Summer time and chilled cocktails go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool with your bestie or hosting a dinner party, we’ve got the perfect drinks to celebrate summer. So pull out the martini glasses and kick off the start of summer with some of our favourite cocktails.
The Classic- Belvedere Martini:
- 2 oz Belvedere Vodka
- .25 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir over ice until very cold.
Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a single green olive. You can also mix it up for summer by adding lemon or mint instead of an olive.
The Summer Vacation- Watermelon-Tini:
- White sugar to rim the glass
- 3 1-inch cubes of watermelon, seeds removed
- 2 tbsps of lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar (simple syrup will also work)
- 3 oz Belvedere vodka
- Crushed ice
Rim a martini glass with white sugar and set aside. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon with the lime juice and agave nectar. Add the vodka and crushed ice to the shaker, then shake until well mixed.
Strain the drink into the prepared martini glass and garnish with a small slice of watermelon.
The Grown Up – Blueberry Infused Vodka Lemonade :
- (To Share)
- 2 cups Belvedere vodka
- ½ cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cups frozen blueberries, Thawed
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups ice
- 2 cups lemonade (pre-made)
Put the fresh blueberries in the bottom of a mason jar. Use a fork to mash up the berries in the bottom. Add the vodka, put on the lid and store in the fridge for at least 12 hours to allow the blueberries to infuse into the vodka.
Once the 12 hours are up, strain the vodka and save the liquor-soaked berries for later.
In a small bowl, thaw out the frozen berries and mix with sugar.
In a cocktail shaker pour in one part blueberry vodka and two parts lemonade. Shake and pour into a fresh mason jar or martini glass, add couple of the sugared berries and a bunch of ice. Garnish with a few of the vodka-soaked blueberries or a slice of lemon.