your lips, but it’s darn pretty too.

mint in a glass

How to make mint simple syrup:

This simple cocktail starts with mint simple syrup. You can make as much or as little as you’d like. Just measure out equal parts sugar and water and throw in as much mint as you can.

Then, gently heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves and BAM! You now have mint simple syrup.

At this point, all you have to do is store it, mint and all, in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks. You can use this divine minty syrup in tons of refreshing boozy and non-alcoholic beverages. 

A glass of summer vodka fizz

How to make this Summer Vodka Drink:

To make this wonderfully refreshing drink, all you do is combine the mint syrup with fresh lemon juice and vodka in a shaker and give it a good couple of shakes to mix it really well.

Then, pour it over ice and top with club soda to add your fizz. Easy, right? Now go make one!

a glass of summer vodka fizz on a dish

Summer Vodka Fizz

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Sit back, relax, and beat the heat by enjoying a refreshing Summer Vodka Fizz made with mint simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and vodka.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce mint simple syrup*
  • 1-2 ounces club soda


  • Pour vodka, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice and top up the glass with club soda.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.


* To make mint simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water (I used 1/2 cup of each) in medium sized saucepan. Had a handful of fresh mint leaves. Gently heat over low heat and swirl until sugar has completely dissolved. Allow mixture to fully cool before using. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to several weeks.


Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin C: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I used to be a contributor.

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  1. I’ve been making these for years but w/ a low-cal twist- omit the simple syrup & muddle the mint! We grow our own organic mint & it’s our family’s go to drink in the summer! **Cheers**

  2. 5 stars
    The idea of mint makes this sound absolutely refreshing and satisfying! The perfect spring or summer evening drink!

  3. 5 stars
    I love how simple it is to prepare this drink. I don’t stock a lot of alcohol at home, but I do have a bottle of vodka, so I can make this easily. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I’m not a big drinker but vodka is one of my favorite alcoholic beverages so definitely adding this to my list to try!

  5. 5 stars
    I have been making more and more drinks at home since the quarantine started, so this looks perfect! Bookmarked to make this weekend!!