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21 LaCroix Cocktails for Simple Summer Boozing
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 03:22:40 pm »
Courtesy of Epicurious...

The LaCroix Revolution is still going strong. The sparkling water brand garners loyalty to the point of obsession among its fans, and it's not hard to see why. It's healthy (mostly), more fun to drink than regular water, and comes in '80s-gaudy cans that have become ironically cool. With the sparkling water's pleasantly aggressive bubbles and barely-there flavor (according to Twitter, "LaCroix tastes like if you were drinking carbonated water and someone screamed out loud the name of a specific fruit in the other room"), it's the perfect mixer for cocktails. Just pick a flavor, add some booze and a couple of other ingredients, and you're ready for happy hour.

Here are some of our favorite ways to spike LaCroix:

Lemon LaCroix
Probably the most inoffensive flavor to the LaCroix-averse—nothing cloying going on here. It tastes like what lemon juice might taste like to a ghost. Use this guy for lemonade-y vodka sodas and spritzes.
-- Vodka + lemonade + lemon LaCroix
-- Campari + sweet vermouth + lemon LaCroix
-- Dry vermouth + olives + lemon LaCroix
-- Gin + Aperol + lemon LaCroix

Pamplemousse LaCroix
The subject of many memes, and my personal favorite flavor. Pamplemousse is French for grapefruit, FYI. Which means adding tequila and lime is a kind of tequila-soda-meets-Paloma vibe. Or you can do a variation on a Salty Dog by mixing it with gin and serving with a salty rim.
-- Tequila + lime + grapefruit LaCroix
-- Gin + salted rim + grapefruit LaCroix
-- Vodka + cranberry juice + grapefruit LaCroix

Mango LaCroix
Sweeten up some mango LC and it'll have no problem standing up to smoky mezcal. Or go in a tropical punch direction with rum and pineapple juice (plus a cherry, of course).
-- Mezcal + honey + mango LaCroix
-- Rum + pineapple juice + maraschino cherry + mango LaCroix

Peach Pear LaCroix
This one is the most perfumed of the bunch, and can easily go sweet in a cocktail.
-- White wine + muddled raspberries + peach pear LaCroix
-- Whiskey + ginger beer + peach pear LaCroix

Lime LaCroix
You can make a faux-margarita or a bright, limey gin drink—or even a spicy-smoky-salty cocktail with lot of hot sauce for a Michelada situation.
-- Gin + limeade + lime LaCroix
-- Tequila + lime juice + Triple Sec + lime LaCroix
-- Mezcal + hot sauce + lime LaCroix + chili salt rim

Passionfruit LaCroix
A little fruity sweetness plays well with floral gin and Lillet blanc (a wine-based aperitif)—bonus points if you serve this in a fancy coup glass.
-- Gin + Lillet + passionfruit LaCroix

Orange LaCroix
Cold brew and citrusy sparkling water is a thing. And it's way better than it sounds. Also, adding rum is a good idea. (As is mixing orange LaCroix with vodka and orange juice for a sparkling Screwdriver.)
-- Rum + cold brew + orange LaCroix
-- Vodka + orange juice + orange LaCroix

Tangerine LaCroix
Bright tangerine LaCroix can go sweet with sweet-but-bitter Aperol and flowery gin, or a little savory with Lillet and olives. A splash of olive brine wouldn't hurt.
-- Gin + Aperol + tangerine LaCroix
-- Lillet + olives + tangerine LaCroix

Coconut LaCroix
On it's own, coconut LC tastes a little bit like sunblock to me. But with rum and pineapple juice, it tastes like a drink that costs $25 but comes in a plastic cup at a resort. Get into it!
-- Rum + pineapple juice + coconut LaCroix
-- Kahlúa + coconut LaCroix

Enjoy!