Fri-YAY Cocktails!

Oh good God, I don't know about you, but I just love the freaking weekend!! Which is weird, because Thursdays are usually my Monday, and Sundays my Thursday...but there's just something about the arrival of the weekend. Humans get a little happier. Smiles take over otherwise stiff upper lips. Chicks get amped to dance, and dudes get funnier. Music pours out over the sidewalk with a sick beat that says, "Congrats! You just made it to another weekend."

So, we did you a solid and put together a list of Spring's 5 Hottest Cocktails. Go ahead, get a little wild. After all, you don't have to work tomorrow ;) 


1. The Cel-Ray.

What's green, refreshing, and gives you a good buzz? You guessed it, The Cel-Ray. Cucumber, celery, and citrus. Say no more! Good while you're at the pool...or while you're sitting on a patio dreaming of a pool. 

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 large sprig of celery leaves
3 fresh cucumber wheels
1 fresh lime wedge
1/3 oz. fresh lime juice
Ginger ale
Tools: shaker, muddler, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: fresh celery leaves


2. The Saint.

I totally agree. No cocktail should be named 'The Saint', cuz you better believe that after three of them, the conversation will not be very saintly! None the less, this blend of lemon, ginger, grapefruit and bourbon is just too good to be bad. 

1 1/2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. ginger syrup
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. grapefruit liqueur (Grill uses Giffard’s)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe


3. Bee's Breakfast.

Brunch in a glass! Yogurt, berries, and honey...hold the granola add a splash of gin, please! If your boyfriend was really trying to impress you, this is the cocktail he would bring you in bed on Sunday morning with a side of pancakes and bacon. Just sayin'.  

2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. honey syrup (3:1)
5 fresh raspberries
1 tsp. Greek yogurt (2%)
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: pilsner
Garnish: mint sprig


4. Eveleigh Lemonade. 

This is the devil on your shoulder (tequila) meeting the angel on your shoulder (chamomile), and high-fiving. Nailed it. 

1 oz. chamomile-infused tequila
1/2 oz. Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. honey
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: lemon wheel


5. French 75

The classy lady at the brunch who pretends she can't hear your stories from last night. French 75 is light, delicate, and absolutely perfect for a summer picnic or your mid-June bridal shower. The perfect lady. 

1 oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. Champagne or other sparkling wine
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: flute
Garnish: lemon twist

All cocktails sourced from Imbibe Magazine.