2 (Manly!) Vodka Summer Cocktail Recipes
If you love vodka, then these summer cocktail recipes from CEO Scott Binsack are for you!
So what makes a great summer cocktail? Well, it’s one that’s cool and sweet, usually with a summertime fruit included as a garnish.
Many summer drink recipes also use some rather obscure fruity liqueurs (liqueurs that you probably won’t use any other time of year!) So I’ve picked out a few must-try summer drink recipes with ingredients that you probably already have in your liquor cabinet!
In fact, all of these summer cocktail recipes use one of my favorites — vodka. So pull out the Grey Goose, Belvedere or another fine vodka and enjoy!
Summer Cocktail Recipes: Mint Blackberry Cocktail
This drink is undeniably summery and even more delicious. To whip up this creation, you’ll need…
- 1.5 ounces of vodka
- 3/4 ounces of sweet vermouth
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
- 3/4 ounces of lemon juice
- Club soda
- 6 mint leaves
- 7 blackberries
- 1 mint sprig (for garnish)
Muddle the blackberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker, then pour in ice, lemon juice, vodka, simple syrup and sweet vermouth, shake and pour over crushed ice.
Add in a splash of club soda, then garnish with a skewered blackberry, a mint sprig and enjoy this delicious (and masculine!) summer cocktail recipe.
Summer Cocktail Recipes: Rosemary Lemonade
This must-try drink includes a blend of the following:
- 2 ounces of vodka
- 2 ounces of lemon juice
- 2 ounces of club soda
- 1/4 ounce of Rosemary syrup (See recipe below)
- 1 lemon wheel
- 2-3 sprigs of Rosemary
Simply blend, shake, pour over ice, garnish with the lemon wheel and Rosemary sprigs and you’re good to go!
To make Rosemary syrup, simply blend 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar (granulated) and 2-3 sprigs of Rosemary in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Keep over heat and stir until the sugar is totally dissolved. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes, then remove the Rosemary sprigs and let it cool. Ta da! Rosemary syrup. It keeps for about 2-3 weeks when stored in the refrigerator; indefinitely when frozen.