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St. Louis Southside

October 3, 2014


I recently picked up a bottle of Domaine de Canton and have been trying to figure out some fun ways to use it… here is one of my first attempts!


St. Louis Southside 

  • 6 mint leaves
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • simple syrup or honey
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur)
  • tonic
  1. Muddle mint, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add gin, ginger liqueur and ice to cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
  3. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice and top with tonic water.





Elsie Green Giveaway + Cucumber Lemon Fizz

September 5, 2014


My girlfriend Kelsey introduced me to the amazing Elsie Green studio and all of their amazing goodies.  Elsie Green is a family run company that curates gorgeous, sustainable finds from all over the globe. Hand woven totes from Marakkech? Vintage champagne coupes from a cafe in France? Vintage kanthas made from Indian saris? Look no further.


Each and every piece tells a story, and my favorite part (aside from their desire to work towards a desirable home, and their one of kind inventory) is their amazing partnership with 1% for the Plant – who doesn’t like to do some good and give back will shopping!?


I am so excited for the opportunity to partner with Elsie Green… I love to shop & eat locally, and their company represents that in the most beautiful way possible!  But don’t worry… I won’t keep the Elsie Green goodness all to myself… because they have very generously donated a gorgeous set of Moroccan tea glasses to one of my lucky readers!!!  Just enter the contest at the end of this post… we will announce a winner next week!


Cucumber Lemon Fizz

  • 1/4 sliced cucumbers (I used Persian cucumbers)
  • 1 oz vodka
  • juice of half a lemon (I used a Meyer lemon)
  • splash of St. Germain
  • club soda
  1. Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice.
  3. Fill with ice and shake until shaker is frosted.
  4. Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with cucumber slice.



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Moroccan Tea Glasses / Wooden Bowls / Napkin


Garden Party Cocktail

August 1, 2014


I was visiting CVR, when one of our favorite bartenders – Carlos, suggested I whip up this little number for the blog… enjoy!


Garden Party Cocktail

  • 6 Sprigs Basil
  • 1/2 Lime Juice
  • 2 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  1. Muddle basil for 30 seconds (don’t be afraid to put in some elbow grease!)
  2. Add lime juice and muddle a little more.
  3. Add ice,  gin and liqueur to shaker and shake until outside of shaker is frosty.
  4. Double strain with a fine mesh sieve into a glass and enjoy!






Note: As many of my cocktails go… this is meant to be served up (in a martini glass), but for an extra refreshing spin, serve on the rocks and top (generously) with club soda (as pictured).



French 75

July 18, 2014


When I think of weddings, one of the first things that come to mind is champagne… the toasts, the bubbles, champagne flutes – so romantic right?  In honor of wedding week, I wanted to provide you with a classic champagne cocktail recipe – the French 75.  The fun of champagne with a dangerous little twist!


French 75

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 oz champagne or sparkling wine
  1. Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in an ice filled shaker.  Shake for a good 30 seconds until frosty.
  2. Strain into chilled champagne flute and top with champagne/sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with lemon twist.






*The key here is dry champagne and ice cold ingredients – the colder the better!



Tequila Soaked Watermelon with Lime & Agave

July 2, 2014


J and I enjoyed these amazing alcohol infused fruits on our last trip to Vegas and I knew this would be the perfect thing to try out for myself for our next BBQ… it was super easy to make and quite the hit!  Can’t wait to give it a go with different variations this summer…

 Tequila Soaked Watermelon

  • 1 watermelon
  • tequila
  • 1 lime
  • Agave
  • Salt
  1. Slice watermelon (I prefer triangles for this)
  2. Place watermelon slices on a rimmed baking sheet (they can be pretty snug… no need to space them out)
  3. Squeeze 1/2 lime juice over watermelon slices
  4. Pour tequila overtop (not sure the amount but about 1/2 inch worth in the pan)
  5. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, then turn over all slices, so that the other side is exposed to the tequila
  6. Wrap sheets in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  7. Once ready to serve, drizzle with agave and sprinkle with freshly grated lime zest
  8. Serve with a small bowl of salt for guests to dip watermelon in if they prefer.