The summer solstice is a remarkable day. It’s the only day in the year where the sun hits the Earth an extra-long time and marks the official beginning of the summer season. On this day, the Earth’s poles reach the maximum tilt towards the sun. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the sunset occurs later in the evening.
To mark this sunlit day heralding the arrival of a new season, we present special cocktail recipes just perfect for the occasion.
Summer Solstice Vodka Cocktail
2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounce ginger-lime syrup
4 ounces lemonade
1/2 ounce lime juice
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.
Shake mixture until well mixed.
Strain into a glass with fresh ice and serve.
Summer Solstice Sparkling Sangria
1 cup fresh mango
1 cup raspberry vodka
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 cups ginger ale
1 bottle sauvignon blanc wine
Add raspberries and mango chunks to a large pitcher.
Pour in the wine and vodka, then stir well.
Refrigerate mixture for 2-3 hours, or longer.
Top off with ginger ale just before serving, then stir gently again.
Classy Vodka Martini
2 ounces Absolut Elyx
1/2 ounce elderflower liquor
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Garnish with a lemon twist.
Shake or stir ingredients together, and top off with the garnish.