Here's What Happens When You Ask Mamrie Hart To Make You A Drink

    New author and YouTube cutie Mamrie Hart stopped by to teach us how to make five delicious summer cocktails.

    Mamrie Hart, YouTube's cocktail superstar, recently published a book all about her "boozy misadventures."

    Mamrie has nearly a million subscribers on YouTube, and it's easy to see why.

    While her language and jokes may get wild, her book and channel are all about accepting who you are without being afraid to poke fun at yourself.

    Here are some drinks, from her book and her show, that she thinks you should make this summer:

    1. Right in the Nuts

    What You'll Need:

    Glass bottle of Coke

    1/2 oz homemade grenadine (see next step)

    2 oz white rum

    Salted peanuts

    First, add some ice to a tumbler, then pour in the homemade grenadine syrup.

    Add in the white rum.

    Next, crack open the Coke and pour that into the glass as well.

    You can also make this cocktail right the Coke bottle itself, as is more traditional in the South.

    Stir it up!

    Finally, don't forget to add the peanuts on top.

    So refreshing! Feel like summer yet?

    2. Amy Poehler's "Parks and Wrecked"

    Inspired by another delightful lady author.

    What You'll Need:

    Fresh lemon

    Maple syrup

    Maple-flavored whiskey*

    (*Alas, we had to use non-maple-flavored bourbon, since it was what we had.)

    To a shaker full of ice, add as much maple whiskey (or, y'know, bourbon) as you'd like. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.

    Add about a tablespoon of maple syrup.

    Then shake it all together as gleefully as Leslie Knope would!

    Pour over ice, and garnish with a cute lemon wedge.

    In the video, Mamrie geniusly uses a mini waffle as a garnish. Yes, please!

    Drink up, and make Ron Swanson proud!

    3. Mamrie Hart's "Best Celer-y"

    What You'll Need:


    Simple syrup

    Fresh celery juice (made by putting celery through a juicer or Vitamix blender)


    Fresh lime

    Celery bitters

    Fun fact: dinosaurs LOVE cilantro...

    ...and Mamrie loves gin.

    Muddle your cilantro in a shaker, then add the juice of half a lime.

    To that, add about 2 ounces of celery juice and an ounce of simple syrup.

    Pour in as much gin as you please!

    Shake it together adorably and vigorously.

    Strain into a glass and serve with a little sprig of cilantro as garnish.

    4. Lena Dunham's "Not That Kind of Earl"

    To enjoy while you read Lena's book!

    What You'll Need:

    Earl Grey-infused gin (see next step)

    Pomegranate reduction (or juice)

    Lemon juice

    Pour a "decent amount" of the tea-infused gin into a shaker full of ice.

    Next, add a little bit of pomegranate reduction and the juice of half a lemon.

    To make the pomegranate reduction:

    Heat pomegranate juice with a squeeze of lemon on the stove for about 10 minutes, until it thickens up.

    Shake it on up, then pour over ice.

    Mamrie garnished with a twist of lemon.

    There ya go! A drink fit for yet another badass lady author.

    5. Show Thyme

    What You'll Need:

    1 oz thyme simple syrup

    Fresh blackberries

    1/2 lemon

    2 oz gin


    First, muddle fresh blackberries in your shaker.

    Add in the thyme simple syrup.

    Squeeze in the lemon juice, and pour in the gin.

    Strain and pour into your cutest champagne flute.

    Pop a bottle of champagne to top off the glass.

    Garnish with a blackberry. All those bubbles will float it toward the top!

    A cocktail guaranteed to be super bubbly, just like you!


    Mmmm, tastes like success.

    And there you have it: The perfect cocktails to keep you company this summer.