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This drink was inspired by a cocktail I had in Nashville, TN at @lockelandtable. I only took this photo a few weeks ago using some of the last tomatoes of the season and already the garden is on its last breath. :( I always get a little annoyed with watering and tending the garden at the end of the season, but then I look at photos and want it to come back! <3 .
🍅Tomato Basil Gimlet🍅
▫️2.5oz gin
▫️.75oz lime juice
▫️3 cherry tomatoes + more for garnish
▫️handful of basil
▫️.75oz 1:1 simple syrup
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Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and tomatoes to a blender and blend. (I love using a stick blender.) Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer and add it to a cocktail shaker. Muddle basil, add ice, and shake. Strain and serve in a coupe glass.
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#liqpic #tomato #tomatococktail #basil #lifeandthyme  #rslove #handcraftedcocktails #howifall #imbibegram
#abmlifeiscolorful #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty  #thehappynow #petitejoys #craftcocktails #cocktails #mixology #mixologyguide #liqpic #feedfeed  #foodwinewomen #f52grams #driiiiinks #handcraftedcocktails  #eattheworld #happyhour #cocktailhour #abmhappyhour #gin #gincocktails
This drink was inspired by a cocktail I had in Nashville, TN at @lockelandtable. I only took this photo a few weeks ago using some of the last tomatoes of the season and already the garden is on its last breath. :( I always get a little annoyed with watering and tending the garden at the end of the season, but then I look at photos and want it to come back! <3 . 🍅Tomato Basil Gimlet🍅 ▫️2.5oz gin ▫️.75oz lime juice ▫️3 cherry tomatoes + more for garnish ▫️handful of basil ▫️.75oz 1:1 simple syrup . Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and tomatoes to a blender and blend. (I love using a stick blender.) Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer and add it to a cocktail shaker. Muddle basil, add ice, and shake. Strain and serve in a coupe glass. . . . . #liqpic  #tomato  #tomatococktail  #basil  #lifeandthyme   #rslove  #handcraftedcocktails  #howifall  #imbibegram  #abmlifeiscolorful  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty   #thehappynow  #petitejoys  #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology  #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed   #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #driiiiinks  #handcraftedcocktails   #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour  #abmhappyhour  #gin  #gincocktails 
Recently I made another drink in #partnership with the folks at @cognacUSA and I wanted to combine a few of my favorite fall ingredients into one cocktail. When I was growing up in Indiana, all the kids used to go to my grandparents' farm to help them pick apples and grab walnuts that had fallen to the ground. Those flavors are paired in my mind on an emotional level and I thought they'd be perfect in a cocktail with the smooth flavors of cognac.
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I love using nuts in drinks because while nuts are super common in the food world, it's still a bit surprising to see them used in cocktails. In general, I like to toast nuts before I do anything with them because it adds so much dimension to the flavor. It's also pretty important to make sure the sweet ingredients in drinks with walnuts balance the tannic elements of walnuts. You can always go the easier route of adding the walnut flavor with bitters or liqueurs, but I love blending + straining them through a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag. A small amount of a fatty flavor in cocktails feels so decadent and surprising. :)
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🌰Hard Nut to Cognac 🌰
▫️2oz Cognac
▫️.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
▫️.5oz Maple Syrup
▫️2 thyme sprigs
▫️Half of a small apple (Optional: Grill it!)
▫️3 toasted walnuts
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Reserve 1 thyme sprig and combine all other ingredients. With a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer or a nut bag, strain the solids and discard. Add your cocktail to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain and serve up. Garnish with an apple slice and thyme sprig. <3
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@cognac_official #cognac_official #cognac #cognacUSA #CraftSpirits #Craft #Spirits #Drink #Imbibe #cognacstyle #cognaclife #cognacLover #ExperienceCognac #VisitCognac #hercognac #CognacFrance #CognacCocktails #cocktail #cocktails #bar #ttcocktails #mixology #nationalcocktailday #bartender #cocktailbar #liquor #rhubarb #bareaders #huffposttaste #fwx
Recently I made another drink in #partnership  with the folks at @cognacUSA and I wanted to combine a few of my favorite fall ingredients into one cocktail. When I was growing up in Indiana, all the kids used to go to my grandparents' farm to help them pick apples and grab walnuts that had fallen to the ground. Those flavors are paired in my mind on an emotional level and I thought they'd be perfect in a cocktail with the smooth flavors of cognac. . I love using nuts in drinks because while nuts are super common in the food world, it's still a bit surprising to see them used in cocktails. In general, I like to toast nuts before I do anything with them because it adds so much dimension to the flavor. It's also pretty important to make sure the sweet ingredients in drinks with walnuts balance the tannic elements of walnuts. You can always go the easier route of adding the walnut flavor with bitters or liqueurs, but I love blending + straining them through a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag. A small amount of a fatty flavor in cocktails feels so decadent and surprising. :) . 🌰Hard Nut to Cognac 🌰 ▫️2oz Cognac ▫️.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice ▫️.5oz Maple Syrup ▫️2 thyme sprigs ▫️Half of a small apple (Optional: Grill it!) ▫️3 toasted walnuts . Reserve 1 thyme sprig and combine all other ingredients. With a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer or a nut bag, strain the solids and discard. Add your cocktail to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain and serve up. Garnish with an apple slice and thyme sprig. <3 . . . @cognac_official #cognac_official  #cognac  #cognacUSA  #CraftSpirits  #Craft  #Spirits  #Drink  #Imbibe  #cognacstyle  #cognaclife  #cognacLover  #ExperienceCognac  #VisitCognac  #hercognac  #CognacFrance  #CognacCocktails  #cocktail  #cocktails  #bar  #ttcocktails  #mixology  #nationalcocktailday  #bartender  #cocktailbar  #liquor  #rhubarb  #bareaders  #huffposttaste  #fwx 
Back from Japan and trying to mentally digest everything we saw, ate, and drank. I just put a drinking guide to Japan in my Stories and while flipping through all my photos I kept thinking, “Oh yeah! THAT happened!”
