Mezcal Hot Toddy - YES, Please!

Simple, smoky, delicious.  This mezcal hot toddy is a great twist on an old classic!  Using mezcal instead of whiskey adds a surprisingly delicious and unexpected smokiness to the wintery cocktail.  It may be starting to warm up here in Palm Springs but there's no way I was going to deprive the rest of you who are still living in snowy wonderlands of this drink.  This bevvie was first brought to my attention when I asked my good friend Michael, who is a bartender at Birba and of whom many of you may know as Lutke, for a warm beverage on a rather chilly Palm Springs night, but I wanted it to be different, obv.  And it was EXACTLY the perfect mix of familiar and unexpected.  It warmed me right up and gave me a nice buzz!  I hope you love it as much as I do!  xx sarah

yields 1 cocktail

1.5 oz mezcal (we like Vida Organic)
1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey
4 oz hot water
1 lemon wedge
1 orange wedge

In a snifter mix honey and hot water until honey is dissolved.
Stir in mezcal and lemon juice.
Squeeze lemon wedge and orange wedge over beverage and garnish with fresh fruit or place the squeezed fruit directly into glass!

Boozy Coachella Juice!

No Coachella is complete without that one poolside bevvie that you can't get enough of!  This cocktail which I have appropriately dubbed, "Coachella Juice," has antioxidant rich blackberries, blueberries AND lemon in it, which has numerous health benefits to mayyybeeee help curve some of this weekends craziness.  I mean let's be real here, if you are going to be drinking all weekend you might as well drink something that tastes amazing, is low in calories AND has fruit in it..right?! xo sarah

Yields 3
5 lemon wedges
10 blueberries
5 blackberries
1.5 ounces peach schnapps
3 ounces vodka
soda water
pineapple juice

Place lemon wedges, blueberries, blackberries, and peach schnapps in a shaker.
Muddle together.
Add ice and vodka to shaker.
Shake for 15-20 seconds.
Strain out contents of shaker evenly into three glasses.
Remove lid and evenly distribute muddled fruit and ice.
Top with ice, a splash of pineapple juice and enough soda water to fill glass.