Blake Shelton’s Blake-a-rita Recipe

During Spring Blake at Ole Red, “we’re rocking all kinds of concoctions,” but the Blake-a-rita is our drink of choice. A no-frills cocktail Blake Shelton invented himself, the Blake-a-rita will put you in that partying mood (as if you needed a reason) with the help of vodka — forget tequila — and splashes of lemon-lime soda and lime juice. If you’re one of those fancier types, Ole Red has got a dressed-up version of the same drink. Both recipes are good-time guaranteed.

If you’d rather be drinking, forget the DIY and leave the mixology up to Ole Red. We’ll be serving Blake’s Original Blake-a-rita at all three locations throughout Spring Blake. In Nashville or Gatlinburg? Give the Fancy Blake-a-rita and the Black-bear-y ‘rita a whirl, too. Nashville will also be serving up the classic, tequila-based Ole Red House Margarita. Hurry up now, Spring Blake won’t last forever — but that tattoo you got at 3 a.m. will.

Blake’s Original Blake-a-rita

Serving: 1 cocktail

  • 2 ounces Smithworks Vodka
  • Lemon-lime soda, to taste
  • Lime juice, fresh or bottled (Seriously, that lime-shaped squirt bottle will do the trick.)

Fill glass with ice. Pour vodka and lemon-lime soda into glass and adjust ratio to taste. Add a squeeze of lime. Stir. Garnish with lime wedge if desired.

Fancy Blake-a-rita, Same B.S.

Serving: 1 cocktail

  • 1 ounce Smithworks Vodka
  • ½ ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • ½ ounce ginger syrup
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda, to taste
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Fill glass with ice. Pour vodka, ginger liqueur, ginger syrup, and simple syrup into glass. Add club soda to taste. Stir. Garnish with lime wedge if desired.

Bring Blake to your party!

Adorn your Blake-a-rita with a DIY Spring Blake cocktail stirrer. Assembly requires just a couple of materials. Bottoms up.

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Katie Quine

Katie Quine is a digital marketing coordinator for Opry Entertainment. She believes Dolly Parton is one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known.