Moscow Mule

Make it Your Way
Moscow Mule

My go-to vodka drink. It's perfect for a cocktail party, dinner party, or for when pregaming with friends. Add fruity or herbal simple syrup to enhance the flavor; or keep it traditional with lime! Cheers to the weekend!

Photos by Brandon Kaiser

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people

INGREDIENTS

Pomegranate Simple Syrup: 

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (POM)

  • 1 cup sugar

Rosemary Simple Syrup: 

  • 6 sprigs, rosemary

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

Moscow Mule:

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup

  • 3-4 can/btl ginger beer

  • 2-3 limes, juiced

Garnish:

  • 1 whole pomegranate, seeded

  • rosemary sprigs

  • 1 lime, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

Simple Syrup:

1.     In a small pot, add all ingridients - liquid, (sprig), and sugar.

2.     Stir the juice and sugar, and cook for about 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid becomes thicker.

Moscow Mule:

1.     In a large pitcher, add ice, vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.

2.     Mix; add desired simple syrup, mix well.

3.     Pour Moscow mule into individual cocktail glasses, and garnish with either a tbsp of pomegranate seeds or rosemary sprig, and lime wedge.

Cheers!

Rose Water Lemonade

Rose Water Lemonade

Aight aight I know what you are saying - it's fall I want a fall drink but let's be honest lemonade is a all year round drink - at least in my house. This drink is floral, acidic, sweet, and different! So let's keep pretending that it's summer and enjoy this spiked rose water lemonade! Cheers 

Photos by Jessica Marx

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people

Spiked Lemonade:

  • 1/2 cup rose water (preferably al-wadi)

  • 3 1/2 cups lemonade

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 2 lemon, juiced

Garnish:

  • Dried rose petals

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    In a large pitcher, mix together the rose water, lemonade, vodka, and lemon juice.  

2.   Fill a glass up with ice. Pour the spiked lemonade.

3.    Garnish with dried rose petals. 

4.     Drink up!!

P.S. You can make the lemonade alcohol free, or alcoholic by adding one 2oz shot of vodka to each 8oz glass! 

Frosé

Frosé All Day!

If you know me well enough, you would know that the only thing I drink is rosé. 365 days a year I am sipping on rosé. So this summer I decided to spice things up and turn my favorite drink into my new favorite slurpee! Shake things up this summer and make your life a little pinker! Cheers from Brooklyn!!

Serves: 4-6 people

INGREDIENTS
Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Qt strawberries (halved), or watermelon (cubed)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

FROSé:

  • 1btl rosé

  • 1 lemon, squeezed

  • 1/3 cup simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a freezer safe container, pour the bottle of wine - and freeze for 6-24 hours.

  2. In a blender combine frozen rosé, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 1-2 cups of ice.

  3. Purée until smooth!

  4. Serve right away, or keep in freezer until ready to serve! Can be made a week in advance!

  5. Slurp Up!!

Cold Brew for the addicts

Cold Brew

This is what gets me going every morning. Slurp down a large glass of cold brew in the hot steamy shower. This shit is more addicting than instagram!

Total Time: 10 min
Serves: 2 quarts
Yield: 8 cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups coffee, course ground (Pick your favorite - mine is Stumptown Hairbender)

  • 10 cups filtered water

  • Coffee filter, or cheesecloth

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large jar or container, stir together the ground coffee, and 10 cups of cold filtered water.

  2. Cover and let it brew in the fridge overnight, or for 12 - 36 hours.

  3. The longer it brews the stronger the coffee is.

  4. Strain through cheesecloth (easier), and store in desired jug or container.

  5. Fill a glass with 4 - 5 ice cubes, and equal parts of coffee concentrate and water.

  6. Taste the mixture and adjust the water and concentrate parts for desired taste.

  7. Add cream, milk, or simple syrup to taste.

Let's be honest only a New York hustler can take it black
(Am I right or what?)