Summer Cocktails


Summer’s not over yet!  Here are a couple of summer cocktails recipes to help you enjoy the last days of summer!


Summertime Earl Grey Vodka & Tonic


Don’t let the name fool you, this tea/ summer cocktails can be enjoyed anytime of the year! The tea brews to a dark amber cup with a smooth, refreshing, light peach taste and subtle Earl Grey undertones.

Infused Vodka:
Put 1 Tbsp of Summertime Earl Grey Tea in an 8oz jar and cover with vodka. Set aside for 5 days to infuse then strain out the tea.

1oz Summertime Earl Grey Vodka
5oz Tonic

Orange twist or wedge

Fill a glass with ice then add the vodka and tonic.  Garnish with an orange twist or wedge.  The orange flavor really complements the bergamot!

There’s not a lot to this recipe, but the results are fantastic.  On a recent camping trip the Summertime Earl Grey Tea Vodka & Tonics were a favorite among the adults!


Berry Nice Herbal Cocktail


This berry blend is reminiscent of a fine summer day. The early morning fresh breeze gently caressing tree leaves, clear blue skies with a whiff of fragrance in the air. A brew that can be enjoyed either in the morning to greet the beginning of a new day or during early evening to relax and reflect upon the achievements of the day.

Rosehips, blueberries, cranberries, apples, raspberries, and blackberries are mixed with wonderful berry flavorings to create Berry Nice Herbal Tisane, a fabulous brew that is delicious hot or iced.

Infused Vodka:
Put 1 1/2 Tbsp of Berry Nice Herbal Tisane in an 8oz jar and cover with vodka. Set aside for 5 days to infuse then strain out the fruits and herbs.

1oz Berry Nice Vodka
.5oz triple sec
.5oz lime juice
2oz flavored seltzer (I used guava/mandarin)

Ice cubes

Lime wedge for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, shake the liquid ingredients with ice cubes and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron is the co-owner of Simpson & Vail, Inc., a family owned and operated tea company.

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