Happy Sunday Funday! With Coachella rockin' hard into the weekend, I've been inspired by non-stop photos/videos of spinning grooves and wild, carefree bohemian free spirits! And since I couldn't be there this year, [insert sad face (NEXT YEAR!)], I am in spirit!
So, while my fellow hipsters are enjoying the endless amounts of parties and dancing in the desert, I opened all my windows in my New York City apartment while doing some spring cleaning today. Of course, some beats were playing amidst the background while sprucing up the joint!
Let me tell you about The Chella: She's sweet, playful, fun and even a bit flirty. It contains three simple ingredients: Cantaloupe juice, CALPICO® original soft drink, and Korean soju. The CALPICO® soft drink was a childhood favorite and oh, so, Asian. It's fresh and white, with a distinctive flavor. It kind of tastes like coconut, but less nutty. Think vanilla yogurt. It's absolutely delicious and goes perfectly well with the melon.
The Chella Cocktail
Serves 2 - 3
1/2 cantaloupe, juiced
1/2 cup CALPICO® Original Soft Drink
4 oz Korean Soju
Shake all together with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
Grind the black pepper on top and place a couple pieces of fresh mint to garnish.
My favorite part about this cocktail? The freshly grounded pepper as a garnish. Last week I also posted a cocktail recipe that included black pepper as a garnish as well. I find it to bring all the flavor together, all the while giving a refreshing, delightful aftertaste. It's one of those drinks where you'll enjoy every last sip, down to the very last drop.
What are some of your favorite artists playing at Chella this year? I would've killed to see Disclosure, Matoma, CHVRCHES, Grimes, and Gun N' Roses (though I read and heard their performance was a doozy.) Can't wait to see what the lineup will be already for next year! Ha ha! But seriously kiddies, if you're hanging out on the West Coast this week, have a Pink's hot dog (or two) for me, some In-N-Outties, and of course, some major fun times. Be safe and stay cool!✌️