by Emma Folchetti
What’s the one thing that n beach bash, cocktail party, dockside dinner, or family function is complete without? Obviously, it’s the VODKA. These delicious summer cocktail recipes and instructions can be found here, because Buzzfeed always has the yummiest drink ideas, so why not?
This fruity cocktail may resemble a boring Screwdriver, but don’t be fooled! Mango nectar, mint and lime combine to create a refreshing and smooth flavor that will make your taste buds crave for more.
1 cup Stoli® vodka
1 cup mango nectar
8 lime wedges
12 mint leaves
Chopped fresh mint for garnish
Take the lime wedges and mint leaves and mash in a cocktail shaker. Add in the vodka and mango nectar, shake vigorously. Pour the result into four ice-filled glasses, and top with club soda. Garnish with chopped mint and serve.
2) The Beachcomber
Frothy and cool, the Beachcomber looks like a smoothie, but if mixed correctly, is actually light and airy like a banan split but without the guilt. Look for Bols Banana Liqueur to nail this recipe.
1 cup Stoli® vodka
1/2 cup banana liqueur
1/2 cup pear nectar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Fresh edible flowers for garnish
Combine all ingredients into a shaker or pitcher, stir vigorously. Pour into four ice-filled glasses, and garnish with edible flowers. Serve.
3) Salted Plum & Vodka Tonic
Fresh plum and sea salt call to mind ocean breezes and days at the beach, with the combo of lime & tonic water adding a citrusy and fizzy kick.
1 red plum, pitted and sliced (reserve one slice)
1 ½ oz. lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. Stoli®
Place plum slices in a cocktail shaker, and muddle or smash with a wooden spoon. Add lime juice, syrup, and vodka, then shake with ½ cup ice. Strain into glass with fresh ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with a plum slice; sprinkle sea salt on top just before serving.
4) Spiced Peartini
Like The Beachbomer, this cocktail also contains pear nectar, but the flavor profile is more spicy than sweet, making it great for summer nights around a bonfire or during winter nights by the hearth.
1 oz. Stoli® vodka
1 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. pear nectar
Sliced pear for garnish
Take all ingredients except the cinnamon sugar and add to an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar; garnish with sliced pear.