Passionfruit Green Tea - A Hot Cocktail

If you stop by my desk at work you will probably find me with 3 drinks minimum. A cup of coffee and 2 La Croix's. I texted a friend the other day that I wanted to do a fall/winter cocktail series focusing on each of the La Croix flavors. It seems like a natural extension and was a fun challenge. I started with the PassionFruit La Croix for no real reason. Thanks Mads for bringing it over last minute for me. Much appreciated. I got it in my head that I wanted to create a hot cocktail. Buying new cocktail glasses from World Market will do that to a girl, undoubtedly. Ok, Enough rambling from me. Scroll down for the first of 13 La Croix cocktails. 

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Ingredients

6 oz gin
10 oz hot green tea
2 oz Passionfruit LaCroix
Squeeze of lime juice

Method

Steep a bag of green tea in 10 oz of hot water. Add gin and room temperature PassionFruit LaCroix and enjoy. Squeeze a wedge of lime juice into your glass. 

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Stay warm out there!
Jacque

Pomegranate Mule

I did not grow up eating pomegranates. In fact, I think I thought they were an incredibly weird fruit the first time I ever saw one. Who eats that? How do you eat that? Well, we don't need to know the 'hows' because we are going to enjoy this in a nice delicious drink. A pomegranate mule to be exact. Scroll down for the recipe and instructions. 

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Ingredients

Ginger beer
3 oz cranberry syrup
6 oz of Vodka
Lime wedge

Pomegranate Syrup

In a saucepan mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. Remove seeds from 1 pomegranate and put into your pot. Bring to a boil, stirring well and then pour into a clean container. Let cool and then keep in your fridge for about a week. 

Method

Start by filling your mule cup with crushed ice. Pour pomegranate syrup over ice, add vodka, squeeze in your lime wedge and stir! Top off with your ginger beer to taste!

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Cranberry Mule

Cranberries are a staple of the holiday season and since Thanksgiving is less than a week away it's time we start preparing for all of the imbibing needs. I can hardly believe it's almost time for my favorite holiday. I love Thanksgiving for all that it stands for. Spending time with your loved ones, reflecting on all that you are thankful for and indulging in the most delicious food you will have all year. It's only appropriate that as time continues on I've made the cocktails just as important as the food on my plate. No skimping on deliciousness for me. Recipe is below!

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Ingredients

Ginger beer
3 oz cranberry syrup
6 oz of Vodka
Lime wedge

Cranberry Syrup

In a saucepan mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. Chop 1 cup of cranberries and add to pan. Bring to a boil, stirring well and then pour into a clean container. Let cool and then keep in your fridge for up to a week. 

Method

Start by filling your mule cup with crushed ice. Pour cranberry syrup over ice, add vodka, squeeze in your lime wedge and stir! Top off with your ginger beer to taste!

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Happy holidays, friends!
Jacque

 

Pomegranate Mojito

A few weeks ago I posted a cranberry mojito and it was pretty obvious that you all enjoyed the refreshing fall/winter twist on my favorite cocktail. So today I've got a pomegranate mojito recipe for you! Now you'll be the most refreshing hostess out there. Or you will at least be able to survive your family Thanksgiving in delicious style. As always, please drink responsibly as I love you all and won't have anyone to mix up cocktails for otherwise. 

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Ingredients for Cocktail

1.5 oz white rum
4-6 mint leaves
1 oz fresh lime juice
2-4 oz pomegranate syrup
Soda Water

How to make the Pomegranate Syrup

In a saucepan mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. Remove seeds from 1 pomegranate and put into your pot. Bring to a boil, stirring well and then pour into a clean container. Let cool and then keep in your fridge for about a week. 

Method for the cocktail

Add mint, lime juice, and rum to a collins glass and muddle well. Add ice and soda water. Pour in pomegranate syrup and stir well. 

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Cheers boozy fam!
Jacque

Whiskey and Cherry Coke

I love a good stiff drink and it seems like we all need a stiff drink right about now. I've never been a straight whiskey drinker, but I do love when whiskey is used well in a cocktail. I love the challenge of mixing with whiskey. Trying to find the perfect balance of spirit forward that mixes well with the additional ingredients in the cocktail. Sometimes these cocktails can be a little too complex, and we all love an easy-to-make cocktail. Right? So that was the aim here. I was inspired after reading Southern Spirits by Robert F. Moss. The book took a deep dive into the history of drinking in the south and had a few recipes to go along with the history lesson. I've always enjoyed history as a subject so it was a natural intersection to learn some fun tidbits about drinking. I decided to make a cola syrup and play around with whiskey and cherries to create a cherry coke of sorts. Scroll down for the recipe!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Ingredients

2 oz whiskey
1 oz cola syrup
4-6 cherries
lime and cherries for garnish

Cola Syrup

1 (175 ml) bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola
6 ounces granulated sugar


To make Cola Syrup

Combine the Coca-Cola and sugar in a small pot over high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to come to room temp, then put in a jar and refrigerate for up to several weeks. 

Method For Cocktail

Add your ingredients into a shaker and muddle your cherries well. Shake with ice and strain into a low ball glass with a sphere of ice. Add a wedge of lime for an optional twist of citrus. 
 

 

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Cheers!
Jacque