The Best Vodka Cocktail Recipes for Summer

Preparing cocktails for summertime events can be a lot of fun. Be creative and impress friends and family with some new mouth-watering vodka creations. Vodka is one of the most mixable liquor in your bar. It's easy to find a vodka recipe for every drinker or for every occasion. Finding that perfect refreshing drink for your next summer get-together is easy. Here are a few of the best vodka cocktails out there!

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The Best Vodka Cocktail Recipes for Summer

The Best Vodka Cocktail Recipes for Summer

moscow mule drink recipe

Moscow Mule

My personal favorite, and not just because I like the copper mug that it's in!

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (or enough to fill)
  • Garnish: lime wedge
I usually double this recipe.

Pour the vodka and the lime juice into your mug. Stir. Add ice and fill the rest of the way with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

Vodka Tonic

One of the most cleansing and refreshing vodka drinks is the vodka tonic. Unlike other sodas, tonic water is not sweet, this is often a complaint of mixed drinks. There aren't many ingredients in this drink, so selecting a good vodka is necessary!
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 splash of fresh lime juice
  • 5 shots of tonic water
  • Garnish: lime wheels
Pour the vodka and lime juice into an ice-filled high ball glass. Fill with tonic water and stir. Add a lime wheel for garnish.


This is the perfect brunch drink. It's basically just spiked fruit juice.

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 5 ounces orange juice (or enough to fill)
  • Garnish: orange slice
Mix everything together and add some ice and an orange slice for garnish.


A simple but popular cockail. Known more as a girly drink, it's more of a light and fruity martini. You'll need a cocktail shaker for this one, so be prepared.

Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Make your own signature vodka cocktails

Other favorite summertime cocktails are the vodka and juice beverages. Refreshing and tasty, these drinks are sure to cool things down. Sweeter, thicker juices may require a bit more vodka in your mix. Don't forget to stir and garnish!

The Best Vodka Cocktail Recipes for Summer

8 of the Best Vodka Mixers to Try

  • lemonade
  • cranberry juice
  • orange juice
  • raspberry juice
  • pineapple juice
  • lemon-lime soda
  • iced tea
  • grapefruit juice

Tip: These beverages are nice thirst-quenchers for those really hot summer days, so indulge in one anytime the mood strikes.

For the next family gathering or friendly social event, try serving a refreshing vodka cocktail. It will be the hit of the party.

Want to know how to host a successful cocktail party? Check out this post!

how to host a successful cocktail party

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Anonymous said...

I think, I can pure pineapple juice with this recipe to make it more flavorful for my family.

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