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5 Melanin Magic-Inspired Cocktails For A Girls' Night In

Food & Drink

Spring and summer is on the horizon, and you'll want to impress all your girls with some handcrafted Black and Brown Girl Magic Cocktails, created by yours truly!


After 10 years of working in bars and restaurants, I love a drink with personality! In 2016, after struggling to find a bar gig in my rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, I opened my own donation-based Speakeasy in Bedstuy, Brooklyn called "Snugstation."

Instead of following the crowd, I created my own Mixology Menu of Melanin-Inspired Drinks! Check out 5 of my favorite Signature Handcrafted Cocktails that'll have you feeling tipsy and emanating black girl magic.

BEYCHELLA LEMONADE™️

Mixology by @famoustaine

Beyonce created shockwaves through the internet with her history-making Coachella performance this past weekend, and she took it back to the Black sorority college campus - looking cool as a cucumber! In honor of her, I've conjured up this rosemary cucumber gin Lemonade, aka the Beychella Lemonade.

Recipe

Ingredients:

2 oz Gin

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz Triple Sec

1 oz Rosemary Simple

Rosemary Garnish

Cucumber Garnish

Honey

Directions:

First, we have to make your Rosemary simple syrup. Take 1 cup of sugar, a handful of Rosemary Sprigs, 2 cups of water, and boil everything down to a syrup in a small pot. Remove the syrup off the heat for a cool down.

Grab your shaker, combine your citrus, spirits, and cooled simple syrup in the tin. Then add ice cubes and shake that thing like Beyonce!

Strain over ice in a Tom Collins Glass, garnish, and drizzle a little honey for the BeyHive!

Show Us Your Mixology Chops! Make sure to repost or tag @xoNecole and @famoustaine with photos of you enjoying your melanin-inspired drinks or creating your own with the pretty gang!

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