• alcoholic,  frozen,  fruity

    Summer Watermelon Mojito

    Clear your calendar. Summer in a glass is coming your way!  When I think of fruity tropical drinks, I think RUM. And when I think of summer fruits, I think WATERMELON. So when I get to thinking and concocting in my head, the basic math side of my brain tells me that RUM + WATERMELON = WATERMELON MOJITO! (Check my math on that, okay?) Whatever your plans are for today, cancel them. Run to the store. Grab some watermelon, chop it up, and stick it in the freezer. Then you can pull it out when you are ready to suck down create these dangerously delightful Summer Watermelon Mojitos! All you…

  • alcoholic,  fruity

    Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojito

    Pop! Fizz! Clink! Music to my ears. If that isn’t already your summer anthem, it will be once you make these insanely refreshing Sparkling Strawberry + Rosé Mojitos. This mojito recipe varies from a typical mojito because you are subbing sparkling rosé in place of club soda. Just thinking about this cocktail’s effervescence makes me a bit loopy. You will lose your mind over its deliciousness! The key is choosing bubbly rosé for this recipe. Typically, club soda adds the zip to a mojito. So if you are replacing the club soda with rosé, you’ll want to grab the zippy one. Choose carefully: some rosés are still, some are semi-sparkling,…

  • alcoholic,  fruity

    Sugar-Rimmed Raspberry Gin Smash

    I’m going to a pool party next weekend and have been put in charge of libations. So when the question is What is cool + light + refreshing + fruity? the answer is Sugar-Rimmed Raspberry Gin Smash.  But what is a smash? A bartender* once explained a smash as a julep but with a choose-your-own-adventure spirit. You add booze (of choice) + herb (of choice) + sweetener (of choice) + seasonal fruit (of choice)—whatever blows your skirt up—to a glass of ice. Give it some swirls and bottoms up!  Or use a straw if you are sassy.  Summer raspberries are bulging with juice, so turning them into a smash makes…