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Japan is such a special place and it’s one of those trips that changes your perspective on so many things and sticks with you for good. This week specifically I’ve spent a good chunk of time looking at books in Japanese gardening and thinking about how I can tweak the balcony into being a bit more like the temples, shrines, and coffee shops I saw over there. :)
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#japan #japanesecocktail #japanesecocktails #CraftSpirits #Kyoto #Imbibe  #cocktail #cocktails #bar #ttcocktails #mixology #cocktailbar  #livecolorfully #huffposttaste #fwx  #abmhappyhour #craftcocktails #instadrinks #thefeedfeed #f52grams #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty#livecolorfully #petitejoys
Back from Japan and trying to mentally digest everything we saw, ate, and drank. I just put a drinking guide to Japan in my Stories and while flipping through all my photos I kept thinking, “Oh yeah! THAT happened!” . Japan is such a special place and it’s one of those trips that changes your perspective on so many things and sticks with you for good. This week specifically I’ve spent a good chunk of time looking at books in Japanese gardening and thinking about how I can tweak the balcony into being a bit more like the temples, shrines, and coffee shops I saw over there. :) . . . #japan  #japanesecocktail  #japanesecocktails  #CraftSpirits  #Kyoto  #Imbibe   #cocktail  #cocktails  #bar  #ttcocktails  #mixology  #cocktailbar   #livecolorfully  #huffposttaste  #fwx   #abmhappyhour  #craftcocktails  #instadrinks  #thefeedfeed  #f52grams  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #petitejoys 
Been a bit radio silent the last week or so because we’ve been in Japan! Drinking lots of sake, eating sushi for breakfast, and trying to find the perfect weighted Japanese cocktail shaker. (No luck so far!)
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Started in Tokyo, in Hakone right now, and on to Kyoto later today! Hoping to find a good cocktail bar there. :)
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#japan #japanese_food #sake #gardencocktails
Been a bit radio silent the last week or so because we’ve been in Japan! Drinking lots of sake, eating sushi for breakfast, and trying to find the perfect weighted Japanese cocktail shaker. (No luck so far!) . Started in Tokyo, in Hakone right now, and on to Kyoto later today! Hoping to find a good cocktail bar there. :) . . . #japan  #japanese_food  #sake  #gardencocktails 
I'm a little late to the party but last week the folks at @barrhillgin created a Bees Knee's week where bars and restaurants across the country donated a portion of the proceeds of all bee's knees cocktails sold to an organization helping our pollinators. The organization works to help the next generation of beekeepers and environmental stewards install beehives in local schools and organizations.❤️❤️❤️
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I added a bit of oregano in my cocktail-- it's an ingredient that works really well in sweet things but everyone always thinks it belongs in the savory category! (I’d also like to thank all the bees who made my urban garden possible this summer. 🐝🙌)
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🐝Oregano Bees Knees🐝
▫️2 oz @barrhillgin
▫️¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
▫️½ oz Honey Syrup
▫️Muddled oregano
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Add all ingredients to a shaking tin and then add ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
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#beeskneesweek #raiseyourbarr #barrhillgin #beesknees #savethebees #beecause #reasontobee #bees #rawhoney #honey #cocktail #cocktails #craftcocktails #happyhour #drinkstagram #drinkporn  #booze #recipe #mixology  #feedfeed #imbibe #imbibegram #supercall #vinepair #liqpic #homebartender #instagood #cocktailoftheday #gardencocktails
I'm a little late to the party but last week the folks at @barrhillgin created a Bees Knee's week where bars and restaurants across the country donated a portion of the proceeds of all bee's knees cocktails sold to an organization helping our pollinators. The organization works to help the next generation of beekeepers and environmental stewards install beehives in local schools and organizations.❤️❤️❤️ . I added a bit of oregano in my cocktail-- it's an ingredient that works really well in sweet things but everyone always thinks it belongs in the savory category! (I’d also like to thank all the bees who made my urban garden possible this summer. 🐝🙌) . 🐝Oregano Bees Knees🐝 ▫️2 oz @barrhillgin ▫️¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice ▫️½ oz Honey Syrup ▫️Muddled oregano . Add all ingredients to a shaking tin and then add ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon. . . . . #beeskneesweek  #raiseyourbarr  #barrhillgin  #beesknees  #savethebees  #beecause  #reasontobee  #bees  #rawhoney  #honey  #cocktail  #cocktails  #craftcocktails  #happyhour  #drinkstagram  #drinkporn   #booze  #recipe  #mixology   #feedfeed  #imbibe  #imbibegram  #supercall  #vinepair  #liqpic  #homebartender  #instagood  #cocktailoftheday  #gardencocktails 
