Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Mana Sunrise

August 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hey there!

Today's' cocktail  comes from Zack Prohaska of Cocktail and Dreams Bartending (link here). We were specifically wanting to share a cocktail featuring everyone's summertime favorite, watermelon and knew this was a winner right away. In addition to Aperol and Teremana Tequila, you will need to either purchase or make butterfly pea flower tea. We will walk you through the steps of making the tea below. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1 Watermelon Wedge
1 Pineapple Wedge


For Drink
2-3 chunks of watermelon 
2-3 chunks pineapple
2 tsp. honey
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
1 oz. Teremana Tequila
1/2 oz. Aperol
~ 2 oz. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea (details below)

You will also need a small pot, colander, ideally 2 shaker cups (but one is ok), muddler, hawthorne strainer/strainer , ice and a collins glass.

Let's Make the Butterfly Pea Flower Tea!

  1. For the tea you will need butterfly pea flowers, water and sugar. We purchased our butterfly pea flowers from amazon.( link here)

  2. In a small pot add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.

  3. Add a handful of butterfly pea flowers and let boil for 3 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat, strain out flowers and add 2 tbsp sugar.

  5. Simmer until sugar dissolves.

  6. Set Aside and let chill.



Let's Make the Drink!

This drink requires separate muddling of the watermelon and pineapple, if you do not have two shaker cups you can use one, but we recommend rinsing in between mixtures.

  1. In shaker cup 1 add:

    • 2-3 chunks of pineapple

    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

    • 2 teaspoons honey (we used blood orange infused honey by Batch2020 link here)

  2. Muddle and add 1 oz. Teremana Tequila and set aside.

  3. In shaker cup 2 add:

    • 2-3 chunks watermelon

    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

  4. Muddle and add 1/2 oz. Aperol and 1/2 oz. Teremana Tequila.

  5. Add ice to both shaker cups and shake well.

  6. Fill collins glass with ice.

  7. Gently strain into collins glass the pineapple mixture first, then your watermelon mixture.

  8. Top with butterfly pea flower tea.

  9. Garnish with fruit of your choice, we chose watermelon and pineapple.

  10. Enjoy!

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