Take your soirée to the next level by shaking (not stirring) up cocktails with tasty juices, refreshing hues of color, and flavors for any time of year. Whether it’s drinking game night, or just hanging out with friends, here are 5 drinks to get the vibes right.
Throw together 2 oz. vodka, ½ oz. lemon juice, and ½ oz. simple syrup in a glass filled with ice. Stir about 2 times, and top it off with watermelon juice. Then just garnish it with a watermelon slice. —Talk about simple.
Recipe from Sondre Kasin, principal bartender at Cote & Undercote.
The Fisherman’s Margarita
Cast out 1 ½ oz. tequila, ¾ oz. triple sec, and ¾ oz. lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain it into a rocks glass with a salted rim and filled with ice. Top it all off with a splash of Blue Curacao for color, and flare it up with a lime. Throw a line in the water, kick back, relax and refresh with this one.
Recipe from the Flying Fisherman.
Papa’s Pumpkin Pie
“In a shaker with ice, combine 1 ¼ oz. Don Papa Rum, ½ oz. pumpkin puree, ½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and ¾ oz. lime juice. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint and a pinch of powdered sugar.”
Recipe from Don Papa Rum.
In a tall glass, stir 3 oz. punch mix, 1 ½ oz. lemon juice, and 1 ½ oz. gin. Add crushed ice, top off club soda, and finish it with a slice of cucumber. If you are planning on a drinking game, check out the full recipe for the punch mix.
Recipe from Pinch Chinese.
In a tall glass, stir in 1 oz. Ketel One Vodka, 3 ½ oz. fresh juice made from equal parts of celery and cucumber, ½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 pinch of rock salt, 1 pinch of pepper, 1 pinch of cinnamon, 1 pinch of nutmeg, and 1 pinch of dried chili flakes. Add some ice, and throw a salted cucumber slice on top.
Recipe from Ketel One.