Last weekend Sean and I threw an anniversary brunch to celebrate with our fellow September wedding friends, Logan and Robert. I’d received a few bottles of wine from the folks at @campoviejo to create some Cava cocktails and thought the partnership would be a fun reason to go all out on a rooftop brunch. 🤓 #sponsored
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We made toasts with poached eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers for the first course and paired the food with a cocktail using the @campoviejo Cava Brut, basil, and ground cherries. (Recipe below!) Then we moved on to a course of Momofuku Milk Bark Birthday Cake (Robert and Logan's wedding cake!) with a Cava Rosé cocktail. It was a wonderful afternoon on the roof surrounded by the surviving garden and all the bumblebees. I'm definitely sad that rooftop brunches are coming to an end. <3
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✨Anniversary Cava Spritz✨
▫️1.5oz gin
▫️2oz @campoviejo Cava Brut
▫️.75oz lemon
▫️.5oz white wine reduction syrup ▫️muddled basil
▫️muddled ground cherries
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To make the wine reduction syrup, add 1 cup wine to a small saucepan and reduce by half. Add sugar, stir, and let cool. For the cocktail-- add all ingredients except for Cava to a shaker and muddle the basil + ground cherries. Then add ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass with ice, top with Cava. Garnish with basil and a ground cherry!
Last weekend Sean and I threw an anniversary brunch to celebrate with our fellow September wedding friends, Logan and Robert. I’d received a few bottles of wine from the folks at @campoviejo to create some Cava cocktails and thought the partnership would be a fun reason to go all out on a rooftop brunch. 🤓 #sponsored  . We made toasts with poached eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers for the first course and paired the food with a cocktail using the @campoviejo Cava Brut, basil, and ground cherries. (Recipe below!) Then we moved on to a course of Momofuku Milk Bark Birthday Cake (Robert and Logan's wedding cake!) with a Cava Rosé cocktail. It was a wonderful afternoon on the roof surrounded by the surviving garden and all the bumblebees. I'm definitely sad that rooftop brunches are coming to an end. <3 . ✨Anniversary Cava Spritz✨ ▫️1.5oz gin ▫️2oz @campoviejo Cava Brut ▫️.75oz lemon ▫️.5oz white wine reduction syrup ▫️muddled basil ▫️muddled ground cherries . To make the wine reduction syrup, add 1 cup wine to a small saucepan and reduce by half. Add sugar, stir, and let cool. For the cocktail-- add all ingredients except for Cava to a shaker and muddle the basil + ground cherries. Then add ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass with ice, top with Cava. Garnish with basil and a ground cherry!
Playing around with cocktail boomerangs using the bottle of gin I received from the folks at @empressgin1908! I love this gin because it changes color whenever you add citrus or tonic because of the butterfly pea blossom infused in it. It’s a great spirit for entertaining guests but I always get a little precious about this beautiful gin when I have it on my bar. 🙈
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💫Empress Spritz💫
▫️1oz EmpressGin1908
▫️.5oz lime juice
▫️1oz watermelon juice
▫️3oz champagne
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Add all ingredients except the @EmpressGin1908 in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Add the gin and watch the color change!
Playing around with cocktail boomerangs using the bottle of gin I received from the folks at @empressgin1908! I love this gin because it changes color whenever you add citrus or tonic because of the butterfly pea blossom infused in it. It’s a great spirit for entertaining guests but I always get a little precious about this beautiful gin when I have it on my bar. 🙈 . 💫Empress Spritz💫 ▫️1oz EmpressGin1908 ▫️.5oz lime juice ▫️1oz watermelon juice ▫️3oz champagne . Add all ingredients except the @EmpressGin1908 in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Add the gin and watch the color change!
