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friyay happy hour: summer stonefruit cooler

we are ten days in to parenthood and we are starting to settle in to our new normal.

i was so prepared for chaos, that i have been pleasantly surprised with how mellow things are at the moment. i know it won’t always be this simple, but right now it is pretty much just eat, sleep, repeat.

sweet sage is sleeping hours at a time, so i have had the chance to get back in the kitchen. and more importantly, back to my once a week cocktail consumption.

other parents are talking about the end of summer because their kids are headed back to school, but as far as i am concerned, summer is just hitting its full stride. the produce store is PACKED with gorgeous stone fruit and my garden is pumping out basil. they just happen to make a beautiful marriage of summer flavors. but don’t take my word for it, whip one up for yourself!

summer stonefruit cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

ingredients: 2 oz vodka. .5 cup chopped ripe plum (you could sub any of your favorite stone fruit) + plum wedge for garnish. 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz simple syrup. 5 large basil leaves, torn and smashed to release their oils + a sprig of basil for garnish. shaker. strainer. food processor or blender. 2 cups ice.

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start by making your plum purée. place your ripe plums or stone fruit in you blender or food processor and purée till as smooth as you can get it.

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then in your shaker, combine the plum, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. add in your torn and smashed basil leaves. add in 1 cup of ice and shake well till frothy and well combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice.

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strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass. garnish with plum wedge and basil. if you are using them.

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serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

summer stonefruit cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

ingredients: 2 oz vodka. .5 cup chopped ripe plum (you could sub any of your favorite stone fruit) + plum wedge for garnish. 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz simple syrup. 5 large basil leaves, torn and smashed to release their oils + a sprig of basil for garnish. shaker. strainer. food processor or blender. 2 cups ice.

start by making your plum purée. place your ripe plums or stone fruit in you blender or food processor and purée till as smooth as you can get it. then in your shaker, combine the plum, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. add in your torn and smashed basil leaves. add in 1 cup of ice and shake well till frothy and well combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice. strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass. garnish with plum wedge and basil. if you are using them. serve and enjoy.

friyay happy hour: blueberry margarita

well, i blinked and june is pretty much over. the fourth of july (one of the best boozing days of the year) is upon us and i may have just created my most delicious margarita EVER. i know that is a bold statement, but it is THAT good. perfect for your independence  day bash or right here, right now. 

blueberry margarita

serves: 1 cocktail  

prep time: 2 minutes  

active time: 1 minute

total time: 3 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila. 1 oz fresh lime juice. .5 oz hibiscus syrup. .25 cup fresh blueberries. 2 drops grapefruit or orange bitters. 1 tsp sea salt. muddler. shaker. strainer. 2 cups ice. optional: skewer + edible flowers for garnish.  

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start by making your blueberry garnish if you are using it but skewering 3 blueberries and your edible flowers if you are using them. then lightly brush the rim of your serving glass with a little bit of the lime juice. dip your glass in the salt till you have your desired salt rim.

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fill the base of your shaker with the remaining blueberries and smash them till they are pretty much just a juice.

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pour in the hibiscus syrup, tequila and the bitters.

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add in half the ice. shake well till combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice.

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strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass.

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garnish with your blueberry skewer.

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serve and enjoy. 

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xo, a

blueberry margarita

serves: 1 cocktail  

prep time: 2 minutes  

active time: 1 minute

total time: 3 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila. 1 oz fresh lime juice. .5 oz hibiscus syrup. .25 cup fresh blueberries. 2 drops grapefruit or orange bitters. 1 tsp sea salt. muddler. shaker. strainer. 2 cups ice. optional: skewer + edible flowers for garnish.  

start by making your blueberry garnish if you are using it but skewering 3 blueberries and your edible flowers if you are using them. then lightly brush the rim of your serving glass with a little bit of the lime juice. dip your glass in the salt till you have your desired salt rim. fill the base of your shaker with the remaining blueberries and smash them till they are pretty much just a juice. pour in the hibiscus syrup, tequila and the bitters. add in half the ice. shake well till combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice. strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass. garnish with your blueberry skewer. serve and enjoy.