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The Best Peach Lemonade

People, go to the grocery store right now. Gather all of the peaches you can in one hand. Gather all of the lemons you can in the other. You’re not going to be able to get enough of this peach lemonade, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! Continue Reading

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Ginger and Passion Fruit Mojito

Anyone else out there have a standard drink order of a mojito? Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to flavors but when a bartender asks me what I’d like especially when there’s no cocktail menu in sight, I seek Continue Reading

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Grapefruit and Sage Sparkler

Herbal cocktails are my jammmm! Ever since I chanced upon a thyme gimlet at a restaurant in Brooklyn (because let’s face it, that’s where ALL the herbal cocktails are) I Continue Reading

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Tamarind Dark & Stormy

I’m back with another Essiespice drink recipe! Essiespice and I shot together for a Valentine’s Day themed shoot, and while she did the frying, chopping and seasoning I did the shaking and Continue Reading

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Rose-Lemon Fizz

If you’re not getting roses for Valentine’s Day, I have a better option for you…drink one. No joke, this drink tastes just like a crisp, fresh bouquet – although I wouldn’t encourage consuming your flowers. I originally bought rose extract for Continue Reading

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Tamarind Vanilla Whiskey Sour

I’m going to get right to the point with this one – I’m about to freeze my tush of this weekend. Winter storm Jonas is coming with full force, and the threat of it alone has people buying out the shelves at Trader Joes. Not kidding, Continue Reading

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Pomegranate Moscow Mule

If you asked me before I made this drink, I’d have said that moscow mules make no sense right now. It’s pretty much below freezing in NYC and the thought of drinking Continue Reading

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The Goldberry Cocktail

The festive season has died down ( if you’re in Ghana like myself, it’s still winding down), and I for one am not happy about it. The end of the holidays means school and work and no more of those lounging-in-PJs-forever days. Blergh.

But as much as we all like to hold on to the scanty remnants of the holiday season, I think we all secretly like to watch it go. Productivity is what most of us run on, and it’s great to get back in the groove of real life. I got back in the groove of my real life with this amazing-as-hell cocktail recipe that I’m pretty sure you guys will enjoy too!

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Funny story – I didn’t want to photograph the egg because I was too scared it would fall off the table and crack and it was my last egg!

What you need:

1/2 cup of blackberries

2 tbsp agave syrup

2 tsp blackberry liqueur

1 shot vodka

Juice of half a lemon

1 egg white

Edible gold foil for garnishing

First make blackberry syrup by bringing 1 cup of water  with 1/2 cup of muddled blackberries and agave syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. You can increase the recipe to make large amounts of the syrup and store this. Strain and allow syrup to cool before mixing in cocktail.

In a cocktail shaker, add blackberry liquor, vodka, 1 cup blackberry syrup, the juice of half a lemon and 1 egg white. Shake vigorously for at least 3 minutes. This is a very important step, as you need the egg white to emulsify to give you that beautiful and yummy foam. Pour into glass, garnish with edible gold foil and serve.

That foam is on fleek.

Not gonna lie I was horrified when I first learned of egg white being used in cocktails. As someone who absolutely cannot stand runny egg yolk this sounded like a nightmare to me. But let me tell you – I was SOLD when I had it. It adds extra texture and flavor to any drink and there really is no substitute for it. If I tried it, you can too.

Off to sip on the good stuff while I try to be a real human again!

xo,

Essie

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The Great Gatsby Cocktail

 

It’s that time where everyone keeps saying “it’s been a great year”, but as cliché as it may sound it is so true. In this year I’ve seen the biggest growth for EDS and I’ve also met and  connected with many other  creatives whose advice and insight has been so helpful. So yes, Continue Reading

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Cranberry-Ginger Fizz Cocktail

I know I’m getting ahead of myself with this Thanksgiving Dinner cocktail but I’ll do anything for Pimm’s. Speaking of Pimm’s, America, let me introduce you to Mr. Pimm’s. It’s a very popular liquor in the UK (my bestfriend buys it anytime he visits from London – shoutout to the real MVP) and it’s hard to imagine why it’s not a big deal over here too. Anywhoo, it’s really good. More like amazing. And you can get it in some liquor stores in the US! Continue Reading