Kansas City Ice Water

Kansas City Ice Water 10Celebrate the arrival of spring with this crisp and refreshing lime cocktail! I can’t believe it, but this is my first beverage recipe on Unwed Housewife. And boy, does Kansas City Ice Water make a great cocktail to kick off Unwed Housewife’s drink section. It’s light and sweet with the tangy taste of lime, making it the perfect cocktail to keep cool in the spring.

If you’re wondering what the heck is Kansas City Ice Water?, you’re not alone! I’d never heard of this drink until a few months ago. My boyfriend and I were eating dinner at our favorite pizza joint (they’ve forever changed my opinion on thin-crust) and our waiter mentioned that Kansas City Ice Water was on special. I gave one a try and instantly fell in love!

So, what does a Kansas City Ice Water taste like? It’s sort of like Long Island Iced Tea’s younger sibling. Just like a Long Island, it’s strong and practically has no taste of alcohol. But instead of using dark cola as a mixer, Kansas City Ice Water is mixed with lemon-lime soda, making it less heavy and slightly sour (which I love).

Have YOU ever tried a Kansas City Ice Water? If you haven’t, I hope you give this recipe a try. Let me know how you like it. But be careful because like Long Islands, these cocktails are really easy to drink!

Kansas City Ice Water 2.jpgIngredients

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part gin
  • 2 parts Rose’s sweetened lime juice
  • lemon-lime carbonated soda
  • lime


  1. Shake vodka, gin, and sweetened lime juice in cocktail mixer. Pour into chilled glass over ice. Top off with lemon-lime carbonated soda. Garnish with lime wedge.
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23 thoughts on “Kansas City Ice Water

  1. Hahahahaha you just made me LOL – I read the title of your post and was thinking “Man this sounds like a great idea to make drinking water more enjoyable!” 🙂 It STILL sounds like an enjoyable beverage though, especially in the summer. Thanks for sharing this at Throwback Thursday!

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