Opening Day at the K is only a day away, so get your shakers out for simple cocktails to celebrate the Kansas City Royals. Each of the drinks is easy to make and will keep you chilled through the hot summer season when the games get heated. Who needs a beer when you can have a Golden Glove? I’ve been a life-long fan and am looking forward to seeing the team win this weekend while I’m at the ball park with my family. “Let’s go Royals, let’s go!”
This classic drink is essentially a daiquiri with the addition of Cointreau. It is included in the Royals’ cocktail club in honor of the THREE 2013 Golden Glove winners from our team: Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer.
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Drink after any spectacular double play!
KC Royal Ice Water
This drink is a variation of the Kansas City Ice Water, which is actually a drink and not just tap water from the Mighty Mo.
1 ounce gin
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce wild berry simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
3 ounces club soda
Mix together in a highball glass filled with ice. Creat one of these in about ten seconds if we’re heading into extra innings. Sip with caution.
2 ounces Crown Royal
1/2 ounce passion fruit syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. A perfect toast for any die-hard fan like myself.