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SPRING CHICKEN a spring twist on your 30-second cocktail

Nothing says HELLO SPRINGTIME like a fun pink cocktail, right? Pink gets a lot of guff, but there is something about a pretty pink cocktail that just makes you feel fun and a little sassy. Sad people don’t drink pink cocktails and you can’t be sad while drinking one, so basically it’s happiness in a glass. You are welcome.

Grapefruit Greyhound cocktail via Lauren KelpI don’t know about you, but I am ready to ditch my jacket and throw open the windows. Get me out of these rainy, grey days – I am ready for some warmer weather! To help get us in the spirit, we are whipping up a batch of Spring Chickens! Sounds fun right? Well my friends, get ready, because if you have 30 seconds and an excuse to celebrate, you two can be sipping pretty on a Spring Chicken.

Grapefruit Greyhound cocktail via Lauren Kelp

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Grapefruit Greyhound cocktail via Lauren Kelp

SPRING CHICKEN
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Celebrate warmer weather and mix up a pitcher of these fun Spring Chicken cocktails!
Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker, add in ingredients, and gently stir, adding more simple syrup to taste.
  2. Strain into a glass & sip, serve, repeat!

Grapefruit Greyhound cocktail via Lauren KelpSee….wildly easy. What did I tell you. Now, call the gals, get you some grapefruit, and get to celebrating! Happy hosting, my sassy friend <3

Grapefruit Greyhound cocktail via Lauren Kelp

THE RUBY ROSE a refresh grapefruit and rosemary cocktail

Babe-trons, we did it. We made it through the week. It’s officially Friday, it’s probably close(ish) to quitting time, and I am sure there are one or two things for you to celebrate. And you now the best way to celebrate? With a fabulous cocktail! We are crushing hard on this delicious grapefruit and rosemary pair and we can’t wait to share. Meet the Ruby Rose. Delightful, refreshing, and absolutely no muddling required 😉
The Ruby Rose Cocktail via Lauren KelpI mean, look at her! She can’t even help her sassy pink self. So here is the skinny, the Ruby Rose is like freaky easy. A little grapefruit, some vodka, a little St. Germain (which you should have on hand at all time because even if you don’t use it, it makes your bar cart look fancy af), some rosemary and voi-freaking-la. Easy baby, what did I tell ya?

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The Ruby Rose Cocktail via Lauren Kelp

THE RUBY ROSE
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Ingredients
  • Juice from half a Ruby Red grapefruit
  • 2 shots of vodka (we used Tito's)
  • 1 shot of St. Germain Elderflower
  • Dash of lemon juice (more to taste)
  • Rosemary sprig to garnish and stir
  • Sugar for rimming
Instructions
  1. Cut the end of the lemon off and rub it on the top of your glass and dip in sugar
  2. Add a handful of ice into your cocktail shaker and add in vodka, grapefruit juice, and St. Germain, shake gently until container is frosty.
  3. Pour into your perfectly rimmed glass, add a sprig of rosemary & stir to add in some of the herb flavor.
  4. Serve, sip, repeat!

The Ruby Rose Cocktail via Lauren KelpThe Ruby Rose Cocktail via Lauren Kelp

GRAPEFRUIT GIN & TONIC

Grapefruit gin and tonic cocktail recipe via lauren kelpHey 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 Grapefruit gin and tonic cocktail recipe via lauren kelp

GRAPEFRUIT GIN & TONIC
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Ingredients
  • 4 Ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 Ounce of Gin
  • 1 Tablespoon of grenadine
  • Tonic Water
  • Crushed Ice
Instructions
  1. In a glass jar fill with crushed ice.
  2. Add in grapefruit juice, gin and grenadine.
  3. Top the rest of the glass with tonic water and stir well.
  4. *Note diet tonic water is great for a skinny cocktail!

Grapefruit gin and tonic cocktail recipe via lauren kelp


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HIS & HERS VALENTINE’S COCKTAILS

IMG_1932There 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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

Ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

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!

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INGREDIENTS:

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)

INSTRUCTIONS:

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!

IMG_1930So 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! 
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GRAPEFRUIT AND THYME GIN & TONIC

IMG_1774Well, happy February friends! ‘Tis the season of love and we decided to celebrate a little early with some festive cocktails. Today’s concoction is the Grapefruit and Thyme Gin & Tonic and my, oh my, is it divine!

Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, a sprig of thyme, and some delicious gin is just what you need to kick off a weekend. So my friends, grab a seat, scroll down, and enjoy!

PS – not a grapefruit fan? Don’t worry, we will have something fabulous & grapefruit free yet still festive & fun for you next week. Stay tuned!
IMG_1763INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 ounces (or 1 jigger) of gin
  • One grapefruit
  • Tonic
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Ice
  • Shaker

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1. Cut half of your grapefruit in half & squeeze it into your shaker. Add in a handful of ice & a few springs of thyme.

2. Shake until cold & pour into a your favorite festive glass. I like coupes, cause they make me feel fancy 😉

3. Cut the other half of your grapefruit into wedges, add wedge and sprig of thyme for garnish.

4. Sip, serve, repeat!

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GRAPEFRUIT & MINT MOJITO

gfblog0001It’s finally spring, and we’re officially drowning in all things citrus here in the desert. This is hands down my favorite time of the year. There’s this beauty and newness that spurs me to simplify and enjoy every little thing. You may soon notice a theme revolving around these beautiful pink grapefruit, and it’s no mistake. We here at LaurenKelp.com are striving to use our resources, eat (and drink!) seasonably, and shop smarter. We want to intentionally use all of our produce, whether it comes from the store or our own backyard.

These main ingredients just so happen to come directly from my backyard, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. And you guys – this grapefruit & mint mojito cocktail is so light and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to celebrate this Thirsty Thursday. Cheers to you and yours!

gfblog0002gfblog0003INGREDIENTS:

– 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves (about 8 leaves)

– 2 oz rum

– 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice

– 1/2 oz lime juice

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– 1 oz club soda

– Grapefruit wedge or wheel for garnish

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– Place 1/2 of the mint leaves in your glass and muddle gently

– Stir together the rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and ice until the drink has chilled

– Top with a splash of club soda

– Garnish with fresh mint spig and grapefruit wedge or wheel

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GRAPEFRUIT & MINT MOJITO

gfblog0001It’s finally spring, and we’re officially drowning in all things citrus here in the desert. This is hands down my favorite time of the year. There’s this beauty and newness that spurs me to simplify and enjoy every little thing. You may soon notice a theme revolving around these beautiful pink grapefruit, and it’s no mistake. We here at LaurenKelp.com are striving to use our resources, eat (and drink!) seasonably, and shop smarter. We want to intentionally use all of our produce, whether it comes from the store or our own backyard.

These main ingredients just so happen to come directly from my backyard, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. And you guys – this grapefruit & mint mojito cocktail is so light and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to celebrate this Thirsty Thursday. Cheers to you and yours!

gfblog0002gfblog0003INGREDIENTS:

– 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves (about 8 leaves)

– 2 oz rum

– 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice

– 1/2 oz lime juice

-Ice

– 1 oz club soda

– Grapefruit wedge or wheel for garnish

gfblog0004gfblog0005INSTRUCTIONS:

– Place 1/2 of the mint leaves in your glass and muddle gently

– Stir together the rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and ice until the drink has chilled

– Top with a splash of club soda

– Garnish with fresh mint spig and grapefruit wedge or wheel

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