Hot Girl Summer Just Got Fired Up!
The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade just turned the temperature of the impending “hot girl summer” way up! That’s right, women and people with uteruses across the United States are getting ready to burn the Patriarchy down. You could say this summer is gonna be a scorcher and I am here for it 100%. Whether you are boycotting sex with men, attending a local protest, or raising funds for Planned Parenthood, I’ve put together a list of my favorite cold, refreshing summer cocktails, seltzers, and cocktail recipes, that will help keep you cool and refreshed so you can fight the good fight all summer long.
Cooloo Frozen Cocktail Pops
You are about to fall in love with these boozy push pop summer cocktails that are burn the patriarchy party-ready. Exhausted after a day of parading through the hot city street and chanting, “Bans off our bodies?” Cool down with these delicious frozen cocktail pops. Cooloo comes in a variety of your favorite cocktail flavors including, Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Mojito, Paloma, and more. Keep them in the freezer or cooler until you’re ready to slow down and relax or power up and party…and then pass them out? Want to hear what people have to say about these icy summer cocktails. Cooloo was featured in Locker Room Talk & Shots Podcast episode titled “What Queer Women Really Want in Bed“. Check it out!
Find out more about Cooloo and where you can buy yours online: cooloo.com
QNSY Sparkling Cocktails
Sometimes you want a summer cocktail without having to actually make the cocktail. Throw these sparkling cocktails in your cooler and take them with you wherever your 100% legitimate rage takes you. QNSY is made in Queens New York and comes in three flavors: Cosmo, Mojito, and the Lovely Rita. Look, it goes without saying that these sparkling cocktails are amazing. They are made with real fruit juice and 100% sugar cane. And if that’s not enough to grab your attention, their tagline surely well: Respect Everybody. Take Shit From Nobody. And I’d say we’re all done with taking shit, wouldn’t you?
Find out where you can grab some QNSY for yourself online (you can also order them for delivery): drinkqnsy.com
Summer Cocktail Recipes
Reward yourself for doing the hard work of smashing the patriarchy with one (or two) of these feminist-themed summer cocktails. They’ll cool you down after a day of being all fired up!
The Angry Feminist
1-1/2 ounces tarragon-infused, premium vodka (We love Five Husbands Vodka)
3/4 ounce framboise liqueur
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 ounce of fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 thin-sliced pineapple for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini cocktail glass and garnish with pineapple.
Joan of Arc Cocktail
1.5 oz Chamomile-Infused Clontarf Irish Whiskey
0.5oz Celtic Honey Liqueur
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.25 oz cucumber juice
0.75 oz rich honey syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water)
2 oz champagne
To make chamomile-infused whiskey: Add 10 grams of chamomile flowers and a 750 ml bottle of Clontarf Irish Whiskey to an empty container. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain into a bottle and store at room temperature.
Add all ingredients (except champagne) to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.mAdd champagne and strain into a champagne flute.
Consentual Sex On The Beach
15ml Peach Schnapps
50ml Cranberry Juice
50ml Orange Juice
This drink was created by college student in the UK and first published in the campus magazine at Oxford University. Where better to promote consentual sex than at a University? Combine cold juice with Vodka and Schnapps, stir and sip!
Mind The Wage Gap
45 ml Hendrick’s Gin
15 ml Bundaberg Ginger Beer
15 ml Angostura Orange Bitters
15 ml Lemon Juice
Set aside Elderflower liquer. Shake all remaining ingredients. Double straininto a to glass. Top off with elderflower liqueur.
Rose The Riveter
1 ½ oz Hendrick’s Gin
½ oz Pama pomegranate liqueur
¼ oz honey syrup
3 oz Dry rosé
Combine all ingredients, shake with ice and strain into glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with lime.
The Nasty Woman
3/4 oz of Gin
3/4 oz of white rum
1/2 oz of raspberry syrup
1/2 oz of Lime Juice
Freshly ground pink peppercorn
Combine gin, rum, raspberry syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine and strain into a martini glass. Top with 2 to 3 cracks of freshly ground pink peppercorn.
The Boss Lady Cocktail
1 ounce grapefruit juice
3/4 ounce rye whiskey
1 dash cranberry bitters or a splash of cranberry juice
1 dash of orange bitters
1 tsp simple syrup
Nasty Woman Wines Boss Lady Bubbles
This recipe came from Mixologist Patrick Bruce of Thistle Restaurant & Bar in McMinnville, Oregon. We found the recipe on Nasty Woman Wines. In a mixing glass, stir together grapefruit juice, whiskey, bitters and simple syrup. Pour into a champagne flute and then top to the rim with Nasty Woman Wines Boss Lady Bubbles. Garnish with a lemon twist.