Ditch the Wine Margaritas, Here's 3 Ways Change Up Your Cocktails This Fiesta


  • Jessica Elizarraras
Fiesta is here, and that means parties across the city. Though going to some events means you might not score anything above a wine margarita or well mixer, there are ways to jazz up your boozin’ at home (or in very cleverly disguised and mega-discreet tumblers).

For the following recipes, we retooled the daiquiri with festive flowers, available at most health or Mexican food stores; added booze to almost two cups worth of fruit (which means it’s healthy, right?); and said, “Yes way” to rosé with a Fiesta-ready wine cocktail that’s at least more on trend than wine margaritas at NIOSA.

Try them when you’re taking a break from stacking cups or when you’re pre-gaming for Cornyation or at your Flambeau-viewing party. Viva Fiesta!

Hibiscus Daiquiri
Makes 1

  • 1 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 dried hibiscus flower
Directions // Add rum, simple, lime juice, and hibiscus flower to shaking tin. Add ice and shake well. Strain into chilled coupe.

Tequila Freezer
Makes 1

  • 1 part frozen papaya
  • 1 part frozen pineapple
  • 1 part frozen banana slices
  • 1 part frozen orange slices
  • 1 part coconut milk ice cubes
  • 1 part silver tequila
Directions // In a high-speed blender, toss in papaya, pineapple, banana, orange, coconut milk and tequila. Blend until smooth; time varies depending on blender.

Rosé Plus
Makes 6

2 cups watermelon, chopped into 1-centimeter cubes
1/2 cup Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Rouge
1 bottle of your favorite rosé

Directions // In a pitcher, combine watermelon, sweet vermouth and rose. Stir to combine. Serve with ice.

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