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Young adults drinking vodka cocktails at a pool party. Discover 7 summer-inspired vodka cocktail recipes from Block Ice.

Summer season is here, and now is the perfect time to savor the sunshine and entertain! Vodka is the summer spirit of choice with its subtle and nuanced profile. It pairs perfectly with a bevy of flavors and adds enough bite to keep your palate’s interest piqued.

Ready to serve a vodka cocktail at your next get-together? Discover seven vodka cocktail recipes that are sure to please.

Honey Crisp

Apricot liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and honey crisp apple cider combined with vodka and a float of blackstrap rum make a citrusy, sweet summertime cocktail.

Pro Tip: Use The Block chipped ice in your shaker to ensure your cocktail doesn't pick up undesirable flavors or aromas that can come from standard ice cubes. The Block chipped ice is filtered seven times for a completely flavorless, odorless ice perfect for shaking cocktails.

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The Best Bloody Mary Recipe

This savory classic keeps things spicy in every season! Tomato juice, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce provide that distinctive flavor and heat. With so many delicious ways to dress up your Bloody Mary, you can garnish to your heart’s content or keep it simple.

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Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

Chilled watermelon, coconut water, fresh lime juice, and citrus-infused vodka will leave you breathless! This light, fragrant cocktail certainly won’t disappoint you or your guests. Garnish with mint or your favorite herbs to create an aromatic bouquet. Don’t forget to use filtered ice chips or cubes for blending to prevent muddying the flavors.

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Cucumber Vodka Soda

If you're seeking mild, sweet, and effervescent, this vodka soda will deliver. Cooling cucumber juice, lime, simple syrup, and seltzer pair effortlessly with chilled vodka for a refreshing summer apéritif.

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White Russian

This decadent, full-bodied beverage blends vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream to create a rich cocktail with visual flair. The Block ice cubes add stunning clarity so you and your guests can enjoy the dramatic marbling of heavy cream in your drinks–and honestly, who doesn't love a little drama?

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Classic Sea Breeze

A cocktail that truly lives up to its name! This breezy, no-frills drink still satisfies with tart notes from grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and crisp vodka. The original Sea Breeze recipe was reimagined by Ocean Spray in the ‘60s when the company began suggesting a cranberry-centric cocktail that included vodka and grapefruit, giving us the version that we know today.

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Moscow Mule

Time-tested and Block Ice-approved, this refreshing vodka cocktail is perfect for summer sipping. Start with vodka in a metal mug, julep tin, or tumbler, and fill ¾ full with crushed ice. Add your fiery, bubbly ginger beer to vodka and gently stir. Simply finish with a few dashes of ginger bitters, a slice of lime, and a lovely sprig of mint to serve.

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Now, you can serve seven can't-miss vodka cocktail recipes at your next summer soiree! Dazzle your guests while entertaining with various flavors, or treat yourself to a satisfying drink while basking in the warmth and splendor of the season.