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.
Since alcoholic beverages also happen to be one of our other top five fave things in this life (Happy Friday BTW, ready for happy hour yet?!) we nearly dropped our iPhones from excitement when we discovered DIY versions of the boozy emoji exist for consumption. Ring the alarm and set up the bar cart because this is NOT a drill people!
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.