I love the rooftop garden this time of year even though the tomatoes are almost done. 😢 I need to commit some tomatocide this weekend to clear out the dead stuff. ❤️🌱❤️🌱❤️
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#jungalowstyle #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantlady #abmplantlady #abmhappylife #abmlifeiscolorful #abmathome #bhg #betterhomesandgardens #Crazyplantlady #plants #plantlove #gardening #urbangarden #nycgarden #urbanjunglebloggers #housebeautiful #hgtv #instagarden #wildnewyork #gardenlife #garden #urbangardening #mygarden #gardens #fallgarden #growsomethinggreen
I love the rooftop garden this time of year even though the tomatoes are almost done. 😢 I need to commit some tomatocide this weekend to clear out the dead stuff. ❤️🌱❤️🌱❤️ . . . #jungalowstyle  #plantsmakepeoplehappy  #plantlady  #abmplantlady  #abmhappylife  #abmlifeiscolorful  #abmathome  #bhg  #betterhomesandgardens  #Crazyplantlady  #plants  #plantlove  #gardening  #urbangarden  #nycgarden  #urbanjunglebloggers  #housebeautiful  #hgtv  #instagarden  #wildnewyork  #gardenlife  #garden  #urbangardening  #mygarden  #gardens  #fallgarden  #growsomethinggreen 
The first time I heard of CBD was at work when we started selling it on @BarkShop for pups with anxiety, arthritis, nausea, etc. I've given it to @PimmPup a few times when she got stressed out but I didn't try it myself until the folks at @auroraelixir sent me a few bottles to mix in cocktails.
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The main thing to know about CBD is that it's not psychoactive and it will not get you high. Plus, it's legal almost everywhere and the country's rapidly-growing cannabis market is a fascinating thing to watch. (At least from my dog-centric vantage point so far. :P)
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Each hemp elixir from @AuroraElixir contains 15 mg CBD derived from certified organic hemp, pure organic cane sugar, quinine, natural flavors, and natural emulsifiers. The two flavors profiles highlight the unique aromatics found in hemp and cannabis for a balanced and restorative, slightly effervescent tonic. I wanted to make sure I got to taste the flavor of the tonic so I made a simple G&T with the Lavender Aurora Elixir. The CBD G&T was subtle in both flavor and the feeling I got from the CBD. To me it just felt a little relaxing like the first few sips of a good cocktail during happy hour.
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I actually think one of my coworkers said it best when we did an internal survey on how our pups liked the CBD on BarkShop:
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"If a human takes the dosage of a 200lb dog, I'm not saying they'll have a good time, *but I'm not saying they'll have a bad time either.*"
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🌟Aurora Elixir G&T🌟
▫️2oz gin
▫️Squeeze of lime
▫️5+oz Aurora Elixir Lavender Spice
(The glass is from @agedandore!)
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#Cbd #CBDcocktail #cbdtonic #ginandtonic #gandt #gin #gincocktail #cbdlove #abmhappyhour #craftcocktails #imbibegram #instadrinks #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #f52grams #foodandwine #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty
The first time I heard of CBD was at work when we started selling it on @BarkShop for pups with anxiety, arthritis, nausea, etc. I've given it to @PimmPup a few times when she got stressed out but I didn't try it myself until the folks at @auroraelixir sent me a few bottles to mix in cocktails. . The main thing to know about CBD is that it's not psychoactive and it will not get you high. Plus, it's legal almost everywhere and the country's rapidly-growing cannabis market is a fascinating thing to watch. (At least from my dog-centric vantage point so far. :P) . Each hemp elixir from @AuroraElixir contains 15 mg CBD derived from certified organic hemp, pure organic cane sugar, quinine, natural flavors, and natural emulsifiers. The two flavors profiles highlight the unique aromatics found in hemp and cannabis for a balanced and restorative, slightly effervescent tonic. I wanted to make sure I got to taste the flavor of the tonic so I made a simple G&T with the Lavender Aurora Elixir. The CBD G&T was subtle in both flavor and the feeling I got from the CBD. To me it just felt a little relaxing like the first few sips of a good cocktail during happy hour. . I actually think one of my coworkers said it best when we did an internal survey on how our pups liked the CBD on BarkShop: . "If a human takes the dosage of a 200lb dog, I'm not saying they'll have a good time, *but I'm not saying they'll have a bad time either.*" . 🌟Aurora Elixir G&T🌟 ▫️2oz gin ▫️Squeeze of lime ▫️5+oz Aurora Elixir Lavender Spice (The glass is from @agedandore!) . . #Cbd  #CBDcocktail  #cbdtonic  #ginandtonic  #gandt  #gin  #gincocktail  #cbdlove  #abmhappyhour  #craftcocktails  #imbibegram  #instadrinks  #thefeedfeed  #feedfeed  #f52grams  #foodandwine  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty 
Been playing around with the clear ice maker from @truecubes and it’s been a lot of fun. My sister-in-law would be making fun of me right now because I once told her that the clear ice cube startup she was ridiculing was a totally reasonable business... but the drinks just feel so precious! (Hey Claire 😜)
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Also I realized most of my most recent cocktails have used milkweed... but don’t worry, pretty soon I’ll be switching to exclusively cocktails with ground cherries. 🙌 🎃🙃
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✨Milkweed Tom Collins ✨
▫️2oz gin
▫️1oz lemon juice
▫️.75oz milkweed syrup
▫️Soda water to top
