Hey pals! Elizbeth here and I’ve got a fun little cocktail twist for you! Now don’t get me wrong… I’m not one to mess with the classics. I like a gin and tonic just like the next person but I do think it is begging for a little twist. Maybe I’m wrong but you might just want to give this a try. The grapefruit juice compliments the gin so nicely! It’s worth a try!
Perfect for the weekend with friends, after a long, hot day, or for sipping by the pool. Thirty-seconds & a little juicing and you’ve got yourself one heck of a cocktail! Enjoy
There are always a lot of His & Her’s round ups, gift guides, and the like around Valentine’s Day, and while those never really grab my attention, this pairing is something I can absolutely get behind – His & Her’s Valentine’s Day cocktails!
Something sweet and romantic for the lady & something a bit more bold for the mister. It’s a match made in heaven! So before your VDay plans are complete, make sure you add these lovely libations to the list. Can’t wait to see what you think. xoxo, LK
HER COCKTAIL – THE BLUSH
1 cup fresh squeeze grapefruit juice (trust me, it’s better fresh!)
1 cup sparkling water
4 tablespoons vodka
3 tablespoons St. Germain
Honey or a natural sweetener
1. Add a handful of ice to your cocktail shaker & add in ingredients (wait until you’ve tried your cocktail until adding in the honey or sweetener).
2. Shake until shaker is cold & pour into a fabulous glass!
3. Garnish with a thin slice of grapefruit or another citrus (we used a blood orange from the recipe below!)
4. Serve, sip, repeat!
HIS COCKTAIL – THE MISTER
1 ½ ounces dry gin (we love Farmer’s!)
3 ounces blood orange juice (save the peel)
1 tablespoon thyme simple syrup
4 ounces tonic water
Thyme (for garnish)
1. For simple syrup, bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add thyme sprigs, stir in gently. Allow to cool for 20-25 minutes and remove sprigs before serving.
2. In a low glass, fill it with a few cubes of ice, gin, blood orange juice, and thyme syrup. Top off with tonic & stir gingerly.
2. Cut off a peel from one of your used blood oranges, twist, and add in for garnish. Top cocktail off with a sprig of thyme & serve, sip, repeat!
So what do you say, lovebirds? Are these going to make it on your Valentine’s Day menu?! Since whipping these puppies up, I have to admit, they have been on repeat in our house. The are just so delicious! Anything with blood oranges has me weak at the knees already, but the two as a pair are out of this world.
Can’t wait to hear about your weekend & if you mix these up, let me know!