Let’s celebrate summer with shorter work days and longer, sunnier days at the pool with friends! That’s exactly what I did last week the girls. We ditched work (shhh don’t tell our bosses!) and headed straight to our new favorite hang out spot in East Austin. Kitty Cohen’s is this cool, 1970s Palm Beach-inspired retro bar in Austin with a mini pool! Did I bring my doughnut floatie? You bet I did.
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Inspired by IZZE Sparkling Juice Cherry Lime and IZZE Sparkling Juice Clementine, Kitty Cohen’s Queen B aka Fearless Spirit Leader aka GM, Melody Plate, crafted two delicious summer cocktails! The Cherie Cocktail with IZZE Sparkling Juice Cherry Lime and Lucia Cocktail with IZZE Sparkling Juice Clementine are easy to make and enjoy at home, and very refreshing. Impress your friends this summer!
When Melody asked me what kind of cocktail to create, I said, “Easy enough that I can recreate this at home!” Both of these cocktails are so easy to make that you can get your friends to make their own.
I’ve been sipping IZZE for a really long time, and love that there’s no added sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, no caffeine, and no evil sciency chemical concoctions. Just sparkling, fruity goodness!
This summer, call it a day and hang with your friends at the pool with refreshing cocktails like I did with Linda & Chelsea!
- IZZE® Sparkling Juice Cherry Lime
- 1 oz your favorite vodka
- .5 oz fresh lime juice
- Pour vodka and lime into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into champagne coupe or martini glass.
- Top with IZZE® Sparkling Juice Cherry Lime
- Garnish with lime twist and Luxardo cherry
Our “Cherie” is inspired by Cherie Currie, lead singer of 1970s rock band The Runaways, which she fronted with Joan Jett. CH-CH-CH-CH-CHERRY BOMB! – Melody, bartender at Kitty Cohen’s.
IZZE Sparkling Cherry Lime is sweet and sour with a touch of bubbles – perfect for summer picnics and smokey barbecues. Refreshing by itself but for those of you who want a boozy kick, try making the Cherie cocktail! For this recipe, I used Tito’s Handmade Vodka!
- IZZE® Sparkling Juice Clementine
- 1.5 oz your favorite mezcal
- In a 9oz cocktail glass, add ice and mezcal.
- Top with IZZE® Sparkling Juice Clementine.
- Garnish with a twist of lemon and lime.
Our “Lucia” is inspired by 1970s Mexican Actress, Singer and Telenovella star Lucia Mendez. – Melody, bartender at Kitty Cohen’s.
I might be slightly obsessed with IZZE Sparkling Juice Clementine. It’s citrusy, fruity, and bubbly – I’m calling it summer in a bottle! ☀️
I highly recommend using El Silencio Mezcal – it’s super smooth and gives the cocktail a smoky finish.
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