This is the only cocktail you'll want to drink this summer (and it's Canadian!)

This is the only cocktail you'll want to drink this summer (and it's Canadian!)
Summer is so close, we can almost feel it (maybe if we cross all of our fingers, it'll show up even faster?!) and we can't help but picture all of the awesome house parties, patio adventures and festival fun we're going to have. Not to mention all the sunshine we can enjoy - suck it, parkas! 

When the sun is bright and the temps are high, we love kicking back with family and friends and sipping on some delicious, refreshing, homemade cocktails and we're beyond excited to say we've just found our No. 1 fave for 2016: The Georgian Bay Vodka Smash.

Crafted with Georgian Bay Vodka, this summery sipper is not only yummy, but it wins all the brownie points for being Canadian. The vodka is produced by small batch distillers Georgian Bay Spirit Co. using fresh water from the Township of Springwater (arguably the purest water on earth). Taking part in this year's World Spirits Competition in San Francisco, the vodka was awarded top marks in a blind taste test AND it was chosen as Best Vodka.

So, without further ado, here'e the Georgian Bay Vodka Smash recipe: 


  • 1 oz. Georgian Bay Vodka 
  • 1⁄2 oz. lemon juice 
  • 1⁄2 oz. lime juice 
  • 1⁄2 oz. St. Germaine 
  • 1 1⁄2 oz. pomegranate blueberry juice 
  • 12-15 blueberries (15 - 20 if using wild) 
  • 4-5 raspberries 
  • 6 or 7 mint leaves 
  • Soda water 
Directions: Add lemon juice, lime juice, blueberries, raspberries and 4 or 5 mint leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Pour in St. Germaine, vodka and pomegranate blueberry juice. Add ice and stir. Strain into highball glass filled with ice. Top with 2 to 3 oz. of soda water. Garnish with remaining mint leaves. 


Georgian Bay Vodka is available at your local LCBO for $39.95.

Psssttt ! Envoie-ça à ton ami!