Summer is almost here (although those of us in Florida are pretty certain it began back in March), and it’s time to soak up the sun and sip some sangria.

Whether your spending your time relaxing by the garden in your front yard, at the pool or on the beach, we have a few refreshing summer cocktails that will surely help you survive this unbearable summer heat.

1.Banyan Summer Sangria

This cocktail is great to make if you are hosting a summer fun day with your closest friends. It combines the sweetness of wine and the clean crisp taste of Banyan Reserve vodka to make the best and most boozy sangria yet!

What you will need:

  • 8 oz. Banyan Reserve Vodka
  • 4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 bottle sweet white wine / Rosé
  • 12 oz. lemon / lime soda
  • Lemon, lime (chopped)
  • 4 cups fresh fruit (chopped)


Add vodka, liqueur and wine into a large pitcher. Next, add all fresh fruit. Refrigerate for desired amount of time. Right before serving, add ice and soda and stir gently.

2. Banyan on the Beach

Our own twist on the classic cocktail, Sex on the beach, this drink will ‘take you to the tropics’ and is a great cocktail to sip on while you have your toes in the sand and a book in your hand.

What you will need:

  • 5 oz. Banyan Reserve Vodka
  • .5 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 5 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 5 oz. Pineapple Juice


Add all ingredients into a shaker full of ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange wheel.

3. Mule in Paradise

You can NEVER go wrong with a fresh Moscow mule. It is one of the most refreshing beverages to sip on anywhere at any time, and especially in the tough summer heat!

What you will need:

  • 2 oz. Banyan Reserve Vodka
  • 6 oz. Tidal Boar Ginger Beer
  • ½ oz. lime juice


Squeeze lime into a mule mug and drop in the spend shell. Next, add ice and the pour in vodka and ginger beer. Stir gently.

4. Summer Sea Breeze

A sea breeze is something we hope for every day during these Florida summers, so why not craft one yourself? In a glass of course…

What you will need:

  • 2 oz. Banyan Reserve Vodka
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice


Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka, cranberry and pink grapefruit juice. Stir well and garnish with a lime!

It’s time to get your summer drink on, drink responsibly and ENJOY!!