If you’re like us (pale, but still desperate for solar satisfaction), then you know the summertime drill: Put on sunscreen, go outside, get sunburnt regardless of how much sunscreen we put on, hurt, bathe in bright green aloe vera gel, and feel okay again. Inevitably, this cycle of self destruction leaves us as (metaphorically) achy and burnt on the inside as we are (literally) on the outside. So we decided to add some of that glorious skin-quenching succulent to our booze.
While we’d never let aloe gel within a beach towel’s length of a cocktail, there are plenty of alternatives that are actually safe to ingest, including aloe water, tea, syrups and liqueur—all of which can work wonders in a drink. So when you’ve reached peak inner burn, here are three soothing aloe cocktails to help.