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Blackberry Lavender Smash

Thomas and I recently had our housewarming party and among the many things that people brought as gifts were a bunch of lavender and a container of blackberries. Not the typical bottles of wine and I freaking loved it! These two gifts inspired this blackberry lavender smash cocktail because they remind me of a cozy feeling — which is a perfect transition into fall.

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Cocktail: Black(berry) Love

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Many things are calling for celebration this month – Black history month, Valentine’s day, and many other exciting things in the works (stay tuned!). This cocktail recipe is one of those that I make all the time, but have never thought to post about. That’s changed, because I made one for a friend Continue Reading




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cocktail: The Tropical Getaway

Okay I’m going to come clean – I made this cocktail WEEKS ago and totally forgot to post the recipe. At the time that I made it I was craving a vacation somewhere exotic but my bank account wouldn’t allow it, so I settled for the drink version of a getaways.

Welcome to the most tropical-tasting thing you’ve ever tasted.

what you need:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup juiced blood orange
  • 1 egg white
  • 4.5 oz white rum (3 shots)
  • ice
  • dash of nutmeg

the how-to:

step one: add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds

step two: remove ice from shaker with a spoon and dry shake for about a minute more

step three: pour into 2 glasses and serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A note on garnishes: When I make a fruity cocktail I like be extra with my garnishes. For this drink I used a “pineapple leaf” and a dehydrated blood orange (it’s homemade!) since these are the 2 juice ingredients in the drink. As a rule of thumb I always garnish based on what ingredients I used.

Bookmark this recipe, because it’s going to be your summer staple once you try it. Do you have any cocktail requests? Any ingredients that you’d like to see me experiment with? Let me know in the comments!

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