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Philz Mint Mojito

June 13, 2014


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…


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! 🙂


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.


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).


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




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


Blood Orange Gin Fizz

February 28, 2014

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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

  • 1 oz Gin
  • Juice of 1 Blood Orange
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  1. Mix gin and blood orange juice together in a collins glass.
  2. Add powdered sugar and club soda for an instant fizzy treat!
  3. Indulge 🙂


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Bourbon and Blood Orange Smash

January 31, 2014


So I’m not a big beer drinker and I don’t think sipping on a super fruity cocktail is going to fly for the big game this Sunday, so I wanted to whip up something that is football friendly yet tastes yummy enough for the ladies… here we go!

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Bourbon and Orange Smash

Serves 4 – Adapted from Real Simple

  • Zest of 1 orange, peeled into strips
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bitters
  • 12 oz fresh squeezed orange juice (I threw in a couple blood oranges)
  • 12 oz club soda (1 can)
  • 6 oz bourbon
  1. In a large pitcher, muddle orange zest, sugar and bitters with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add orange juice, club soda and bourbon.
  3. Stir and serve!


* Feel free to make the drink up to 6 hours in advance – just withhold the club soda, and add right before serving!




Lavender Lemonade Martini

January 24, 2014


Lavender is a tricky herb to infuse because it can turn into this horrible “cough-drop” taste… so I tend to be weary about ordering anything with it.  Luckily after going to The Grove in SF and trying their refreshing lavender lemonade my faith in this refreshing drink was renewed!

IMG_5075 Inspiration hit me again when I was at the farmer’s market and came across some lavender bunches being sold.  I have a bunch of lavender infused drinks pinned (follow me on Pintrest here!) but they often call for “culinary lavender,” which frankly, was confusing to me.  I searched for it at the grocery store (it isn’t in the spices section? or the vegetable aisle…), and had almost given up on ever finding it, when I decided to ask the nice couple working the farmers market.  They educated me, that basically recipes are just saying not to use potpourri lavender, and that any lavender you pick up at a farmers market should do the trick!  Phew 🙂


So naturally Fun Drink Friday wouldn’t be so, without an elevated beverage… so I introduce to you – the Lavender Lemonade Martini.

Lavender Lemonade Martini

  • 1.5 oz Lavender Lemonade (you can use this recipe or pick up some pre-made concoctions at a farmers market or specialty store)
  • 2 oz Vodka

Combine vodka and lemonade in a shaker with ice.  Shake until icy and strain into a martini glass.  Bottoms up!