Cocktails to order instead of a vodka soda
Vodka sodas, while considered a simple drink and sometimes snubbed by mixology elite, are surprisingly nuanced in their flavor. The soda tempers the intensity of the vodka, which depending on the quality, can be quite a bitter bite. In addition, a twist of citrus offers an acidic but refreshing flavor counterpoint. And the drink is well-known for being among the lowest calorie cocktails out there.
But there are other beverages that are equally refreshing, relatively low-calorie, and pack the same boozy punch the trusty vodka soda does. And frankly, some can be a bit more sophisticated. In that spirit, here's a list of some comparable cocktails vodka soda lovers are sure to enjoy.