In the spirit of nostalgia, here is a strangely intriguing compilation of Mr. Sketch-inspired cocktails. Anyone born in the 90’s is surely familiar with the wonderfully intoxicating scents of Mr. Sketch markers that brought “free time” in grade school to the next level.
Please enjoy these bizarre, memory-inducing beverages, suitable for any season or occasion. Cue the #tbt hashtags.
1. Red: Strawberry Jello Shots
These shots are a must-have for any strawberry-lovers out there. They are also a great way to bring some colour to a summer BBQ. Super flavourful and adorable in mini mason jars.
2. Orange: Orange Creamcicle Martini
If you are more of a martini kind of person, this treat tastes just like the real thing. Perfect over ice or blended like a slushy, this drink is sure to transport you back to childhood.
3. Peach: Minty Peach Cooler
This cocktail only requires a few simple ingredients and is perfect for a day by the pool. If you can, head to a farmer’s market to get the peachiest peaches available. Try it over shaved ice if you’re feeling fancy.
4. Yellow: Limoncello
If you have never tried limoncello, I highly recommend you do. Beautifully crafted in southern Italy, this liquor is deliciously citrusy and great for sipping after a light summer meal.
5. Light Yellow: Buttered Banana Rum
Looking for something a little more cozy and comforting? This one’s for you. Sweetened with notes nutmegs and clove, it gives you that warm Thanksgiving feeling any time of year.
6. Mint Green: Tropical Leprechaun
For those of you that love lemonade as much as I do, you won’t be able to put this one down. AND it couldn’t be simpler. Just lemonade, vodka, lime juice and some blue Hawaiian punch to achieve that killer ombre.
7. Green: Mint Martini
Just when you thought mint chocolate couldn’t get any better, this silky chocolate concoction is not one to miss. Plus, it’s a great excuse to whip out the martini glasses and stuff your face with whipped cream.
8. Dark Green: Apple Cider Fireball Sangria
If you tend to buy your apples in bulk and are feeling a bit adventurous, give this one a go. No need to feel guilty, either. It’s technically a full serving a fruit, right?
9. Turquoise: Spiked Raspberry Mango Smoothie
10. Light Blue: Blue Raspberry Lemonade
This is the perfect drink to be served pitcher-style by the poolside. Inexpensive and super simple, it’s the ultimate refresher.
11. Blue: Black and Blueberry Mojito
Yay for antioxidants! This is a great choice if you’ve been feeling a bit sluggish or are looking for something to make a statement. If you want to go all out, try topping it with some bubbly.
12. Purple: Frozen Grape Daiquiri
For those uber-hot days. Pack a blender with frozen grapes, ice, grape soda, rum, lemon or lime juice and a dash of powdered sugar. Goes great with BBQ or as an afternoon pick me up.
13. Lavender: X-Rated Cotton Candy Frap
Who says cotton candy is for kids? This pink dream is certainly not low-cal, but is probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Absolutely perfect for a birthday or any celebration where sprinkles are suitable.
14. Pink: (Melon) Campari Mojito
Nothing like watermelon in the hot summer months. This refresher has a similar feel to gin and tonic, but with looks ten times prettier. Pairs nicely with any fresh herbs including mint, cilantro or basil.
15. Magenta: Raspberry Mojito
Short on time? This twist on a mojito only takes a few minutes and is a real party pleaser. Prepare to be asked for the recipe…a lot.
16. Petal Pink: Pinky’s
Throwback to recess. Bubble gum never tasted so good.
17. Brown: Cinnamosa
This is what I imagine Jay Gatsby drank in his time. Fireball, champagne, and an orange curl. It doesn’t get much more classic than that.
18. Black: Sambuca Shot
Who doesn’t want to be able to say they’ve taken a flaming shot?