What would any party be without some themed beverages? A couple of special drink recipes really take the festivities to the next level, so here are a couple of drink ideas!
Makes 2 margaritas.
sea salt, for the rim of the glass
1 lime, sliced into wedges
Put the sea salt on a small plate. Before you mix your drink, spritz the glasses with a little bit of water, then put each glass upside down in the plate of salt to get a nice, salty rim.
For an up margarita: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add all of your ingredients except for the lime slices and salt. Shake well, then use the strainer to pour your margaritas into the glasses. Garnish with lime.
Margarita on the rocks: Follow the same directions, but pour the drink over ice.
Blended margarita: Instead of putting ingredients into a cocktail shaker, toss it all into the blender and whizz until smooth.
Horchata is a traditional rice drink that’s sweet and refreshing! You can find pre-made horchata, but if you’re feeling like going that extra mile, try whipping up your own at home.
1c uncooked white long-grain rice
1/2c rice or almond milk
2t vanilla extract
2t ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegan sugar
In your blender or food processor, blend up the rice and water until the rice has a sandy consistency. Set the rice/water mixture aside to soak for 2-4 hours.
Using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, strain the rice mixture into a large pitcher and stir in the remaining ingredients. Chill until you’re ready to serve.
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