Just in the Nick of Time | Fancy AF Cocktail Recipe

After days of being stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pies galore, we are now ready to buckle up for phase two of this year’s holiday season. No matter what your holiday celebration looks like this year, you deserve to make yourself a delicious batch of craft cocktails for the occasion (and for the dreaded conversation with that one relative…).

We’re so thrilled to be sharing another beautiful creation from Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval, stars of the hit Bravo series, Vanderpump Rules. If you have family lingering after the holidays, and you’re wondering how you’ll make it through, or how best to celebrate, this drink comes just in the Nick of Time

You Can Be Fancy AF

Fancy AF is chock full of creative tips and personal origin stories for each of the incredible cocktail recipes. Ariana and Tom created a resource that is useful for mixologist experts and novice, at-home bartenders alike; the goal is to instill the confidence that you absolutely can make a cocktail that is creative and delicious at home. Give it a shot!

The Nick of Time Cocktail Recipe

We love this cocktail because it can be customized to fit your preferred palate. As guava juice can prove to be a difficult find, Tom recommends subbing a splash of your favorite fruit juice instead! He also recommends sticking to the fruits that are in season at the time, which will always give you the freshest flavors. The most common substitute for guava is pineapple or strawberry; try muddling or blending in some strawberries for some extra sweetness. 

Just in the Nick of Time

Recipe by Ariana Madix & Tom Sandoval from Fancy AFDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 ounces vodka

  • ½ ounce blue Curacao

  • ¾ ounces coconut water

  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice

  • ½ ounce guava juice

  • ½ ounce lemon juice

  • Garnish: Sprig of fresh rosemary, Lime slice


  • In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka, Curacao, coconut water, pineapple juice, guava juice, and lemon juice. 
  • Fill the remainder of the cocktail shaker with ice. 
  • Shake and strain into a tall glass over fresh ice. 
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a slice of lime.

Start your Bar

With recipes that are perfect for lounging around the house, using up that old bottle that’s been collecting dust, or hosting a gathering, Fancy AF is the perfect resource for your at-home bar inspiration!

If you’re feeling excited about Ariana and Tom’s ideas, check out our exclusive Fancy AF virtual birthday party – consider this your formal invitation to kick off the second wave of the holiday season. Join us, as we host Tom and Ariana on December 3rd at 7pm CST, to celebrate the one year anniversary of their book, as well as our extra special Gardenuity X Fancy AF Container Garden collaboration!

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