5 Super-Refreshing Summer Vodka Cocktails To Make Now
Summer’s end is practically around the corner.
That means it’s time to squeeze every last drop of sunshine from the season. Where to start? How about with vodka cocktails that showcase summer’s fleeting flavors? Fuzzy peaches, pineapple syrup and fragrant basil are all waiting to dive into your drinks.
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Cling to peach season a bit longer with this giddy glass of vodka, dry vermouth, peach liqueur and dry curaçao. Well-balanced, with a thread of summer fruit, this is one cocktail you won’t mind being cuffed to.
It makes sense that this was one of the official cocktails of the U.S. Open. Can you think of a better cocktail for sipping courtside than a bubbly blend of cherry vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda? Game, set, match.
Craving a vodka cocktail with a touch of tiki? Fresh pineapple syrup is key—and super easy to make. Shake that syrup with vodka, lemon juice and muddled basil and watch this drinkable vacation spring to life.
Expand your cocktail universe by adding Amaro Montenegro to your vodka cocktails. Paired with brown sugar syrup and lime juice, the Italian amaro releases a medley of magical flavors in its secret recipe, including orange, vanilla, coriander and even wormwood.
The one true summer trifecta? Vodka, lemonade and raspberry liqueur. The only way to make this rosy combination even more eye-catching? Add a fetching necklace of honeydew pearls.