The Great Gatsby is out in theaters this Friday, but we were able to sneak into an early screening, and as expected, the film is full of glam, glitter, and bootlegged beverages. These five cocktails, as seen in the film, are guaranteed to help you party just as Jay Gatsby would.
It's no secret that we're big fans of Mexican and Mexican-inspired food. So when Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, we inevitably get really excited (and hungry). Over the years, we've managed to whip up a whole bunch of flavorful dishes and drinks, from tacos to tequila-infused cocktails, all of which would be festive and delicious for your Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday. Click through and prepare to hear your stomach growl. ¡Buen Provecho!
Concocting an elaborate cocktail can be almost as fun as sipping and savoring it, but when temperatures blaze, dead-simple is the way to go. Case in point: this tangy, tamarind-spiked dark and stormy, which despite its exotic upgrade manages to clock in at a mere four ingredients, no shaker needed.
The only (debatable) downside? Its alcohol content is knocked down a notch by the addition of tamarind drinking vinegar — a "problem" easily alleviated by swapping alcoholic ginger beer for a boozier kick. On the flip side, when made with classic ginger beer, the lighter tipple is more day-drinking friendly than its full-strength classic forebearer.
When it comes to margaritas, why be plain Jane when you can knock 'em dead with a mix of sugar and spice? Start with the fundamentals — tequila, triple sec — then make things even more refreshing with the addition of watermelon cubes, freshly blended watermelon juice, lime, and jalapeño (seeds optional). Rim a few festive glasses with sugar to tame the heat, and you're ready to toast to your best Cinco de Mayo yet.
Before you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a margarita at your local bar or restaurant, make this low-calorie recipe at home. Not only will it taste better, but you'll also save on calories: a lot of restaurant and bar margaritas are made with mixers that contain corn syrup and ingredients you can't pronounce. This recipe, which purists will love, has only 144 calories and uses natural, simple ingredients — not a bad way to spend happy hour!
See the recipe when you read more.
From Kappa Pisco
- Combine the pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup, and the egg white in an ice-filled shaker.
- Shake vigorously, strain, and garnish with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters.
Makes one drink.
With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, mint juleps are probably on your radar. But if bourbon isn't your thing or you're just looking for something different, boy have we got the liquor list for you. From piña colada mojitos to twists on classic cocktails, here are nine refreshing drinks with mint to get you in the racing (and sipping) spirit.
"Chipotle serves margaritas?" That was the resounding reaction when we set up today's officewide taste test of the chain's latest offering: made-to-order margaritas. Ardent Chipotle fans may raise their hackles at that statement: since day one, the burrito chain has served margaritas, though they were little-publicized as an option. But two weeks ago, Chipotle announced it was rolling out a new made-to-order margarita program, featuring freshly squeezed citrus juice, organic agave syrup, Cointreau, and an optional salted rim in lieu of a preblended mix (as was the old standard).
Were the newly revamped margaritas an improvement on the original — and more importantly, should you sip 'em or skip 'em? Keep reading for our conclusion.
While perusing the liquor store for libations to enjoy with old friends, Bethenny Frankel's much-touted Skinnygirl Margarita ($13) was staring me in the face. I love a good margarita as much as the next person, so I took the plunge and brought two bottles to a friend's house.
Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
Bottled margaritas are what I would call a caloric nightmare. A 10-ounce margarita can run upwards of 700 calories. The high calorie count paired with the fact that bottled cocktails are generally made with high fructose corn syrup, yellow dye #5, and preservatives are what led to Bethenny creating a low-calorie, all-natural prepared margarita. And that she did. With only 100 calories in a four-ounce serving of Skinnygirl Margarita, you can get your margarita fix without consuming all those calories.
Keep reading to learn how this low-cal beverage tasted.
If you're looking to take your Derby day fete to the next level, then snap up a set of silver-plated julep cups. These gleaming beauties may cost you, but we assure you they're worth the investment and then some. More versatile than they look, they're an excellent option for housing flowers during the remainder of the year.