The signs of spring are beginning to show their pretty faces and we're all left thinking the same thing: freakin' finally...
When you're done rolling your eyes at how absurdly long this past winter felt (Trust me, I get it.), point those gorgeous peepers at all the lovely things this season has to offer – like bright colors, blooming flowers, and perfect temperatures. To top it off, it's time to change up your cocktail game.
Here are the 3 best vodka drinks for this beautiful, bountiful time of year. Fair warning: you may feel 100% fancier with one of these cocktails in your hand.
Luxury Lavender Martini
You've heard of a dirty martini, but what about a martini that makes your palette feel springtime fresh? This gorgeous little number requires a bit of work up front, but it'll be worth it when you're the talk of the town following your next garden party.
The best vodka drinks are a creative treat you can't get anywhere else – and this cocktail is all that.
Start by creating a lavender simple syrup. A quick tip: make the simple syrup the night before you plan on crafting your cocktails so it can chill overnight and allow the flavors to meld.
Lavender Simply Syrup Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of water
- 4 tbsp of dried lavender
- 1/2 cup of cane sugar
Start by boiling the water and lavender in a saucepan. Next, stir in your cane sugar and continue to slowly stir the mixture, reducing the heat to low once it comes to a low boil. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 - 12 minutes.
Then, remove from heat and pour your mixture into a glass jar or container. Whether you decide to strain or not is up to you, my friend. Let your simple syrup sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour – ideally, overnight – before pairing with your cocktail.
- 1 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
- 2 oz of Equality Vodka
- Lemon slice
Combine your homemade lavender simple syrup and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake until your cocktail is as chilly as a spring morning breeze. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a slice of lemon or a twist, and enjoy!
Ravishing Rose Spritzer
"Rosé all day" has a fresh new meaning with this cocktail. Sip this luxurious cocktail and you'll swear you're meandering through the Queen's legendary rose garden at the peak of an English spring.
- 1/4 tsp culinary rose water (We like this one!)
- 3 tsp of grenadine
- 1.5 oz Equality Vodka
- 3 oz tonic water
- Rose petals for garnish (optional)
Add your rose water, grenadine, and vodka to a shaker with ice and give it a good shake. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a rose petal or two.
The best vodka drinks are simple, satisfying, refreshing, and elegant. This cocktail checks all the boxes. Salut!
High Life Hibiscus Limeade
One of the best vodka drinks combines fresh floral flavors and a splash of citrus. Introducing: hibiscus limeade.
To get the most potent aura of hibiscus, create your own hibiscus simple syrup. Simply follow the same steps as the lavender simple syrup, swapping out the lavender for 4 tbsp of dried hibiscus.
- 1 oz homemade hibiscus simple syrup
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz of Equality Vodka
- 1 oz lemon lime soda (use mineral water to reduce the sugar content)
- Lime slice, for garnish
Add the hibiscus simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka to a shaker with ice and shake to combine. Pour the mixture into into your favorite tall glass – ice and all. Top with lemon lime soda and garnish with a slice of lime or lime twist.
Then, recline on your porch and enjoy the lovely spring weather with this refreshing spritzer.
The Best Vodka Drinks Invigorate Your Palette
If your mouth is watering and you're craving all floral-y things now, it's time to bust out the bartending kit. These three best vodka drinks are perfect for the most lavish or laid-back of days, but they're by no means the only thing you can create with delicious vodka and fresh ingredients.
Spring into the season the extravagant way by crating your own garden-inspired cocktails!
Then, share your concoctions with us on Instagram by tagging us @EqualityVodka.