Refreshing summer beverages. We happen to love this fruity recipe made using craft vodka. For an added twist, infuse the vodka yourself by adding a handful of your favorite fruits (grapefruit and mint work well together) into a mason jar 2-5 days beforehand.
Combined with the below ingredients, this is perfect for hot days and balmy evenings. It’s also a great accompaniment to your first (or second or third) summer barbecue.
Summer Berry Mint Cocktail (makes 6)
12 oz. of your favorite craft vodka (straight or infused)
6 tsp sugar syrup
30 raspberries (or your favorite berry)
24 oz soda water
a large bunch of mint leaves
Pour vodka over ice in a pitcher. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice. Top with soda water and stir. Grab your favorite collection of glasses (who says they need to match) and throw in a handful of raspberries and a few mint leaves and muddle. Pour pitcher contents into glasses and enjoy with friends. Preferably on a deck or patio at sunset, but that’s totally up to you.
And if you’re abstaining from alcohol, swap the booze for your favorite fresh-squeezed juice.
Final step? Toast to the arrival of summer. It’s here at long last.