Lighten up your summer party with these 7 vodka cocktails

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We are familiar with the fermentation process of sugar-containing grains and fruits for almost 10 thousand years. But the creation of Vodka was the masterpiece of fermentation and distillation processes. Vodka is a distilled spirit produced from sugar-based cereal grains like rye, wheat, corn, etc. Potato vodka is also very famous in the United States.

Vodka mixes with all the drinks and flavors since it has no distinct taste, flavor, and color of its own. You can make thousands of combinations with Vodka and all of these are simple and refreshing. These are some outstanding cocktails that will refresh you and give you some relief this summer.

While your guests savor the variety of vodka-infused creations, don’t forget those who prefer non-alcoholic options; a selection of artfully crafted mocktails can ensure everyone enjoys a refreshing taste of summer

Sea Breeze

This contains vodka with cranberry and grapefruit juice. Sea Breeze is the most popular vodka cocktail since the 80s and it is considered an IBA Official Cocktail. If pineapple juice replaces the grapefruit juice then it becomes Bay Breeze. Some other similar variations are Cape Codder and Salty Dog. Grapefruit juice is absent in Cape Codder and cranberry juice is absent in Salty Dog.


  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka
  • 4 fluid ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 fluid ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 lime wedge

How to make

  • Fill the highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice and stir well with stir straw.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and Sea Breeze is ready.

Lemon Drop Martini

lemon drop martini
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Lemon Drop is a lemony, citrusy and sweet cocktail. Martini glass is a sugar rim to counter the sour flavor. Sometimes, people add triple sec liquor to enhance the flavor.


  • white sugar
  • 1 ½ ounce of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce of sugar syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice

How to make

  • Take a lemon piece and moisten the rim of a martini glass with its juice, and then put this moistened rim into white sugar so that you obtain a thin white sugar layer in the top of the rim.
  • Mix vodka, crushed ice, lime juice and sugar syrup in a glass and shake vigorously with a bar shaker.
  • Pour it in the sugar rim martini glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Vodka Gimlet

Vodka Gimlet Recipe redo 7
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This simple cocktail has its historical importance. English navy officers took this with them to prevent scurvy, as it is rich in vitamin C.


  • 3/4 fluid ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 fluid ounce Viniq vodka
  • ice cubes

How to make

  • Mix lime juice and viniq vodka in a shaker.
  • Shake hard for 10–15 seconds.
  • Pour it in old-fashioned or coupe glass.
  • Garnish it with a lemon wheel.

Lady Grey

Lady Grey
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It is a tea-infused cocktail and is easy to prepare at home. Tea-infused cocktail recipes were the result of various experiments done by bartenders in New York City. In no time, they became famous all over the United States.


  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce of ginger syrup
  • 4 ounces of Earl Grey Tea
  • 1 ounce of mint leaves
  • Lemon wheels
  • Large block ice or ice cubes

How to make

  • Mix vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup and Earl Grey Tea in a pitcher bowl.
  • Pour it into rocks glasses and add ice cubes in them.
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint leaves.

Strawberry mint sparkler

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Strawberry contains vitamins, fibers, and antioxidants. It is cholesterol-free and low-calorie fruit. Mint is good for digestion and gas. These properties make this cocktail extremely healthy and relieving in summer.


  • 2 1/2 ounces sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 1/2 ounces club soda
  • Garnish with strawberry and mint leaves

How to make

  • Muddle the strawberries with a bar muddler in a highball glass, and then mix lime juice and simple syrup and stir it well.
  • Add mint leaves and gently tap with a muddler. Over-muddling may give a leafy taste to the mixture.
  • Add vodka to the shaker and fill it with ice. Shake it for 10 seconds.
  • Fill the glass with ice and pour the club soda in it.
  • Garnish with mint, lime, and strawberry.

Blue Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

Blue Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

What is more satisfying than a blue liquid in summer! This cocktail provides cool refreshment in summer days.


  • 1 ½ ounce of Citrus Vodka
  • 1 ½ ounce of Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • 3 ounce Blue Raspberry Lemonade
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon, Raspberries

How to make

  • In a blender mix ice, citrus vodka, blue raspberry vodka and raspberry lemonade until slushy.
  • Pour mixture into a collins glass, garnish with a lemon wheel and raspberries.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule
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This special cocktail is a mixture of vodka and ginger beer. The serving glass for this cocktail is a copper hammered mug.


  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • A half-ounce of lime juice
  • 6 ounces of ginger beer
  • Ice cubes

How to make

  • Take lime juice in a Moscow Mule mug.
  • Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then add vodka and mix with cold ginger beer.
  • Garnish with lemon or mint lives and serve with a stirring rod.

You can customize all these recipes as per your taste and availability of ingredients. Many bartenders and drink enthusiasts do several experiments and enjoy the outcomes every time. Vodka mixes with each flavor perfectly. Whiskey is also a famous spirit just like vodka, but it’s aged for several years. Dimple pinch, Johnny walker are some of the most popular whiskey brands. A vodka cocktail along with whiskey is a great combination. Avoid drinking them on an empty stomach and get ready to fight the summer with these awesome cocktails.

Guest Post by Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith has been writing for a few years now. She loves cooking, traveling, and dancing. These are her favorite cocktail recipes, she personally loves Viniq vodka to make these recipes.

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