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Cucumber Press

October 24, 2014


Anyone who has dined with my husband and I, will never know what I am going to order and will ALWAYS know what J will order.  In honor of the soon to be birthday boy, I am sharing his favorite (and only) cocktail – the vodka press.  This was my first ever “Fun Drink Friday” post, but in honor of “Fall Back Friday” I thought I’d update the pictures (sans flash… ouff) and give everyone a reminder of this amazingly refreshing drink.


Vodka Press with Muddled Cucumber

  • 1 inch of cucumber, sliced
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Sprite
  1. Muddle cucumber slices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until juices are released.
  2. Add vodka, ice and shake.
  3. Strain into an ice filled glass and add club soda.
  4. Top with a splash of Sprite.
  5. Stir and cheers to J’s birthday!




This cocktail is also great on its own (without cucumber) or try subbing different fruit in place of the cucumber.  Our favorites? Blueberries, strawberries or peaches… but it’s really hard to go wrong!



PS We’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t like this drink… vodka lover or not…. so definitely try it if you haven’t (and your 21+ of course!)



La Poire Cooler

October 18, 2013

Pear Vodka Cocktail

Pear Vodka Cooler

  • 2 oz Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
  • 1 oz Cucumber Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 6 oz Sprite

Add vodka and juices into an ice filled glass and stir.  Top with Sprite and stir once more. Bottoms up!


Pimm’s Cup

June 21, 2013

Pimm's Cup

Now this is where I am kicking myself for not being more tech savvy, because this post calls for a video tutorial.  Why you ask?  Because today’s guest blogger is none other than my English pal Craig Hughes aka he has an English accent and therefore would make a pretty awesome narrator for this post. He is going to teach us how to make the famous English drink – Pimm’s… it is the most refreshing drink and is the perfect thing to whip up for your summer parties… so grab a pitcher, Pimm’s, and let’s get mixing! By the way, Craig originally was claiming this was a TOP Secret family recipe and couldn’t be coaxed into sharing it… but a couple glasses of Pimm’s later and he spilled the secret!

PS Don’t forget to read this with your best accent 🙂  Take it away Craig!

Pimms Cup

I have absolutely no clue about quantities… But I make it as follows:

  1. I put in enough ice to fill 1/3 of the pitcher.
  2. I tend to put about 1/2 a bottle of Pimm’s in there (that takes up 1/3 of the pitcher covering all of the ice).
  3. I then put in a bunch of fruit  (I use: 6 strawberries – the number of my position at rugby, an orange that is cut into 1/8’s, a lemon cut into 1/8’s, half a cucumber – sliced, a handful of mint leaves).
  4. Then, fill that bad boy up with Sprite.
  5. Now here’s the key move in this whole process:  Stir slowly for 32 seconds (not a second less or more).
  6. I’d then leave in the fridge for 30 mins so that the concoction can fuse together (I’d personally recommend watching cricket or rugby at this point whilst discussing the royal family).
  7. Now it’s time to serve.  I’d recommend putting ice in each glass before pouring.  I also would cut up more fruit that was not used originally in the pitcher and place that in the glasses (sometimes you don’t get a piece of every fruit you want when you pour… we don’t want to leave anyone disappointed).
  8. Grab your best mate, clink those glasses, say ‘Tally Hoeeee’ and you are away!