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Best Summer Cocktails

Even though you probably couldn't tell by all the rain here in Denver, summer is pretty much

here! The sun will come out eventually, so let's get ready for some heat and soaking up rays. Of course, pool or lakeside wouldn't be the same without a good cocktail in your hand. Here are some popular and refreshing summer cocktail options.

Red Rocks Vodka Mojito

A classic Cuban cocktail traditionally made with white rum, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and soda water. Subbing Red Rocks Vodka for rum, It's an even more refreshing and minty drink perfect for hot summer days.

Red Rocks Vodka Piña Colada

This tropical cocktail combines Red Rocks Vodka, pineapple juice, coconut cream, agave to taste and ice. Blended together, it creates a creamy and fruity drink that evokes a beach vacation.

Red Rocks Vodka Thyme of your Lime Marg

Get the recipe here. You can enjoy it on the rocks with a salt rim or blended with ice for a frozen version. Add different flavors like strawberry or mango for a fun twist.

Aperol Spray

A popular Italian cocktail consisting of Aperol (an orange-flavored liqueur), Red Rocks Vodka, simple spirit, and a splash of soda water. It's light, bubbly, and perfect for sipping during summer evenings.


A refreshing and fruity wine-based cocktail that typically combines red or white wine, fresh fruits (such as oranges, lemons, and berries), Red Rocks Vodka, and a touch of sweetener. It's best made ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld.


A refreshing cocktail made with Red Rocks Vodka, grapefruit soda (such as Jarritos or Squirt) or grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. It's a tangy and effervescent drink that can be garnished with a slice of grapefruit. Recipe here.

Vodka Tonic

A classic and simple cocktail that combines Red Rocks Vodka and tonic water over ice, typically garnished with a wedge of lime or other citrus fruits. It's a crisp and refreshing choice for summer.

Watermelon Cooler

Blend fresh watermelon chunks with Red Rocks Vodka, lime juice, and a touch of simple syrup. Serve it over ice for a delicious and hydrating summer cocktail.

Moscow Mule

This cocktail combines Red Rocks Vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. It has a spicy kick from the ginger beer and a tangy citrus note from the lime.

Strawberry Basil Smash

Muddle fresh strawberries, basil leaves, and a touch of simple syrup. Add Red Rocks Vodka, lemon juice, and ice, then shake and strain into a glass. It's a fruity and herbaceous cocktail with a refreshing twist.

Remember to drink responsibly and adjust the ingredients according to your personal taste preferences. Have fun with it. Enjoy these Rockin' summer cocktails and embrace the flavors of the season!


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