If vodka is your alcohol of choice, then you need to try out one of these recipes. Picture: Supplied
If vodka is your alcohol of choice, then you need to try out one of these recipes. Picture: Supplied

6 refreshing vodka cocktails to make right now

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Dec 21, 2019

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Apart from gin, vodka seems to be everyone's go-to liquor when it comes to cocktails as it goes down easy and tastes decent with pretty much anything. 

So, whether you are at a braai or the beach, these easy drink recipes will keep you refreshed this summer. 

Raspberry Collins. Picture: Supplied

Raspberry Collins

Ingredients 

1 ½ tot Belvedere Pure

2 raspberries

Sprig thyme

1 tot sugar syrup

1 tot lemon juice

Soda water

Method 

Add Belvedere, raspberry, thyme, sugar and lemon to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Fine strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. 

Garnish with raspberry and thyme. 

Passion Collins. Picture: Supplied

Passion Collins

Ingredients 

1 ½ tot Belvedere Mango Passion

2 thumbnail ginger

1 tot sugar syrup

1 tot lemon juice

Soda water

Method 

Muddle ginger in shaker and add Belvedere, sugar and lemon. 

Fill with ice and shake well. Fine stain into a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. 

Garnish with lemon and mint.

Grapefruit Collins. Picture: Supplied

Grapefruit Collins

Ingredients

1 ½ tot Belvedere Grapefruit

1 tot sugar syrup

1 tot lemon juice

Soda water

Method 

Add Belvedere, sugar and lemon to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. 

Fine strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top up with soda water.

Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Sea breeze. Picture: Supplied

Sea Breeze

Ingredients 

2 tot Belvedere

3 tot grapefruit juice

3 tot cranberry juice

1 lime wedge (squeezed)

Method

Build all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and garnish with lime wheel. 

Martini. Picture: Supplied

Martini 

Ingredients

2 tot Belvedere Pure

½ tot bianco vermouth

Method 

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. 

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon zest. 

Espresso Martini. Picture: Supplied

Espresso Martini 

Ingredients 

1 tot Belvedere Pure

1 tot Tia Maria

1 single espresso

½ tot sugar syrup

Method 

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. 

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans.








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