Nothing helps me cool off better than an ice-cold cocktail while I am making dinner. Heating up the kitchen with the stove or oven is inevitable some days, so a cocktail or cold glass of white wine helps me to stay cool and relax. When I reviewed Dry Soda Lavender soda a couple of weeks back, I thought about mixing the soda with some vodka for an adult treat. I never did get around to that, but when I found and purchased the Dry Vanilla Bean soda, I knew that I had to make a late-afternoon cocktail with it.
My vodka* of choice is Stoli’s. I usually keep a bottle in the freezer so that if the urge strikes me, I don’t have far to go. I realize that statement may make it seem like I indulge often, but I believe the current bottle has been there for close to a year, if not longer.
Summer Vanilla Bean Cocktail
6 oz. Dry Vanilla Bean soda
1 shot Stoli’s vodka (I use a shot glass which is approximately 1.5 oz)
Mix and enjoy!
The Dry Vanilla Bean soda may be the perfect mixer! The flavor of this cocktail was phenomenal! I did drink the other 6 oz of the bottle of soda without vodka and while it was awesome, I loved my cocktail creation! Dry soda uses only 4 ingredients in their soda, making them less sweet than traditional soda. The Vanilla Bean is their version of cream soda, which happens to be my favorite! I love traditional cream soda, but the Dry version is a grown-up, more sophisticated version. It was great alone and even better mixed with Stoli’s vodka. A 12 oz. bottle contains only 60 calories – approximately 100 calories less than the traditional cream soda and without artificial sweeteners that are found in some lower sugar varieties.
*Click here for more information on gluten-free alcoholic beverages.