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Eclipse Themed Cocktails for Celestial Celebrations

For drink enthusiasts, the solar eclipse on April 8 is a rare chance to witness a celestial event and indulge in day drinking. After all, when darkness falls near midday, does it even count as day drinking?


Just as the moon gracefully obscures the sun, these cocktails promise to eclipse your ordinary drinking experiences, blending flavors that range from bright and bold to dark and mysterious, mirroring the phases of the celestial event itself!


Mount Gay Orange Eclipse: Crafted with the exquisite Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, this cocktail marries the rich depths of aged rum with the vibrant essence of blood orange. A true testament to celestial harmony, it's a symphony of flavors that dance upon the palate.



Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum

  • 1 oz. blood orange juice

  • 0.5 oz. sweet vermouth

  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel.


 

Patron Solar Eclipse: With Patron XO Cafe as its star ingredient, this cocktail offers a delightful contrast of light and dark. Paired with Italian orange soda and fresh lemon juice, it's a refreshing tribute to the celestial spectacle unfolding above.



Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Patron XO Cafe

  • 4 oz. Aranciata (Italian orange) soda

  • 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup

  • Half slice blood or Valencia orange for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Add all liquid ingredients.

  3. Garnish with the orange slice.


 

Reyka Midnight Sun: As darkness envelops the land, the Reyka Midnight Sun emerges as a beacon of light. With Reyka Vodka at its core, this cocktail offers a refreshing blend of fresh orange juice and bitter lemon, perfect for sipping under the celestial canopy.



Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Reyka vodka

  • 3 parts fresh orange juice

  • 3 parts bitter lemon

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Instructions:

  1. Build over ice in a highball glass.

  2. Garnish with an orange wedge and sprig of dill.


 

Empress Gin Light the Beam: Infused with the vibrant hues of Empress 1908 Indigo gin, this cocktail shines brightly amidst the darkness. Paired with lemonade, it's a refreshing libation that pays homage to the celestial wonders above.



Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Empress 1908 Indigo gin

  • 4 oz. lemonade

  • Lemon wheel, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add lemonade to a glass filled with ice.

  2. Float with Empress gin.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


 

Jameson’s The Blackbird: Step into the shadows with Jameson’s The Blackbird cocktail. Featuring the bold flavors of Jameson Black Barrel, this drink is a tantalizing blend of lemon and pineapple, with a touch of violet liqueur for added intrigue.


Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes

  • 1 1/2 parts Jameson Black Barrel

  • 3/4 parts lemon juice

  • 3/4 parts pineapple juice

  • 1/2 parts violet liqueur

Instructions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass.

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