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Summer Drink: Frosé

I was waiting for even the slightest hint of Spring to whip this recipe out, and thanks to my friends at 90Plus Cellars I already had this bottle of delicious rosé waiting for me. In my humble opinion, there’s no better combination than alcohol and something sweet – and this is both! Enter frosé, a frozen Continue Reading

Drinks

A delicate Asian Pear cocktail

It’s been quiet around here but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been poppin’ bottles behind the scenes. I know how much you guys love these cocktail recipes so I’ve been tinkering with new ones that are outside of my comfort Continue Reading

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Strawberry champagne jello shots

Summer is the time for soirées, but a soirée isn’t a soiree without champagne – it’s pretty much just a meeting, and you can quote me on that. But if you really want to wow your guests you’ve got to take your bubbly up a notch with these champagne Jell-O shots. Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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