10 Amazing Vodka Cocktails For Summer

Summer vodka cocktailsVodka is an amazing drink for mixing cocktails because of its almost flavorless drinks. You can almost get away with mixing vodka with anything!

That is exactly why so many summertime/tropical drinks use vodka as their base liquor.

Whether you are looking for a quick and refreshing drink for a hot summer’s day, or if you are looking for a slightly more intricate drink to improve your mixology skills, I have found 10 of the most amazing vodka cocktails for summer.


What you’ll learn:

  • Mixology basics: what tools do you need?
  • 10 amazing vodka cocktails for summer


Mixology basics: what tools do you need?

There are a ton of nifty gadgets to have in your home bar. Down below, I have listed a few essential tools your bar should have.

Paring Knife – A paring knife is the most essential knife a bartender will ever need. Its perfect for quickly cutting up lemons, limes, berries, and other fruit.

Cocktail Spoon – Cocktail spoons become very useful when you have to stir tall glasses. You’ll want to have one of these lying around even if you aren’t going to be mixing a lot of cocktails

Juice Squeezer – This tool is essential if you are a cocktail enthusiast! It is SO much easier than hand-squeezing fruit.

Shaker – What is a home bar without a shaker? You are going to need one of these fancy-looking tools to shake up your concoctions.


Jigger – A jigger is an excellent tool that every mixologist should have. This will make you mess up your measurements a lot less.


lemon drop

Lemon Drop

The first vodka cocktail we’ll be talking about is the lemon drop.

This drink is a summer essential! What is better than an ice cold drink with freshly squeezed lemon on a hot day?

What you’ll need for this recipe is fresh lemon juice, vodka, white sugar, fresh mint, and of course, crushed ice.


vodka collins

Vodka Collins

A vodka Collins is a great refreshing drink for summer.

You’ll need vodka, sweet-and-sour mix, carbonated water, a sliced orange (for garnish), a maraschino cherry, and ice.


watermelon slush

Watermelon Vodka Slush

This drink looks amazing and is incredibly simple! You only need 3 ingredients (2 if you don’t  consider ice as an ingredient). This drink can be banged out in around 5 minutes.

To make this drink, you’ll need sliced watermelon, vodka (preferably watermelon flavored), and ice. That’s it!


sea breeze cocktail

Sea Breeze

To make a Sea breeze, you’ll need vodka, frozen lime wedges, cranberry juice, and grapefruit. The drink is pretty quick to make and only will take around 5 minutes.



Russian Spring Punch

Russian Spring Punch is an excellent drink to make during the summer. Absolut Vodka has a perfect recipe on their site. They recommend using their branded vodka, but I’m guessing most other vodka will work just as well.

To make this drink, you’ll need vodka, black currant liqueur, champagne, a lemon, and simple syrup (a water and sugar combination).

blue hawaii

Blue Hawaii

The Blue Hawaii is a drink that was invented in Hawaii in the 1950s. Not much has changed with the original recipe and it is still as delicious as always.

This drink consists of light rum, vodka, Blue Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, and sweet-and-sour mix.


Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is another drink that has been around forever.

To make one, you’ll need a lemon wedge, a lime wedge, vodka, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, and a few other ingredients to add flavor.


Hibiscus Tea With Vodka And Citrus

Looking for a great tasting alcoholic tea recipe? The Hibiscus Tea with vodka and citrus might be exactly what you’re looking for.

To make this, you’ll need dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, ice, and water.

cran razzy

Cran Razzy

A Cran-Razzy is an amazing juice-based drink.

To make it, you’ll need frozen raspberries, cranberry-raspberry juice, seltzer, lime juice, and vodka.

grape sparkler

Grape Sparkler

The final drink we’ll be mentioning is the Grape Sparkler.

Not many ingredients are needed to mix this drink. You’l need seedless red grapes, lemon juice, and honey.



So there you have it!

Those were my picks for the top 10 best vodka cocktails for summer. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my choices in the comment section below!

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