10 gin and vodka cocktails to make your summer sizzle

Vodka-cocktails

It’s June, which means it’s allegedly summer in the UK, so it’s time to start thinking about your gin and vodka cocktails.

To help you get into the spirit (sorry) we’ve selected 10 vodka and gin cocktails for you to enjoy.

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NB Vodka to be served at Wimbledon… Smashing!

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Not content with serving our gin to the stars at the Brit Awards earlier this year, we can now reveal that our new London Dry Citrus Vodka will be served to players and celebrities at this year’s Wimbledon Opening Party!

The world’s tennis elite will descend on SW19 – including Scotland’s Andy Murray – and before the balls are smashed in anger, we’ll be supplying a smashing time to the stars.

It’s another big chapter in the NB story and we’re thrilled that our new vodka is already getting high-profile attention.

Not everyone will be lucky enough to get to enjoy the festivities on Murray Mountain in London but as always there will be wall-to-wall TV coverage of the event so there’s no excuse for not having your very own NB Vodka Wimbledon party!

So, here’s our top vodka cocktails to enjoy as you take in the ultimate Grand Slam of tennis. Wimbledon is a classic event on the British sporting calendar so we thought it was fitting to keep the NB Vodka cocktails classic too.

“You cannot be serious!” Yes, Mr McEnroe, we are serious.

NB Vodka Martini

It’s the ultimate cocktail because a suave spy loved it but it’s also fabulously delicious. Those who have enjoyed a Martini know just how beautifully refreshing it is. The best bit is it is as simple as it gets, so even the most novice of cocktail novices can make a killer one.

It’s powerful, with no fuss, a little like tennis superpower Novak Djokovic.

To try it is to love it.

15ml of Vermouth

60ml of NB London Dry Citrus Vodka

Twist of lemon peel to garnish

Pour the Vermouth and vodka into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir and strain into a small Martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and serve.

NB Vodka Cosmopolitan

If it’s good enough for the Sex In The City cast, it’s good enough for all of us! Okay, so you might hate that show but you certainly will not hate this stunning cocktail.

You can’t go wrong with a classic and, once again, it’s terrifically easy for anyone to make.

The Cosmopolitan is slick, refined and exciting, much like a Serena Williams serve.

35ml of NB London Dry Citrus Vodka

15ml of orange liqueur

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

25ml of cranberry juice

A twist of orange peel to garnish

Place the vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a small Martini glass.

Garnish the cocktail with a flamed orange peel (be careful!) and serve.

NB Vodka Moscow Mule

It scores 10 out of 10 for evocative titles and it’s one of those drinks that can bring you back to your usual self after a hard day at work.

If Andy Murray is celebrating on the final day of this year’s Wimbledon, we suggest you break out this beauty to celebrate with him!

60ml of NB London Dry Citrus Vodka

140ml of chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a freshly squeezed lime

Squeeze the lime into a Collins glass, or a copper mug, if you have one, and drop in the spent lime shell. Fill glass with ice and add vodka. Top with chilled ginger beer to taste.

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