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#tomcollins #gin #summercocktails #gincocktails #abmhappyhour #cocktails #craftcocktails #craftcocktail #mixology #milkweed #imbibegram #instadrinks #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #f52grams  #foraged #huffposttaste #eattheworld #forager #foodandwine #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty#livecolorfully #thehappynow #petitejoys#craftcocktails #cocktails #pinkcocktail
Been playing around with the clear ice maker from @truecubes and it’s been a lot of fun. My sister-in-law would be making fun of me right now because I once told her that the clear ice cube startup she was ridiculing was a totally reasonable business... but the drinks just feel so precious! (Hey Claire 😜) . Also I realized most of my most recent cocktails have used milkweed... but don’t worry, pretty soon I’ll be switching to exclusively cocktails with ground cherries. 🙌 🎃🙃 . . . ✨Milkweed Tom Collins ✨ ▫️2oz gin ▫️1oz lemon juice ▫️.75oz milkweed syrup ▫️Soda water to top . . . #tomcollins  #gin  #summercocktails  #gincocktails  #abmhappyhour  #cocktails  #craftcocktails  #craftcocktail  #mixology  #milkweed  #imbibegram  #instadrinks  #thefeedfeed  #feedfeed  #f52grams  #foraged  #huffposttaste  #eattheworld  #forager  #foodandwine  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #pinkcocktail 
In the last few years since I’ve gotten super deep in the cocktail world, there have only been a few moments when Sean’s gotten more excited than me about something cocktail related. One of those moments happened when Sean read about Dave Arnold’s carbonated cocktails. We bought a gigantic Co2 tank and all the accoutrements necessary to make carbonated water and cocktails. It’s really fun to use the carbonation tank but it’s a bit of a process and many times I don’t feel like carbonating water because it's a lot of work.
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Recently the folks at @SodastreamUSA reached out to see if I was interested in trying the new SodaStream Fizzi One Touch. Sean was hesitant because there is not much counter space left in our NYC apartment... But I was curious to see if it was a lot easier to carbonate water and drinks.
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The verdict? IT’S SO MUCH EASIER. It takes like 10 seconds and the water is even bubblier than when we worked *really* hard with our old process and fluffed the water 6 times. Sean even said, "I really like the Sodastream. Maybe we can find a way to refill the Sodastream tank with the big tank?"
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There are 3 settings so you can choose how bubbly you'd like your water and the bubbliest setting is SUPER carbonated. It's so bubbly that the drink doesn't get diluted when I add a bit of my tonic syrup + gin in a glass and pour Sodastream water on top to make a G&T. One other awesome thing is I don't have to lug home cans of seltzer anymore. You can make your own LaCroix with a Sodastream and a few dashes of bitters. (I love @bittercube and Fee Brother's bitters in water.) :) #sponsored
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✨Milkweed G&T✨
▫️.25oz homemade milkweed cordial
▫️.5oz tonic syrup
▫️2oz gin
▫️3oz cold, carbonated water from the @sodastreamUSA
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#sodastream #lacroix #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling#flashesofdelight #seltzer #pursuepretty#livecolorfully #thehappynow #petitejoys#craftcocktails #cocktails #mixology#mixologyguide #liqpic #feedfeed@thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen #f52grams #driiiiinks#handcraftedcocktails #gin #gandt #ginandtonic #imbibegram#eattheworld #happyhour #cocktailhour #abmhappyhour #gincocktail
In the last few years since I’ve gotten super deep in the cocktail world, there have only been a few moments when Sean’s gotten more excited than me about something cocktail related. One of those moments happened when Sean read about Dave Arnold’s carbonated cocktails. We bought a gigantic Co2 tank and all the accoutrements necessary to make carbonated water and cocktails. It’s really fun to use the carbonation tank but it’s a bit of a process and many times I don’t feel like carbonating water because it's a lot of work. . Recently the folks at @SodastreamUSA reached out to see if I was interested in trying the new SodaStream Fizzi One Touch. Sean was hesitant because there is not much counter space left in our NYC apartment... But I was curious to see if it was a lot easier to carbonate water and drinks. . The verdict? IT’S SO MUCH EASIER. It takes like 10 seconds and the water is even bubblier than when we worked *really* hard with our old process and fluffed the water 6 times. Sean even said, "I really like the Sodastream. Maybe we can find a way to refill the Sodastream tank with the big tank?" . There are 3 settings so you can choose how bubbly you'd like your water and the bubbliest setting is SUPER carbonated. It's so bubbly that the drink doesn't get diluted when I add a bit of my tonic syrup + gin in a glass and pour Sodastream water on top to make a G&T. One other awesome thing is I don't have to lug home cans of seltzer anymore. You can make your own LaCroix with a Sodastream and a few dashes of bitters. (I love @bittercube and Fee Brother's bitters in water.) :) #sponsored  . ✨Milkweed G&T✨ ▫️.25oz homemade milkweed cordial ▫️.5oz tonic syrup ▫️2oz gin ▫️3oz cold, carbonated water from the @sodastreamUSA . . . #sodastream  #lacroix  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight  #seltzer  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #driiiiinks #handcraftedcocktails  #gin  #gandt  #ginandtonic  #imbibegram #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour  #abmhappyhour  #gincocktail 
