Drink The DJ: Summer Playlist

The sun is out, the radio’s blasting, and you’re hankering for a drank that’ll make that Spotify playlist pop. Drink in our suggestions for how to fill up your cup as you listen to this summer’s hits:

Drake — “Nice For What”

The rapper also known as October’s Very Own has name dropped dozens of drinks over the years, so it’s a tough call to pair one with his latest hit. Apart from the shots and patron and Hennessy, however, he does rhyme a lot about rose. And since he apparently loves white wine spritzers, why not mix ‘em together for a light, refreshing aperitif?

Directions: Combine 2 parts rose with your La Croix of choice. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

Cardi B — “I Like It” feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin

They call her Cardi Bardi, banging body, Spicy mami, hot tamale, so a drink for this track has got to bring the heat. We recommend a simple yet hella spicy marg.

Directions: Soak a few sliced up jalapenos in your tequila of choice. Combine 2 oz of jalapeno tequila with 1 oz Lime juice, and 1 oz Cointreau. Rim your glass with habanero salt. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

Apes**t — The Carters

Artistry. Opulence. Swagger. Whatever boozy accompaniment you pair with The Carters’ summer hit has to reflect the extravagance of this track — and the music video that’s filmed in the GD Louvre. Our advice is to splurge on the fanciest bottle of champagne you can without breaking the bank.

Janelle Monae — “Make Me Feel”

Janelle is “powerful with a little bit of tender, an emotional, sexual bender,” and what you’re putting to your lips needs to be, too. Sweet, hardcore, and vibing on that retro vibe just like Monae, the Mind Bender might do the trick.

Directions: Mix one part Kahlua, one part Absolut Vodka, one part club soda. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when to get back to reality.

Post Malone — “Psycho”

This scruffy, New York-born and Texas-bred rapper is pretty loyal to Bud Light, even going so far as teaming up with the brand to find the country’s best BFFs who connect through beer. There’s no need to get fancy in the name of the Beerbongs & Bentleys creator, just grab a six pack — and a friend or two — and chug.