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Lemon Blueberry Basil Mule

Lemon Blueberry Basil Mule

Lemon Blueberry Basil Mule 🍋🌿

Lemon Blueberry Basil Mule

We are putting a crisp, summer twist on the classic Moscow Mule! Here is the recipe to make this refreshing lemon, blueberry, and basil cocktail at home!

 

2oz Vodka

Add blueberries to taste (we used 4)

Add basil (we used 3 leaves)

Juice of 1 Half Lemon

Top with Ginger Beer

 

Fill your shaker with ice. Next, pour 2oz of Vodka. Add your blueberries and basil. Squeeze the juice of one half lemon into the tin. Shake the mixture vigorously to break up the blueberries and release the essence of the basil. Pour mixture into a copper mug. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with blueberries, lemon, and a sprig of basil!

Enjoy this crisp and delicious Lemon Blueberry Basil Mule on a warm summer day! Cheers!

 

 

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Green Tea Cocktail

Green Tea Cocktail

Jameson Green Tea Cocktail 🍑

The Jameson Green Tea Cocktail is a fun twist on the classic Green Tea Shot. Light, peachy, and easy to sip – this tasty drink is sure to be a hit!

Ingredients:

1.5oz Jameson

0.5oz Peach Schnapps

0.5oz Sweet and Sour Mix

1oz Green Tea

Top with Sprite

Fill the tin with ice. Next, add 1.5oz of Jameson. Add 0.5oz of Peach Schnapps. Now, add 0.5oz of Sweet and Sour Mix. Top with 1oz of Green Tea (we used fresh brewed, and unsweetened).

Shake, shake, shake! Now, pour the contents into your glass. Finish the drink with Sprite. Garnish with a lime circle.

You now have a delicious, crisp, and refreshing summer cocktail! Cheers!

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Green Tea Cocktail

 

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The PERFECT Red Sangria

The PERFECT Red Sangria

 

The PERFECT Red Sangria

 

 

Red Sangria is one of our favorite warm-weather cocktails! It is the perfect balance of wine, liquor, and juice. Great to make in a pitcher for parties or enjoy solo! Here we have the recipe for a single serving of The PERFECT Red Sangria to enjoy for your next virtual happy hour! 

Ingredients:

3oz Red Wine

0.5oz White Rum

0.75oz Peach Schnapps

0.75oz Brandy

3oz Orange Juice

Half lime slice

Half lemon slice

Half orange slice

Start by filling your glass with ice. Next pour 3oz Red Wine of your choice into the glass. Add 0.5oz White Rum, 0.75oz Peach Schnapps, and 0.75oz of Brandy. After you add the liquor, it is time to add the juice. We added 3oz of fresh squeezed orange juice (fresh squeezed is optional). Now, take the mixture and pour it into a tin. Top with your half slices of lemon, lime, and orange. Put the lid on the tin and shake! Pour the mixture back into your glass. Top with Sprite and add your garnish. You now have a delicious glass of Red Sangria. 

Cheers!

 

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Grapefruit Basil Margarita

Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo!

Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is almost here! What better way to celebrate than with a margarita? This year, switch up your margarita game. Try our Grapefruit Basil Margarita for Cinco de Mayo and put a sweet and tart spin on a Cinco cocktail staple! 

Grapefruit Basil Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Silver Tequila  – (We used Milagro… Feel free to use Patron or whatever YOU like!)

0.5 oz Triple Sec

0.5 oz Agave

3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1/2 Fresh Lime Juiced 

5 Fresh Basil Leaves 🌿

Recipe:

Start by filling up your tin with ice. Next, pour 1.5oz of [Milagro] Silver Tequila inside. Add 0.5oz of Triple Sec. Pour 3oz of Fresh Grapefruit Juice. Add 0.5oz of Agave (to taste). Next, take your fresh basil leaves in your hand and SLAP them! It warms them up, wakes up the essential oils in the herb, and adds herbaceous aroma and flavor to your cocktail!  Put the basil leaves inside the tin. Now you shake, shake, shake! Strain the mixture over ice. Garnish with a lime slice and a basil sprig.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

¡Salud! 

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5 Gin Cocktails to Suit Your Besties

The warm weather is here and we have the perfect cocktails to pair with sunshine, good times, and great company (yes, virtual company included). This year gin is making a huge comeback. It is light, easy to drink, and has a distinct botanical flavor. The best part? There are SO many different ways to serve and enjoy it. You can cater to your entire friend group with these different takes on a classic spirit. For your next party (or FaceTime bonanza), think about sipping something new and different! Here are 5 different gin cocktails to suit your diverse friend group. 

