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friyay happy hour: watermelon + rosemary cooler

happy memorial day weekend friends. nothing says summer kick off like memorial day.

and my favorite summer fruit is watermelon. it has basically been baby’s number one craving since the beginning of my second trimester. for a while there i was eating one fourth of a watermelon A DAY. i suffered a few months of bad watermelon season but we have official turned that corner towards summer and the watermelon pickings are GOOOOOOD.

fresh, crisp, sweet watermelon is a special experience. but once your watermelon goes a little bit past its freshest or if the watermelon texture is mealy, blending it up for the juice is the PERFECT solution. with baby on board, i have been drinking watermelon juice straight. but for wesley, i’ve been whipping up this delicious vodka + watermelon cocktail for him to enjoy.

watermelon + rosemary cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 5 oz watermelon juice (i blended 1 cup watermelon and strained the juice from the pulp). 2 oz vodka. 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice. 3-5 oz club soda. 1 rosemary sprig. 2 cups ice. tall serving glass. shaker/strainer. optional: borage flowers or other blue edible flowers for garnish.

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start by combining the watermelon juice, vodka and lemon juice in the base of your shaker with half the ice. remove the bottom two thirds of leaves from the rosemary sprig. smash and tear up the rosemary leaves and add them to the shaker.

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shake vigorously for 30 seconds to combine everything and to release the oils from the rosemary. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice. strain the contents of your shaker over ice.

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top the cocktail off with club soda.

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stir well and garnish with the rosemary sprig and edible flowers. serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

watermelon + rosemary cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 5 oz watermelon juice (i blended 1 cup watermelon and strained the juice from the pulp). 2 oz vodka. 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice. 3-5 oz club soda. 1 rosemary sprig. 2 cups ice. tall serving glass. shaker/strainer. optional: borage flowers or other blue edible flowers for garnish.

start by combining the watermelon juice, vodka and lemon juice in the base of your shaker with half the ice. remove the bottom two thirds of leaves from the rosemary sprig. smash and tear up the rosemary leaves and add them to the shaker. shake vigorously for 30 seconds to combine everything and to release the oils from the rosemary. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice. strain the contents of your shaker over ice. top the cocktail off with club soda. stir well and garnish with the rosemary sprig and edible flowers. serve and enjoy.

friyay happy hour: strawberry + rhubarb mojito

may gray has settled into southern california. but despite the cooler temperatures and lack of sunshine, the great produce is still rolling in to stores. and rhubarb season is upon us.

your traditional mojito has that great sweet and sour vibe brought to you by simple syrup and lime juice. fresh strawberries, rhubarb and my favorite cocktail sweetener, hibiscus syrup, combine to make something really special and summery.

fresh produce makes this drink really bright and dangerously easy drinking. not to mention, it is pretty easy on the eyes.

strawberry + rhubarb mojito

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz white rum. 5 oz club soda. 1 oz hibiscus syrup. 4 strawberries, 3 sliced up and 1 reserved for garnish. .25 cup chopped fresh rhubarb. handful of mint leaves + 1 mint sprig for garnish. 1 cup ice. tall serving glass. food processor or blender.

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in the bowl of your food processor or blender, combine the sliced strawberry, rhubarb, mint leaves, hibiscus syrup and the rum.

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blend until as smooth as you can get it. fill your serving glass with ice. pour in your blended mixture.

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top with club soda.

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garnish with strawberry and mint sprig. serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

strawberry + rhubarb mojito

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 4 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz white rum. 5 oz club soda. 1 oz hibiscus syrup. 4 strawberries, 3 sliced up and 1 reserved for garnish. .25 cup chopped fresh rhubarb. handful of mint leaves + 1 mint sprig for garnish. 1 cup ice. tall serving glass. food processor or blender.

in the bowl of your food processor or blender, combine the sliced strawberry, rhubarb, mint leaves, hibiscus syrup and the rum. blend until as smooth as you can get it. fill your serving glass with ice. pour in your blended mixture. top with club soda. garnish with strawberry and mint sprig. serve and enjoy.