THE GILDED BELLINI

Bubbly Brunches, Swanky Cocktails & Eye-Catching Attire with Brielle Galekovic

A Los Angeles-based brunch and cocktail blog by Brielle Galekovic.

Sweeten Your Day with This Recipe for National Watermelon Day

If there's one fruit of the summer, it is hands down, watermelon! And it just so happens that National Watermelon Day falls on an extremely hot August 3rd. With watermelon in one hand, the only proper thing to do is to have a watermelon cocktail in the other, right? My kind of double fisting! Watermelon and gin is my new favorite combination, and surely one which I know you will love. Here's my recipe for a Silver Watermelon Cooler! 

Silver Watermelon Cooler

Silver Watermelon Cooler on The Gilded Bellini

Recipe

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

.5 cup Fresh Watermelon

4 Basil Leaves

Directions:

Muddle basil and watermelon in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice and all other ingredients to the shaker. Shake and strain into a goblet. Garnish with a basil leaf.

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It's National Tequila Day... So Let's Make Lots of Tequila Cocktails

National Tequila Day might just be one of my favorite days of the year. But I mean... isn't any day you drink tequila one of your favorite days? Maybe I'm just biased because tequila is my fave (sorry vodka... actually not sorry), but there's nothing like a nice refreshing tequila cocktail on a hot day -- perfect that this day falls during a summer month! Here are some of my favorite recipes to celebrate with: perfect for parties, get togethers or simply just sitting by the pool or in your own backyard with one in hand. Cheers!

Corralejo Spicy Pineapple Paloma

Corralejo Spicy Pineapple Paloma

Ingredients:

2 ounces Corralejo Silver

½ ounce grapefruit juice

½ ounce lime juice

½ sliced Serrano pepper

¾ ounce agave syrup

Pineapple soda (to top)

Tajín (for rim)

Directions:

Rim your glass with Tajín

Add all ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients

Strain into your glass over fresh ice

Top with pineapple soda

Garnish & Enjoy!

Pomegranate Margarita

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Ingredients: 

2oz tequila

2oz pomegranate juice

1oz lime juice

1oz simple syrup

Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish

Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions: 

Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita

Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita

Ingredients:

2 ounces Los Arango Blanco

1 ounce lime juice

½ ounce ginger simple syrup

3 slices fresh cut jalapeño

Tajín for rim

Directions: 

Rim your glass with Tajín

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake to chill and combine ingredients

Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice

Garnish & Enjoy!

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