3 Recipes to Make All of the Emoji Cocktails IRL
It’s no secret we prefer communicating with emoji (and GIFs) over plain ole words when texting any day of the week. Aside from using those visual aids as conversation starters — and sometimes finishers — we like consuming ’em in other forms of our lives. Whether that’s decorating and eating a princess crown emoji cookie or speculating exactly how an emoji movie would play out, we can never, ever get enough of the alternate keyboard options any way we can get them.
Cachaça 51, makers of the Brazilian distilled spirit that’s made directly from the fermentation and distillation of fresh sugarcane juice (ummm YUM!), shared three cocktail recipes inspired by the martini, tropical drink and slushie emoji. Basically we’re doing everything in our power not to run into the kitchen and whip these up right this second — there’s still work to do before the weekend kicks off sadly :( Check out the three emoji cocktail creations below, then head to your local liquor store and freshen up your bar cart, to prep for endless refills all weekend.
1. Yellow Lily: The tangible (and drinkable) martini emoji is concocted by stirring two 1/4 ounces of Cachaça 51 and 3/4 ounces of Yellow Chartreuse with ice. Once combined strain the liquid into a coup, garnish with an olive and then snap a photo for Instagram before downing this sure-to-be dry martini.
2. Pearl Diver: If the tropical drink emoji is your go to then you’re surely gonna shake this island-ready punch up. Craft it by pouring half an ounce of grenadine into the bottom of a hurricane glass and top it with ice. Then pour 2 ounces of Cachaça 51, a half ounce of OJ and 1 ounce of passion fruit juice into that glass before (lightly) shaking it all up. Pour that creation over some fresh ice, garnish with a lime wedge and pretend like you’re lounging beachside.
3. Bitter Coat: Last, but not least, is the slushie emoji equivalent. Fill a shaker with 2 ounces of Cachaça 51, 3/4 ounces of lemon juice and half an ounce of simple syrup. Shake those liquids lightly, pour it into a glass (or bowl) and add crushed ice before finishing this frozen creation with half an ounce of Aperol on top. Boozy dessert, we’re sold!
Will you be recreating any of these emoji drinks at your home bar? Let us know which one(s) in the comments and share your cocktail creation with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #britstagram.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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