To help celebrate Pride Month, mixologist Mel Meza and Essentia Water have partnered on some festive Pride Cocktails.

Mel, Beverage Director at LA hotspot Olivetta and first-generation Mexican lesbian woman, uses Essentia Water when crafting her premium cocktails: “Unlike tap water, ice made with a water like Essentia is 99.9% pure, so it won’t contaminate your drink when the ice melts. It also makes it easy to hydrate while imbibing.”

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • .5 oz Crème de Cacao liqueur (Kahlua alternative)
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Essentia Cold Brew
  • 1 oz Essentia Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Essentia ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Make Essentia almond milk:
  2. Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight.
  3. Drain and rinse the almonds.
  4. Combine Almonds and 3 cups of Essentia Water and blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Fine strain.

Make Essentia cold brew:

  1. Mix 1 part cold brew concentrate and 2 parts Essentia Water
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a Collins glass.
  4. Garnish with rainbow sprinkles and a cherry.

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