Let’s be real. There’s no denying that this summer is the summer of all things pink and Barbiecore. And while Greta Gerwig‘s film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Reynolds hit theaters this past Friday (July 21), the celebration of everyone’s favorite doll will definitely continue from now until the rest of the year.
To keep the Barbie movement alive this week, we’re rounding up 9 cocktail recipes you can make with PINK (yes you read that right) tequila on National Tequila Day TODAY (July 24) and for the rest of the summer thanks to Calirosa and it’s Rosa Blanco.
For those who don’t know, Calirosa is the first line of premium tequilas aged in red wine barrels from California, made with the highest quality ingredients that follow the heritage and expertise of multiple generations of tequila makers for a distinctively smooth taste. It’s made in Jalisco, Mexico by the Real family, and Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are the newest celebrities to partner with the family-owned distillery to help introduce the tasty alcoholic beverage to the world.
Rosa Blanco has so much versatility, as it has hints of strawberry, orange and honey and can easily be mixed into your favorite cocktail. Internet it-girl Alix Earle was even seen on sipping the blush-colored drink on her infamous Snapchat Stories before a night on the town with her closest girlfriends, so you know it’s definitely worth a try.
Keep scrolling for nine cocktail recipes to make before 5 o’lock on National Tequila Day with Calirosa and let us know if you wind up trying them by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or tagging us in your posts on Instagram at @celebsecrets.
Your favorite drink, dressed in pink!
To master the original Rosa cocktail, all you need is 2oz of Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila, 1oz of lime juice, 3/4oz of Triple Sec (preferable Cointreau) and 1/4 tsp of Creme de Cassis.
Then, combine all ingredients in a shaker and make sure to add ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into your glass with a salt rim over fresh ice. To top it off, garnish with lime and get ready for a day to remember.
Skinny Rosa Margarita
When you want less sugar but all over the flavor, we suggest the Skinny Rosa Margarita.
To master the unofficial poolside cocktail of the summer, take 1.5 oz of Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila, 0.75 oz of lime juice, 0.75oz of simple syrup (or 1:1: agave syrup); 1/4 tsp of Creme de Cassis, and sparking water (Topo Chico preferred). Don’t forget to also garnish with a lime wedge or wheel to finish things off.
Next, combine all ingredients except sparkling water into shaker tin with ice. Shake and train into glass over fresh ice. Top with heavily carbonated sparkling water and your bubbly, better-for-you margarita is ready to be sipped!
Spicy Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon, spice, tastes so nice!
To make this hot drink for your hot besties, make sure to grab 2 oz of Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila, 2 oz of fresh watermelon juice, 1/2 oz of lime juice, 1/2 oz of agave syrup, and 1/4 chopped jalapeño. If you want to add even more spice, add more 🌶. Don’t forget salt or tajin for the rim and some watermelon for your garnish.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and don’t forget to add ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into your glass with a salt rim (or tajin rim) over fresh ice. Garnish with lime, fresh jalapeño slices and there you have it!
Rosa Ranch Water
Your OG tequila soda just got sparklier.
You can definitely add mixologist after making this drink for your gal pals, as the opportunities are endless with how many options there are. First, start with 1 1/2 oz Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila (obv), followed by 1/2 oz of freshly-squeezed lime juice, 1/2 oz of agave syrup, about 6 oz of chilled Topo Chico to top it off. For garnish, you can use lime, orange, grapefruit, mint, basil, jalapeño or even thyme.
Then, add all ingredients into a wine glass over ice and stir briefly and gently to combine. Garnish with whatever you like for your own customizable drink. Just a tip: we recommend replacing your cheese board this summer with a garnish board.
Martinis with the girls just got more fun… and PINK!
To make your new summer go-to, add 1 1/2 oz of Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila, followed by 3/4 oz of dry white vermouth, 1/4 oz of freshly-squeezed lime juice, two dashes of orange bitters and lemon twist for garnish.
Then, add the tequila, blanc vermouth, lemon juice and bitters into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist. It’s so pretty you almost can’t drink it.
Embrace your inner Samantha with a new twist on the iconic cosmo.
Rosy up your rosa by starting with 1 1/2 oz of Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco Tequila, 1/2 oz of triple sec (Cointreau), 1/2 oz of cranberry juice, 1/2 oz of freshly-squeezed lime juice and a lemon twist for garnish.
Then, add the tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.
You won’t want to drink anything else after having a champagne margarita 🥂.
Start with 1 oz of Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila, followed by 1/2 of lime juice, 1/2 oz of agave, 4 oz of sparkling wine (preferably champagne) and lime wedges or twirls for garnish.
Then, rim a champagne flute with salt and fill your cocktail shaker halfway full with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, and agave and shake well. Strain into the salt-rimmed glass and then top with Champagne a lime wedge or twirl for garnish. You’ll want four for the table ASAP.
You can purchase Rosa Blanco for under $50 on the brand’s website here.