Posts tagged cocktails
friyay happy hour: spritz with a twist

well folks, it is hard to believe, but i am just twelve weeks away from meeting our little nugget. when i was in the early days of my pregnancy, sick as a dog and wondering what the hell i had gotten myself into, days DRAGGED on. the idea of being in the final trimester was something i couldn’t even fathom.

for the first six months, my main concern was just feeling human again. there wasn’t a whole lot of time to miss cocktails or wine in between the barfing and the sleeping. but now that it is warming up and i’m feeling like a functional member of society again, i do miss sipping a cool cocktail in the sun.

this spritz with a twist is something i am very much looking forward to sampling come august. wes assured me it was as delicious as i thought it would be.

spritz with a twist

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 3 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz vodka. .5 oz campari . 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice. 5 oz club soda. 1 orange wheel for garnish. edible flower garnish optional. 1 cup ice.

start by filling your serving glass with ice. pour in the vodka, campari and orange juice. stir well to combine. top off with the club soda and give it all a good stir. garnish with orange wheel and edible flower if you have it. serve and enjoy.

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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.