Sunflower Cocktail, Inspired by Post Malone

The Sunflower Cocktail is inspired by Post Malone’s song of the same name and his alleged drink of choice, the Screwdriver. Like Malone, the Sunflower Cocktail takes a blend of different “genres” to create a unique flare. Mixing the concept of a classic Screwdriver Highball with the less acidic elements of a Cosmopolitan results in a delightful cocktail you’re sure to adore. This is the fifth recipe in our 2023 Summer Concert Cocktail Series.

Sunflower Cocktail, Inspired by Post Malone

3 oz fresh squeezed Cara Cara orange juice (about 2 smallish Cara Cara oranges)
2 oz Tito’s Vodka
½ oz lemon simple syrup
1 oz Cointreau
Club soda
Dehydrated orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add ice to a mixing glass.
  2. Squeeze the Cara Cara oranges over the ice.
  3. Add the vodka, lemon simple, and Cointreau.
  4. Stir the ingredients together and then use a Hawthorne strainer to pour the cocktail over ice in a rocks glass.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Add a dehydrated orange slice to the rim of the glass.

Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe

Ingredients

2 lemons (medium/large in size), 1 zested, both juiced
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1.  In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  3. Add the zest from 1 lemon, the juice from both lemons, and then add 2 halves of the non-zested lemons into the liquid.
  4. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature.
  5. Once the syrup is completely cooled, strain using a fine mesh strainer into a container. While straining, do not press on the lemons.
  6. Refrigerate. This Lemon Simple Syrup will last up to 2 weeks as is in the refrigerator, or if you add a tablespoon of vodka or rum, it will last longer.

Recipe by Sarah Cascone / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce / Story by Star Laliberte

Try these other cocktails in our Summer Concert Series:
Typical Average Cocktail, inspired by Ed Sheeran
Crush Cocktail, inspired by Dave Matthews Band
Summer’s In Your Blood Cocktail, inspired by Boygenius
Lover Cocktail, inspired by Taylor Swift

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