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3 Long Weekend Vodka Cocktails

August 31, 2021

The last long weekend of the summer is just around the corner. Soon we’ll be trading in days by the lake with apple picking and pumpkin spiced lattes. So, why not go big this Labour Day weekend by unleashing your inner mixologist? Stir up these three elevated takes on vodka soda and send summer away with a splash. —Noa Nichol

Signature Skyy & Soda

1½ parts Skyy Vodka
4½ parts soda
Cubed ice

Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Add 1½ parts of Skyy Vodka. Top with soda water. Squeeze the grapefruit peel over the top and add to the cocktail as garnish.

Turtledove

2 parts Skyy Vodka
1 part grapefruit juice
½ part simple syrup
2 basil leaves
Pinch of salt
4 parts soda

Add first five ingredients to tin and shake with ice. Strain into Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

1½ parts Skyy Vodka
1 part lemon juice
¾ part lavender syrup*
4 parts soda

Add first three ingredients to tins and shake with ice. Strain into collins glass. Top with soda and garnish. *To make lavender syrup, bring 500ml water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 4g dried lavender flowers and steep for four minutes. Strain and stir in 500g sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool. Bottle.

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