Tastes like home
Drink recipes for when you don’t want to leave the couch
A concoction by @johnnycocktails
Last month, we produced an issue featuring a compendium of breweries in Tulsa. This time, we wanted to write something for the summer homebodies—those who don’t want to empty their pockets to get a good buzz going. We asked TTV readers on Facebook and Instagram for their favorite mixed drinks to make at home, and this is what they had to say.
Aperol spritzer by Chris Gausvik
2 oz. Aperol
3 oz. Prosecco
Splash of soda on the rocks
Garnish with an orange wedge.
Fresh gin & tonic
by Janice Dae Jones
Put several sprigs of basil and a quarter of a lime in glass and muddle. Fill with ice, pour in gin, then tonic. (I use sugar-free tonic.) Stir. Drink.
Mint chocolate chip freeze
2 oz. Fernet Menta
3 large scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
Blend together, garnish with homemade vanilla bean whip cream, mint sprigs and shaved dark chocolate.
“So simple and found in the Amaro book. There’s no better way to cool off!”
2 oz. Aperol
2 oz. sweet vermouth (preferably Dolin)
2x2-inch slice of watermelon
Combine. Shake and strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Top with prosecco and a slice of watermelon for garnish.
“If you really want to kick it up a notch, add 2 oz. of Letherbee Vernal Gin (with notes of strawberries, vanilla) and cut back on the Aperol and vermouth a half oz. each. OMG!”
The easiest summer drink
A rocks glass with ice
2 oz. rye whiskey
Fill glass with lemonade.
Sip and enjoy.