We say that about every season, true, but summer truly is the perfect time for cocktails. Absolut Vodka came up with four new, simple yet wicked recipes to elegantly cool off with.

Absolut Sunset

Incredients:

50 ml Absolut Svea

20 ml lemon juice

40 ml apricot puree

20 ml sugar syrup

2 drops of Angostura Bitters

caramelized apricots (dried apricots dipped in brown sugar + handheld butane torch)

ice

Instructions:

Shake all incredients (except of the the apricots) well with ice. Then strain into a chilled coktail glass. Decorate with one or two caramelized apricots on a stick.

Absolut Beach

Incredients:

45 ml Absolut Svea

5 ml lime juice

50 ml strawberry – basil puree

20 ml sugar syrup

basil leaves

ice

Instructions:

Shake well the puree with the vodka, the lime juice, the sugar syrup and ice. Fill a highball glass with ice and pour over the mixture. Garnish with one or two basil leaves.

Absolut Cool

Incredients:

45 ml Absolut Svea

20 ml lemon juice

40 ml (biological) pineapple juice

15ml bitter almond syrup

1 dried banana chip

Instructions:

Shake well all incredients together with ice. Then straint into an old-fashioned glass (filled with ice). Garnish with one dried banana chip.

Absolut Summer

Incredients:

20 ml (biological) pineapple juice

45 ml Absolut Svea

ginger beer

lemon twist

Instructions:

Strain the vodka and the juice into an ice-filled highball. Fill it up with ginger beer. Give it a stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Kudos to Absolut Svea