Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzer

by Emily on January 16, 2014

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Light and refreshing, these Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzers fit perfectly at both casual get togethers and elegant dinner parties.

Let’s talk citrus. During the long, seemingly endless snowy Ohio winters, one of my favorite ingredients to shop for are citrus fruits. Wandering through the supermarket, I love seeing the towering displays of oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. It’s these bright, colorful and vibrant fruit that inspired my Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzers.

citrus rosemary vodka spritzer-9676Over the holidays, I had fun making infused vodka with candy canes, citrus and cranberries. Since then, I’ve been devising cocktail recipes that showcase these flavorful homemade vodkas. This Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzer is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that you can mix ahead of time, then top with some seltzer water and serve.

I love simple cocktails. It’s not that I don’t enjoy trying unique techniques and playing around with various liquor and flavor combinations, because there are times that I love that! There is, however, something about having simple cocktails with only a few ingredients that I love having in my repertoire, too.

citrus rosemary vodka spritzer-9670My Spiked Caramel Apple Cider is a great example this simple, uncomplicated style of drink. So are these Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzers. It’s just good quality lemonade (homemade if you’re feeling extra fancy) citrus rosemary infused vodka and seltzer water – that’s it.

Mix a batch of lemonade and vodka together ahead of time and simply top it with seltzer water before serving for a completely fuss free drink. Serve it at a casual get together, fancy dinner party or sip on them during your Downton Abbey marathon. Either way, they’re fabulous.

For more infused vodka cocktail recipes, try out my Candy Cane Martini!

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Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzer

January 16th, 2014

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes


1 1/2 oz Citrus Rosemary Infused Vodka
1/2 cup good quality lemonade
seltzer water, chilled
lemon slice for serving (optional)


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka and lemonade. Cover and shake until cold.

Strain into cocktail glass and top with seltzer water. Serve with lemon slice, if using.



Directions for Citrus Rosemary Infused Vodka can be found here:

Source: Emily Caruso of Jelly Toast

About Emily

Emily is the cook, baker, photographer and rambler behind the blog, Jelly Toast. Aside from taking photos of everything she eats, her days are spent being a short order cook, story teller, tea party guest and giver-of-snuggles to her two kiddos. She has not yet mastered the clean-as-you-go cooking style, but has high hopes for the future.

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avatar Sarah Toasty January 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm

i’m a vodka soda girl, so this looks perfect for me! thanks for sharing


Emily January 18, 2014 at 9:57 am

I’m glad you like them, Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by!


avatar Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse January 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Mmm these sound so elegant and refreshing =P Great for my last fun weekends before my semester kicks up and gets craaaazaaay! Beautiful photos, Jamie!


avatar Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness January 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

Oh man, I love how fresh these sound! So perfect for my Friday night.
Plus, if it has vodka, I am in x 10.
P.s I love your little tag on the jar! SO cute!


Emily January 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

I know what you mean, Taylor! I’m such a vodka girl, myself! I’m glad you like the tags, I got them from Amazon and used little letter stamps for the text – super easy, which is what I like! Thanks for stopping by!


avatar Karleen January 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

This looks absolutely lovely! No more boring vodka lemonade for me.
Thanks for posting!


avatar RawInTheMiddle January 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

So pretty! I’ve been meaning to try making infused liquors. This is giving me ideas. I linked to your post on my blog at


avatar The Ginger Bread Lad January 18, 2014 at 7:36 am

This is sounds really nice! I have some rhubarb vodka at home and I’ve been wondering what to do with it. I bet something similar to this would be good


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