FAKE SUMMERTIME WITH THESE 2 COCKTAILS

Guys, it's January. It's cold outside and everyone and their brother seems like they're on a tropical vacation, except for muah.

So instead of dwelling on my very pale skin or current lack of vitamin D, I decided that the best solution to the problem is to fake summertime by making pretty cocktails. Fun, sunset-colored cocktails that can mentally take me to a beach in Cuba.

And guess what?! It worked! My tastebuds were doing the hoola and Mr. Tequila did an excellent job of making me not care that it's still frigid outside.

Wanna jump on my banana boat? Look no further than these two cocktails my friend - you'll be putting on those sunnies and walking around in shorts in no time.

Prop Styling: Limonata Creative Consulting | Photography: Tom McCorkle Images


THE WATERMELON SMASH

NOTES: Touch of sweet, touch of tequila + the amazing combo of watermelon, mint and lime! What else could I possibly add in here to convince you to throw on a flower lei and do the conga?!  

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/4 c. watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 mint leaves + 1 sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  • Muddle mint in a glass then add watermelon cubes and continue to muddle.
  • Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over ice.
  • Top with mint sprig.

THE PALOMA SOUR

NOTES: If you like fizzes & Tequila this drink izz the bomb. Plus that color! Makes me imagine I'm lounging on a dock in Mexico watching a beautiful, warm sunset...

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila 
  • 3/4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Grapefruit or Angostura bitters
  • Grapefruit twist for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled rocks glass.
  • Top with a few dashes of bitters. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Until next time!

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