A Better Black Friday: Stay Home With Tropical Cocktails + HGTV's 'Island Hunters'
Are you avoiding the stores this Friday? I don’t blame you. Getting detained in mall jail over a fist fight for this season’s "it" boots just doesn’t seem worth it. So if you too plan to enjoy the day in the comfort and safety of your own home, I’ve got a treat for you.
HGTV House Hunters: Dining Out in a Polynesian Paradise
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters, there's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance blue-stone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and other island amenities.
Take a break from the holiday rush, icy weather and terrifying crowds, and let us sweep you away to a tropical paradise with a Black Friday marathon of Island Hunters, airing back to back from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To bring this tropical daydream a little closer to reality, we’ve got a few cocktails that should do the trick. And just to make things even easier, you can pick your poison according to which booze you prefer. You’re welcome.
Thanksgiving can be tough. Forget every “helpful criticism” your mother-in-law threw your way with a delightfully-creamy frozen margarita. Extra tequila, please.
Make This: Frozen Margie-Cadorita Cocktail
Mint, cucumber, lemonade = yum! If a marathon of "Island Hunters" isn’t enough of a tropical escape, this fruity cocktail will transport you to a magical, coupon-free oasis.
Make This: Magic Hour Cocktail
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Are you afraid you might be missing the deal of a lifetime? After a few sips of this coconut and pineapple potion, your only fear will be running out.
Make This: Pink Flamingo Cocktail
What better way to avoid the fray than with a classic cocktail with a watermelon surprise? Enjoy this delicious treat as you hunt alongside the lucky island dwellers.
Make This: Watermelon Moscow Mule
You pick: frantically running through big box stores or sipping on a classic mint julep? This delightful concoction is a Southern summer staple for a reason, folks.
Make This: Mint Julep
Homemade Sparkling Sangria
Ditch the fully stocked bar loaded with wine and spirits and opt for one signature cocktail such as sparkling sangria instead! This will take the pressure off the host from having to play bartender all night.
If hard liquor isn’t your thing, give this sweet and bubbly sangria a try. Turn up the heat a few notches, and you’ll swear you’re lounging on the coast of Tahiti. It’s that good.
Make This: Sparkling Summer Sangria
After a long day of cooking, cleaning and over-eating, you deserve a treat. Celebrate a day off work with this decadent Savannah fizz.
Make This: Savannah Fizz Cocktail
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Watch Island Hunters on HGTV this Friday, November 27, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.