December

Frozen Old Fashioned Margarita

Inspired by the classic cocktails featuring cherries, fresh orange zest, bitters and bourbon and combined with the familiar taste of a margarita, the Frozen Old Fashioned Margarita provides the perfect sip for the holidays.

3 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Old Fashioned Syrup
1 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Water

Blend with ice and serve. Garnish with an orange wheel and cherry.

 

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip:Garnish your cocktail with the perfect cherry on top.

For the Frozen Old Fashioned Margarita, treat yourself to a jar of Fithy Cherries or Luxardo cherries for a delicious concoction. Adding a delicious garnish to your unconventional holiday drinks is an easy way to elevate your any drink.

Dates to Celebrate

12/06 – End of Hannukah
12/20 – National Sangria Day
12/21 – Winter Solstice
12/25 – Christmas Day
12/26 – Boxing Day
12/26 – National Candy Cane Day
12/26 – Kwanzaa Begins
12/31 – New Year’s Eve

November

Sangriata

Red wine? Tequila? Get the best of both worlds with our Sangriata! Combine red wine, Island Oasis Sour Mix and tequila for a refreshingly tart twist on sangria.

2 oz. Red Wine
5 oz. Island Oasis Sour Mix
1 oz. Tequila

Put red wine in glass, add Sour Mix blended with tequila ice, then swirl.

 

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Capitalize on sales during the holiday season.

The holiday season is a time for your customers to enjoy family, friends and of course, their favorite food and drinks! Give your customers variety by mixing up both rocks and frozen versions of their favorite drinks, and offering unconventional holiday flavors and twist on favorites like a sangria margarita.

Dates to Celebrate

11/07 – Daylight Savings’ Time Ends
11/11 – Veterans Day
11/25 – Thanksgiving
11/26 – Black Friday
11/28 – Beginning of Hanukkah
11/29 – Cyber Monday


 
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October

Candy Shop Margarita

The Candy Shop Margarita combines DaVinci Gourmet Sour Gummy Candy Syrup with Island Oasis Margarita Mix for a nostalgic twist on a classic margarita garnished with your favorite Halloween candy.

0.75 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Sour Gummy Candy Syrup
1.5 oz. Blanco Tequila
4 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix.

Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with sour gummy candies.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Add seasonal enhancements to your drinks

The arrival of fall calls for all things pumpkin and apple – and Halloween! Seasonal drinks and limited time offers are the perfect way to draw in customers and serve up something truly spooky. Our expert mixologist Joey Torkelson has a few tricks – and treats – to spookify your drink menu for all your ghoul and goblin guests.

Dates to Celebrate

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/4 – National Taco Day
10/16 – National Liqueur Day
10/17 – Sweetest Day
10/20 – International Chefs’ Day
10/26 – National Pumpkin Day
10/31 – Halloween

September

Lavender Margarita

The tart taste of real limes combined with the sweet, floral finish DaVinci Gourmet Lavender Syrup makes for a simple yet delicious Lavender Margarita.

1.5 oz. Tequila
1 oz. DVG Lavender Syrup
2 oz. Island Oasis Margarita or Sour Mix
3 oz. Water (for dilution)

Pour over ice, shake and serve.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Add edible flowers for a unique garnish

Edible flowers would be a great addition to this floral libation. Add a sprinkle of dried lavender flowers or even a sprig of fresh lavender as a garnish. To find edible flowers, check in the herbs section at your specialty grocer or greenhouse. Want more garnish ideas? Joey, our expert mixologist, walks you through more ways to finish off specialty cocktails.

Dates to Celebrate

9/7 – Labor Day
9/12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day
9/19 – Talk like a Pirate Day
9/26 – Better Breakfast Day
9/29 – National Coffee Day

August

Meltaway Margarita

Inspired by the classic cocktails featuring cherries, fresh orange zest, bitters and bourbon and combined with the familiar taste of a margarita, the Frozen Old Fashioned Margarita provides the perfect sip for the holidays.

3 oz. DVG Old Fashioned Syrup
1 oz. IO Margarita Mix

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Change up your tequila and garnishes

Instead of the typical lime wedge, cut 1/2 inch off the top of a fresh jalapeno (stem included) place a slice through the middle and the rest on the glass rim for a spicy margarita. You can also make margaritas more exciting with different types of tequila. Expert mixologist Joey Torkelson will teach you about the types of tequila and which kind pairs best with different margaritas.

Dates to Celebrate


8/3 - National Watermelon Day
8/6 - National Root Beer Float Day
8/10 - National S'Mores Day
8/14 - National Creamsicle Day
8/16 - National Rum Day
8/30 - National Beach Day

July

Guava Coconut Margarita

Kick off July with the Guava Coconut Margarita, which combines refreshing coconut water, reposado tequila and Island Oasis Guava Puree, which is made from real fruit for a drink you can truly feel good about!

1.5 oz. Reposado Tequila
3 oz. Unsweetened Coconut Water
3 oz. Island Oasis Guava Puree
Shake and pour over ice. Serve with a lime wedge

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Create a margarita that will impress your guests

Impress your guests by using a Reposado tequila for an extra bite! Reposado tequila has been aged longer in oak barrels, giving it a hint of mellow oak flavor. This is what also gives reposado its golden color, when compared to a blanco (silver) tequila. Rim the glass with a combo of shredded coconut and micro-planed lime rind. Yum!

Dates to Celebrate

National Ice Cream Month

7/4 - Independence Day

7/10 – National Piña Colada Day

7/19 – National Daiquiri Day


June

Ultimate Margarita

Kick off summer with the Ultimate Margarita! Our recipe pumps up flavor by combining Island Oasis Sour Mix resulting in a paradise-perfect citrusy drink.

