These Valley hotpots are shaking up refreshing rainbow-hued cocktails for sipping and supporting Pride Month this June.
Santé’s Watermelon Mambo is a colorful tipple crafted with fresh watermelon juice, cucumber-infused vodka and a beautiful garnish to top it off. A portion of the sales of Watermelon Mambo will be donated to The Trevor Project, which is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.
LGBTQ+-owned Foch Café in Downtown Tempe is celebrating Pride Month with rainbow shots made with Skittles-infused vodka for $12 each (pictured). Foch offers a full menu to dine-in guests as well as a grab-and-go section with hot and cold items, freshly baked pastries and a coffee bar.
Morning Squeeze shares its support of the LBGQT community with its Pride Punch–perfect for June brunching! The refreshing rum cocktail includes peach schnapps, pineapple and lemon juice and a melon liqueur. The colorful concoction comes garnished with a candy rainbow ribbon. The breakfast and lunch spot also serves up a specialty stuffed French toast with layers of cream filling between two slices of the restaurant’s original French toast with a rainbow-hued garnish. Morning Squeeze has locations in Old Town Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix.
Phoenix’s Brightside Studios is celebrating with a special Pride Paint & Sip course on June 11. During the event, locals can paint a Pride flag, taught by art instructor Bee Brown, and enjoy The Valley cocktail, a mix of vodka, strawberry lemonade, muddled fresh strawberries and butterfly pea tea topped with a fresh strawberry and blackberry garnish. Tickets are $39.99 per person for the course, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. (Tickets include one free alcoholic beverage from the bar.)