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So, Who Needs a Drink?


So, Who Needs a Drink?

By Patricia Tortolani | April 9, 2020 | Food & Drink

We’ve rounded up DIY cocktail recipes from Miami hot spots to inspire your next virtual happy hour. Because, let’s be honest, the “Quarantini” is whatever you want it to be.

If you have roses and a bottle of Titos….

Make: The Gulab from Byblos


The term ‘gulab’ translates to ‘rose’ in Indian culture, which explains why you are topping this with pink petals. At Byblos they use in-house made pomegranate syrup but feel free to muddle whatever berries are left in the the fridge.


1.5 oz. vodka
0.75 oz. pomegranate syrup
0.75 oz. lemon juice

Directions: Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Fill with ice. Shake, & strain into a glass. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish drink with 4-6 rose petals and a spritz of lemon zest.

If “Live, laugh, love” is your motto….

Make: The Basic B*tch from Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company


Come on, people—this is a time when a little self-deprecation laughter is good for the soul. Put on your favorite Lululemons, make a Zoom date with your basic b*tch BFF and sip a cocktail while you binge-watch Laguna Beach season one together.


1.5 oz. Absolute Elyx Vodka
0.5 oz. St. Germain
0.5 oz. lemon juice
2 strawberries
2 sage leaves
Splash of Prosecco

Directions: Shake and strain all of the above ingredients through a strainer into a glass (our preferred glass of choice is a chilled champagne flute) and top with a splash of prosecco. If you’re feeling fancy, add a lemon peel garnish.

If you want to feel healthy-ish….

Make: The Pico Picante from Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Beach


Call us crazy, but we love a cocktail that features vegetables. Thanks to a serving of cucumber (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hydrating!), we’re gonna go ahead and put this one in the guilt-free category.


1.5 oz. El Jimador Tequila
0.5 oz. Ilegal Mezcal
2.25 oz. Pico Mix (1 oz Cucumber Juice; .75 oz Jalapeño Syrup; .25 oz Lime Juice; .25 oz Cilantro)
Dash of Orange Bitters
Cucumber Swirl

Directions: In a shaker, combine the tequila, mezcal and pico mix into a shaker. Add in the pico mix and dash of orange bitters. Shake vigorously and then pour into a high ball glass over ice. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a cucumber swirl.

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