High end Cocktail Mixer
Serious mixologists may sneer at the thought of a premade cocktail mixer. But when the cold-pressed juice connoisseurs at Nékter Juice Bar created its line of low-calorie mixers longing for a boozy finish, several bar hounds took notice. One skeptical taster was SOL Cocina’s beverage director Colin Pflugradt.
Then Pflugradt sipped Nékter’s Arizona Sunset. It was unlike other commercial brands – surprisingly refreshing without an artificial, overly sweet finish.
Arizona Sunset is a mix of orange, grapefruit and blood orange cold-pressed juices balanced with pressed peaches and lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Soon after Pflugradt tried the mixer, inspiration struck. He created the SOL Sunset, a cocktail that blends SOL Cocina’s love of fresh ingredients with Nékter’s signature farm-fresh flavors. The only hitch: This drink is seasonal. When summer ends, the good citrus will be harder to come by, which is why it’s available only through August.
SOL Cocina, 251 Pacific Coast Highway,
Newport Beach 949.675.9800
1.5 oz tequila of choice
0.5 oz St. Germain
4 oz of Arizona Sunset Mixer
Mix ingredients and blend with ice.