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Skinny Chi Cocktail

April 4, 2014


A Chi Chi is a popular Hawaiian cocktail… but with cream of coconut, vanilla ice cream and blue curaçao the calories really add up.  Luckily one of my favorite restaurants – Honu, has created a low calorie and equally delicious option!


Skinny Chi

  • 1.5 oz coconut vodka
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut water
  • .5 fresh lime sour
  • .5 oz Malibu Black
  • fresh pineapple
  1. Muddle pineapple in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add pineapple juice, coconut water, lime sour and coconut vodka to shaker.
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into ice filled glass and top with Malibu Black floater.

Christmas Mojito

December 13, 2013

Cranberry Mojito Cocktail2

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


Rabbit Rum Cocktail

September 6, 2013

I’ve been dieting lately (yuck), but have been having a really hard time letting go of my fun drinks.  How does one try to balance this issue?  Well I grabbed some carrot juice (healthy right?) and got to mixing!

Carrot Rum Cocktail

Rabbit Rum Cocktail

  • 2 oz Carrot Juice
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lime
  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • Few Sprigs of Cilantro
  • 1/4 inch slice of Ginger
  • 2 tsp raw sugar (or simply syrup)

Mix the following ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with ginger ale or club soda if you want some extra bubbles!

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Peach Ginger Vodka Cocktail

August 30, 2013

Peach Ginger VodkaThe farmers market had some gorgeous peaches so I grabbed some of my ginger infused syrup, some peaches, some seltzer and got to work!

Peach Cocktail

Peach Ginger Vodka Cocktail: 

  1. Muddle 1/2 a peach in the bottom of your glass.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons Ginger Simple Syrup.
  3. Muddle 3 mint leaves into mixture.
  4. Add 1 oz vodka (you could also do a light rum).
  5. Fill glass with ice and then top with seltzer.
  6. Stir and enjoy!

Peach Vodka

Ginger Infused Syrup: 

  1. Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water on the stove until sugar has dissolved.
  2.  Turn off heat and add 1 ginger root (peeled and sliced) into the simple syrup mixture and let steep for about 30 minutes.

Peach Ginger Cocktail