Cocktail pairings perfect to Netflix and chill all weekend

Taffer's Cosmobellini. Photo provided by Taffer's Mixologist
Taffer's Cosmobellini. Photo provided by Taffer's Mixologist /

With another weekend of staying in, these Netflix cocktail pairings will add a little flair to your next binge night. Is that cocktail shaker reader?

From virtual happy hours to watching parties, Netflix cocktail pairings are the perfect libations to make that Netflix night even more entertaining. While many people might miss their favorite watering hole and bartender, some easy, themed cocktails can be shaken up at home. After a little experimentation, everyone can mix up a great cocktail with a few tricks.

Netflix has become the must watch television. Long gone are the days where everyone hovered around the television waiting for the next weekly episode. Now, people are watching episode after episode and season after season.

In many ways, watching Netflix shows creates a connection. Regardless of age, gender or location, everyone knows of certain Netflix shows. It is part of the cultural collective.

To add some excitement to that next Netflix night, these Netflix cocktail pairings run the gamut. But, there is a common thread. All of the cocktails use Taffer’s Mixologist cocktail mixes. If the name sounds familiar, it should.

Taffer’s Mixologist is a created by Jon Taffer, known by many from his Bar Rescue show. This line of cocktail mixes brings the craft cocktail experience to everyone. From a skinny margarita to a mojito, there is no excuse to not make a good cocktail.

Taffer’s Mixologist comes in seven flavors, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Mojito, Pina Colada, Skinny Margarita and Strawberry Margarita. Available at Walmart, these mixers are priced around $5 a bottle. Basically, this line is a great way to stock the bar.

With all of these ideas in mind, here are some Netflix cocktail pairings that are perfect for your next Netflix watching session.

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Taffer’s Mixologist Blue Margarita. Photo provided by Taffer’s Mixologist /

Taffer’s Mixologist Blue Margarita & Cheer

Are you ready? OK! Everyone loves that drama on Cheer. While they did take a plunge in the ocean during the Daytona Beach championship, this blue margarita brings the celebration to the glass.

To create this cocktail, use the Strawberry Margarita Mix, tequila and blue curacao. After one cocktail, you might be ready to cheer for a second one.

"Taffer’s Mixologist Blue Margarita (Blue Curaçao)2 oz Taffer’s Strawberry Margarita Mix1.5 oz tequila1 oz blue curaçaoAdd all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with limes, dried oranges or cherries."

Taffer’s Mixologist Mango + Grapefruit Strawberry Float and Love Is Blind

If you are looking to make a perfect match, this cocktail is a delight for the eyes. The layers of flavors and textures show that there are many levels to any good romance. This cocktail reveals something new with every sip.

"Taffer’s Mixologist Mango + Grapefruit Strawberry Float3.5 oz Taffer’s Strawberry Margarita Mix1.5 oz tequila1 oz grapefruit juice1 scoop mango sorbetFresh grapefruit sliceRose petalsAdd Taffer’s, tequila, and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a large coupe glass. Add a scoop of mango sorbet and garnish with fresh grapefruit and rose petals."

Taffer’s Mixologist Peach and Pomegranate Sparkler and the Crown

While this cocktail might not be Pimms and Strawberry and Cream, it is a bright, refreshing sip. The bubbles from the Prosecco adds a touch of elegance. Even if you don’t have a champagne coupe, mix up one of these cocktails and feel a little regal.

"Taffer’s Mixologist Peach and Pomegranate Sparkler1 oz Taffer’s Strawberry Margarita Mix4 oz Prosecco2-3 peach slices1 Tbsp pomegranate seedsPlace peaches and pomegranates into a champagne coupe. Add Taffer’s, then top with chilled prosecco!"

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Taffer’s Mixologist Bloody Rosemarys. Photo provided by Taffer’s Mixologist /

Taffer’s Mixologist Bloody Rosemarys and the Irishman

Even if it isn’t brunch time, a Bloody Mary is quite tasty. This version skips the common spicy flavors for an herbaceous twist. The addition of the rosemary could give some food inspiration, too. What’s on the plate with this cocktail?

"Taffer’s Mixologist Bloody Rosemarys3.5 oz Taffer’s Bloody Mary Mix1.5 oz vodka3-4 large sprigs of rosemaryAdd all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish with more rosemary."

These Netflix cocktail pairings are just a few options to shake up while watching Netflix. With the Taffer’s Mixologist, there are a wide array of cocktails that are perfect pairings. From sweet to savory to classic to modern, anyone can become a mixologist with a little help.

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What do you sip while watching Netflix? What is your favorite cocktail pairing?