Cocktail anyone? Admittedly, I’m one of the laziest cocktail makers ever. Lucky for me, flavored vodka and seltzer “bubble water” is easy and delicious. I was a bartender once— a wonderful bartender if you liked bad jokes and a beer. But a good cocktail? Like, a really good one? Well, I have my handsome husband who loves and loves to spend (a bit too much) time creating fantastic late night cocktails for us. 
I am beyond excited to announce that I’m teaming up with SMIRNOFF® again to create the perfect 4th of july bash. Alex actually took the day off months ago, haha! I asked why and if we had plans– and  he quickly answered “aren’t we having a party? I figured we’d throw a party!” Haha, well we are of course. And I don’t know how it’s possible, but this one is already tasting more delicious than the last. Summer time is here and you know it, so let’s celebrate with some delicious drinks, yes? YES.

Watermelon Spritzer
juice of 1 1/2 limes (1.5 ounces)
club soda (3 – 4 ounces club soda)
1.5 ounces smirnoff watermelon vodka
2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
garnish: mint / watermelon wedge

-add ice to glass
-add vodka, lime juice, watermelon juice
-add few leaves of mint and stir
-pour club soda on top and garnish

Strawberry Thai Limeade
3 strawberries
half of lime, chopped in half
thai basil leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
juice of two limes (2 ounces)
1.5 ounce smirnoff strawberry vodka
club soda (3 to 4 ounces)
garnish: thai basil
supplies: tall glass, muddler ice

-combine strawberries, lime quarters, basil leaves, and sugar in tall, heavy bottom glass
-muddle, muddle, muddle
-add a handful of ice
-add lime juice and vodka
-top with club soda

Summer Raspberry Iced Tea
fresh raspberries
juice of two lemons (2 ounces)
1.5 ounce of smirnoff raspberry vodka
3 ounces sweet tea
garnish: tick of lemon grass, rosemary, raspeberries
supplies: shaker & mason jar

-in one shaker, combine a handful of ice, few raspberries, lemon juice, vodka.
-shake shake shake.
-strain over glass with fresh ice.
-pour sweet tea into glass

I’ll be sharing a few more summer, party, and cocktail inspired things over the next week. Be sure you follow along on my instagram for fun summer photos— and even better than that— follow smirnoffus on instagram where I’ll be taking over on the 4th of july to share our party! I’ve been working hard hard hard this summer and I beyond excited to take the day off for a pool party with friends and delicious (much needed) cocktails.
Want a coupon? Click HERE (The coupon is determined by what state you’re in).  Want more recipes? Check out Smirnoff on facebook! Want more videos? I’ll be sharing a few more during my smirnoff instagram takeover! Eeep. Cannot wait. 

*bathing suit top / bathing suit bottoms / necklace

**We teamed up Smirnoff Vodka to help make this blast of a day happen for everyone. All opinions are my own. Please Drink Responsibly! ©2014 The Smirnoff Co., Norwalk, CT.


  1. Smirnoff is my fave! Can't wait to try these out over the holiday!

  2. Just turned 21 at the beginning of June…so THANK YOU! Haha and Smirnoff is vegan, then??? YAY!
    ~ Samantha

    • Smirnoff is vegan! A really great vegan alcohol guide is It can tell you about most alcoholic drinks and will let you know if it's something like milk sugar in the drink or something grosser like isinglass 😉 And happy birthday!