2 Amazing New York Inspired Summer Cocktails


One of the things I love the most about New York City is the cocktails -my boyfriend would argue it’s actually all about the craft beer – but he’s wrong.

Luckily, on my recent trip to New York I managed to sample a few – all in the name of research obviously – and I’ll do a few New York guides (if you’d like?) on the best places to eat/drink/play. But for now, here are two new favourite cocktails that I wanted to share with you – hopefully, these will make a great addition to your summer BBQ’s and parties.

Lady Liberty Cosmo – The Heartland Brewery.


1 ½ parts Grey Goose vodka
½ part Cointreau liqueur
1 parts cranberry juice
¼ part fresh lime juice
Cubed ice

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Blue Hawaii – Flatiron Lounge

1 1/2 parts White rum
1 1/2 blue curaçao
1 tsp coconut cream
2 parts pineapple juice

Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake then strain into a glass. Serve over ice.

What cocktails will you be drinking this summer?

Summer Cocktails: Mojito Recipe

On the blog today - mojito's

There’s no guessing why I was insistent on planting mint this year…


Nothing quite says summer like a good cocktail and on a hot summers day a mojito is THE perfect choice. {Click To Tweet}

If you’ve ever been to Cuba then you’ll know how good authentic mojito’s are, but there’s no reason why you can’t bring Cuba to you!

Earnest Hemingway (again,if you’ve been to Havana you’re bound to have been to Bodeguita del medio bar) was a huge fan of the simple mojito but he preferred to exchange his soda water for champagne…unfortunately I’m living on a lemonade budget so it’s just plain ol’ mojito’s around here.

Rachael’s Mojito Recipe… Continue reading “Summer Cocktails: Mojito Recipe”