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Texas Inspired Cocktails to Enjoy at one of Morada Plano’s Many Amenities this Summer

August 2021

Plano, Texas inspired drinks to make at your residences

If there’s one thing Texas is known for, it’s hot summers. To help beat the heat this season, we’ve put together a list of refreshing cocktails to try while lounging at Morada Plano apartment’s saltwater pool or gathering with neighbors on the 5th-floor rooftop deck.

From Texas-inspired drinks to classic summer cocktails, the list below has something for every taste!

Plano, Texas inspired drinks to make at your residence

TEXAS HURRICANE

Looking to pack a punch with something fruity? The Texas Hurricane is a must-try this summer if you haven’t had this state-inspired drink before. This is a fun cocktail to put together with friends or neighbors in your luxurious Morada Plano kitchen before heading outside to lounge by the pool. You’ll need:

  • 1 oz dark spice rum
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 oz 151 proof rum

In your cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except for the crushed ice and 151 proof rum. Shake well and pour into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Pour 151 proof rum over the back of a spoon to float the liquor on top, then garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Cheers!

SOUTHERN SOUR

Another Texas-inspired cocktail we can’t get enough of is the Southern Sour. This drink is best enjoyed lounging with friends on our 5th-floor rooftop lounge, overlooking the vibrant Arts District. The best part is how little you need to prepare this whiskey-based beverage at home. See below for ingredients:

  • 1 part Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
  • 1 part Southern Comfort Peach Liqueur
  • 1 cup Sprite or 7-Up soda

First, fill half of your glass with ice, then add Jack Daniels and Southern Comfort. Top your glass off with your choice of Sprite or 7-Up. For an Instagram-worthy cocktail picture, garnish with a lemon wedge. Be sure to snap a picture of your cocktail while enjoying on our rooftop amenity space and tag @MoradaPlano on Instagram.

WATERMELON CRAWL

Speaking of Instagram-worthy cocktails, next up on our list is the Watermelon Crawl. This bright pink beverage is an ideal pairing to an afternoon laying out in the sun. The ingredient list for this fruity and fresh drink is simple:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh watermelon juice

If you’re feeling up to it, you can first start by pureeing watermelon chunks to get the freshest juice possible. If you’re in a time crunch, watermelon juice can be found at most supermarkets. In your cocktail shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, and watermelon juice. Shake for 15 seconds, then strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a small wedge of the fruit. Enjoy!

Plano, Texas inspired drinks to make at your residence

COCKTAILS TO-GO

Want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail this summer without handling any of the preparation? There are plenty of nearby restaurants that offer cocktail delivery to our Plano apartments. North Italia offers batched classics like sangria, margaritas, mules, and more via DoorDash. If you’re looking for a cocktail kit to experiment with, Whiskey Cake offers the following sets: Old fashioned, Bloody Mary, Guava Gimlet, or Tennessee Stud.

A cocktail is only as special as the space it’s enjoyed in. Offering a saltwater pool, 5th-floor rooftop deck, and vibrant residents’ lounge in addition to luxurious residences, Morada Plano is the place to call home with some of the best amenities right at home. For more information on our apartments in Plano Texas, call 972.632.3561 or contact us online to schedule a private tour.

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Happy Hour Is the Toast of the Town in Plano

August 2021

There’s nothing like enjoying a nice glass of wine or refreshing libation on the way home from a busy day at work. Residents of Morada apartments in downtown Plano can choose from a host of popular Happy Hour spots located close to their all-new luxury address.

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HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS NEAR LUXURY APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN PLANO

Conveniently located within the vibrant Arts District and Historic Downtown, Morada apartments for rent in Plano, Texas put a wonderful array of nightlife, dining and entertainment within easy reach of residents. Raise a glass at one of these area favorites:

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Cru Food + Wine Bar

Cru invites you to “Relax & Un-wine” Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:30 PM with $3 off of glasses or flights of wine. Great bites are also available including ahi tartare, margherita pizza, bruschetta, flatbreads, goat cheese beignets and more. Cru is about a 10-minute drive north of downtown Plano.

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

About 15 minutes from Morado apartments via the George Bush Turnpike, The Capital Grille entices with more than 350 world-class wines to choose from. In addition to iconic wines and champagnes, the restaurant features sommelier selections from up-and-coming labels from top wine regions.

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SIXTY VINES

Honored as a reader favorite of Best Of Plano magazine, this “Wine Maker’s Restaurant” is inspired by the welcoming sophistication of the Napa Valley Region. Highlights include an exhibition kitchen, a charcuterie bar, stylish dining spaces, plus a greenhouse patio.

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PEPPERSMASH

This “cocktail kitchen” lays claim to hosting the area’s best Happy Hour from 3-7 PM at The Shops at Legacy, west of Morada’s luxury apartments for rent in Plano. In addition to draft beer and wine, an imaginative collection of craft cocktails is available. Pop up kitchens are part of the celebration on some evenings, serving favorites like chicken wings and barbecue.

For more information on Morada’s apartments for rent in Plano, call 972.632.5068, or contact us online to schedule a private tour.