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Philz Mint Mojito

June 13, 2014

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A couple of months ago my sister introduced me to my first Philz coffee.¬† Sadly, I have to make quite a trek to sip on one, so I have resorted to whipping up my own…

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Philz Copycat Mint Mojito

  • Coffee Concentrate
  • Mint Syrup
  • Milk or Cream
  1. I mixed about 8 oz of coffee with 2 tablespoons mint syrup and 2 oz of milk, but it totally comes down to preference – whether you like it sweeter, less concentrated, etc.

For a less “G rated concoction, simply add a shot (or two) of Kahlua and stir – this is Fun Drink Friday after all! ūüôā

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I came across this Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate at Trader Joe’s and was excited to find something to take the work out of iced coffees this summer.¬† If you want to make your own, simply (or not so simply) follow these steps.

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The mint simple syrup is another easy one.¬† Just mix 1/2 cup of boiling water with 1/2 cup sugar and a large bunch of mint (one whole portion you would buy at the store).¬† Stir until sugar dissolves and let steep 5-10 minutes or until syrup is very minty tasting… you just don’t want to leave it for a long period of time for fear of it becoming bitter (fyi).

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Once your syrup and concentrate are ready just add milk (coconut milk would be a great non-dairy option), stir and enjoy!

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Mint Margarita

May 16, 2014

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Mint, cucumber and lime are always my go to with vodka… but to try it with tequila was next level. ¬†This margarita is the answer to all of your spring gatherings. ¬†MAKE IT… NOW.

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Mint Margarita 

  • 1.5 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of mint
  • Club Soda
  • Agave
  1. Muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice, tequila, St. Germain and lime juice to shaker.
  3. Give a few good shakes until shaker is icy.
  4. Strain into a crush filled ice glass.
  5. Garnish with mint.

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April Showers

April 18, 2014

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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!

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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.

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast

February 10, 2014

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Trying to celebrate a holiday while running out the door for work can be a little counterproductive, so I wanted to put together a quick and easy menu for starting Valentine’s day off right!
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Menu

Hazelnut Latte

Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice

Sun Dried Tomato Frittata

Cinnamon Roll Hearts

Red Fruit Salad with Mint Syrup

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If you aren’t pressed for time, I’d recommend checkout out these other fun V-Day themed breakfast options:

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Christmas Mojito

December 13, 2013

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I realized that the majority of my cocktails lately have been cider/apple based and I decided it was time to give it a mix-up. How do you take a summer fun drink and turn it into something holiday appropriate?  Introduce the cranberry.

I am usually a little weary of cranberries… the tartness is usually a bit much for me, but when used to flavor a simple syrup (ie sweet), it was the perfect addition. ¬†Plus cranberries and mint pose a striking resemblance to holly!

Cranberry Christmas Mojito

  • 2 oz Cranberry Simple Syrup¬†(add a single layer of cranberries to simmer in the pot you are using)
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 3 oz Club Soda
  • Handful of Mint Leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  1. Muddle lime juice and mint leaves in a glass.
  2. Add simple syrup and rum. Stir.
  3. Fill with ice and top with club soda
  4. Garnish with additional cranberries and mint.

Cranberry Mojito