Summer Cocktails

Lighten Up, Summer Days Are Here...

Summers in full Swing, Lockdown is relaxing, and the great minds behind our product development have just launched a LITE range of our PURE Organic Vodka cut to 20% ABV, so we can all take advantage of longer days and lighter evenings and enjoy a socially distanced Summer BBQ without the guilt or the hangover.

What’s not to love?!

I don’t know what Summer means to you but to us it’s the smell of BBQs, warm evenings watching the sun go down and having a drink with friends. Now that government guidelines have allowed us to socialise, albeit from a safe distance, and staying preferably outside, we thought we’d provide some creative inspiration for the perfect Summer cocktail.

Whether it’s an afternoon on the beach or an evening at home within your social bubble, we know you’ll love discovering our new LITE range – with less calories but all the flavour of your favourite PURE Organic Vodka. 

Wait no more, find our best cocktails for summer below.

Frozen Strawberry Vodka Daiquiri

Who said Slush Puppies are for kids?

We’ve spiced up the Daiquiri with our own little twist, making it the perfect summer cocktail.

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • PURE LITE 100ml
  • Fresh Strawberries 150g
  • Frozen Strawberries 150g
  • Lime Juice 30ml
  • 15ml Simple Sugar Syrup*
  • Garnished with Strawberries & Lime Slice
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Blender

Method

    1. Chop strawberries
    2. Add all ingredients to blender
    3. Add approximately 2 handfuls of ice
    4. Blend until smooth and slushy
    5. Pour into highball glass
    6. Garnish with one whole strawberry and a slice of lime

* If you don’t have a simple sugar syrup, it’s very easy to make your own at home. Dissolve 300g of sugar in 100ml of caster sugar over low heat, leave to cool, bottle and keep in the fridge.

Pink Slushie

Again, who said Slush Puppies are for kids?

Cool off with a Pink Slushie, perfect for a hot summers day. 

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • PURE LITE 100ml
  • Pink Lemonade 250ml
  • 2 Lemons
  • Mint
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Boston Shaker
  • Strainer

Method

  1. Cut the lemons in half
  2. Using a spoon, scoop the inside of the lemons out 
  3. Add inside of lemon, lemonade, PURE LITE and approximately 2 handfuls of ice to blender
  4. Blend until smooth and slushy
  5. Pour into highball glass
  6. Garnish with sprig of mint and a slice of lemon peel

Thirst Quencher

The Thirst Quencher does exactly what it says on the tin – the ultimate refreshment!

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • PURE Organic Vodka 50ml
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemonade 150ml
  • Cucumber
  • 2 Lemons
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Boston Shaker
  • Strainer

Method

    1. Half fill Boston Shaker with ice
    2. Slice 3-4cm of cucumber to small chunks
    3. Add PURE Organic Vodka, Lemonade and cucmber to shaker
    4. Shake well
    5. Strain and pour
    6. Garnish with lemon slice and a curved  cucumber ribbon in top of highball glass

 *If you do not have fresh lemonade, squeeze the juice of half a lemon in to shaker, slice the rest and add to shaker. 

Bikini Martini

A summer sensation, featured in our Summer Cocktails special. The Bikini Martini is the perfect treat for a summer day.

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • PURE LITE 100ml
  • Coconut Rum 60ml
  • Pineapple Juice 60ml
  • Grenadine 25ml
  • Maraschino Cherries and Pineapple Wedge for Garnish
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Martini Glass
  • Boston Shaker
  • Strainer

Method

  1. Half fill Boston Shaker with ice
  2. Add PURE LITE, coconut rum and pineapple juice
  3. Shake well
  4. Strain and pour
  5. Slowly trickle grenadine in to Martini glass over cocktail
  6. Garnish with cherries and a wedge of pineapple

Caipiroska

A Brazilian beauty, these are lethally good. The more you muddle, the better they taste. Combines really well with the citrus undertones of PURE.

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • 75ml PURE Organic Vodka
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lime
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Tumbler
  • Muddler
  • Mixing Stick

Method

  1. Muddle lime in the bottom off glass
  2. Add Brown Sugar
  3. Fill glass to top with ice
  4. Pour PURE Organic Vodka over top
  5. Mix with mixing stick

PURE Caipiroska

Or for a fruity twist on the classic cocktail, that compliments the floral undertones of the wheat which PURE is made from, try the PURE Raspberry Caipiroska. 

Visit the Cocktail Hub for the full recipe, equipment and methodology, in a printable format for you to follow at home here.

Ingredients

  • 75ml PURE Organic Vodka
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Hand-full of Raspberries
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Tumbler
  • Muddler
  • Mixing Stick

Method

  1. Muddle raspberries in the bottom off glass
  2. Add Brown Sugar
  3. Fill glass to top with ice
  4. Pour PURE Organic Vodka over top
  5. Mix with mixing stick

Show us your attempts at these cocktails on social media, and be sure to use PURE products to best compliment these flavours and ensure the perfect serve, every time! 

Still looking for cocktail inspiration? Why not head over to our Cocktail Hub for ingredients, equipment and methods and to let your creative juices flow. 

To make these cocktails at home, purchase PURE below.