Spring Break Cocktails with a Twist
Ahhh Spring break: drinks in hand, beach sand between our toes, a teeny swim suit on. Oh wait, that was Spring Break, pre-kids. Now-a-days it’s sprinkler time, noodle crafts, and play dates, but just because we have babies now doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a warm spring evening cocktail! For this Spring Break, we have taken three classic drinks: the cosmopolitan, a bloody mary and the margarita and changed them up a bit. We have taken some of our favorite mixers and liquors and combined them with a twist to each drink and made them unique, and more suited for spring break! So after the kids are in bed, try one of these unique drinks and just imagine you are on the beach instead of in your backyard.
A fruity twist on the classic Cosmopolitan using the super simple Powell & Mahoney mixers. We love how the splash of orange juice takes this drink to an almost summery feel.
- 2 parts Powell & Mahoney Cosmo mix
- 1 part vodka
- Splash of orange juice
- Orange slice as garnish
In a shaker, combine the Cosmo mix, vodka and orange juice. Shake well and serve over ice. Garnish with a fresh orange slice.
Spicy Jalapeno-Sriracha Bloody Mary
If you like some kick, this spicy Bloody Mary is for you! By combining Powell & Mahoney’s Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix and some pureed jalapeño, you are sure to be transported to the beaches of Mexico, right from your own backyard.
- 2 parts Powell & Mahoney Sriracha mix
- 1 part vodka
- 2-3 cilantro leaves
- small piece of jalapeño, depending on your spice level
In a blender, combine the cilantro and jalapeño. Puree it well. In a shaker, combine the Powell & Mahoney mix and vodka and shake well, add in a teaspoon of the puree and mix again. Serve over a glass of ice and garnish with celery.
By taking the simplicity of the Powell & Mahoney Margarita mix and combining it with the smooth taste of Herradura Tequila and some fresh lemon and lime, you are truly in for a treat with this cocktail. It’s like you can taste the upcoming summer with every sip.
- 2 1/2 parts Powell & Mahoney Margarita mix
- 1 1/2 parts Herradura Silver Tequila
- the juice of one lime
- the juice of one lemon
- salt to rim the glass with, if preferred
Combine the margarita mix, Herradura tequila and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the lemon lime mix in a shaker. Rim the glass with lime juice and salt, if desired first and then pour in the mix. Serve with a lime slice.
If you are a fan of tequila you will truly love the smoothness of Herradura Silver. It’s “sipping” quality makes it one of the smoothest tequilas on the market and has a subtle sweetness of agave to it. This tequila is aged for 45 days leaves your mouth with a smooth and warmth that only a few tequilas can. Enjoyed alone, with a tequila flight with other Herradura tequilas, or blended into a craft cocktail, like this Lemon Lime Margarita, you will not be disappointed with the classiness of this tequila and it’s unique smoothness.
So if you can’t escape to a tropical island this spring break, opt for a mini vacation at home this year with one of these drinks in your hand! We can promise you it will make all of the noodle crafts worth it.
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Photo Credits: The Memoirs of Megan
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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.