In the Spirit: Azaleas in Bloom

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The Augusta National is known for its lush banks of bright azaleas – inspiration for a signature drink that masterfully blends the sweet and the sour.

With the Masters being one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world and tickets hard to come by, if you find yourself no able to attend, you can still sip on this legendary cocktail, the “Azalea.” A signature drink of the Masters, it’s named after the bright pink bushes that bloom during the tournament and is simple to make at home for those toasting from afar.

You’ll need:

  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lemon or lime juice
  • 3 oz premium gin
  • A dash of grenadine

How it’s done:

  • Combine lemon or lime juice, pineapple juice, and gin into a cocktail shaker with ice. Add grenadine to the get the azalea shade of pink. Mix together well and pour over ice. Garnish with Luxardo cherries for a twist on the traditional.

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