April 16, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

The Best Pregame Cocktails in LB for Pride Weekend

Glitter? Check. Rainbow socks? Check. Pride Festival Squad? Check! Long Beach Pride weekend is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited… and sober. What? Sober? This won’t do!

The Pride L.A. spoke to some local bartenders to find out the perfect pregame cocktail to suck down before going to the festival this weekend. You’re welcome.

1. The Pineapple Sunset
Club Ripples
5101 E. Ocean Blvd.

Ripples Signature Drink – The Pineapple Sunset (As seen on Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over). Ingredients include: Skyy Pineapple Vodka, Banana Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine, and garnished with an orange and cherry. 

CLUB RIPPLES | LONG BEACH PRIDE 2019!MAY 17TH-19TH!OUR BIGGEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!Friday – All New Drag Show “ So Delicious” showtime 10:30pm. Followed by dancing, with beats by DJ Christian. Saturday – Rainbow Party featuring DJ Latin Lunatic. Sunday – Beer Bust and Pride Blow Out Party – Patio BBQ, Dancing upstairs with DJ Divine Light, and  Karaoke downstairs with KJ Mel at 4pm.

2. Farmers Shortcake
Hamburger Mary’s (Long Beach)
330 Pine Ave.

Farmers Shortcake is the ideal drink for LB Pride. A cool, crisp refreshing drink with just the right amount of sweetness! It’s easy to get overheated during pride weekend, let’s make sure we are hydrated and satiated with our satisfying Farmers Shortcake. A lovely mix of succulent strawberry, savory cucumber and lemon lime!

Hamburger Mary’s is an American bar & grill chain where diner classics & cocktails meet quirky entertainment. For Pride weekend, Hamburger Mary’s will host the Pink Party Fundraiser on Friday, Drag Brunch and Pride Cabaret on Saturday and Sunday, and a Pride Closing Dance Party on Sunday night. 

Or maybe you can’t be asked to squad up and go to a bar before heading off to the Pride Festival. No worries – we gotchu.

Check out these shareable cocktails perfect for any pre-drinking this weekend!

1. The Stonewall Sangria

Photo: Getty Images.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottles red wine
  • 3 can of Red Sangria Barefoot Spritzer
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup, or more to taste
  • Orange slices, Apple slices, Blackberries, Pomegranate seeds

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and let stand in a tightly sealed container or pitcher for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving.

2. Beyhive’s Bee’s Knees spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Moscato wine
  • 3 cans of Crisp White Barefoot Spritzer
  • 8 Tbs honey
  • 4 Tbs hot water
  • 4 lemons

Directions: Place honey and hot water in a glass; stir until honey is dissolved. Add lemon juice and Moscato; stir. Fill glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig. Drizzle top with additional honey, if desired.

3. The Freddie Mercury Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Tequila
  • 1 Can Summer Red Barefoot Spritzer
  • 4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz agave
  • 8 oz grapefruit soda

Directions: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain in to a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime.

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