There is always room to learn how to make a cocktail at any age; once you master a beautifully crafted cocktail, there is nothing you can’t do. It’s a fun skill to learn to save you money as well as create fun cocktail parties for you and your friends. A ‘Coco Loco’ is a perfect example of what to make to set the party off right; it’s made with 1.5 oz. tequila, 3 oz. pineapple juice, 2 oz. coconut syrup, and a bit of grated coconut. Blend all ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a tall glass, and then garnish with a pineapple spear. To make it even more fun, serve it in a coconut shell. If you enjoy sweet & sour and refreshing drinks, then a ‘Coconut Tequila’ is right up your alley; it’s made with 1.5 oz. tequila, 2 tsp. sweet & sour mix, 2 tsp. cream of coconut, 1 tsp. Maraschino, and 4 oz. crushed ice. Combine everything in a blender at low speed for about 15 seconds, and then strain and serve.
Sugared alcoholic drinks are fun; a ‘Cocoteq’ is made with 1.5 oz. tequila, ½ oz. Grenadine, and 1 oz. sweet & sour mix. Shake everything with ice and strain into a cocktail glass that’s been rimmed with sugar; its’ a pretty and delightful drink for everyone. For anyone wanting a challenge; the ‘Corona Fog’ is perfect for that. It’s made with 1 shot of tequila and 1 Corona. Pout the shot of tequila slowly into the neck of the Corona. It’s a shot and chaser all in one. For all the coffee lovers out there, a ‘Cucaracha II’ is great; it’s made with 1 part tequila, 1 part Kahlua, and 1 part Coke. Add all of the ingredients to a shot glass, slam, and drink right away while it’s still fizzy. It’s a great experience to have with a drink. Have fun.