Cocktails originated in England and the United States in the late 18th century, but their popularity skyrocketed in the 1920s in the US. Adding fruit and non-alcoholic mixers helped mask the taste of low-quality, illegal alcohol during Prohibition. However, that has changed, and nowadays, looking for the best and highest quality ingredients is preferred.
Hence, this summer, we are excited to have put together our first collaborative cocktails juntas with lively hues and distinctive tastes that speak to many Latinas! Our ambassadors made a great job crafting tastes that speak to the flavors that we grew up with and we crave.
Ariel’s Berry Moscato Sangria
Sangria punch traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit. However, Ariel’s version replaces that red wine with Moscato D’ Asti DOCG. Remember to be specific when acquiring your Moscato since it is essential to use the best ingredients available.
- Pitcher Serving
- 750 ml Moscato D’Asti DOCG Wine
- 2 cups of White Rum
- 4 cups of Pink Lemonade
- 2 cups of mixed fruit (Mixed Berries & Diced Apples )
- 1-2 lemons sliced
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice.
Single Serving ingredients and directions:
In a fancy glass, add a half cup of mixed fruit. Top with 1/3 of the glass with ice. Fill the glass 1/2 way with Moscato. Add 1oz of rum—splash in some pink lemonade. Garnish with lemon slices.
Follow Ariel on Instagram at @winearoundtherose
WineDivaa’s Bubbly Unicorn Sherry Tonic
Why not try the Bubbly Unicorn Sherry Tonic instead of the popular Tiktok Unicorn Water? As someone who enjoys the herbaceous notes in a Gin and Tonic, the Sherry Tonic with Fino Sherry has a dry profile that perfectly complements the Tonic water. Plus, it contains less alcohol than Gin. Add a splash of Unicorn Syrup to your Sherry Tonic for a colorful twist.
- 1/2 to 1 TBSP Unicorn Syrup
- 3 oz of Tonic Water
- 2 oz of Fino Sherry
- Lime for garnish (optional)
- Sparkling water to top it off (optional)
Add all ingredients to a glass and stir with a straw. Sit back, sip on your Bubbly Unicorn Sherry Tonic, and enjoy!
Evie’s Sparkling Spicy Margarita.
Evie states that one of her favorite cocktails is the Spicy Margarita. Hence, she twisted it and created a Sparkling Spicy Margarita.
Here are the measurements in a shaker add:
2 shots of Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade
1/2 shot of Tequila Blanco (Evie recommends Casa Dragones, which is a women-owned/led tequila company)
1/2 shot of Cointreau (or you can use Triple Sec)
Blend all ingredients and shake
To prep your glass: On a bowl, add chamoy (we used I love chamoy, which is Latina owned business). In another bowl, add some Tajin. Take the rim of your glass and dip it into the chamoy first, then the Tajin.
Next, add ice. Then pour the margarita mix into the glass.
To make it bubbly, add a shot of sparkling wine. You can use a light-bodied sparkling wine such as Prosecco DOC or Cava de Guarda DO. Then add a wedge of lime and enjoy.
Follow Evie on Instagram at @vino_y_curves
Marina’s Skinny Mojito
25 oz. White wine ( I chose Sauvignon Blanc)
2 cups Italian sparkling lemonade
3 Limes (2 juiced, one for garnish)
1 cup Fresh mint
Sugar to taste (optional)
Combine all the above, stir and enjoy!
Follow Marina on Instagram at @chinitamendieta
Always say yes to Latinas Wine Club Amigas’ cocktails.