Let’s face it, we all have those bottles hidden in the back of our pantry. You know, the ones that have been collecting dust since your last holiday party and that you have no idea what to do with, but just can’t bring yourself to drink them or throw them out. The good news is that there are plenty of household ingredients that you can use to combine them with for some tasty drinks that will make you feel as accomplished as your neighborhood hipster bartender. Here’s a quick rundown of easy, simple cocktails you can make without having to change out of your pajamas and go to the grocery store. Assuming, that is, that you usually change out of pajama pants to leave the house. Today, we tempt you with the Hipster Margarita. Voila!
|The Negroni Slushy|
1.5oz London dry gin
.75oz sweet vermouth
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
Splash of orange juice
Instructions: Take all ingredients and toss in a blender with ice. Pulse for approx. 10 seconds. Add a cinnamon-sugar rim for extra flavor.
Raiding your grandfather’s alcohol pantry? Did your friends just visit from San Francisco? Well, the solution to a good cocktail choice here would obviously be a negroni. But why stop there? Add some holiday to your elegant drink by tossing in a pinch of cinnamon (optional) and buzzing it in a blender.