9 Easy Vodka Cocktails for Summer

There’s nothing like sitting down with an ice-cold drink on a hot day. These 9 Easy Vodka Cocktails for Summer are guaranteed to keep you cool as you relax at the beach or on the porch!

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What Vodka Brand is Best?

High-end labels might have subtle notes and hints of flavor that make them more expensive, but a lot of those nuances can get swallowed up by the other ingredients when you’re making a cocktail. It’s best to stay away from the most expensive stuff when it comes to mixed drinks. Look instead for vodkas made from quality ingredients without the high price tag. Chopin, Tito’s and Absolute are all solid but affordable brands that work just as well as the pricey stuff.

Should I Keep Vodka in the Fridge?

Lots of people choose to keep their vodka in the fridge or freezer, but you don’t have to. Once again, the little changes in taste and texture that come from freezing or chilling your alcohol get lost when it’s mixed with other things. Most cocktails are chilled anyway, so it’s really up to you.

What Is Best to Mix With Vodka?

A favorite ingredient in many vodka cocktails is fruit juice. Some of the most popular juices tend to be more tart than sweet. Think orange juice, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice, all of which have a sharpness to the flavor that pairs so well with vodka. You can also go with a lemon or lime soda to get that same tartness along with a bubbly fizz of carbonation.

How to Keep Your Drinks Cold

There are a few different ways to make sure that your drinks stay as cold as possible. Number one is, of course, to keep them in the fridge until it’s time to serve them. If you’re planning to serve them right away, put ice in the glass and use chilled ingredients. You can even try chilling the glasses you’re planning to pour the cocktails into.

9 Refreshing Vodka Cocktails for Summer

Everyone's always looking for new ways to keep cool when it's hot outside, and a refreshing chilled cocktail is an excellent way to do it. Here are 9 quick and easy ideas to get you started.

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