We aren’t in school anymore, but there’s still something exciting about this time of year when the kids start heading back into the classroom. It feels like it’s a time for fresh starts – which means new clothes, new office supplies, and of course, new hair. A change in hair color is a fun event and we think that all fun events deserve equally great cocktails to celebrate with. If you’re trying out a new hair color soon – or are just psyched about your current one – kick back with one of these awesome cocktails and toast to your fab hair.
For the Blondes: Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary
The jury is still out on whether or not blondes really do have more fun, but if this Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary is any indication of what it’s like to have light-colored tresses, we’re thinking that blondes have it pretty good.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 6 grape tomatoes, 1/4 tsp. celery salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and the juice of 1 lime until everything is completely squished and looks like pulp.
- Add in 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 1-3 dashes of hot sauce (adjust to your own heat level), 2 oz. juice from a freshly juiced cucumber, and ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain into two tall glasses, dividing evenly among both, and fill with ice if desired. Top each glass off with blonde beer, pouring slowly and off the side to prevent the foam from rising.
- Garnish each glass with one celery stick, one cucumber spear, a lime slice, and a skewer with green olives and grape tomatoes on it.
For the Brunettes: Brunette Cocktail
Those sultry brunettes need a cocktail just like them; a little sweet, and a little spicy. This Brunette Cocktail from Absolut is the perfect drink for a dark-haired lady.
- Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes and add 2 parts Scotch Whiskey, 1 part Dry Vermouth, 1 part Port wine, and 1 dash Rosewater.
- Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with 1 lemon peel and a maraschino cherry.
For the Redheads: Redheaded Ginger
Women with red hair are sometimes perceived as being fiery and complicated – but their cocktails definitely don’t need to be. This Redheaded Ginger cocktail is light, refreshing, and totally simple to make.
- Add 2 oz. chilled Lillet Rouge to and ice-filled Collins glass.
- Top with 4 oz. ginger beer and garnish with a grapefruit slice.