We think you and your team deserve a few fun cocktails (or mocktails) just because. Enjoy (responsibly, of course)!
The HDHPiña Colada
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 pineapple slice
Crush a cup of ice in a blender, then add the coconut cream, pineapple juice, and rum.
Blend together until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a glass and add the pineapple for garnish! Enjoy knowing you’ve mixed up a drink so delicious it can soothe the sting of even the highest deductible.
Skip the alcohol to make The Plaña Colada.
- 3 mint sprigs
- 1 ½ tablespoons of lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 shot of white rum
- Club soda
Feel free to designate a PCP (Primary Cocktail Pal) to help you with this recipe.
Pull off 8-10 mint leaves, and throw the stems away. Throw your mint leaves and sugar into a highball glass, and muddle (aka crush with a fancy rounded stick).
Then, stir in the lime juice, the white rum, and the ice. Get a referral from your PCP to top off the drink with club soda, and voila!
Leave out the rum and you’ve got yourself a mocktail we like to call…The PPOjito.
The Out-of-Network Negroni
- 1 ½ ounces London dry gin
- ¾ ounce Campari
- ¾ ounce vermouth
Combine the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a twist of orange rind. Only serve 80% of the drink.
Teetotalers can mix up an Eligible Dependent by combining 4 ounces lemon-lime soda and a dash of grenadine.
The Leave of Absinthe
- 1 teaspoon of absinthe
- 2 tablespoons of Benedictine liqueur
- ¼ cup of dry vermouth
- 1 orange slice
Pour all the ingredients except the orange slice into a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and stir for one minute, then strain into a classy martini glass.
Squeeze the orange peel over your drink and drop it in. Then, for extra flair, add a ‘themed garnish’–a pacifier, say, or a ‘get well soon’ card hot-glued to a swizzle stick.
For the mocktail version, mix one teaspoon anise extract with sparkling water, sugar, and blackberries and call it a Maternity Leave.
The Coinsurance Cosmopolitan
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce Rose’s lime juice (reserved)
Combine the Allowed Amount ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass, then add a floater of lime juice.
Be warned: this cocktail is so delicious, your teammates might ‘reach their total out-of-pocket costs’ before they know it. If so, suggest that they switch over to…The Out-of-Pocket Limit, a mocktail that substitutes lemon-lime soda for vodka.
The Defined Contribution Daiquiri
- 2 ounces white rum
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ teaspoon confectioner’s sugar
Combine lime juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker, then add the rum. Mix well with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve when fully vested.
Substitute the rum for lime juice to make a mocktail version we call The Hardship Withdrawal.