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The Anita

June 6, 2014


I received some rhubarb in my Farm Fresh to You box (use code: WHIT1117 for $10 off!) and figured what better way to use it then in a fun seasonal cocktail?

Chopped Rhubarb

First I created a Rhubarb Simple Syrup…

  • 3-4 stalks of rhubarb, chopped
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1/2 water
  1. Bring ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool for a bit and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
  4. Store in the fridge until ready to use!





Now onto the cocktail…

Rhubarb Sour

  • 2 oz vodka or gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1 1/2 oz Rhubarb Simple Syrup (adjust depending to sweetness preference)
  • Sprite/Club Soda/Lemon flavored Sparkling Water
  1. Mix alcohol, lemon juice and simple syrup into an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for a good 30 seconds, until shaker is frosty.
  3. Strain into an ice filled tumblr and top with soda.






Happy Birthday Anita! I owe you this birthday drink! xo


The “See Ya Later”

May 30, 2014


I whipped up this little number with some leftover grapefruits from my Farm Fresh to You box (use code WHIT1117 for $10 off!) and was pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback! This turned into the drink of choice for Memorial Day Weekend… we highly recommend it for your next pool day!


“See Ya Later” Grapefruit Cocktail

  • Juice of 2 Grapefruits
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2 cups Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Elderflower Liqueur (St. Germain)
  • Club Soda (optional)

This recipe doesn’t get any easier… Simply mix all of the above ingredients (except the club soda) and serve over ice.  Top with club soda if you don’t like your drinks as strong… but be careful… this one sneaks up on you!






Blackberry Martini

May 23, 2014


Blackberry Martini

  • 4 blackberries
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Shake ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

*This could also be great served on the rocks and topped with club soda.




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April Showers

April 18, 2014

Looking for a delicious drink to whip up for your next Spring Soirée? Enjoy this cucumber/lemon concoction that is sure to delight any guest!


April Showers

  • 1.5 Cucumber infused vodka
  • 1 fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/4-1/2 oz agave nectar
  • 10 mint leaves
  1. Tear mint leaves in half and place in cocktail shaker with lemon juice and agave.
  2. Muddle ingredients.
  3. Add vodka, Cointreau and ice to shaker.
  4. Shake well and strain into a low ball glass.
  5. Add 1 large ice cube and top with soda.




Lemon Water

April 16, 2014

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My mom has been on my sisters and I to incorporate lemon water into our daily routine for as long as I can remember. Typically, I will try for a couple of days and then fall off the band wagon… BUT for the first time ever, I am actually trying to follow my new years resolutions and have been consistently drinking lemon water each morning.


On this blog I find myself usually sharing recipes/tips I have researched and tried, but sometimes forget to share things that are part of my everyday routine… so let me begin with how I start MY morning.


After doing this cleanse a few months ago, I have completely cut out caffeine.  I originally switched over to decaffeinated tea first thing in the morning, but once my Meyer lemon tree started producing more lemons than I knew what to do with, I figured it was better a time than any to start my days with lemon water.


1. What is lemon water? Well, it literally is fresh squeezed lemon juice into warm water… BUT in typically Laundry in Louboutins fashion I had to mix it up.  I realized that I kept falling off the band wagon because I don’t really like the taste of lemon first thing in the morning… so I incorporated some of the Master Cleanse recipe to create my own morning elixir:

  • Hot Water
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • Small splash of maple syrup
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  1. Fill your mug with hot water.
  2. Add lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir and enjoy!



  • The key is really to enjoy purely lemon juice and water, but I wanted to share my recipe for when you need to “mix things up.” Better a little altered than not at all…right?
  • Make sure the lemon juice is freshly squeezed and that maple syrup is Grade A or B (no Aunt Jemima’s!)


2. Why lemon water? Here is the main question… and here are a few important reasons to start incorporating this easy concoction into your routine:

  • Helps aid digestion
  • It is a great vitamin C source – helping to fight off colds
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in your body
  • Is great for your skin and can help prevent wrinkles and acne
  • Helps reduce mucus produced by your body
  • Freshens your breath
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps reduce anxiety and depression


*Mind you I am not a nutritionist/doctor/or anyone remotely qualified in telling you what is healthy, but I just wanted to share some information that I have researched and found interesting.

IMG_8313 Does anyone else start their mornings with lemon water?  What health benefits have you discovered?