Vodka Sodas Are So Basic, Try These 5 Pinnacle Cocktail Recipes Instead

May 9, 2014 by Sara Alderman
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Did you know there’s a difference between a bartender and mixologist? What about the fact that you should wait to add any carbonated mixer to your drink AFTER you shake it up? Yeah, we didn’t either, and that’s because all we care about when we’re at the bar is getting our drink on! But that all changed last Wednesday when we stopped by the Pinnacle Cocktail Club party in New York City. We spent three hours with other bloggers learning how to craft custom cocktails using Pinnacle Vodka, and let’s just say, our drink orders are now way more exciting.

No matter what the occasion–first date, girl’s night out, happy hour–vodka sodas have become the go-to for all girls, myself included. We treat it like it’s the only drink in the world and guys definitely notice. They love to make fun of us for ordering the low-cal drink while we defend the fact that the soda (kind of, sort of?) masks the taste of alcohol. Truth is–it doesn’t.

We’re pretty sure you’re sick of sipping the same bland drink, I know I am. So since summer is just around the corner, what better time is there to change up your cocktail order and go for something that actually tastes good! Isn’t this season all about having fun?

We’re here to share with you the five recipes we learned at the Pinnacle Cocktail Club party so you can step up your summer drinking game and impress a guy with your order. Click the slideshow to find out which is our fave and get ideas for what to order at your happy hour later today.

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Sara Alderman has covered topics from fashion to beauty and beyond.

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