Ah, summer! Pool parties, sunshine, sand, late nights, picnics, casual entertaining and...vodka cocktails. There's something about sitting out on a deck or patio that's enhanced by a little summer cocktail. While I am a big rum and coke fan, I can't drink more than one before the sugar and caffeine from the cola starts to affect me negatively.
That's why I decided to seek out some cocktails involving vodka and summer-appropriate fruity flavours, such as watermelon, strawberry and pomegranate. While I was on the hunt for alternatives to rum and coke, I came across these five must-try, yummy-sounding, fruity vodka drinks. A little bit of natural Vitamin C with your alcohol is always a good thing!
Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail
Sweet, tangy, antioxidant-rich blood oranges are muddled into this lovely vodka cocktail, which also calls for Grand Marnier.
Watermelon and Tea Martini
Watermelon cocktails are a must-try this summer! Well, I'm trying them anyway! This unique cocktail also features light herbal or green aromatic tea. Perfect for the tea enthusiast!
Strawberry Vodka Cocktail
Nothing says summer like strawberries! This vodka cocktail is simple to make and I am liking the strawberry lemon combination.
Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktail
Pomegranate juice, club soda, fresh key lime juice...I don't think you could go wrong with this unique and tempting flavour combination! It's meant to be a holiday drink, but I think it would work just as well in summer.
This vodka cocktail also features pomegranate juice and club soda, but this time it's mixed with Smirnoff Sorbet Light in the raspberry pomegranate flavour. Plus a little agave nectar for added natural sweetness. Yum.
What's your summer beverage of choice?