Your single friends and half-empty glasses of alcohol.
Why not enjoy the miserable holiday by guzzling a beverage with both a killer name and taste? Hot Mess (what you'll look like after several of these) was created by Clark Clarke of the W Hotel South Beach's Living Room using Tequila Avión. He makes this treat for lonely gals. The well-balanced drink showcases spicy hot sauce, peppery tequila, and sweet passion fruit puree.
You can make your own Hot Mess at home or maybe a Flying Aphrodite or a Who Needs Him, all perfect for the lonely ladies on February 14. Check out the recipes after the jump.
Hot Mess (at W Hotel South Beach)
2 oz Tequila Avión Reposado
½ oz Cherry Heering
1 ¼ oz Passion Fruit Puree
¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
Dash of Sriracha Hot Sauce
Add ice, Tequila Avión Reposado, Cherry Heering, passion fruit puree, lime juice, simple syrup and shake. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Float a cucumber wheel horizontally on the cocktail and add a dash of Sriracha hot sauce on top of the cucumber.
2 oz. Avión Tequila Reposado
1.5 oz. rose water (use Monin Rose Syrup mixed with water as alternate)
1 oz. prickly pear juice
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Shake all ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a crimson rose petal and fresh strawberry.
Who Needs Him
1 ½ oz. Tequila Avión Reposado
1 oz. Domaine de Canton
2 oz. Fresh Sour Mix
In a shaker, muddle one piece of fresh ginger. Add ice and all ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime twist.
Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.