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3 Easy Vodka Cocktails to Celebrate Summer

Summer is finally here!

What better way to kick off BBQ and outdoor living season than with some easy breezy freshly made cocktails?  We’re sharing 3 simple vodka drink recipes that you’re sure to love.

NOËL Vodka is known for its crystal-clear appearance and neutral flavor, making it a popular party mixer that doesn’t overpower other ingredients. The ultimate versatility of this spirit is a must for every home bar. Use it as a base for your own creative cocktail recipes.

Vodka is made by distilling any fermented base, whether it’s grains, grapes, or potatoes. We use 100% USA-produced corn, distill it 6 times, and charcoal filter to flush any impurities while assuring a balance of character and purity. The result? Luxurious mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth on the palate, and has no burn.

So, raise a glass,  NOËL Family Distillery offers two unique vodkas (both gluten-free) that are made for summer moments. And they’re sure to raise your spirits as well!


This savory cocktail recipe combines vodka, tomato, citrus juices, and spices. The Bloody Mary, now over 100 years old is still a favorite brunch libation. This fun twist on a classic uses our signature pickle-infused vodka. Cheers! Enjoy our personal recipe here

There’s a reason the bloody mary is the official brunch cocktail. It pairs well with everything on your Sunday morning menu; eggs, breakfast casseroles, hashbrowns, breakfast pizza, and assorted dips such as hummus, guacamole, and queso.


This beautiful tropical drink is the vodka version of Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha. With whole lime wedges muddled into the mix, 

the caipiroska is a non-minty version of the mojito and is deliciously balanced between citrusy tanginess and sweetness.


  • 2 oz NOËL Vodka
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 oz simple syrup (or 1 T granulated sugar) 
  • Sparkling water (optional)


Muddle the sugar and lime wedges in a rocks glass, pour the vodka, and fill the glass with cracked ice. Stir gently.  Add a splash of sparkling water if desired.

The acidic lime in this drink refreshes the palate and pairs well with a charcuterie board filled with smoked and salty fish and creamy and salty cheeses such as Brie and Gouda. 


When it’s too hot for coffee but you still need an afternoon boost? Try our Espresso Martini, a drink reserved for true coffee lovers! TIP: If using freshly brewed espresso, cool it off in the freezer to avoid melting the ice and diluting the drink.

Want to upgrade this recipe to a deliciously rich dessert? Add a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream and you have an Affogato al caffe, a popular Italian dessert that means “drowned in coffee.”

Invite friends over for Espresso Martinis and a summer dessert bar. Apple pie and coffee are a classic pairing. How about cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, and other fresh fruits and berries? Round out your dessert buffet with assorted nuts and trail mixes.