5 Refreshing Creations to Get Your Summer Happy Hour Going!

August 04, 2020

Summer is in full swing. As the season heats up, you will want to quench your thirst with a refreshing cocktail that doesn’t involve too many fancy frills. Absolut® Juice is  made with the Absolut® Vodka you love, mixed with a splash of fruit juice. Just add soda for a true fruit taste sensation—the perfect at-home cocktail.

Absolut® Juice is made with premium natural flavors and comes in Pear & Elderflower, Strawberry or Apple flavors. These sensational flavors are perfect for a summer evening happy hour outdoors on the patio. If you are looking to elevate your cocktail creations, check out what So Yummy has been whipping up behind the bar.

The Vodka Lemonade Granita, made with Absolut® Juice Strawberry Edition, is our new obsession. Spiked lemonade has always been a summertime favorite, but serving it up as a granita will keep you cool all summer long. Dessert and drinks finally come together for a happily ever after when you try the Moscow Mule Float.

Whether you create one of these cocktails or simply add soda to your Absolut® Juice, we know you will absolutely love the new juice editions to the Absolut® Vodka family.

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Vodka Lemonade Granita

So Yummy

Serves 8 people responsibly

 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 lemons
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • ¼ cup Absolut® Juice Strawberry
  • (optional: ¼ cup sugar)

 

Directions: 

  1. Cut the lemons in half and core out.
  2. Put one lemon’s fruit into the blender, add strawberries, Absolute® Juice Strawberry, and sugar if you like things a little sweeter!
  3. Blend and pour mixture into a shallow dish (like a baking sheet).
  4. Freeze for one hour and then fluff with a fork.
  5. Freeze again for at least thirty minutes (preferably another hour or two) then serve in lemon halves!

 

Moscow Mule Float

So Yummy

Serves 1 person responsibly  

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 scoop lime sorbet (lemon also works!)
  • 1 ginger beer (Fever Tree is our preferred brand)
  • 2 oz Absolut® Juice Pear and Elderflower
  • Lime 
  • Mint

 

Directions:

  1. Put sorbet in a copper mug and then add the ginger beer and Absolut® Juice.
  2. Top with lime and mint, enjoy!.

 

Tropical Sunset Pops

So Yummy

Serves 12 people responsibly

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 Freezer pops (a tropical variety works best for this recipe, but you can do this with any freezer pops!)
  • ¼ cup Absolut® Juice Strawberry
  • Grenadine

 

Directions:

  1. Cut open the freezer pops and pour liquid into a measuring cup.
  2. Add the Absolut® Juice Strawberry.
  3. Pour mixture back into the freezer pop wrappers and add a dash of Grenadine to each pop.
  4. Do not fill all the way to the top so you have room to reseal the wrapper with a hair straightener.
  5. Freeze standing up to ensure the layering stays. Depending on the brand of freezer pops you get, freeze time will vary.

 

Summertime Sips 

So Yummy

Serves 6 or more people responsibly

 

Ingredients:

  • Half a watermelon
  • Lime
  • ¼ cup Absolut® Juice Strawberry
  • Two peaches (frozen)
  • ¼ cup Absolut® Juice
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or champagne

Tip: pops will last in the freezer for at least two weeks if your mixture makes more

 

Directions:

  1. Cube a watermelon half and squeeze fresh lime juice and then freeze for at least an hour.
  2. Blend cubes together with Absolut® Juice Strawberry and pour into plastic cups and freeze for two hours.
  3. While that freezes, blend together peaches and Absolut® Juice Pear and Elderflower — pour on top of the watermelon layer and put popsicle sticks into cups.
  4. Let freeze for five hours.
  5. Place in glass and top of with prosecco or champagne, enjoy!

 

Absolut Juice Spritz

So Yummy

Serves 1 person responsibly 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Absolut® Juice Apple
  • 1 part soda water
  • 1 part sparkling wine (we suggest using Brut Champagne)

 

Directions: 

  1. Mix together in a wine glass with fruit and ice, enjoy!