Kick off summer with love, laughter & Vodka

When life hands you lemons, add ice and vodka—voila, all is right with the world.

I’m sharing a few refreshing (and dare I say, healthy since the cocktails include fresh fruit?) vodka based cocktail recipes.

For a non-alcohol version of these cocktails, simply eliminate the vodka and substitute with soda water.

BLUEBERRY

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Ingredients:

1 oz Vodka
6 oz ginger beer
1 lime wedge
1 cup fresh Blueberries
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp. sugar
ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, add blueberries, water, and sugar, and blend until smooth.
Add ice cubes to a glass and pour the vodka and ginger beer over the ice.
Pour blueberry juice into glass, stir well.
Add the lime wedge and garnish with a few blueberries.

 

ORANGE

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Ingredients:

2 oz Vodka
5 oz ginger beer
1 lemon wedge
2 oz orange juice
1 piece candied ginger
1 slice or orange (or tangerine)
mint sprig (optional)
ice cubes

Directions:

Add ice cubes to a glass and pour the vodka, ginger beer and orange juice over the ice.
Squeeze in some lemon juice and add drop the lemon wedge into glass
Stir and garnish with candied ginger, citrus slice, and mint sprig

STRAWBERRY

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz Vodka
6 oz ginger beer
1 lime wedge
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh basil
ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, add strawberries, water, and blend until smooth.
Add ice cubes to a glass and squeeze in some lime, then pour the vodka, and ginger beer over the ice.
Pour strawberry juice into the glass.
Sprinkle in the basil; stir well.
Garnish with strawberries.

 

APPLE

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Ingredients:

2 oz Vodka
4 oz ginger beer
1 lime wedge
2 oz apple cider
cinnamon
ice cubes

Directions:

Add ice cubes to a glass then pour the vodka, apple cider, and ginger beer over the ice.
Squeeze a few drops of the lime into the glass
Sprinkle cinnamon and stir drink
Garnish with apple slice.

 

WATERMELON

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz Vodka
4 oz ginger beer
1/2 oz orange liqueur (or cherry brandy)
1/2 lime
1/4 cup water
2 cups fresh watermelon
ice cubes

Directions:

Add watermelon and water to a blender, blend until juice forms.
Strain watermelon juice over mesh strainer–discard the pulp.
In cocktail shaker, combine watermelon juice, vodka, liqueur and a few squeezes of the lime.
Shake well and pour into glass over ice.
Top off with the ginger beer.

CHEERS to a summer filled with love, laughter & Vodka!

 

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