Lately it seems as if anywhere you look, social media is abuzz with artful cocktail photos tagged poolside, at a roof top happy hour spot or even kicking off a Friday night at home with friends. That's because more than half of us (51%) admit to sharing photos of our drinks on social media.
Whether it's Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, SnapChat or Tumblr, we love to share and like the photos of yummy beverages with our followers and feel awesome when the "likes" start adding up. Do you know what it takes to get the best photo or what the tricks are to taking the "pitcher perfect picture?" Here are a few pro-tips from photographer, Michelle Yam to try using your smartphone and the hash tag, "#SauzaPitcherPics."
*Play with focus and depth. Capture the large depth of field in landscape photos. Use the tilt-shift function on the Instagram toolbar to blur our your surroundings with ease.
*The view from above. The beauty of the cocktail is in the detail! Take an aerial close up to highlight the garnishes or glassware.
*Capture the journey. Show appreciation for your drink and shoot the cocktail prep action. Capture shakers and garnishes to add several different textures and colors to your photo.
*Embrace color. Brag about a beautiful and unique environment! Experiment with different shots to incorporate the various colors. Use the ground or ledge as a neutral backdrop.
Try these tips and the Sauza Tequila cocktail recipes below and cheers to a fabulous summer season!
Sauza Cucumber Chili Rita (Serves 8)
- 2 cups Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila
- 1 cup DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
- 2 cups fresh lemon sour
- Juice of 6 whole limes
- Slices of limes for garnish (optional)
Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice filled pitcher. Add sliced limes and stir. Enjoy!
Sauza Strawberry Margarita (Serves 9)
- 1 1/2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila
- 1/2 DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
- 1 Pucker Strawberry Schnapps
- 3 cups sour mix
- Sliced strawberries
Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice filled pitcher. Add sliced strawberries and stir. Enjoy!
Sauza Rita (Serves 9)
- 1 can Sauza Signature Blue Reposado Tequila
- 1 bottle light beer
- 1 can frozen limeade
- 1 can water
Preparation: Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza Blue Reposado and pour into pitcher. Finally add a can of water. Stir and enjoy!