Adrianna Costa's Favorite Tipple
by shaké ajamian
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Covering red carpet shows in LA such as the Emmys, Oscars, and Golden Globes, Sin City’s newest It girl, Adrianna Costa, is no stranger to star-studded events. Having just landed a new gig as Extra’s full-time correspondent in Las Vegas, Costa will be hosting a series of celebrity pool parties at Azure at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino this summer. With temperatures heating up and “daylife” in full swing, the quest for the perfect summer drink is on. But for Costa, that drink has long been found: “The Michelada is the perfect hotweather drink,” she says. “It’s light, plus it has just the right combination of tang and spice.” Her first taste was on the beaches of Cabo, Mexico, on a getaway with her beau (now fiancé) Scott Gorelick last year, and the drink takes both of them back to a “very relaxed, very Zen” time.
Costa’s introduction to Las Vegas included the familiar first stroll (in her case, a “power walk”) down the Strip to determine her new favorite spots. She and Gorelick made their way to Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Little did they know that they had found their perfect spot—“best ever in the city”—to indulge in Costa’s tasty libation of choice. “Not only does the Michelada pair perfectly with Sammy’s rock shrimp tacos or ceviche, it totally is a snack on its own.” It goes without saying that Costa is excited to introduce and enjoy the drink with her celebrity subjects poolside this summer, but she and Gorelick have a special spin for when they tie the knot on Memorial Day next year in Arizona: “A Michelada bar! Really, what better way to celebrate with friends and family than with something that is just so perfectly us?” Salud!
Adrianna Costa’s Michelada (Done Her Way)
1 Corona Light
2 oz. Bloody Mary mix
Juice of 3⁄4 lime
Black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh dill
Pour half the beer into a tall glass over ice. Add Bloody Mary mix, lime juice, black pepper, and finely chopped fresh dill. Mix it up and garnish with a celery stalk, adding more beer as necessary.
photography by william brinson. drink styling by mariana velasquez for Big Leo