Keep Cool Cocktail Recipes

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These Keep Cool Cocktail Recipes will help you stay calm and cool during all your favorite tailgate and weekend activities. Cheer on your favorite team or lounge poolside as you say “farewell” to the long, hot days of summer with these chilled concoctions.

Re-Freshen Up

4 ounces vodka
1 ounce Pimm’s No. 1
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces chilled lemon-lime soda
Dash of hot sauce
Thin-sliced lemon wheels for garnish

Combine vodka, Pimm’s, lemon juice, simple syrup and hot sauce in a container and refrigerate one hour until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the lemon-lime soda and garnish with lemon wheels. 

Pink Pleasantries

2 ounces fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
1½ ounces of vodka
½ small lemon, juiced
½ ounce simple syrup
Dash of sea salt
Sprig of rosemary
Grapefruit segments for garnish

Add the grapefruit juice, vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of sea salt to a cocktail shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit segment.


1½ ounces vodka
2 ounces mixed berry juice
1 ounce pomegranate juice
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce hibiscus syrup
1 ounce chilled club soda

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the mixed berry juice, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a highball glass with ice, then stir in the club soda.

Cool As A Cucumber

2 ounces cucumber vodka
¼ cup tonic water
1 tablespoon cucumber juice
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
Cucumber and fresh mint leaves for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake for 20-30 seconds until chilled. Pour mixture into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber and mint.



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