The Perfect Summer Shot

The Perfect Summer Shot

By Audra Deaton

The Perfect Summer Shot

Shots don’t need to hurt...

Simple Always Works is a phrase we live by in the studio.  We thought this maxim should apply to throwing down some shots with friends as much as it does for making our wares.  So...we decided to start our weekend a bit early with some summer drinks courtesy of our friend Brian Floyd.  

If you’ve ever been to our space during the East Austin Studio Tour, you’ve surely met Floyd, equal parts barkeep, rockstar and leading man.  He’s the handsome devil pouring delicious drinks, sharing incredible stories and donating all of his tips from the weekend to some of our favorite local non-profits like the Andy Roddick Foundation, Austin Food and Wine Alliance and Austin Bat Cave

We really can’t think of a more appropriate cocktail recipe than the Classic Daiquiri.  Three ingredients, bright and fresh…perfect for these hot summer evenings. Floyd taught us that shots don’t need to be complicated…they also don’t have to be boring. Quite simply…All you have to do to make the perfect shot is make the perfect cocktail...oh, and we have the perfect cups to make that shot even more perfect!  


Floyd’s Daiquiri Shots

Serves 6 people

  • 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
  • 4 ounces of Canã Brava rum
  • Pour ingredients into a shaker
  • Fill with ice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Distribute evenly into cups for your closest and most fun friends



photos by sarah frankie linder