Category Is: Pride Cocktails!
We all love a good cocktail! Whether it’s lounging by the pool or kicking with friends at your local drag bar, having a cocktail in hand can make you feel relaxed and refreshed.
With so many options to choose from, how can you ensure you are getting the best cocktail to liven the party without a professional bartender?
There are two options: mixing drinks yourself or buying pre-made canned cocktails.
Both options provide their benefits and offer a variety of choices for cocktail selection.
You don’t need to be a professional bartender to make delicious-tasting cocktail! All you need is the right ingredients, a good recipe, and some charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent!
Here are some festive Pride cocktails that will surely make your guests have a legendary time!
Easy Cocktail Recipes
Sex on the Beach
She’s an icon, she is a legend, and she is the moment! If you are looking for a classic cocktail that will fit well with the summer season, then you can’t go wrong with a Sex on the Beach.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 of a Vodka of your choice
- 1 oz of Peach Schnapps
- 2 oz of juiced oranges or orange juice
- 2 oz of cranberry juice
- (Optional) cherries and oranges to garnish
Once you have all your ingredients, just fill a glass with vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice. Then, pour over the cranberry juice and add whatever garnishes you desire. Finally, sip and enjoy!
Daiquiris (Classic or with a Twist)
Much like Sex on the Beach, the daiquiri is another fierce choice. You can customize the recipe to fit your desired tastes.
The basic recipe includes:
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3/4 ounce demerara sugar syrup
- A lime twist to garnish
Must be jelly ‘cause jam don’t shake! For this recipe, you will need a cocktail shaker. You don’t need to invest in a top-of-the-line shaker if you find one that will do the job!
The recipe will ask you to add rum, lime juice, and demerara sugar syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. After the ingredients are well shaken, strain them into a chilled coupe glass. Finally, add your optional garnish to top it off, henny!
If you want to add more flavor to your cocktail, simply add whatever fruity juice or flavored liquor to your cocktail shaker before shaking it.
For example, if you want to make a watermelon daiquiri, add about 1 oz. of watermelon liquor to your initial recipe and put that in your shaker with your other ingredients.
The Rainbow Cocktail
If you are looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, try this cocktail that may serve as a childhood throwback!
The Rainbow Cocktail requires:
- 1 1/2 oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
- 3 oz. Fruity Rice Cereal Milk
To make it, infuse some milk with fruity rice cereal. Mix and refrigerate the drink for 30 minutes. Shake with whiskey and strain into a rocks glass and garnish with whipped cream and the fruity rice cereal.
This might be the gayest drink in herstory, and it’ll throw you right back to early Saturday mornings in front of the TV!
The Out and Proud
Celebrating Pride season in style has never been easier than now, especially with a Pride cocktail that showcases just how proud, loud, and out you are!
The Out and Proud needs:
- 1 oz. Pineapple
- 1/2 oz. Aperol
- Soda Water
- 1 1/2 oz. Empress Gin
- 1/2 oz. Elderflower Syrup
Simply combine the ingredients over rocks in a tall glass, stir, and garnish with lime and lemon.
Then sip and enjoy! The flavor of Pride never tasted so good.
This is another twist on a classic cocktail, but this one allows you to add a colorful, visual flair to your flavorful cocktail.
Make a classic martini that changes color just by following this recipe:
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce ginger liqueur
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 dropper b’Lure butterfly pea flower extract
- 3/4 freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add the gin, ginger liqueur, simple syrup, and butterfly pea flower extract into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass, then add the lemon juice to cause the color to change. Stir briefly and serve.
Taste the Rainbow
Have you ever wanted to know what the rainbow would taste like as a beverage? We’ve got you covered with this cocktail recipe favorite.
You will need:
- 1 oz. (30ml) Grenadine
- 1/2 oz. (15ml) Peach Schnapps
- 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
- 1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curaçao
- Orange Slices and cherry to garnish
To make it, pour some grenadine into the base of a glass and spoon in some ice cubes. Set this aside for later. In a separate shaking glass with ice, combine peach schnapps and pineapple juice and shake it up!
Slowly pour over grenadine, filling almost to the top. In a separate shaking glass with ice, combine vodka and blue curaçao. Shake well and carefully layer on top. Finally, garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
If you feel like you can’t invest in a bunch of different ingredients, don’t feel confident enough to mix cocktails, or want a drink that will save you time, you can always invest in pre-made canned cocktails! They’re a timeless choice that will always slay in any situation.
Pomegranate Lime Vodka
A fresh twist on a classic cocktail, this drink turns out a twist of tangy lime that feels like an antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice’s best Judy. And it all comes together when we add a generous pour of premium vodka.
She pairs well with savory foods, sassy friends, and three-day weekends.
It do take nerve to create a tangerine and tequila cocktail that tastes this good.
Our talented mixologists worked night and day (but mostly nights) to create a tangy sweet treat that you can share with Pride.
Pairs well with guac and chips, inside jokes, and beautiful strangers.
This perfect cocktail is a testament to the talent of our mixologists. All the fruity flavors of a classic daiquiri without the hassle of making it or paying a bartender.
Smooth and sweet and oh-so-juicy, it pairs well with all guilty pleasures, food and otherwise.
All HOUSE OF LOVE Cocktails are gluten-free, kosher-certified, and made with real, natural ingredients.
Buy packs of multiple to give yourself and your guests options to indulge in.
And always drink responsibly, henny. *Tongue pop*