I don’t know about you, but with the summer sun finally gracing our bar stools I’ve been as thirsty as ever. I could place the blame on enabling friends who love to frolic in the heat as much as I do, but I’m just as guilty. there’s something about sitting in the sun smelling grilled chicken that makes you want to indulge in something clean, cool, and wet. usually that means a cold beer or refreshing white wine loaded with calories and environmentally hurtful ingredients. definitely a diva don’t.
fear not, chicas. thanks to our friends at Social Diva, your one-stop connection for everything divalicious, we can get the party started without making a huge thundering footprint on our Earth. after all, Mother Nature is the ultimate diva. get your drink on with these organic liquors and wines. I’ll have another!
Mix More than Mojitos: Cuca Fresca, an award-winning premium cachaça made from organically grown sugarcane, makes a mean Miami Blue: Combine 1.5 oz. Cuca Fresca Premium Cachaça, 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao, 1/2 oz. pineapple juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, and a splash of fresh sour mix in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Now, that’s what we call a Miami Vice!
Turn Up the Tequila: 4 Copas are the world’s only certified organic (and tres yummy) tequilas and, if that weren’t enough, the manufacturers also recycle waste materials into organic fertilizer. Pump things up with a 4 Copas Pomegranite Margarita: mix 2 oz. of 4 Copas Reposado, 1/2 oz. fresh organic lime juice, 2 oz. fresh pomegranate juice, and 1/2 oz. of 4 Copas Organic Blue Agave Nectar in a shaker filled with ice. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and serve topped with a splash of club soda. Shots are optional.
Very Chic Vodka: Certified USDA Organic, Crop Organic Vodka, is harvested from soil free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals, and distilled so no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required. For your next summer bash, grab a pitcher and make their Organic Vodka Watermelon Cooler: Muddle 4-5 pieces of watermelon, a handful of fresh mint and 1/2 part agave nectar in a pitcher, then add in 2 parts Crop Organic Artisanal Vodka and 1 part lime juice. Serve over ice and enjoy the compliments on your bartending, Diva.
Wild on Wines: If you’re feeling like a nice glass of wine, we’re fans of the Yalumba Organic Viognier 2007 or the Marimar Torres Russian River Estate Pinot Noir 2003. If it’s more of a dessert wine you crave, Port Finest Reserve Casal dos Jordoes is a fabulous organic port that is certified vegan. Either way, feel free to sip, guilt-free.
Mad for Mocktails? Don’t leave your non-imbibing guests out on all the eco-fabulous fun! Make a Kiwi Fesper: muddle two peeled and chopped kiwi fruits with 6 oz. white grape juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and then strain into two sugar-rimmed martini glasses. Garnish the drinks with unpeeled kiwifruit slices and serve them with a smile.