Whether it’s a woohoo! Or a boohoo situation… Back to School is a perfect excuse to indulge in a couple adult beverages!

This morning, I had the amazing opportunity to hop on a Zoom with the talented folks at WOIO in Cleveland to demonstrate some of my favorite Back to School cocktails with Buckeye Vodka.

Here are the recipes I shared!

Buckeye Vodka’s Pencil Eraser Cocktail


● 1 lemon cut into 8 wedges

● 3 strawberries, hulled and quartered lengthwise

● 4 oz simple syrup

● 6 oz Buckeye Vodka

● 1 ounce cranberry juice

How to Make:

1. In a shaker, muddle lemon, strawberries, and simple syrup.

2. Add ice, vodka, and cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into three martini glasses.

3. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.

Buckeye Vodka’s Back-to-School Basics


• 2 oz Buckeye Vodka

• 4 oz Lime Soda Water

• Limes

How to Make:

1. Pour lime soda water over ice and add the vodka.

2. Stir in some cucumber slices and garnish with a lime wedge.

Buckeye Vodka’s Back to School-Tini


● 2 ounces Buckeye Vodka

● 1/2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum

● 1/2 oz apple juice

● Splash of Grenadine

● apple slice for garnish

How to Make:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.

2. Pour in the vodka, coconut rum, and apple juice. Add a splash of Grenadine.

3. Shake well and strain into a martinis glass.

4. Garnish with an apple slice.

Let me know if you plan to try one this holiday weekend!



Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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