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Creative Twists on Classic Cocktails

3 Fun New Recipes Designed to Shake Up the Classics

The next time you think about ordering one of your classic favorites—a Martini, margarita, or Bloody Mary—how about switching it up? These three easy drink recipes add a little something extra to cocktail favorites. Follow along to whip up something special for your guests—or head to Picazzo's Arrowhead ( and order one at the full bar or to accompany your meal. 

Picazzo's, located at 8280 W Union Hills, is an Arizona-based family-owned restaurant specializing in clean, whole foods. The modern Italian fusion blends Asian, Mediterranean, and Mexican ingredients for simple, great food. There is a gluten-free and vegan menu available. 

Key Lime Pie Martini

This fun take on a martini features the vanilla, coconut, and lime of a key lime pie, complete with the shortbread crust. 


  • 2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • Siete Mexican Shortbread Cookies (gluten-free, vegan)
  • lime peel


  1. Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Use lime juice to rim the glass and roll it into crushed Siete cookie crumbs.
  3. Strain into a chilled, rimmed martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime peel.

Limoncello Margarita

Blend the classic flavors of a margarita with the classic Italian limoncello for a lemony spin on a tradition. 


  • 1 oz Espolon Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Villa Massa Limoncello
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup


  1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. 
  3. Serve with sugar rim and lemon zest.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel.

Bloody Mary

Spice up any brunch with a Blood Mary. Have fun with the garnish—add salami, pickle, olive, and lime skewers. Or, you can stop by Picazzo's on Saturday and Sunday and order an $8 Bloody Mary or Mimosa.


  • 1 1/2 oz Luksusowa potato vodka
  • 4 oz Bloody Mary mix
  • 1/2 oz Demitri's Bloody Mary seasoning
  • Shrubwell chile lime salt for rimming
  • Celery salt for rimming


  1. Pour all ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled tall glass rimmed with Shrubwell chile lime salt and celery salt.
  4. Garnish with a skewer of salami, pickles, stuffed olives, and lime.