 

Gin and Tonic 

Friend Profile: Your friend who loves gin. They have tried everything and always fall back to their favorite (that is also a classic). They don’t measure. They pour and go. Their measurements are probably 3/4 of the way gin, 1/4 tonic. And we are okay with that. 

Recipe: *Doesn’t matter*…making it for someone else?

Here is the recipe so you can make it:

2oz Gin

4oz-5oz of tonic

Garnish with lime wedge

Cucumber Lime Breeze (ShortStaf Recipe) 🥒

Friend Profile:  Peppy, bubbly, and wholesome. They say they are simple, but seek complex conversations, relationships, and cocktails. They always ask for a drink menu when you go out, scouring over each option- making sure the cocktail matches their mood. They rarely order the same thing twice. You can never order a drink for them because their preferences are always changing. 

Recipe:

3 slices cucumber

2oz Gin

Whole lime (cut in half and juiced)

This cocktail is shaken in a tin and strained over ice

Top the mixture with sparkling water

Garnish with a cucumber slice

Want to see how it is done? Watch our video and get more detailed instructions here!

Bees Knees 🐝

Friend profile: They are an optimist, love parties, and go for anything yellow. The pale, lovely color of this beverage matches their dazzling personality. The bees knees cocktail is little sweet, with the perfect amount of sour (just like your friend). They probably mention how this a prohibition era cocktail. (because they enjoy fun facts, and so do we).

Recipe: 

2oz gin

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 

1oz honey syrup (what is honey syrup? Equal parts honey and hot water, stirred)

This cocktail is served up (shaken to perfection and strained into a martini glass…or solo cup. We don’t judge).

 

Negroni 🇮🇹

Friend profile: Straightforward, strong, and to the point, just like this classic Italian cocktail. It only has 3 ingredients (that are all alcohol). The Negroni is a cocktail that grows on you. In the same way your friend approaches friendship, by the end of the conversation (or cocktail), you can tell that you guys will be BFFL. 

Recipe:

Equal parts (1oz)  Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and Gin

Served on the rocks

 

Gin and Juice 🍹

Friend profile: Probably hasn’t had gin before, but is totally up to give it a try. Has a great attitude when it comes to trying new things. Even if they don’t like it, they say something along the lines of “it is good! but maybe it just isn’t for me”. When it comes to gin and juice, they LOVE it. The ambiguity of the mixture entices them. Let them pick the juice of their choice and they are sure to be sipping their new favorite all night. 

Recipe: 

1oz-2oz gin

4oz-5oz juice

(based on personal taste)

Served on the rocks

Now, you have a gin cocktail to match the taste of ALL your friends! Enjoy one (or all) (responsibly) of these cocktails for your next party, virtual hangout, or in the comfort of your home. Cheers to that. 

pineapple mango fling cocktail

Try our Pineapple Mango Fling Cocktail

In the mood for a frozen cocktail? We have you covered. Are we drinking this at home or on a Caribbean vacation…? We honestly can’t tell. Try our Pineapple Mango Fling cocktail!

 

Pineapple🍍Mango Fling 🏝

Pineapple Mango Fling

 

Here is the recipe and a how-to video so you can make the Pineapple Mango Fling cocktail yourself!

Take yourself on an instant vacation! 😎🏖🍹

(***This recipe makes 2 cocktails***)

***Blender needed***

Ingredients:

2oz Bacardi White Rum

2oz Coconut Rum (We used Siesta Key Toasted Coconut Rum)

6oz (or 1 small can) Pineapple Juice

3/4 cup frozen Mango chunks

Ice to fill blender 3/4 of the way with ice 

Recipe:

Fill blender about 3/4 of the way with ice. Next add your 2oz Bacardi and 2oz Coconut Rum. Top with your pineapple juice. Add in mango chunks. Blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and garnish with whatever your heart desires! 

Cheers and enjoy responsibly! 

..If you’re digging some extra color or flavor: add a splash of Cranberry Juice to your glass before filling with the blended drink!

 

 

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Strawberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Try our Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Try our delicious Strawberry Mojito Recipe!

 

Strawberry Mojito

 

 

 

The Strawberry Mojito is a fresh, delicious twist on a classic Cuban cocktail. If you are looking for a tasty, insta-worthy cocktail, we have the perfect recipe for you!

