Whether you鈥檝e been a fan of cocktails for years or you鈥檙e just getting into mixology, you鈥檙e going to be pumped about SKYY庐 Vodka鈥檚 new line of premium cocktail flavored vodka, SKYY Barcraft. No need to focus your attention on complicated bartending tools and techniques, because SKYY Barcraft has 鈥渉acked the cocktail鈥; now all you need to make a delicious cocktail is SKYY Barcraft and soda and you鈥檙e ready to put your feet up and enjoy an icy libation. Of course, here at Brit + Co we had to add a little something to fancy up our drinks, so we鈥檝e whipped up a trio of garnishes that pair wonderfully with all three of the new SKYY Barcraft flavors: Margarita Lime, Watermelon Fresca and White Sangria.

Watermelon Fresca

Watermelon-Fresca

Wondering how we made these perfect globes of watermelon? Nope, not with a mini ice cream scoop 鈥 with a melon baller. Although, some mini sundaes wouldn鈥檛 be a bad use for this must-have kitchen tool. For our first drink we鈥檙e adding melon balls and mint.

Melon-Balling

To successfully scoop a ball, press the melon baller firmly down into the melon and then turn it in a scooping motion. The key is the first part. Really push the tool into the fruit before you rotate it. Skewer your melon and mint, and then place it on top of a sugar-rimmed glass. Fill the glass with ice, and then add one part SKYY庐 Barcraft Watermelon Fresca and two parts soda water.

Watermelon-Fresca-Details

Watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew all make for a tasty garnish and add some color to your glass.

White Sangria

Sangria

Fancify your white sangria with frozen fruit. To get the frosty look, freeze your berries and then take them out of the freezer fifteen minutes before use. The frost will form shortly after they are out of the ice box.

Sangria-Close-Up

Skewer a few berries and then balance them atop a glass of SKYY庐 Barcraft White Sangria (one part) and soda water (two parts). For a different look, put berries in your ice trays and then add berry ice to your beverage.

Margarita Lime

Margarita

For this topper, you鈥檒l need a lemon or lime zester, specifically the kind with an option to peel larger sections from the fruit.

Lime-Zesting

Take a whole lime and peel out thin lines, running the zester around the entire lime. Then cut the lime into wedges and add one to the edge of each salt-rimmed glass. Pour one part SKYY庐 Barcraft Margarita Lime into the glass with two parts soda water. Summer days on the beach just got a little bit closer.

Margarita-Close-Up

What garnishes would you add to these tasty elixirs? Share your ideas in the comments.

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