Make your own lighter, healthier version of a 'hard seltzer' cocktail. At only 79 calories, this is the perfect summer sparkling cocktail, with a touch of citrus and only one standard serve of alchoho per glass. Of course if you want to reduce the alcohol content, just halve the vodka quantity, or leave it out altogether for a refreshing sparkling citrus soda to quench your thirst.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Low Calorie
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free
Author: 28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)


For the hard seltzer cocktail

  • 1 cup soda water
  • 30 ml vodka
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tbsp orange juice no pulp (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 1 tsp lime juice freshly squeezed

For the cocktail garnish

  • 1 thin slice lemon or lime


  • Pour the soda water, vodka into a tall glass (with or without ice, depending on your preference)
  • Add the freshly squeezed lemon, lime, and orange juice to the glass and stir to mix it together.
  • For garnish, add a very thin slice of lemon to the top of the drink, then serve and… enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free Hard Seltzer Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.