6 years ago this week I moved to NYC. The first weekend we had here we went to the Governor’s Island Jazz Age Lawn Party And yesterday I went back. 🍾💫💃🏻 I couldn’t justify buying the cocktails 6 years ago so it’s good to be back to redo that part of the experience. 😂
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Yesterday I was drinking the Hard-To-Get Gertie cocktail and recreated it today with gin and Aperol so Sean could try it. :)
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✨ Hard-To-Get Gertie ✨
▫️1.5oz goin
▫️.75 oz @aperolusa
▫️.75 oz lemon juice
▫️Top with grapefruit soda
▫️Garnish with cucumber
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Add all ingredients except soda and shake with ice. Strain and serve over ice, too with grapefruit soda!
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6 years ago this week I moved to NYC. The first weekend we had here we went to the Governor’s Island Jazz Age Lawn Party And yesterday I went back. 🍾💫💃🏻 I couldn’t justify buying the cocktails 6 years ago so it’s good to be back to redo that part of the experience. 😂 . Yesterday I was drinking the Hard-To-Get Gertie cocktail and recreated it today with gin and Aperol so Sean could try it. :) . ✨ Hard-To-Get Gertie ✨ ▫️1.5oz goin ▫️.75 oz @aperolusa ▫️.75 oz lemon juice ▫️Top with grapefruit soda ▫️Garnish with cucumber . Add all ingredients except soda and shake with ice. Strain and serve over ice, too with grapefruit soda! . . . #jazzagelawnparty  #1920s  #governorsisland  #jazzage  #aperol  #aperolcocktail  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #driiiiinks #handcraftedcocktails  #imbibegram #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour  #abmhappyhour  #gin  #gincocktail 
I foraged mulberries at the beginning of the summer and completely forgot to post this cocktail! The good thing is that this recipe will work with any berries you've got around at the moment. Gooseberries, ground cherries, or grapes would all work well with this drink. :)
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I usually try to be really stealthy when I'm foraging for things or picking berries because most people think it's weird and gross, but while I was picking these berries I had a man come up to me and ask me what I was doing. He said he only sees old ladies picking these berries and was very curious about what they tasted like. He tried one and liked it! (I think? :P)
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🍇Mulberry Cobbler🍇
▫️10 ripe mulberries, plus extra for garnish
▫️1 ounce fresh lemon juice
▫️1 ounce mulberry simple syrup
▫️2oz gin
▫️1 dash @bittercube cherry bark vanilla
▫️Splash of sparkling wine .
Muddle the mulberries with your simple syrup, gin, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake. Strain into a julep glass.
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To make the simple syrup, add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of muddled berries to the mixture and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool, strain out the solids, and keep your syrup in the fridge for up to a month!
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I foraged mulberries at the beginning of the summer and completely forgot to post this cocktail! The good thing is that this recipe will work with any berries you've got around at the moment. Gooseberries, ground cherries, or grapes would all work well with this drink. :) . I usually try to be really stealthy when I'm foraging for things or picking berries because most people think it's weird and gross, but while I was picking these berries I had a man come up to me and ask me what I was doing. He said he only sees old ladies picking these berries and was very curious about what they tasted like. He tried one and liked it! (I think? :P) . 🍇Mulberry Cobbler🍇 ▫️10 ripe mulberries, plus extra for garnish ▫️1 ounce fresh lemon juice ▫️1 ounce mulberry simple syrup ▫️2oz gin ▫️1 dash @bittercube cherry bark vanilla ▫️Splash of sparkling wine . Muddle the mulberries with your simple syrup, gin, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake. Strain into a julep glass. . To make the simple syrup, add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of muddled berries to the mixture and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool, strain out the solids, and keep your syrup in the fridge for up to a month! . . #berries  #mulberries  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty  #livecolorfully  #wildcocktails  #petitejoys  #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology  #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed  @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #bitters  #handcraftedcocktails  #imbibegram  #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour  #thirsty  #summercocktails  #abmhappyhour  #gincocktails  #gin  #forager  #foragedcocktails 
There’s a peach tree down in the backyard of one of our neighbor buildings. The peaches probably aren’t that good but I’m so curious about them... For now I’ll have to make do with farmer’s market peaches. :) Made this drink taking inspiration from a recipe in @chilledmagazine and ate it with a caprese salad made from rooftop garden tomatoes . 🍅
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🍑Peach on the Barbie 🍑
▫️1.5 oz Bundaberg Overproof Rum
▫️.5 oz @aperolusa
▫️.75oz fresh lemon juice
▫️.5oz orange juice
▫️dash vanilla
▫️dash Angostura
▫️Peach soda / soda water to top
▫️muddled peach slice + grilled peach for garnish
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Muddle rum and peach and add other ingredients except for soda. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with grilled peach and flowers.
