Eegee's tiki drink

Eegee's, this is tiki ... It's about time you met.  

We don't suggest doing this in the car. But maybe you've got a pool party coming, houseguests, dessert plans or a leftover "party pak" sitting in the freezer. (We're not judging you ...) Take your Eegee's to the next level with these rad ideas. Also, pro tip: You can get any Flavor of the Month (plus some extinct flavors) in the "Flavor Cube" size online here.

Watermelon Margarita

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Wasted away again in Marga-eegee'sville. Whew, that's a mouthful!  

Frozen margarita, no blender required. We also left out the simple syrup because the eegee's sweetens it up just fine, but sugar-fiends might like to add it back in. (Note: After July when you can't get this flavor of the month anymore, just use strawberry instead.) 

Recipe: 

  • Scoop of watermelon eegee's
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • salt

Rim a margarita glass with salt. Scoop watermelon eegee's into glass. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Shake, and then strain over glass.

[More ideas: Try mixing the watermelon eegee's with vodka, fresh basil or chile/lime juice.] 

Tucson Mule

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What is a Tucson Mule anyway? A burro???

Here we have a slushy version of the Moscow Mule, everyone's favorite frosty drink. Sometimes the ginger beer can be overwhelming if you're not into it, but the lemon Eegee's helps to round it all out and add a nice little tang. Overall, this is the best-tasting recipe from our roundup. PS: The copper mug isn't required, but adds a nice touch.    

Recipe: 

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • lemon Eegee's 
  • 6 ounces ginger beer

Add vodka and lime juice directly to cup, and stir. Add lemon Eegee's to taste. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime. 

Tarantula Tiki

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Don't stir it too much. You want the slush to float around a little bit in the boozy moat. 

Gotta pay tribute to the OG Tucson cocktail, the Scorpion Bowl at Kon Tiki. We scrapped the "scorpion nectar" and the eight shots of god-knows-what for some gin and rum, and pared the whole thing down a little bit. The result is sweet, but it's not a sugar bomb. This guy doesn't sting, it bites.

Recipe: 

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce silver rum
  • 1 ounce gold rum
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • piña colada Eegee's
  • orange slices and maraschino cherries and for garnish

Fill a fish bowl glass with ice, up to about a third of the way. Add gin, silver and gold rums to cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and pour into glass. Add grenadine, orange juice and stir. Plop in several scoops of piña colada Eegee's to taste. Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries. 

Kiwi Gin Fizz

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Lemon eegee's, gin, fruit and sparkling water = monsoon masterpiece. 

The gin is optional, but adults will appreciate the herbal qualities it adds to this light patio drink. Pour the San Pellegrino over the top and watch it fizz up. 

Recipe:

  • 1/2 a kiwi
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • scoop of lemon Eegee's
  • 1 ounce gin
  • San Pellegrino sparkling water 

Slice kiwi and lemon into thin rings. Arrange in glass with lemon Eegee's. Pour gin and Pellegrino over the top. 

[More ideas: Try mixing lemon Eegee's with vodka, fresh blueberries and/or mint.]

Non-alcoholic drinks

Desert Unicorn

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We initially named this Unicorn Spit, but that sounded kinda weird. 

The Desert Unicorn is basically lemon Eegee's with chopped fruit and whipped cream. But the edible pearl dust gives it a certain twang. Mystical powers, you might say ...  

Recipe: 

  • 1/3 cup chopped strawberries
  • lemon Eegee's
  • pinch of purple pearl dust used for baking (can be obtained craft stores like Michaels) 
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles and maraschino cherry for garnish

Add chopped strawberries to pint glass. Fill remainder of glass with lemon Eegee's. Add pearl dust and stir. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. 

Eegee's Raspado AKA Tucson in a Glass 

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Turn your eegee's into a raspado by adding Chamoy and Tajin seasoning. 

We modeled this after the sour mangonada treats you get at the raspados shop. But the texture here is more like a chunky pineapple slushy, with just a hint of sour Chamoy rather than a moat.  

Recipe: 

  • Tajín seasoning
  • scoop of piña colada eegee's
  • Chamoy sauce
  • Mexican candies like mango con chile, Rielitos, tamarindos and/or peanuts 

Using water or a lime wedge, rim the glass with spicy Tajín seasoning. Add piña colada Eegee's and garnish with Chamoy sauce and Mexican candies of your choosing. 

[More ideas: Try mixing the piña colada Eegee's with rum, fresh mangos or strawberries.]