Well, we finally know what happened to Jack, Kate’s officially married and Randall’s foster daughter took a bat to his car. Season three of This is Us premieres this Tuesday, and there aren’t enough tissues in Texas to prepare us.
Gather your besties with big emotions and ditch the mascara for the night. The Big Three are back and bound to turn your get-together into a sob-fest. Arm yourself with potato chips and pretzels to pair with these salty cocktails that are perfectly OK to cry into. When someone catches you tearing up, just say your giving your drink a little extra flavor. NBD.
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1 ¼ ounces honey simple syrup (equal parts honey and water)
- 1 ounce Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
- ½ ounce Cointreau
- Sea salt
In a shaker, add Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Cointreau, ice, honey simple syrup and juice of one lime and lemon. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed margarita glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Rebecca’s Royal Caramel Apple
- ¾ ounce Crown Royal Salted Caramel (It’s back!)
- 1 ounce Crown Royal Regal Apple
- ½ of a lemon, juiced
- 4 ounces ginger ale
- Fresh apple slices for garnish
Pour ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with fresh apple slices.
Kevin’s Loaded Corona
- 1 bottle Corona Extra
- 1 ¼ ounces Tierra Fertil Tequila
- 1 lime wedge
- Sea salt
Pour the tequila into the Corona then top with a salt coated lime wedge.
Randall’s Memphis Michelada
- BBQ rub salt
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces Charleston Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1 bottle Modelo Especial
Fill BBQ salt-rimmed glass halfway with ice. Pour lime juice, bloody mary mix and hot sauce in the glass and stir. Top with Modelo Especial.
Kate’s Black & Gold Salty Dog
- 1 ½ ounces 1941 Vodka
- 3 ounces white grapefruit juice
- Black Hawaiian sea salt
Rim a glass with salt. In a shaker with ice, add the vodka and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously and pour into the salt-rimmed glass over fresh ice.
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