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There’s a peach tree down in the backyard of one of our neighbor buildings. The peaches probably aren’t that good but I’m so curious about them... For now I’ll have to make do with farmer’s market peaches. :) Made this drink taking inspiration from a recipe in @chilledmagazine and ate it with a caprese salad made from rooftop garden tomatoes . 🍅 . 🍑Peach on the Barbie 🍑 ▫️1.5 oz Bundaberg Overproof Rum ▫️.5 oz @aperolusa ▫️.75oz fresh lemon juice ▫️.5oz orange juice ▫️dash vanilla ▫️dash Angostura ▫️Peach soda / soda water to top ▫️muddled peach slice + grilled peach for garnish . Muddle rum and peach and add other ingredients except for soda. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with grilled peach and flowers. . . #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #driiiiinks #handcraftedcocktails  #imbibegram #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour #ggcocktailhour  #ttcocktails  #thirsty #summercocktails  #abmhappyhour  #rumcocktails  #rum  #peachcocktail 
My favorite milkweed cocktail of all: the milkweed margarita. I swear it works with every spirit but it seems to like tequila the best. <3 Most of the milkweed flowers have gone to seed but my friend texted me this weekend to say she found some stragglers in a field. There is hope! :)
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🌸Milkweed Margarita🌸
🔸2oz tequila
🔸1oz fresh lime juice
🔸.75-1oz milkweed syrup
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Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve on ice with flower garnishes!
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🌸Milkweed Flower Cordial/Fizz🌸
🔸2.5 cups common milkweed flowers, prepped*
🔸2 cups sugar
🔸6 cups water
🔸Peel of 1 lemon, in long strips
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Full instructions over on the @66squarefeet blog! --> http://bit.ly/2v9gFGq
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My favorite milkweed cocktail of all: the milkweed margarita. I swear it works with every spirit but it seems to like tequila the best. <3 Most of the milkweed flowers have gone to seed but my friend texted me this weekend to say she found some stragglers in a field. There is hope! :) . 🌸Milkweed Margarita🌸 🔸2oz tequila 🔸1oz fresh lime juice 🔸.75-1oz milkweed syrup . Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve on ice with flower garnishes! . . 🌸Milkweed Flower Cordial/Fizz🌸 🔸2.5 cups common milkweed flowers, prepped* 🔸2 cups sugar 🔸6 cups water 🔸Peel of 1 lemon, in long strips . Full instructions over on the @66squarefeet blog! --> http://bit.ly/2v9gFGq . . #margarita  #tequila  #summercocktails  #tequilacocktails  #abmhappyhour  #cocktails  #craftcocktails  #craftcocktail  #mixology  #milkweed  #imbibegram  #instadrinks  #thefeedfeed  #feedfeed  #f52grams   #foraged  #huffposttaste  #eattheworld  #forager  #foodandwine  #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails 
I’ve spent the week obsessing over @66squarefeet’s new book “Forage, Harvest, Feast” and my mind is overwhelmed with all he new edible possibilities. I’be been following Marie’s blog for a while now and loooved her first book, but “Forage, Harvest, Feast” is a resource with so much depth- I know I’ll be using it for years. The book is encyclopedic with Marie’s insane knowledge of wild edibles and the recipes range from cured meats to cocktails. If you are someone who loves the hunt of foraging for edible things, this book is now at the top of my recommendation list. I already got one friend at work to preorder! 😂
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This morning after the rain I went out to snag some ingredients- I picked up some milkweed pods, sumac, and sassafras. ❤️❤️❤️🌱🍃
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#gardencocktails #forager #foragedcocktails #craftcocktail #craftcocktails #mixologist #homebartender #homebar #gardenbar #nyccocktails  #imbibe #modernbartender #gardener  #freshcocktails #summercocktails #bartenderlife
I’ve spent the week obsessing over @66squarefeet’s new book “Forage, Harvest, Feast” and my mind is overwhelmed with all he new edible possibilities. I’be been following Marie’s blog for a while now and loooved her first book, but “Forage, Harvest, Feast” is a resource with so much depth- I know I’ll be using it for years. The book is encyclopedic with Marie’s insane knowledge of wild edibles and the recipes range from cured meats to cocktails. If you are someone who loves the hunt of foraging for edible things, this book is now at the top of my recommendation list. I already got one friend at work to preorder! 😂 . This morning after the rain I went out to snag some ingredients- I picked up some milkweed pods, sumac, and sassafras. ❤️❤️❤️🌱🍃 . . . #northamericanflora  #nativeflavor  #cookbook  #wildfoodlove  #foragebook   #forager  #EBdailypic  #summerforage  #augustforage  #wildfruit  #bookstagram   #forAge  #foragedcocktails   #foragedfood  #wildcocktails   #foragedfoods  #gardencocktails  #forager  #foragedcocktails  #craftcocktail  #craftcocktails  #mixologist  #homebartender  #homebar  #gardenbar  #nyccocktails   #imbibe  #modernbartender  #gardener   #freshcocktails  #summercocktails  #bartenderlife 
Gahhhh I can't get enough cocktails with milkweed this summer and I'm starting to get hoard-y about the milkweed syrup I made earlier this summer. :P While I’m bummed there are no longer milkweed flowers to forage, I’m hoping this weekend I can get to Harriman State Park to check out the wild blueberries. 🍃
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I made this milkweed cocktail using a hand-blown glass with integrated measuring from @agedandore. The design process on this glass is top notch and they just started shipping out glasses as a result of their successful @kickstarter! I really love how the large ice ball fits perfectly and melts slowly. .
