Summertime and an ice-cold cocktail are a natural match. Few things make you forget the heat like a sip from a delicious vodka cocktail. Vodka is a spirit that pairs with almost anything making it the perfect choice for your summer mood.  

Here are 5 easy summer cocktails to enjoy during the warm weather. 

Great Gatsby

This cocktail is light, bright, and easy. The perfect summer cocktail that requires only three ingredients. 
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: vodka cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vitzellen Vodka
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 2 1/2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Garnish: Orange Slice

Instructions

  • Fill mixing glass halfway with ice. Add vodka, Lillet Blanc, and grapefruit juice. Stir until cold. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with orange slice. 

Strawberry Vodka Fizz

Juicy summer strawberries, tart lime juice and refreshing mint combine to create this light day-drinkable cocktail.  
Course: Drinks
Keyword: vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vitzellen Vodka
  • 2 1/2 oz Fresh Sliced Strawberries approximately 5 medium berries
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 1/2 oz Club Soda
  • 10 Min Leaves
  • Lime Wheel, Mint or Strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine strawberries, simple syrup, and lime juice and muddle until strawberries are completely dissolved. Add mint leaves and gently tap 5 times with muddler. (Do not over-muddle mint or it will taste bitter and muddy.) 
  • Add vodka to shaker and fill 2/3 full of ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. 
  • Fill a Collins glass with ice and add club soda. Fine-strain cocktail into glass and stir gently. Garnish with lime, mint, or strawberry, if desired. 

Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Punch

This punch is like having the most delicious orange creamsicle.  
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: vodka cocktail
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vitzellen Vodka
  • 2 qt Orange Juice
  • 1 liter Ginger Ale
  • 1 750-mL bottle Prosecco
  • 1 qt Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine orange juice, vodka, ginger ale, and prosecco. 
  • Carefully add scoops of vanilla ice cream and orange slices. Ladle into glasses and serve. 
  • Enjoy!

Mermaid Juice

This mermaid juice puts a twist on the Moscow mule for summer enjoyment.  
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: vodka cocktail
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Vitzellen Vodka
  • 3 oz Blue Curaçao 
  • 3 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Ginger Beer
  • Umbrella garnish

Instructions

  • Divide vodka, blue Curaçao, and lime juice between 3 glasses and stir to combine.  
  • Fill glasses with ice and top off each drink with ginger beer.   
  • Garnish with lime rounds and umbrella, if using. 
  • Enjoy!

Giggle Juice

Course: Drinks
Keyword: vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vitzellen Vodka
  • 1 750-mL bottle Moscato
  • 3 cups Pink Lemonade
  • 1 can Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 2 cups Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Lemon, sliced into moons
  • 1 Lemon Wedge, rimming glass
  • Sugar, rimming glass
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Rim glasses with lemon wedge and dip in sugar. 
  • In a large pitcher, stir together Moscato, pink lemonade, soda, Vitzellen vodka, and fruit.  
  • Add ice and stir to combine. 
  • Divide among glasses and serve. 
  • Enjoy!

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