Summer Party Cocktails

When hosting a party, and also playing the role of bartender, it’s always best to craft cocktails that are simple and easy to make, but look and taste impressive.  These summer party-ready cocktails check all of those boxes.  It’s honestly so incredibly simple to make, but the flavors pack a punch. Making these cocktails for a group of people will leave your partygoers impressed, but won’t leave you stuck behind the counter making complicated concoctions.


To make these summer party cocktails, you will need:


  • A cutting board and knife
  • A jigger or shot glass
  • Glasses of your choice (nothing too large, but enough space to fill with ice and garnish)


  • Peach flavored Izze soda
  • Grapefruit flavored Izze soda
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Kettle One Citroen vodka (or a citrus vodka of your choice)
  • Lemon for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  • Fill two glasses with ice
  • Add one shot of citroen vodka to each glass
  • Fill one glass the rest of the way with the peach Izze and the other with grapefruit
  • Take one sprig of mint and use it to stir the peach flavored soda
    • Pro tip: lay the mint flat in the palm of your hand and hit it once with the other (like giving yourself a high five). It will make the mint more aromatic and take your drink to the next level
  • Take one sprig of rosemary and use it to stir the grapefruit flavored soda
  • Slice the lemon, using one piece to garnish each drink
  • Enjoy!


These cocktails are super refreshing, making it perfect for those warm summer days of drinking on the patio (my favorite sport).  I’ve already whipped up these drinks a couple times since the weather’s warmed up and I know it will be a staple throughout the summer.


Give these cocktails a try and be sure to tag me in your photos if you post them! I’d also love to see any other flavor combinations you create so I can give them a try too.

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