1.5 oz. Tequila
1.5 oz. Island Oasis Sour Mix
3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
3 oz. Water for Dilution

Shake all ingredients and pour over ice. Serve with a lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Add a burst of flavor to your margarita

When you’re making the Ultimate Margarita, you can also add 0.5 oz. Orange Liqueur for an added burst of flavor and color. You can certainly make a delicious rocks or frozen margarita with only Island Oasis Margarita Mix – this recipe also includes our Sour Mix, which provides a fresh-squeezed lemon and lime taste for extra citrus flavor.

Dates to Celebrate

6/4 – National Donut Day
6/10 – National Iced Tea Day
6/14 – Flag Day
6/16 – National Bourbon Day
6/20 – Father’s Day
6/20 – Summer Solstice
6/21 – National Smoothie Day

May

May is for Mezcal Margarita

Say hello to May’s Margarita of the Month – the Mezcal Margarita! We mix Island Oasis Margarita Mix with smoky mezcal and orange bitters for a twist on the classic margarita.

5 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Mezcal
3 Dashes of Orange Bitters

Place all ingredients over ice. Shake and serve with an orange swath and lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: What is Mezcal? How it works, different types of Mezcal

The difference between mezcal and tequila can be confusing to consumers. The thing that sets mezcal apart is its smoky flavor. The smokiness of mezcal pairs well with light flavors like grapefruit and hibiscus, rich flavors like chocolate and a hint of spice, such as Tajin.

Dates to Celebrate

5/5 – Cinco de Mayo

5/9 – Mother’s Day

5/13 – World Cocktail Day

5/16 – National Mimosa Day

5/21 – National Waiters’ and Waitresses’ Day

5/31 – Memorial Day

April

Peep-er Cottontail Margarita

Who doesn't love Peeps? The Peep-er Cottontail margarita combines margarita mix, piña colada mix and a splash of grenadine for a sweet treat, topped off with an adorable bunny-shaped Peep. Hop to it!

2 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Island Oasis Piña Colada Mix
.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Grenadine Syrup for Color

Blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a 16 oz. glass. Garnish with a pink bunny-shaped Peep.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Swipe rim with another lime wedge and dip in pink sugar. Freeze Peeps and cut them so they won't rip. A splash of DaVinci Gourmet Grenadine Syrup adds color without overpowering the classic taste of a coconutty margarita.

Dates to Celebrate

4/1 – April Fools’ Day

4/1 – Opening Day for Major League Baseball

4/4 – Easter

4/5 – NCAA® March Madness® Championship Game

4/22 – Earth Day

March

Buzzer Beater Margarita

Dunk on the competition with our Margarita of the Month! Combine beer and a margarita – it’s sure to win with your guests.

2 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1.5 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Domestic Craft Beer
1.5 oz. Water

Pour all ingredients over ice, stir and serve with a lime wedge.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: For an added punch of flavor, pour reposado instead of blanco tequila. Reposado actually means “rested” in Spanish and refers to how the tequila relaxes and matures inside the barrel. The liquid will take on some of the flavors of the wood as it turns a honey-like amber color as opposed to blanco being clear in color. Want to change up the color of your margarita for St. Patrick’s Day? Add 1 – 2 drops of a natural green food coloring for the ultimate St. Patty’s Day cocktail!

Dates to Celebrate

3/8 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
3/14 – Pi Day
3/16 – March Madness Begins
3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
3/20 – First Day of Spring

February

Mai Tai Margarita

Add a tiki twist to your margarita with our Mai Tai Margarita recipe. It’s the perfect combination of sweet pineapple, spiced rum and smoky tequila.

1 oz. Silver Tequila
1 oz. Spiced Rum
3 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz. Overproof Rum (for Flame)
4 Dashes Falernum or Orgeat Bitters

Fill glass with ice and all liquids besides bitters and overproof rum and shake in a tin with ice. Strain over crushed ice in a tiki glass and add 4 dashes of bitters. Add a hollowed inside-out lime, filled with overproof rum. Light rum on fire, and top with grated cinnamon to create extra sparks. Garnish with mint, flowers, and a straw.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Wow your customers with this flaming margarita! To achieve the flaming effects of the Mai Tai Margarita, fill a hollowed-out lime with over proof rum and use a lighter or match to light rum on fire. To take your customers on a one-way trip to paradise, hollow out a pineapple and serve the drink inside the tropical fruit. Save the fruit for a tropical and unique garnish.

Dates to Celebrate

2/6 – National Frozen Yogurt Day

2/7 – Super Bowl XV

2/12 – Chinese New Year

2/14 - Valentine’s Day

2/16 – Mardi Gras

2/22 – National Margarita Day

2/24 – World Bartender Day

January

Joey’s Skinnier Margarita

1.5 oz. Island Oasis Margarita Mix*
4.5 oz. Water (for skinnier dilution)
2 oz. Tequila
1 fresh lime wedge

Place all ingredients into a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake until well mixed; pour over fresh ice and squeeze the lime wedge into the cocktail. Serve.

Pro Bar Tips
From Mixologist, Joey Torkelson

 

Expert Tip: Introducing Badger-turned-Floridian and tenured cocktail artist Joey Torkelson. Joey's Skinner Margarita has been crafted by the Kerry mixologist, lover of fine tequilas and former bar-owner. In her free time, you can find her reading a good book at the beach or enjoying a cup of coffee. For an even more refreshing sip, try swapping tap water for sparkling water to add a bit of bubbly to your margarita!

Dates to Celebrate

1/1 – New Years

1/11 – College Football Playoff National Championship

1/18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/20 – Inauguration Day