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Pineapple Mint Juleps

June 27, 2014


I wanted to put a tropical spin on an American favorite for 4th of July festivities – Pineapple Mint Juleps.  This pitcher drink is perfect to whip up for your BBQ’s next week!


Pineapple Mint Juleps

  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup pineapple puree
  • 3/4 cup mint simple syrup
  • 1-2 cups club soda (depending on preference)
  1. Combine ingredients in a large pitcher and gently stir.
  2. Serve over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with mint and enjoy!

Pineapple Puree

  • 1 pineapple, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons mint simple syrup
  1. Puree pineapple in a food processor and drizzle in simple syrup until combined.

Mint Simple Syrup 

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large bunch of mint
  1. Mix mint leaves in boiling water and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  2. Let steep for 5-10 minutes, then strain leaves.








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 Bee’s Knees

April 11, 2014


I’m all about classic cocktails, and I find it the easier the better when it comes to creating drinks for entertaining.  With my Meyer lemon tree in full “fruit mode”, I wanted to whip something up that I could add to my “party drink” repertoire.


A cocktail with a fun name never hurt either…

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The Bee’s Knees 

  • 2 oz gin (I used Hendrick’s for a cucumber infused kick!)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup (1 oz honey + 1 oz hot water)
  1. Mix above ingredients in an ice filled shaker.
  2. Strain into lowball glass and enjoy!
  3. Garnish with an orange slice or halved kumquats.

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March 21, 2014


To kick off a festive mood of fun in the sun – there is no better mix than lime juice and tequila.  And while I don’t believe it’s possible to get “sick of” (“sick on” maybe) margaritas, it is always nice to mix it up.

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Fresh Paloma

  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  1. Rim a highball glass with grapefruit juice and kosher salt.
  2. Mix grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup in the glass.
  3. Stir in tequila.
  4. Add ice then top with club soda.

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Blossom Breeze

March 7, 2014

IMG_7194 This past weekend, I had one of the tastiest drinks of my life – the Blossom Breeze.


Considering one of my most popular posts is my Cucumber Mint Vodka Cocktail, I figured hitting up the bartender for his secret recipe was a necessity… here you go!


Blossom Breeze

  • 2 oz Square One Cucumber vodka
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Soda Water
  • Edible flower blooms
  1. Shake vodka, Elderflower liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in an ice filled shaker.
  2. Strain into an ice filled glass and top with soda water.
  3. Stir and garnish with edible flowers (or a slice of cucumber).

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