The countdown to Cinco De Mayo is on which means it’s time to start planning those cocktails! Since it falls on a Sunday this year we can all get things started a little earlier than usual so we’ve listed libations to take you from morning ’till night. (Just remember, no driving.)
Brunch Starter – Bloody Mary Sauza Sunrise (I always like to have just one) ;)
Brunch Main – Mimosa Sauza Sparkling Margarita (ready to serve cocktail)
Afternoon Libation – Vodka/Cran Sauza Cranbarita
Finish the Night – Something sweet… Crave Chili’rita
2 parts Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila
2 parts Orange Juice
2 dashes grenadine
Instructions: In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the two dashes of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Salud!
Sauza Cranbarita (Top Photo)
8 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
2 parts DeKuyper® Pomegranate Liqueur
2 parts JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
3 cups Pomegranate Juice
1 cup Coconut Water
Instructions: Rim your glasses; run a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass and dip in sugar. In a shaker filled with ice, combine pomegranate juice, coconut water, Tequila, liqueurs and lemon juice. Shake and pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with a lemon wedge. For an extra special touch, add fresh pomegranate seeds to the cocktail! Salud! (Serves 8)
1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur
2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila
3 parts Sweet and Sour Mix
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake.
Everything is better with bubbles. Even margaritas. Trust us on this one. Sauza tequila has dreamed up three ready-to-serve flavors including Original Lime, Wild Berry and Mango Peach,all with effervescent bubbles.
We tested the Original Lime, which has the spirit of a traditional margarita — for you margarita purists — with a simple twist of fresh agave and sweet and tart lime along with frisky bubbles. Perfect for a margarita party. On, why do we have a photo of the lifeguard? He’s the new spokesperson for Sauza tequila. Enjoy responsibly.
Watermelon vodka? What will they think of next? (Don’t ask.) But since we believe in personally testing all our cocktails before recommending them to our readers (I know; such dedication) we can attest to their tasty-ness.
Brazen Watermelon Blush (Created by Niccole Trzaska)
1 1⁄2 parts Pucker® Watermelon Wow Vodka
2 parts Kiwi and Strawberries, Pureed
Bunch of Mint
Red Sugar Rim (optional)
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain over crushed ice and pour into a highball glass. Stir/swizzle and top with a Mint bunch, kiwi slice and strawberry slice. Optional garnish: a red sugar rim.
It was one of the editor’s birthdays this week (no names) so a bunch of us went out for a round of Sake Bombs. Sounds harmless, right? To see what can happen if proper sake etiquette isn’t followed, check out the epic fail video below! (And no that wasn’t us.)
How to make your own sake bomb:
First fill a tall glass about half full of beer. It doesn’t matter what kind of beer you use, though I prefer to stick to an Asian import, but due to the speed the concoction will be chugged, you can’t really tell the difference. The main important thing about the beer is that it be a lighter brew so it blends well with the sake. And whatever you do, don’t overfill the glass!
Next, fill a shot glass with warm sake. Again, it doesn’t need to be any particular brand as it will be chugged quickly. Do not try this with cold sake.
Assembling the “Bomb”
Place two chopsticks over the glass of beer about an inch apart. Carefully balance the shot glass of sake on top of the chopsticks.
Ichi… ni… san… SAKE BOMB!
Countdown time! It is important for everyone to sake bomb at the same time. Countdown, “three, two, one,” in Japanese is “ichi, ni, san.” After the word “san,” everyone shouts “SAKE BOMB!” and pounds the table with their fists, causing a chain reaction of the warm shots falling into the cold beer. Don’t hesitate; immediately grab your fizzing glass and chug it as quickly as possible. The shot glass falls to the bottom of the cup and will not be an obstacle. The beer and sake blend together and form a delightful flavor.
Who needs candy when you can sip skinny during the holiday season with these low-cal treats from Voli Light Vodka? To get you started, we’ve got a few recipes, which we hear are faves of Fergie, and Melissa Gorga from the Real Housewives of New Jersey .