Are you more of a Kentucky Derby Mint Julep or Cinco de Mayo margarita? Take this quiz to find out.
It’s no secret. You love your family, and they rank at the top of your priority list. Because of that, you need a great cocktail every now and then. This classic will be a perfect addition to your Mother’s Day Brunch. Don’t forget the french toast at brunch. And the bacon. And the nap afterwards!
1 ½ ounces vodka
3 ounces tomato juice
1 lemon, juice of
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 drops Tabasco sauce
Mix vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, horseradish and a dash of salt, pepper and celery salt. Pour over ice. Garnish with celery stalk, lime wedge, green onion, green olives or even bacon. Don’t forget to coat the rim of the glass with salt.
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Summer is your favorite time of year. From the backyard BBQ and fireworks show to lounging by the pool on the weekends, you know how to live it up during the best season of the year. That’s why your cocktail is quintessentially summer. Watermelon Summer Sparkler combines all of the flavors we love. Here’s what you need.
Watermelon Summer Sparkler
2 parts vodka/gin
2 parts lemon lime soda
½ part lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
In a cocktail shaker or pitcher, muddle watermelon chunks, lemon juice and simple syrup (check the first cocktail for how to make this syrup) together until well mixed. Add vodka and shake. Strain the delicious mixture onto the rocks in a cocktail glass. Pour lemon lime soda and stir. You can garnish with a watermelon chunk, lime wedge or various herbs like basil or mint. You could even rim the glass with sugar and lime zest. Yum!
You definitely bring the party to life. You love a good time and know how to throw the best summer bashes. Everyone loves you. It’s obvious that your signature cocktail would be a Cinco de Mayo margarita. At your summer parties, make your margs a little more special. Add a little cayenne and lime zest to the salt or sugar you use to coat the rim of your cocktail. It will be a little bit of spice to represent your vivacious personality.
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 teaspoon orange liqueur
Add tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, orange liqueur and ice to a cocktail shaker. (Make the simple syrup by combining one cup water and one cup sugar. Bring to boil then cool.) Shake until well mixed and chilled. Usually this step takes about thirty seconds. If you want a frozen cocktail, place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse. Combine cayenne, lime zest and salt or sugar. Dip the rims of the glasses in water then the salt or sugar mixture.
You are polished, posh and perfect. You know how to attend an event, and you probably already have a fantastic hat to wear to the Derby. What better cocktail to represent you than the timeless and classic Mint Julep? Oh, what horse are you betting on this year? Just so we know.
10 mint leaves, plus some for garnish
1 ½ teaspoons fine sugar
2 ½ ounces of Kentucky bourbon whiskey
In a pre-chilled glass (or silver julep cup), muddle mint leaves and sugar together until the leaves begin to break down. Add a little seltzer water and fill the cup with crushed ice. Top with the bourbon and stir. Garnish with fresh mint.