Chef John Cusimano Makes SXSW-Themed Cocktails For Carrie Keagan

Are you sad to be trapped inside an office while all your friends live it up at South By Southwest? Don’t fret, Chef John Cusimano stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this week with a fresh crop of drink ideas to liven up any party (or work day), helping to bring the spirit of South By to your own home. Remember: a bottle of liquor is cheaper than a flight to Texas…

The cocktail enthusiast who also dabbles as the lead singer for his band The Cringe (and happens to be married to Rachael Ray) taught VH1’s own Carrie Keagan how to make some delicious drinks this week. It’s far from 5 o’clock, but if you want to take a peek, we won’t tell your bosses.

  • Blood Orange Negroni

  • Cel-Ray Margarita

  • Cucumber Ginger Mojito

  • Lady Bird Lake Iced Tea

So whether you’re heading down to ATX to take part in the music and tech revelry, or are simply looking for something new to sip on, get an early start to your weekend with the recipes above.

Related: SXSW 2013: VH1 Says ’Hello Austin!’ With Help From Youngblood Hawke, St. Lucia And Mia Moretti

[Photos: VH1]