Summer Vodka Cocktails

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This collection of 15 Summer Vodka Cocktails includes refreshing and delectable vodka drinks perfect for savoring the season!

Includes some recipes suitable for vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and gluten free diets.

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Longer days, sunshine, and warmer temps call for cool, refreshing, thirst-quenching beverages. And this collection of 15 summer vodka cocktails is chock full of ice-cold delicious drinks you’ll be coming back to all season long.

Vodka drinks are ideally suited for summer. Vodka’s crisp, neutral flavor is the perfect base for showcasing the season’s bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

It’s a versatile spirit that can be stirred, shaken, blended, and frozen, which means you can use it to create a seemingly endless array of delicious cocktails.

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From classic concoctions to exotic tropical delights, these summer cocktails with vodka are exactly what you need when you want to kick back, cool down, and savor the season!

Tips For Making Summer Vodka Cocktails

  • It’s all about the ice! Make sure to keep your ice cube trays filled, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different ice cube shapes and sizes.
  • Fresh is best! Take advantage of the wide range of produce in peak season to incorporate into your favorite cocktail recipes.
  • Get Creative! Summer is the perfect time to change up your glassware, inviting us to have fun using different vessels. Mason jars are a smart solution for transporting and serving at picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor gatherings.
  • Don’t forget the garnish! Have fun with edible flowers, fresh herbs, colorful straws…and one of those tiny umbrellas for good measure.

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And friends, please remember: these delicious cocktails go down easily, so make sure to drink responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.

15 Vodka Summer Cocktails You’ll Love

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1. Lemon Drop Martini

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Just 3 ingredients are that’s needed to make this crowd-pleasing and refreshingly tart Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail.

Easy to make and incredibly delicious, this is the vodka drink you will make again and again as it is perfect for those summer BBQs, pool parties, and more.

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2. Vodka Spritzer

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In summer, berries are at their peak, making it the ideal time to whip up this vodka spritzer recipe.

Fresh raspberries combine with a touch of raspberry jam and a splash of Rosé, giving this vodka cocktail its gorgeous pink hue and effervescence.

Crafted with care, this flavorful summer cocktail strikes the ideal balance between sweet and refreshing.

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3. Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

Folks, this Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail is the kind of fun summer sipper you’ll find yourself whipping up all season long!

Packing tons of great flavor and gorgeous color, this drink will be a hit when at backyard parties, potlucks, and picnics.

Because nothing is more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold, tart, raspberry vodka lemonade on a perfectly hot summer day.

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4. Hibiscus Moscow Mule

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This colorful Hibiscus Moscow Mule is an easy to make recipe that packs a ton of flavor

The exotic Hibiscus plant lends this tasty cocktail a delightful tartness along with floral, earthy notes that blend beautifully with ginger beer, vodka, and fresh lemon.

Refreshing and thirst-quenching, this delicious vodka drink is what summertime is all about.

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5. Vodka Mojito

Photo: Julie Blanner

This refreshing citrusy vodka mojito cocktail features the bold flavors of fresh mint and lime combined with simple syrup, soda water, and vodka.

An easy to make twist on the classic mojito recipe, this vodka version is satisfyingly crisp.

It’s the perfect poolside or patio sip!

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6. Southern Humidittitties Frozen Rosé Cocktail

Photo: Cuss Kitchen

Frozen cocktails practically scream summer, and this frozen rosé and vodka cocktail is no exception.

Southern Humidititties is a summertime drink that really adds the chill to chillin’. Grapefruit, lemon, and pomegranate juice come together with rosé wine, vodka, and fresh mint to create the perfect adult slushie.

Easy to make and keep in your freezer, it’s just what you need to beat the heat on those sweltering summer days.

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7. Sgroppino

Photo: Christina’s Cucina

The word Sgroppino is derived from the Italian verb “to unwind”, which is exactly what you’ll be doing after you taste this delectable slushy lemon cocktail.

Indulge in the frosty deliciousness of lemon sorbet, prosecco, and vodka as an after-dinner drink or a lovely summer afternoon treat.

This delectable drink will surely become your new favorite!

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8. Vodka Punch

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Welcome to your go-to vodka punch for every summer occasion!

This vodka punch takes just minutes to put together and has the perfect blend of fruity flavors. 

Whip up a batch (or two) and bring it to all your holiday celebrations, block parties, picnics, and barbecues.

Get The Recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.

9. Frozen Strawberry Mule

Photo: Real Food With Sarah

This bright and cheery frozen strawberry mule is simply bursting with summer flavors.

The addition of frozen berries makes this the perfect slushie drink to help you cool down in the summer heat.

Plus, it only takes a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to whip up this delightful frozen cocktail, so you can enjoy it whenever the mood strikes.

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10. Watermelon Vodka Cocktail

Photo: The Gourmet Bon Vivant

Summer and watermelon go hand-in-hand, which is exactly why this watermelon vodka cocktail might be the most refreshing drink for the season.

Sweet, fruity, and so thirst-quenching. Perfect for a hot sunny day on the patio!

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11. Vodka Sunrise

Photo: Chisel and Fork

Made with vodka instead of tequila, this vodka sunrise recipe puts a lighter and brighter twist on a classic cocktail.

With just 3 simple ingredients, it’s super easy to make too. This vibrant and flavorful drink is like sunshine in a glass!

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12. Mango Cooler Cocktail

Photo: Chew Out Loud

Bursting with tropical flavor, this super easy Mango Cocktail is perfect for quick mixing on any summer night.  

Enjoy it on the porch, with friends, and at any gathering. Just the thing to quench that summertime thirst.

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13. Peach Cosmo

Photo: The Littlest Crumb

The classic Cosmopolitan gets a summertime spin with the addition of peach schnapps and peach juice.

Elegant and refreshing, this peach cosmo delivers a tasty fruity kick that’s perfect for serving up at all your summer soirées.

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14. Pomegranate Sea Breeze

Photo: Mae’s Menu

Refreshing and naturally sweet, this pomegranate sea breeze cocktail is the perfect summer vodka cocktail.

Made with 4 ingredients, and no added sweeteners, this colorful and flavorful cocktail is perfect for enjoying at pool parties, barbecues, or whenever you want to be transported to your favorite summer beach.

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15. Passionfruit Vodka Martini

Photo: Aleka’s Get-Together

Passionfruit is a uniquely sweet fruit that is slightly tart, which lends a true taste of summer to this vodka martini recipe.

With ingredients like vanilla, orange liqueur, lime, and agave, this passionfruit vodka martini’s exotic flair and flavor make it the perfect summer drink for entertaining.

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More Vodka Cocktail Recipes To Try

Looking for even more vodka cocktail recipes? Then be sure to check out this list of The Best Vodka Cocktails.

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Summer Vodka Cocktails

15 refreshing summer cocktails with vodka you'll be mixing up all season long!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Bintu Hardy


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