Summer Refresh: Cool Drink Recipes

In need of a cool, refreshing, easy-to-make beverage? We’ve got you covered. Here are three of our favorite summer drinks!


Orange Lime Margarita

1½ ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1½ ounces tequila
½ to 1 tsp. agave nectar to taste 
Garnish of lime wedge or fresh herbs

Combine orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila, and agave nectar (if sweetness desired) in a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice. Shake until cold and then strain over ice into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh herb like rosemary or mint.


Grapefruit Jalapeño Cocktail

1½ ounces Svedka Grapefruit & Jalapeño Vodka
½ ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
Splash club soda
½ ounce simple syrup (optional)
Jalapeño and grapefruit slices for garnish

Combine Svedka Grapefruit & Jalapeño Vodka, freshly squeezed lime and grapefruit juices, club soda, and simple syrup (if a sweeter drink is preferred) in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a glass with or without crushed ice as desired. Garnish with grapefruit and jalapeño slices and enjoy.


Iced Coffee With Cream

½ cup sugar
1 cup water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coffee (room temperature or chilled)
2 tbsp. half and half or creamer of choice

This recipe allows the simple syrup to be prepped, stored and ready to use. Your coffee is based on preference; you can brew it traditionally to substitute the coffee with espresso—it’s up to you! To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring gently until the sugar has dissolved. Let syrup cool completely and add in vanilla extract. Store in fridge and use as needed. Serve coffee over ice with half and half and simple syrup, to taste.