Just because you are home doesn’t mean things can’t be fabulous. Everything is better with a little glitter. In honor of International Drag Day on July 16, Portia will show you how to make a delicious virgin coffee daiquiri in your own kitchen with just a few ingredients (and a dash of unicorn sparkles).
Both Portia and the beverage are the creation of Drew Dalton Russ, a mixologist at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago. When he’s not working at the Roastery’s Arriviamo Cocktail Bar, he can be found on a different stage, entertaining audiences as a drag performer.
“I love performing when I can find new and interesting ways to connect with my audience,” said Drew. “I love drag because I can connect with a lot more people in that way.”
Inspired by a spiced rum coffee cocktail on the menu at the Roastery, Russ’s cold brew daiquiri is a frothy, summery beverage that highlights the citrus and maple notes of the Starbucks Cold Brew coffee.
“I like this drink because it’s nice and summery,” Drew said. “It takes just a few ingredients and the cold brew makes everything pop.”
1. Let’s get to ‘werk’
Here’s what you’ll need: lime juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup, Starbucks Cold Brew, maple syrup, and ice.
2. Add ingredients
Into the shaker, pour lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice and maple syrup. (Or substitute pineapple juice and maple syrup for 1-1/2 ounces dark rum). Fill to the top with ice.
3. Shake it up
Shake in a circular motion for 30 seconds. For a blended daiquiri, blend ingredients in blender for 30 seconds.
4. Garnish and serve
Pour shaken beverage into a cocktail glass through a strainer and garnish with a lime wheel or a shake of sprinkles. Shablam!
-- by Heidi Peiper and Jennifer Warnick
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- ¼ ounce pineapple juice*
- ¼ ounce maple syrup*
- 2 ounces Starbucks Cold Brew
- ½ cup ice
- lime for garnish
- * For those 21 and over who want to make the cocktail version, substitute pineapple juice and maple syrup with 1 1/2 ounce of dark rum. Please drink responsibly.
Add ingredients to shaker: lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice, maple syrup. (For the cocktail version, substitute pineapple juice and maple syrup for 1-1/2 ounces dark rum). Fill shaker to top with ice and shake in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Garnish with a wheel of lime or add a dash pink sugar.