Vodka Tonic With Cold Pressed Coffee

By Carol Dudar, recipes & food styling

Photos By Stacey Brandford

vodka tonic

Did you know, pure forms of alcohol like vodka are free of carbs. These beverages can be drunk straight or combined with low-carb mixers, like our vodka tonic, for more flavour and are usually 3–4 grams per serving.

Did you know a vodka tonic, comprises an additional 83 calories and more than 20 grams of sugar per serving. A Screwdriver has approximately 164 calories. While no one is calling it a health beverage, it is a good cocktail choice to keep the calories down.

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Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink that may contain a bit of sugar and has little nutritional value. The quinine present in tonic water provides a distinctive bitter flavor. Tonic water benefits lead to avoiding an unnecessary increase in calorie consumption.


(Per drink)



  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) vodka
  • 4 oz (120 ml) tonic water
  • 4 oz (120 ml) cold brewed coffee (store bought or made)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • lime peel curl


  1. Fill tall glass with ice.
  2. Add the coffee, tonic, vodka and lime juice.
  3. Garnish with lime peel

Publisher’s Note: Carol Dudar is a Toronto based recipe developer and food stylist.

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