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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

Abby



















 

 

 

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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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The Daly’s Ale with Owl’s Brew Radler

 


I don’t know about you, but this week went by soooo slow! Maybe it’s cause the hubby is gone, we are in full swing of back to school, and I have a sick one on hand but this Mama is so excited that it’s Friday! Tonight it’s all about relaxing, hanging with the little ones, and treating myself to a cocktail. With Fall officially here, I like to enjoy a beer cocktail every once in a while. I’m a big wino, but fall just screams beer to me. Maybe cause it’s the start of football season? Especially with my recent date with the hubby beer tasting, a beer cocktail is what I’m craving today!

I recently discovered Owl’s Brews Radler, and they are officially in my Fall cocktail routine. Not only is their packaging on point, but their beer and tea are real ingredients and none of that processed and concentrated crap you see. Yes, beer and tea all in one drink! Check it out tea lovers, this is so meant for you.  Sticking with my blondie fam, I’m loving The Blondie, its a wheat beer paired with organic English breakfast, lemon peel, lemon and lime juice. Oh, and two hot babes are behind this beer company which I love!

Simple. Yummy. Pretty. 

Photos by Foxes and Wolves

THE DALY’S ALE

 I N G R E D I E N T S 

12 oz. The Blondie Radler 
2 oz. Vodka

D I R E C T I O N S

Combine ingredients in a stemless wine glass and gently stir.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.

It doesn’t get more simple than that. 

Happy Friday!

xx

Abby

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By on September 22, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails

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The GCP: A Guava Tropical Cocktail


This past weekend, I designed a cute tropical flamingo birthday party that had me dreaming for some more tropical in my life. Well, thank goodness its tropical week here at Beijos. Jacquelyn and I had been yearning to do some fun tropical features this summer. There was just only one problem. We had way too many ideas! So tropical week it is! I don’t think we are gonna hear any uproar about that. We narrowed down our favorites, and I’m sure you can guess my picks. Food + Booze. And, I also bet you can speculate which fruit was on my top list… yup, that guava goodness. Am I too predictable? Oh well, let’s get a little coconutty over some guava, shall we?

Now, guava has herself some good time Sally friends to hang out with, pineapple and coconut. Together, these three make an entertaining trio that will have you convinced you are in Paradise, and not standing in line at the market daydreaming up a full day’s tropical vacation from the cover of the magazine by the check out stand. And, finally snapping out of it when you realize the sandals in your day dream are mismatched cause you are staring at your own sandals. 

Your own sandals that are on your feet in public, mismatched. Awesome. 

Photography by  Candiss Koenitzer

The GCP 
The Guava Coconut Pineapple Cocktail

In my day dream, I was laying in a hammock with my pals, no not the pineapple and coconut. I have real friends, I swear. We were sipping on this pretty pink cocktail and cracking up about how Judy just tripped in front of this guy named Scott. She clearly had too many cocktails.  
Surrounded by coconut and guava trees, but no pineapple. Not sure why there was no pineapple. Gazing at the emerald- blue waters, and enjoying that cocktail. 

Then, a coconut hit me on the head, and there I was in line still in my mismatched sandals and my Judy organic eggs all over my feet thanks to my 5-year-old who was thinking he was a big boy attempting to act cool in front of our checker, Scott. 

I had no choice to come up with this cocktail that made me look like the mom of the year. This cocktail is a keeper. It literally is a vacation in a cup. Add an orchid for complete vision, and turn up that vacation island playlist for true mood setting. I would say go outside and enjoy by the pool, but it’s 110 out there right now so a couch in the air conditioning will do. 

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Abby

 

 

 

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By on August 29, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS

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