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Celebrate summer solstice with cocktails!

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Cheers to summer!

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There is no better way to celebrate the official start of summer than with a refreshing and fruity cocktail. Kick back and relax, add an umbrella straw, and pretend you're on a tropical beach even if you're just sitting on the couch in your living room. Cheers! Here's to several weeks filled with barbecues, camping trips and tan lines.

Pineapple and lime refresher

Pineapple lime refresher

Nothing says summer like the refreshing taste of citrus fruit and fresh pineapple! Trust us when we say that you'll want to make a big batch of this.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Reyka vodka
  • 2 teaspoons crushed pineapple
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Orange wheel
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Add the pineapple, lime juice and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker, and muddle to combine. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and top with the vodka. Shake to combine and then strain into a glass. Garnish with an orange wheel and garnish with a few mint leaves.
Recipe inspired by the New Earth cocktail, created by Dominic Alling.

Get ideas and tips for entertaining outdoors this summer >>

Cherry fizz

Cherry fizz

Consider this the adult version of a cherry limeade.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Reyka Vodka
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3 cherries

Directions:

  1. Add the lime juice and cherries to a cocktail shaker, and muddle to combine. Top with ice, and add the vodka. Shake to combine.
  2. Fill a glass with ice, strain the vodka mixture into the glass, and top with the lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a cherry.
Recipe inspired by Daniel Brancusi of Reyka Vodka.

You can get more summer solstice inspiration here.

More summer recipes

Sun-dried tomato, asparagus and quinoa bowl
Fresh and fruity kale salad
Off the grill: Inspired burger recipes

Photos courtesy of Reyka Vodka
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