Shake Up the Lover Cocktail, inspired by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been named Time Magazine‘s 2023 Person of the Year. Cheers to the pop sensation with our Shake Up the Lover Cocktail.

We’re having a little fun with some concert-themed cocktail creations over the summer! First up, Taylor Swift!

Pop sensation Taylor Swift has taken a generation by storm. Don’t let the incredibly personal, poetic stories of heartbreak fool you. She may sing about her misfortunes with love, but this fierce singer-songwriter stands tall and confident on stages all over the world with red-painted lips representative of her passion for entertaining and the love she has for her fans, for life, and for helping others. It’s a sentiment widely reciprocated by her fanbase, which continues to grow in loyalty and number, perhaps because she uses her platform to give back. It has been reported that, during her ‘Eras Tour,’ Taylor is quietly making generous donations to food poverty charities along the way. It’s this altruistic nature that inspires our tall Taylor Swift-themed cocktail topped with sweet sugar petals and red raspberry.

Lover Cocktail Recipe, inspired by Taylor Swift

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Tito’s Vodka
1 ¾ oz passion fruit simple syrup (recipe below)
½ oz Triple Sec
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
0.12 grams white Luster Dust
Lime sparkling water
Sugar flower petals
Fresh raspberries for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add passion fruit simple syrup, Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, lime juice, and luster dust to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until well chilled.
  3. Pour into a champagne flute and top with lime sparkling water (about ½ oz).
  4. Add 1 sugar flower petal on top and place a raspberry on the rim of the glass. 

 

Passion Fruit Simple Syrup Recipe

4 ripe passion fruits
½ cup water
½ sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and then remove from the heat.
  2. Cut each passion fruit in half and scoop the seeds into the simple syrup.
  3. Stir the contents and allow it to steep for at least 2 hours.
  4. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain into a container. Do NOT press on the seeds during straining as this will cloud the final product.
  5. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, as is, in the refrigerator. Adding a tablespoon of vodka or rum it will make the simple syrup last longer. 

Recipe by Sarah Cascone / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce / Story by Star Laliberte

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