Skinny Vodka Party Punch is a healthier alternative to a summer drink! This easy punch recipe has just two ingredients and it’s refreshing with berries and lime flavor.
If you’re looking for a traditional vodka party punch that has less calories and sugar, my skinny version is the one you need to make all summer long.
I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for a month now and I’m really loving it. (As a reminder: IF is when you only eat during certain hours and fast for others. I fast for 16, eat for 8 most days and sometimes do 18/6). During my window I’m trying to avoid sugar, carbs, and alcohol as much as possible. I’m getting better at skipping dessert and nightly wine, carbs is harder although I’m passing on bread in lieu of rice or whole wheat pasta once in awhile.
Come Friday night, however, I want a cocktail. I love wine (SO MUCH) but it is loaded with carbs. Same goes for when we entertain: I want a drink and it’s usually wine. I’m trying to train myself to only have 1-2 glasses OR drink a vodka cocktail instead (vodka has fewer carbs than white wine).
Last weekend we hosted our first summer pool party. Normally I make some sort of vodka punch for every party. If you didn’t know, vodka party punch is my jam and you can find all sorts of. versions on this website: orange, fruity, lemon lime. Most of those cocktails, even if I use club soda, have some sort of juice in them. I’m not completely anti-juice but I really want to save my calories for food (and, well, the vodka itself).
So, long story short, when trying to make a new punch recipe for our BBQ, I decided to make a Skinny Vodka Party Punch. It was a HIT – I ended up having to make a second batch AND everyone raved about how refreshing it was.
Skinny vodka party punch is a simple and refreshing summer cocktail recipe that’s lower in carbs but not in flavor!
I also love how pretty these photos are. The blue and red berries just POP with color and makes this also a great drink for any 4th of July party too!
Now, I know you’re going to say: Dorothy, it’s just basically a vodka soda. And yes, that’s right. It is a vodka soda punch…but it’s prettier, tastier, and less boring.
How many times have you been out with friends or somewhere at a bar and everyone is ordering cosmos and fun cocktail recipes and you’re like “Vodka soda with lime” and feel like gah, sooooo boring? Believe me, I’ve been there. Even drinking them is boring – there’s no flavor!
This easy party punch recipe has tons of flavor because of the fruit and lime and mint. Those same flavors make it a refreshing cocktail too!
You can make this alcoholic party punch for a crowd and no one will realize it’s just a boring old vodka soda!
Mix no carb soda with low carb vodka
Basically that’s all you have to do. There are officially two ingredients in this recipe:
- Vodka (use your favorite brand but do yourself a favor and buy mid-range or higher)
- Club Soda
You can also use seltzer, sparkling water, flavored sparkling water, or tonic water in this recipe (although tonic water has carbs and sugar).
Then, get mixing with fruit to make it fun and delicious!
Since it’s summer and almost time for the 4th of July, I chose to add berries and lime. No matter what, I’d always add lime because lime goes so well with a vodka soda.
Fruits that go with vodka soda
- Pineapple – I love a splash of pineapple juice in my vodka sodas!
- Lemon and lime
Use what you have and enjoy. Use frozen fruit to keep the punch cold.
I like to add the fruit and let it soak for a few hours in the refrigerator before serving so the cocktail absorbs the flavors, like sangria does.
If you’re making this ahead of time you have two options:
- Add the fruit to the vodka and let it sit, then add the cold soda before serving.
- Mix it all and cover it tightly so that the soda doesn’t loose the carbination.
You could also make this into a low carb rum drink by making it a rum and soda (use white rum or coconut rum). Mix it up to make it your own with your favorite flavors!
Party punch recipes for summer:
- Margarita Party Punch
- Lemon Lime Vodka Party Punch
- Fruity Vodka Party Punch
- Rosé Party Punch
- Get all my Party Punch recipes here!
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Skinny Vodka Party Punch
- 1 liter club soda cold
- 1 cup vodka
- 2 limes sliced
- Assorted berries
- Mint for garnish
- Place vodka and club soda in a pitcher. Add limes and berries.
- Serve over ice with a garnish of mint.
- To make ahead of time: add vodka and berries to a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve, top off with soda.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Published on: June 7, 2019