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friyay happy hour: strawberry hibiscus mocktail

now, before you go panicking that it's going to be nothing but mocktails and mommy smoothies for the next six months, calm yourself. i still make wes a weekly cocktail and friyay happy hour will live on.

in fact, i doctored up this mocktail for wesley with two ounces of tequila and an ounce of triple sec. so if you are still needing something boozy today, you can easily convert this to a strawberry hibiscus margarita. hell, just add some vodka and you will be good to go if that is more your style.

now, for those moms to be and all those non drinkers out there, today we have a delicious non alcoholic beverage. hibiscus syrup is a great ingredient to keep on hand to add sweetness and flavor to a beverage or baked good. and it perfectly compliments the gorgeous strawberries on produce store shelves right now.

strawberry hibiscus mocktail

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 3 strawberries, two diced and one for garnish. 1 oz hibiscus syrup. 1 oz lemon juice. 6 oz club soda. 1 cup ice. muddler. strainer. edible flowers for garnish, optional.

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in the cup of a shaker or pint glass, combine your diced strawberries, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup.

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muddle till all the strawberries are smashed to smithereens. put a slice in your remaining strawberry and add it to the rim of your serving glass. fill your serving glass with ice.

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use the strainer to strain the liquid over the ice in your serving glass.

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top it off with the club soda and stir well to combine.

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garnish with edible flowers and serve.

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xo, a

strawberry hibiscus mocktail

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 3 strawberries, two diced and one for garnish. 1 oz hibiscus syrup. 1 oz lemon juice. 6 oz club soda. 1 cup ice. muddler. strainer. edible flowers for garnish, optional.

in the cup of a shaker or pint glass, combine your diced strawberries, lemon juice and hibiscus syrup. muddle till all the strawberries are smashed to smithereens. put a slice in your remaining strawberry and add it to the rim of your serving glass. fill your serving glass with ice. use the strainer to strain the liquid over the ice in your serving glass. top it off with the club soda and stir well to combine. garnish with edible flowers and serve.

friyay happy hour: honey + lemon margarita

greetings from ft. collins, colorado. last night, i hopped on a jet plane after my last yoga class and woke up this morning about an hour outside of denver. i am here visiting one of my best friends (we met on the swim team at lmu) and recharging. i told her my priorities were her, sleep and yoga. in that order. i'm sixteen hours in to my four day visit and so far we are right on track. 

the last week was a non stop hustle to get done everything that needed doing before i left. and wes was a huge help. we had a test shoot for the cake calendar at my house thursday morning and he went above and beyond whipping our place into shape and helping me with the deliveries that still had to go out while i was away. 

so i treated him with a tasty margarita (one of his favorite cocktails). i still have a bit left over from a few friends winter citrus bounty and in the bunch are some beautiful pink and meyer lemons. of course, you can use whatever lemons you can get your hands on, this cocktail will be just as tasty. 

honey + lemon margarita 

serves: 1 cocktail 

prep time: 1 minute

active time: 1 minute

total time: 2 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila (i used casa amigos because he loves it and we have it on hand). 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz st. germain (if you don't have this you can purchase it HERE or you could sub something like triple sec in a pinch). 1 tsp honey. 1 cup ice. shaker. 

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in the base of your shaker, add together all the ingredients.

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add in two ore three ice cubes depending on how large your ice. too much ice and the honey will harden and not combine well. shake well for 30 seconds till everything is well combined.

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place the rest of the ice in your serving glass and pour all the contents of the shaker into the glass.

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serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

honey + lemon margarita 

serves: 1 cocktail 

prep time: 1 minute

active time: 1 minute

total time: 2 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila (i used casa amigos because he loves it and we have it on hand). 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz st. germain (if you don't have this you can purchase it HERE or you could sub something like triple sec in a pinch). 1 tsp honey. 1 cup ice. shaker. 

in the base of your shaker, add together all the ingredients. add in two ore three ice cubes depending on how large your ice. too much ice and the honey will harden and not combine well. shake well for 30 seconds till everything is well combined. place the rest of the ice in your serving glass and pour all the contents of the shaker into the glass. serve and enjoy.