I also used the Jamaican No. 1 bitters from @bittercube with flavors of intense ginger, allspice, clove and black pepper. It was a really unique combo with whiskey and milkweed. The folks at @bittercube have a unique tiki-friendly range of bitters and I'm excited to share more of them over the next few weeks! :)
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🦋Butterfly Flower Sour 🦋
🔸1.5oz whiskey 🔸.5oz milkweed syrup (you can also use regular simple syrup or make some with rose!) 🔸.25 oz dry vermouth
🔸.75oz fresh lemon juice
🔸3 dashes @bittercube Jamaican No. 1 bitters
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Add all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain and serve over ice in the @agedandore glass! .
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Gahhhh I can't get enough cocktails with milkweed this summer and I'm starting to get hoard-y about the milkweed syrup I made earlier this summer. :P While I’m bummed there are no longer milkweed flowers to forage, I’m hoping this weekend I can get to Harriman State Park to check out the wild blueberries. 🍃 . I made this milkweed cocktail using a hand-blown glass with integrated measuring from @agedandore. The design process on this glass is top notch and they just started shipping out glasses as a result of their successful @kickstarter! I really love how the large ice ball fits perfectly and melts slowly. . I also used the Jamaican No. 1 bitters from @bittercube with flavors of intense ginger, allspice, clove and black pepper. It was a really unique combo with whiskey and milkweed. The folks at @bittercube have a unique tiki-friendly range of bitters and I'm excited to share more of them over the next few weeks! :) . 🦋Butterfly Flower Sour 🦋 🔸1.5oz whiskey 🔸.5oz milkweed syrup (you can also use regular simple syrup or make some with rose!) 🔸.25 oz dry vermouth 🔸.75oz fresh lemon juice 🔸3 dashes @bittercube Jamaican No. 1 bitters . Add all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain and serve over ice in the @agedandore glass! . . . . . #abmlifeiscolorful  #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty #livecolorfully  #thehappynow  #petitejoys #craftcocktails  #cocktails  #mixology #mixologyguide  #liqpic  #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.cocktails #foodwinewomen  #f52grams  #driiiiinks #handcraftedcocktails  #imbibegram #eattheworld  #happyhour  #cocktailhour #ggcocktailhour  #ttcocktails  #thirsty #mocktail  #abmhappyhour  #bourboncocktails  #bourbon  #whiskey  #whiskeycocktail 
Balcony garden in full swing! Next year I’ll definitely grow more zinnias and maybe only one variety of tomatoes- the indigo rose. They taste so sweet like a pop of summer in your mouth! I’m trying to take as many photos as I can because come winter I’ll never believe the garden looked so good. ❤️ .
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Balcony garden in full swing! Next year I’ll definitely grow more zinnias and maybe only one variety of tomatoes- the indigo rose. They taste so sweet like a pop of summer in your mouth! I’m trying to take as many photos as I can because come winter I’ll never believe the garden looked so good. ❤️ . . . #jungalowstyle  #plantsmakepeoplehappy  #plantlady  #abmplantlady  #abmhappylife  #abmlifeiscolorful  #abmathome  #bhg  #betterhomesandgardens  #Crazyplantlady  #plants  #plantlove  #gardening  #urbangarden  #nycgarden  #urbanjunglebloggers  #housebeautiful  #hgtv  #instagarden  #wildnewyork  #gardenlife  #garden  #urbangardening  #mygarden  #gardens  #springgarden  #growsomethinggreen