Make these fun DIY Cocktails for Al Fresco sipping from Dixie Vodka

Dining al fresco may be a Spring institution, but too often the perfect experience gets ruined by long lines, bland bloody marys and watered down mimosas. Don’t despair, dear day-drinker: what if the perfect al fresco experience were at your fingertips?

Dixie Vodka was born out of the need for a craft vodka with an authentic Southern pedigree. Made for Southerners by Southerners, Dixie Vodka is hand-crafted out of Charleston, South Carolina. Named “The South’s Best Tasting Vodka”, Dixie Vodka is an all-American brand from packaging materials to its Southern-sourced ingredients. Dixie Vodka is sold in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Whether you’re looking for the picnic-perfect cocktail or thinking about a crowd pleaser for your next backyard barbecue, consider the Dixie Vodka recipes below.

Dixie FireflyDixie Firefly

1.5 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
1.0 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
.75 oz lime juice
.50 oz simple syrup

Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a fresh jalapeno.

Dixie DarlingDixie Darlin’

1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
.5 oz Benedictine
.75 oz St. Germain
3 heavy shots of Peychaud’s Bitters
1 oz lemon juice strained
.5 oz simple syrup

Served in a martini glass and garnished with a little mint and blackberry.

Whistlin' WatermelonWhistlin’ Watermelon

2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
5 cups cut up watermelon—remove seeds
2 cups ice
3 oz margarita mix

Put all in blender, serve in glass with salted rim.