Vodka Lemon: recipe and instructions

Der Vodka Lemon mit Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon
  • Bar Newcomer
  • Taste: classic, bitter
1 cocktail
  • 40 ml Vodka
  • Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon

Glass: highball glass | Garnish: lime wedges

Put fresh ice cubes into the highball glass and add vodka. Fill with Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon and garnish with lime wedges. Cheers!


Icon of the night: Bitter Lemon meets vodka

Vodka Lemon is the Bitter Lemon signature drink by Thomas Henry. A simple classic and one of the undisputed icons of bar culture. But, a bar doesn’t always have to be posh. Many counters fill a very functional task: sometimes you need a drink, fast. Like in clubs or discotheques. Mixing vodka with bitter lemon: barkeepers can do that even during rush hour on the dance floor and the party crowd is in dire need of refreshment. 

No surprise then that Vodka Lemon is a star of the night. It is just as essential as the disco ball. But the Vodka Lemon is adaptable, its tasty clean aromas might be perfect for the turmoil, but they also lend themselves nicely to a dignified atmosphere or an intensive conversation. The Vodka Lemon is mixed with Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon and high-quality vodka. An inspiring drink that perfectly balances its bitterness, acidity, and sweetness. A concentrated citrus power with a refreshing kick.

The Vodka Lemon: balanced and striking

Things can be so simple. Two ingredients, one garnish, and the drink is ready. Of course the quality of the ingredients is a vital component here. The Thomas Henry Bitter Lemon is particularly fantastic because of its perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity — it also happens to be the most refreshing of its kind. Once again thanks to to members of the British military who sought remedies for tropical diseases such as malaria in distant countries and colonies. They found what they were looking for in the mix of quinine, sugar, and lemon juice. 

Bitter Lemon is closely related to Tonic Water, but opens another chapter in terms of colour and taste. The mixture of bitterness and sweetness goes very well with an excellent vodka. There is enough room for both ingredients to unfold their full potential. They are two partners at eye level who strive for great things together, their success as Vodka Lemon proves them right.