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The La Rosette Cocktail For Valentine’s Day

 


Get ready cause the Beijos Valentine’s Day feed is starting now! Valentine’s Day and spring content is my favorite time of year for the blog. Just something about all the pinks and accommodating colors, they give me all the heart eyes! So let’s start with my favorite, cocktails! This year, I wanted to do something simple and classic. But of course, the Beijos cocktails always need a touch of floral. The La Rosette is a slightly sweet drink that is easy to make and also easy on the eyes. I love the simplicity of the La Rosette; it’s simple yet so feminine and delicate at the same time. What the heck is St. Germain, you ask? Well, go figure it out!! JK, if you haven’t tried it before, it is derived from elderflower, so it has spring flavor tastes of lychee, peach, and some hints of pear. I don’t use it often, but after tasting this combo, I think it will start to make an appearance more often! 
 
 
 
 
T H E  L A  R O S E T T E  C O C K T A I L
 
I N G R E D I E N T S 
 
1/2 part St. Germain
Sparkling Rosé Wine
 
D I R E C T I O N S
 
And now, this is where things get hard, so be sure to take notes. 
Pour St. Germain into a chilled champagne flute, top with sparkling rose wine, stir lightly, and serve. ;) And, now with your free time since this took you a minute to make, that leaves plenty of room for cuddles!
 
 
Cheers! 
xx
Abby

 

















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By on January 31, 2018 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, VALENTINE’S DAY

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A Cranberry Sparkling Rose For The Holidays


We have just 4 more short days until Christmas! It sure came up notably fast this year. I still have some holiday shopping to do! eek! Now, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a little Christmas cocktail. This year, I wanted to do something pretty classic and simple. And, this cranberry sparkling rosé holiday cocktail is a no fuss, just straight to the point kind of cocktail. Having people over for any holiday is stressful, so sometimes simple is the way to go. Fewer the ingredients, fewer chances of forgetting something, you feel me? Plus, I’m pretty sure you would have all these items already for your holiday feast. 

Photos by Erin Milnik

This 4 ingredients sparkling cranberry rose is the perfect holiday blush cocktail!

I N G R E D I E N T S

Fresh cranberries 
Organic cranberry juice
Organic orange juice
A good sparkling Rosé
(I love One Hope Wine)
sugar cubes (optional)

D I R E C T I O N S

Now, the sugar cubes are an option, it adds some sweetness to the cranberry cocktail. Rosé can also be sweet, so I would recommend you do a trial cocktail to see how you like it before serving to your guests. 

Place one sugar cube in the bottom of 8 to 10 chilled champagne flutes. Pour 2 tablespoons cranberry juice into each glass. Next, fill each glass with sparkling rose wine or champagne. And then add a splash of orange juice. Lastly, garnish with a couple cranberries. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Also, this is best when you can serve immediately.





Happy Holidays to you and all your loved ones! Wishing a safe and Merry Christmas!

Cheers!

xx
Abby

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By on December 21, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, CHRISTMAS, COCKTAILS

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Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco – An Easy Fall Holiday Cocktail


This past weekend I was at the farmer’s market and stumbled upon a bounty of fresh figs. I grabbed a bunch and knew my Sunday was going to get a lot better trying out some new fig cocktails. You know how you spend Sunday cooking up yummy fall soups and dishes that smell your house up? Well, I spend mine taste testing cocktails. Someone’s gotta do it right? When I think of figs, I think thyme, fresh citrus, and some sweetness. The fig honey thyme prosecco to me is the perfect fall drink. It’s got all the feelings of warm and cozy with the thyme, fig, and honey. And, add in the fresh citrus, elderflower, and bubbly, and you just created a warm fall floral bubbly. 

I got a joke for you…

What happens when you add all the fall ingredients into one drink? 

It’s a figging good thyme!

Yeah… I’ll leave the joke/pun telling to Jacquelyn!

