Cilantro Vodka Limeade: Fresh and Fine

Brandy O'Neill | Nutmeg Nanny

Fresh herbs don’t have to just be for savory dishes. They are perfect in cocktails too!

Lime Vodka Photo
If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a huge fan of fresh herbs in my cocktails. I used mint in this Sweet Tea Vodka Recipe, basil in this Basil Gin Smash Recipe, and cilantro in this Mango Margarita Recipe. Well, I’m at it again with the cilantro.

The herbaceous cilantro makes an especially fun addition here. I just cannot get enough of this bright and fresh tasting herb. This time I paired it with lots of lime and just a splash of vodka. This Cilantro Vodka Limeade is tart, fresh and the perfect way to toast the end of summer, or ring in the harbinger of fall. 
Lime Vodka Picture
It may seem a little bit like a summer drink, but I think limes have a place in cocktails year round. Think of cranberries and lime? That classic combination is there for a reason. If you have little ones running around, this drink is still refreshing even without the vodka. It’s also great with gin if that’s your preferred spirit.
What's your favorite herb to use in cocktails?

  1 Servings


  • 1 cup limeade
  • 2 ounces vodka, or gin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely minced


  1. Add a few ice cubes to a short cocktail glass, set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker add a few ice cubes, limeade, vodka and cilantro.
  3. Shake until the drink is cold and pour into the prepared glass. 


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Brandy loves all things culinary, as documented on Nutmeg Nanny. But we're especially excited for her boozy cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails as our Cocktails and Mocktails Fanatic.

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    Thanks for a fresh limeade recipe too, Brandy! Perfect for my pregnant self :)