When the sun decides to start appearing on pretty much a daily basis, life is good. The air is warm, the ladies are sundressed and the cocktails are refreshing.

Well, they should be anyway, if you want to keep your guests cool and happy. Need a little inspiration? The following vodka concoctions are perfectly balanced to keep the proceedings festive and fun all day long.

Fingers crossed the sun cooperates.


Good Ole Time

1 ½ ounces Grey Goose Original
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
A Squeeze of ½ Lemon
½ ounce Real Grenadine
½ ounce Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Lemon wedge and pomegranate seeds for garnish

How to Make It
Start with the brown sugar in a tall glass and then add the Grey Goose. Next pour in the lemon juice and grenadine and stir. Gently add ice, Perrier and grated nutmeg before garnishing with a lemon wedge and a few pomegranate seeds.



Rolling Slice

1 ½ ounces Grey Goose L’Orange
Orange Wedge
Maraschino Cherry
Splash of Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

How to Make It
In a mixing glass ¾ full of ice, shake vodka to chill. Strain and pour into the glass. Top with a splash of Perrier. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a orange wedge. Serve with a straw, and ask your guest to push down the orange slice to mix the cocktail.



Cherry Rose

1 ½ ounces Grey Goose Cherry Noir
1 ounce MARTINI Dry Vermouth
½ ounce Sugar Syrup
Sprig of Fresh Red Currant

How to Make It
Muddle a sprig of redcurrants with sugar in the base of a Boston glass. Add Grey Goose Cherry Noir and MARTINI Dry Vermouth. Top with cubed ice and shake. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of red currant.



Full Court Press

2 ounces Grey Goose Original
1½ ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1 ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Club soda

How to Make It
Add the vodka, juices, and simple syrup to a double rocks glass, stir and add a handful of ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with a wedge of your favorite citrus fruit and enjoy.



Strawberry Fields

Grey Goose Original
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
Lemon bitters

How to Make It
For the syrup: Add the sugar, water, lemon juice, and strawberries to pan over medium heat. When it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer until the fruit becomes almost mushy. Strain the syrup into a jar or cup and let it cool to at least room temperature (or put it in the fridge and used it chilled).
For the punch: Add 1 part syrup and one part GREY GOOSE vodka to any size glass or punch bowl with a few dashes of lemon bitters per serving, and stir well. Serve over ice and enjoy!