3 cocktails to mix with CÎROC summer citrus

CÎROC Summer Citrus
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Premium vodka brand CÎROC has launched its latest limited edition flavour for summer 2021, CÎROC Summer Citrus, presented in a sunset-coloured bottle.

Given the combination in the UK of lockdown restrictions continuing to lift and less-than-ideal weather, it is a perfect opportunity to invite a few fabulous guests inside for a dinner party or a cocktail evening. CÎROC kindly provided us with a bottle, so naturally we got straight to concocting in the kitchen.

We have come up with 3 cocktails that make best use of the zesty taste infused into the CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka, and the smooth taste made it a pleasure to blend. Whether you need a cocktail to summon summer sun memories of Mykonos 2019, or simply to commiserate the nil-points the UK received in this year’s Eurovision song cost, these will leave you wanting another.

CÎROC Summer Citrus sunrise cocktail

CÎROC Citrus Sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 1 measure CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka
  • ½ measure Triple Sec
  • 3 measures Orange Juice
  • ½ measure Cranberry juice
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Method: Stir the alcohol and and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Strain either into a chilled coupé glass or tall glass filled with ice. Gently add the cranberry juice and notice how it settles.

Ideal for those with a slightly sweet tooth.

CÎROC Summer Citrus Martini cocktail

CÎROC Summer Citrus Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2½ measures CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka
  • ½ measure dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash bitters
  • Lemon twist to serve

Method: Add the vodka, vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Serve with a twist of lemon zest.

As a Martini purist, we could not not enjoy the citrus infusion.

CÎROC Summer Citrus gimlet cocktail

CÎROC Summer Citrus Gimlet

Ingredients:

  • 2½ measures CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka
  • 1 measure lime juice
  • 1 measure lemon juice
  • Dash of honey

Method: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupé glass.

Admittedly, this last recipe does push the boundaries of a traditional gimlet (made with gin and lime), but the combination of lemon and lime work so well with the CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka.

To purchase your own 70cl bottle of CÎROC Summer Citrus vodka, it is available from amazon.co.uk and from getitinkd.com (with bottle personalisation available).

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.