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friyay happy hour: midori mojito

why hello there st. patrick’s day. nice to see you again.

long gone are my days of getting up at four-thirty in the morning to drink irish car bombs and watch turtle racing at brennan’s. but that doesn’t mean i still don’t want to celebrate the irish with something green. and this week we got hit with some warm spring weather in socal and i need something REFRESHING.

midori is a tasty melon liquor that ads great flavor and color to a light cocktail. and what is more refreshing than mint and melon? I’ll tell you. NOTHING.

midori mojito

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 1.5 oz rum. 1 oz midori liquor. 1 oz lemon juice. 1 tsp sugar. club soda. 10 torn mint leave, plus an extra mint sprig for garnish. muddler (note that my husband lent out our muddler so i used a mortar and pestle which worked quite well). 1 cup ice.

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start by combining your sugar, mint leaves, lime juice and rum together in your glass.

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muddle it all together till the mint is really smashed to smithereens.

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add in the ice and the midori.

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fill the glass with club soda. stir well.

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top with mint sprig for garnish and enjoy.

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xo, a

midori mojito

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 1.5 oz rum. 1 oz midori liquor. 1 oz lemon juice. 1 tsp sugar. club soda. 10 torn mint leave, plus an extra mint sprig for garnish. muddler (note that my husband lent out our muddler so i used a mortar and pestle which worked quite well). 1 cup ice.

start by combining your sugar, mint leaves, lime juice and rum together in your glass. muddle it all together till the mint is really smashed to smithereens. add in the ice and the midori. fill the glass with club soda. stir well. top with mint sprig for garnish and enjoy.

friyay happy hour: blood orange + hibiscus bubbles

welcome to a special new years edition of friyay happy hour.

this year has been a crazy whirlwind. cakes took off like crazy, we doubled our catering business and we had such an amazing time being a part of people’s most special days.

despite getting a bug that had me dragging to the finish line of twenty-eighteen, it was a VERY special year. after years of struggling, it felt great to finally start to see growth and development in our cooking. for so long it felt like i was faking it, and now i feel like cooking really is my job.

not to mention, today marks three years of wedded to bliss with my right hand man, wesley. it’s been a true joy being married to my best friend and business partner and i’m looking forward to what the next year brings us both.

now to the important part. there is something very special about ringing in the new year with bubbly. and a tweak or two can take your bubbles to the next level. a splash of any fresh fruit juice is delicious, but blood oranges are in season and the perfect splash.

blood orange + hibiscus bubbles

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 1 minute

active time: 1 minute

total time: 2 minutes

ingredients: 5 oz dry sparkling wine (or your favorite type of sparkling wine). 1 oz blood orange juice. .5 oz hibiscus syrup. blood orange wheel & golden sprinkles for garnish.

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start by lightly rubbing the edge of your serving glass with the wheel of blood orange so it becomes slightly tacky.

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dip the edge of your glass in the golden sprinkles.

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pour the hibiscus syrup & blood orange juice into the bottom of your glass.

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fill up the glass with bubbles.

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garnish with the blood orange wheel.

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serve & enjoy.

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xo, a

blood orange + hibiscus bubbles

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 1 minute

active time: 1 minute

total time: 2 minutes

ingredients: 5 oz dry sparkling wine (or your favorite type of sparkling wine). 1 oz blood orange juice. .5 oz hibiscus syrup. blood orange wheel & golden sprinkles for garnish.

start by lightly rubbing the edge of your serving glass with the wheel of blood orange so it becomes slightly tacky. dip the edge of your glass in the golden sprinkles. pour the hibiscus syrup & blood orange juice into the bottom of your glass. fill up the glass with bubbles. garnish with the blood orange wheel. serve & enjoy.