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Summer Essential Drink Guide

Is there a special lady you’d like to impress with your drink making skills? Are you and your buddies at a loss when it comes to taking something other than a straight shot? Do you like to host great parties with great drinks? If so, this guide is for you!

One of the key components to a great party is having great drinks without having to use an excessive amount of ingredients. Having the following ingredients on hand will allow you to maximize your versatility when making drinks for any occasion. When you’re planning your next event be sure to pick up a bottle of flavored vodka, lemonade and sprite. Using a flavored vodka, such as Three Olives Cherry, will provide that extra touch to your cocktail or shot. Lemonade and sprite are two user friendly mixers and when mixed together can be a tasty alternative for Sweet n Sour. The Sprite and lemonade combination makes for a better tasting cocktail being that the Sweet n Sour mix can sometimes be a bit much. You can make a variety of different drinks by using these three ingredients. Enjoy testing your drink making skills!!


1 oz Three Olives Cherry vodka

Fill with lemonade, pour over ice and enjoy


1 1/2 oz Three Olives Cherry vodka

Equal parts lemonade and sprite

*Get fancy tip- squeeze fresh lemon juice, pour ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well, strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass, drop a splash of grenadine into glass & let sink to bottom, garnish with a cherry and/or lemon wedge

DIRTY SHIRLEY (with extra cherry)

1 oz Three Olives Cherry vodka

Fill with sprite, splash of grenadine, pour over ice and garnish with cherries


1 oz Three olives Cherry vodka

1/2 oz Triple Sec

Equal parts lemonade and sprite

Fresh squeezed lime juice

Pour ingredients over ice, shake well and strain into shot glasses