6 Simple Summer Vodka Drinks that will have you SWOONING!
By mid week I am usually ready to unwind and spend a couple of hours with friends catching up over a cocktail. I am a firm believer that having “adult time”makes you a better parent. It allows you time to take a break and regroup. This week I joined a friend for cocktails and when I was presented with the menu (and so many drink choices) honestly , I was stumped! I love trying new drinks, but I have a pretty picky pallet. If I am not drinking wine, I like vodka and I want a cocktail that is light and refreshing, but nothing too sweet!
This put me on a mission to find my favorite go-to vodka cocktails for the summer. I have searched and sipped this week to find the 6 perfect summer drinks for a picky pallet!
1.) Rooftop Lemonade
2 oz. vodka, ( I like Grey Goose or Kettle One)
3 oz. fresh squeezed lemonade
Lemon wedges, for garnish
*Shake vodka and lemonade. Toss with cucumber slices. Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with lemon wedges.
2.) Vodka Gimlet
2 oz. vodka, preferably Grey Goose
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 simple syrup
Lime wedge, for serving
*Shake vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Pour over a coupe and garnish with lime wedge.
3.) Cosmopolitan (my go-to year round!)
1 3/4 oz. lemon vodka (try Belvedere Cytrus Poland)
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Lime wedge, for garnish
*Shake vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Pour over a coupe. Garnish with lime wedge.
4.) Lemon Drop Martin
1.25 oz. vodka preferably Grey Goose
0.25 oz. triple sec
0.25 oz. lemon juice
*Combine all the ingredients, simply pour them all into a glass, and preferably one with a sugar rim.
5.) Cherry Slice Cocktail
2 parts Grey Goose Noir vodka
3/4 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 part simple syrup
Splash of Club Soda
*Combine the Cherry Noir vodka, lemon, juice and simple syrup. Then top it with a splash of club soda and stir gently.
6.) Light Pomegranate Berry Punch
.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate
2 oz. diet ginger ale
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 lime wedge for garnish