June 20, 2017

Rosé Sangria for National Pink Day

As you know, we are all about rosé here at LMP, and pink is our absolute favorite color. National Pink Day is coming up this Friday, and it felt like a very natural choice to create a perfectly pink cocktail to celebrate.

We also have 3 big events happening this week, so I decided to keep it simple and whip up some Rosé Sangria, using raspberries, strawberries and mint, with some blueberries for a hint of green and blue. This recipe is super simple and a refreshing way to kick off summer!

Here’s what you need:
-Rosé wine
-sparkling water or club soda
-sugar
-fresh strawberries
-fresh raspberries
-fresh blueberries
-fresh mint
-ice

Here’s what to do:
1) In a pitcher, combine 1 bottle rosé wine, 1 cup each of sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and 2 tbsp. sugar. Stir to combine ingredients, and leave to refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
2) After you have let sit, top with 1.5 cups seltzer, a cup of ice and a handful of ripped mint leaves.
3) Stir gently to combine, and serve, garnishing with a fresh mint leaf!

Boom! Super easy, right? This sangria is fresh and not too sweet – the perfect sip to cool down on these hot summer days.

Cheers, and happy #NationalPinkDay!

Until next week…

xx, Abby
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June 13, 2017

Peach and Raspberry Martini

National Martini Day is coming up next week on Monday, and you know I needed to whip up something delicious to celebrate! Natalie helped me do some brainstorming and she found the idea for a peach martini on Pinterest, and I decided to incorporate my favorite fruit into the mix – raspberries! So, introducing… my Peach Raspberry Gin Martini.

Here’s what you need:
-gin
-fresh peaches
-fresh raspberries
-cranberry juice
-fresh mint
-ice
-blender

Here’s what to do:
1) Combine 3 oz. of gin, 2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, 2 oz. cranberry juice, and ice in blender.  Blend until you reach smoothie consistency.
2) Pour mixture into each cocktail glass.  Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint!

Hope you enjoy this refreshing, fruity cocktail and that it gets you in the spirit for National Martini Day… Cheers!

Until next time…

xx, Abby
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June 6, 2017

Rosé Margarita with Wölffer Wines

As you know, we at LMP love our wine, and are loyal to our favorite wine makers! One of our favorites is Long Island-based Wölffer Estate Vineyards, who make the gorgeous “Summer in a Bottle” wines that you have probably seen on Instagram.

We also include bottles of their brilliant Rosé Cider in our For the Hostess Gift Box, which any hostess would be excited to receive! That’s why, when they sent us a few bottles of their incredible rosé, I was so excited to get to trying out some cocktail recipes in time for #NationalRoséDay, which is this Saturday, June 10th.

So, without further adieu, i’m excited to introduce you guys to… my Rosé Margarita!

Here’s what you need:
-bottle of Wölffer Estate Finca Rosé table wine
-silver tequila
-cointreau
-fresh limes
-coarse or kosher salt
-ice
-cocktail shaker

Here’s what to do:
1) Using lime wedge, wet rim of cocktail glasses. Salt the rim using coarse salt.


2) In cocktail shaker, combine ice, 1 oz. cointreau, 1 oz. tequila, 4 oz. rosé and the fresh juice of 1 lime. Shake well.


3) Pour into each cocktail glass on ice. Top with more rosé if necessary!
4) Garnish with lime wedge, sip, and enjoy!

This is definitely going to be my drink of the summer… just imagine sipping this poolside in one of our new “Party People” shatterproof stemless wine glasses.  YES, please!

Until next week!

Photos by Maggie Antalek

xx, Abby
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May 30, 2017

Spiked Cold Brew Coffee

It’s officially iced coffee season, and over Memorial Day weekend, I was inspired to make a more “festive” version of my favorite summer pick me up!

We had some Bailey’s lying around the studio after St. Paddy’s Day and I thought it would be a good idea to use it to spice up my cold brew coffee recipe.. and boy, was I right!

Here’s what you need:

-fresh cold brewed coffee (recipe here)
-Bailey’s Irish Creme liqueur
-ice

Here’s what to do:

1) Once you’ve made your cold brew coffee and let it sit in the fridge overnight, remove cold brew from fridge.  Add ice to each coffee glass.
2) Fill each glass almost full with cold brew coffee. On top of that, pour about 1 oz. of Bailey’s, or more if you have room.


3) Use straw to mix Bailey’s in, and add more if desired.

Since National Donut Day is coming up this week, I also added a little extra detail to this drink… a mini donut on the straw!

You can dunk the donut or eat it on its own. Either way, this coffee/ donut combo is an excellent way to start your morning off right this summer.

Hope you enjoy, and that you had an awesome Memorial Day Weekend! Cheers!

xx, Abby
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May 23, 2017

Strawberry + Basil Limoncello

Remember how I just went to Italy? I’m still having withdrawals. One of my favorite Italian beverages to enjoy, besides wine, is good ol’ limoncello, a lemon-based liqueur. When I was heading out of Rome on my way back to NYC, I decided to grab a bottle to bring back with me so I could play around and make a yummy cocktail!

I looked on Pinterest for inspiration, and decided to combine some seasonal fruit and fresh herbs, to make a Strawberry + Basil Limoncello Cocktail.

Here’s what you need:
-limoncello
-vodka
-club soda
-fresh strawberries
-fresh pink lemons
-fresh basil
-sugar

Here’s what to do:
1) Slice up your fresh lemons and strawberries; wash and rip up a few basil leaves.


2) Combine fresh strawberries, basil leaves, and 1 oz. vodka in a cocktail glass.  Muddle ingredients together and let sit to steep for 10 minutes.  Divide muddled mixture between cocktail glasses.


3) Measure 1 oz. of vodka into each cocktail glass.
4) Gently pour limoncello on top of vodka and muddled mixture.


5) Top with club soda. Garnish with fresh lemon slice on rim of glass.

Salute! Until next week…

 

xx, Abby
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  1. Celinda

    Love all your ideas ! My cousin had a baby last month and this would be just the thing we could do this summer !

  2. Abby

    Thanks so much, Celinda! Definitely a great summer drink for any occasion :)

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