Photos by Alyssa Onaka Photography

I N G R E D I E N T S
serving: 2-4 

6 fresh figs, diced or 1 tablespoon fig preserves (but fresh is the best)
2 ounces elderflower liquor
juice of 1 lemon
2-4 tablespoons manuka honey, depending on your taste
one tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish 
prosecco, for topping

D I R E C T I O N S

Add the figs, elderflower liquor, lemon juice, honey, and thyme to a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler, gently push the figs down until they release their juices. Add ice. Place the top on the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into 2-3 glasses. 

 Top each glass with prosecco. And finally, garnish with figs and fresh thyme.

And… I made it super easy for you to get it all from the comfort of your cozy warm bed. Shop it all below! Just add your fresh product at checkout!

xx

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By on November 8, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails

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Mummy’s Juice, A Bloody Halloween Drink


Halloween is just as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids. I love this time of the year. I know I probably say that about every holiday, but its true. Decorating the house, pumpkin carving, family costumes (or trying to get the family to do a group costume), and all the endless spooky food + cocktails. Plus, all the candy. Duh. 

 Are you throwing a Halloween party? Or you merely a parent on Halloween night? Regardless, any parent will require a cocktail or two to deal with the insanity of Halloween evening. It’s truly the only way to deal with youngsters on a pure sugar rush. Let’s get boo-zy, shall we? Of course responsibly! Mummy’s juice is what it sounds like. Every mummy needs her juice while trick or treating, this is one just has a little treat added to it. A bloody looking Halloween drink that is fun and still is a classic drink with no fuss. 

MUMMY’S JUICE

I N G R E D I E N T S

Red Vino (your favorite kind, I like Cab)
La Croix or Pellegrino (again, your favorite flavor)
Ice
Fresh Herbs
spooky glass for serving

D I R E C T I O N S 

This is a very simplistic drink that you can make prior and refill as needed. Serving it in a fun cup just seals the deal on it being Halloween. This recipe is for one serving.  

Fill your glass with wine half way. Then add a couple ice cubes. If this really bothers you, then happily omit. Add in about 1 shot of your sparkling juice. Garnish with a fresh herb. It makes it pretty, but also provides a fresh earthy taste to your drink. Then enjoy!

And, you can also serve this in a pitcher with dry ice, to create an extra spooky look. 


Happy Halloween!

Stay safe out there mummys!

 

xx
Abby

 

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By on October 31, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, HALLOWEEN

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APPLE & BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

 



As soon as I feel a slight crisp in the wind, all the fall recipes come out to play. And by slight crisp, I mean its still 80 outside and that slight crisp wind is only in the early morning or late at night. And this week’s forecast is calling for 90’s. But, hey it’s California, we don’t really get a transitional season, it goes straight from hot to cold. I’m eager to start sipping on apple cider and mulled wines, but I feel a bit off doing it in my sandals and shorts. These warm cocktails will have to wait for the cold weather but till then its all about the apple-infused cocktails. Since it’s still pretty hot, this apple & blood orange margarita is ideal for the start of the fall season while we still have a little bit of heat left. 

 

A P P L E  &  B L O O D  O R A N G E   M A R G A R I T A

P R E P   5   M I N.     |     S E R V E S   1  D R I N K
 

I N G R E D I E N T S

1 1/2 – 2 oz. mezcal or silver tequila
2 oz apple cider
2 oz blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp agave nectar
cinnamon sugar salt
slice of apple + dried blood orange slices for garnish
 
D I R E C T I O N S

In a small bowl, combine equal parts of cinnamon, sugar, and salt. 
Run a lime wedge around your glass, and rim with the sugar-cinnamon salt.

Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, apple cider, blood orange and lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake it up! Finally, pour into the prepared glass and garnish with apple and blood orange slices.

FALL ENTERTAINING TIP:

This is a great cocktail that can be made in batches for Fall entertaining. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, blood orange, lime juice and agave in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge. When it’s cocktail time, coat the rims of 4 glasses in salted cinnamon sugar. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice. Finally, garnish! 

Cheers! 

xx

Abby

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By on September 29, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails, RECIPES

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