Here is  our Strawberry Mojito Recipe:

2oz white rum

1/2 oz agave 

1 lime halved and juiced

2-3 sliced strawberries
(depending on size)

3-4 mint leaves 

(depending on size)

Sparkling water or Club Soda

Instructions:

Fill the tin with ice. Next pour 2oz of white rum. Add about a half ounce of agave. Juice your lime directly into the tin. Next, place your sliced strawberries and mint in. Shake this mixture vigorously. This will break up the strawberries, releasing their sweet aroma – and change the color to that beautiful pink color! Now, pour the mixture into your glass. You will notice that this does not fill up the glass.  Lastly, top the glass with sparkling water or club soda.

For extra insta-worthiness, garnish the glass with a strawberry slice and a mint leaf. 

You just made a strawberry mojito. Enjoy!

Check out our How-To recipe video below!

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Cucumber Lime Breeze Cocktail

Cucumber Lime Breeze Cocktail

Cucumber Lime Breeze Cocktail 

 

In the mood for a cool, refreshing cocktail? Look no further. Give our cucumber lime breeze cocktail a try, and you’ll be feeling as cool as a cucumber in no time. 

Ingredients:

2oz Tanqueray Gin

4 slices cucumber

1 Lime

Agave syrup (to taste)

San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water

Directions:

Start by filling up your shaker with ice. Next, pour 2oz Tanqueray into the shaker. Take 3  cucumber slices and place them on top of the ice. Cut your lime in half, and juice each half into the tin. Pour agave to taste. Agave will sweeten the drink – So, if you like it sweet, go for it! Not so much? Just a drop will do. A little goes a long way, so probably 3/4oz at most!

Now, take your shaker, and shake shake SHAKE. This will break up the cucumbers and release that amazing flavor! 

Next, get your glass of choice and fill it to the top with ice. Take your shaken cocktail and strain it over the ice. There should be room in the glass.

Top off your drink with a splash of San Pellegrino. Garnish with your remaining slice of cucumber. 

Now, you have a cold, refreshing, and delicious cocktail!

Enjoy and stay cool!

Not a fan of gin? Try this delicious cocktail and substitute Vodka for gin!

 

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easy tropical punch

Easy Tropical Punch

Here is our recipe for EASY tropical punch!  

Finally! It’s getting warmer out… now that Spring is here; we have been on the hunt for an easy, delicious, and tropical beverage. 

 

1.5 oz Vodka 

1.5 oz Coconut Rum

3 oz Pineapple Juice 

Top with Sprite 

(Splash of Cranberry Juice *optional*)

To make:

I like to build my drinks in a pint glass, then shake in a tin! This helps with measurements.

First, fill your glass up with ice (all the way to the top)!

Then, add 1.5 oz of vodka and 1.5 oz of Coconut rum.

Next, pour about 3 oz of pineapple juice into the glass. If you are using the miniature cans, that is half the can! If you don’t want to measure, you can always pour the juice until there is about 2 inches left in the glass.

Next, pour the glass into the shaker. Put the lid on, and shake shake shake!

Pour your shaken mixture back into the glass. Top with Sprite! Splash your Cranberry Juice, if you wish, and then garnish as you please!

Like your drinks less sweet? Switch out the Sprite for Club Soda or Seltzer! 

This Easy Tropical Punch will make you feel like you’re on vacation in no time. Enjoy! 

 

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Try our Key Lime Pie Martini

Key Lime Pie Martini

Key Lime Pie Martini

 

 

Looking for a Green Cocktail this St. Patrick’s Day? This Key Lime Pie Martini goes great to help you ring-in Spring, or if you’re living in the endless summer like us… a cool refreshing treat!

Try this easy and delicious Key LimePie Martini that goes down a little too easy!

The graham cracker crumbs on the glass and the delicious flavors of this cocktail take you straight to the Florida Keys, while sporting your St. Patrick’s green! Sláinte!

 

You will need…

2oz Vanilla Vodka

1.5oz KeKe Key Lime Liquer

3/4oz Coco Reál Crème of Coconut

Splash of Pineapple Juice

Crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs

What to do…

Prepare your chilled martini glass by wetting the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. Dip into graham cracker crumbs.

Mix all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake vigorously (at least 25x).

Strain and serve into your prepared, chilled martini glass.

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