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August is National Peach Month (yup!), and we’re starting out the celebration — and the weekend — with peachy concoctions that are the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. In several parts of the country peaches are now in season, so stock up and start shaking … or stirring.

Fuzzy Naval Crush

Fuzzy Naval Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

2 ounces Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 ounce triple sec
splash of orange juice
splash of soda water
mint, for garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a pint glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint.

Berry Peach Lemonade

Berry Peach Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1 bottle Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 1/2 cups chilled, unsweetened iced tea
20 blackberries or raspberries
1 1/2 cups lemonade
lemon wheel, for garnish

Directions

Muddle berries in a large pitcher. Add remaining ingredients with ice and stir to dilute. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve over ice into rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon wheel. Serves 15 – 20 people.

The Best Bellini Ever

Created by The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash

Bellini Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1 ounce Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1/4 of a ripe peach*
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 ounces Prosecco
peach slice, for garnish

Directions

In a mixing glass, muddle the peach, agave and lemon juice. Add the Prosecco with ice and gently fold the ingredients (without stirring too much, as this will remove bubbles). Strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top off with extra Prosecco. Garnish with a fresh peach slice.

*Note: If peaches aren’t in season, substitute the ripe peach, agave nectar and lemon juice for 1 1/2 ounces of store-bought peach nectar.

Peach Cooler

Created by The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash

Peach Cooler Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 ounce pomegranate juice
2 ounces ginger ale or ginger beer
lime wedge, for garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Photos and recipes courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

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