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Eclipse-Themed Cocktails Are Here to Make Your Monday Brighter

Courtesy of Jose Cuervo

We mean, darker?

In anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse, the folks at Jose Cuervo have created some appropriately themed cocktails to make the event that much more enjoyable — or to help you deal with the stress of navigating through a crowd of rubberneckers staring into the sky. 

Bring these recipes to your viewing party along with your solar eclipse protective glasses for a tipsy good time. (While you're at it, bring a sheet cake, too.)

Total Especial Eclipse
2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial
2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz. charcoal lemonade
1 tsp grenadine
Shake tequila and orange juice and pour into a rocks glass over ice. Mix charcoal lemonade and grenadine and slowly pour into the cocktail. Garnish with lime wedge.

Dark Side of the Sun
2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial
3/4 oz lime juice 3/4 oz
1:1 simple syrup
1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
Shake tequila, lime juice and simple syrup and pour into a rocks glass over ice. Top ice with Creme de Cassis and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.

If you had any doubt about the levels of excitement Americans are feeling for this momentous occasion — or really, anything that's completely unrelated to the president — you should know that to celebrate the celestial event, Bonnie Tyler will perform her 1983 hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart," during the actual eclipse. God bless America. 

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