August 22, 2017

Ruby Red Gin & Tonic

I’ve made a lot of cocktails during my time at LMP and have loved most of them, but sometimes one just stands out from the rest… and this weeks is one of those special ones.

This Thursday, we will be co-hosting an event with our favorite handbag company, MZ Wallace, at their showroom in Soho.  For part of the event, I will be leading a cocktail demo! I knew that I had to pick a drink that would be simple, yet beautiful, so I decided to feature a fruit that has an incredible color… the winner? Ruby Red Grapefruit Gin & Tonic with Rosemary.

Here’s what you need:
-gin (we used Tanqueray)
-tonic water
-ruby red grapefruit juice
-fresh ruby red grapefruits
-1 inch piece of fresh grapefruit peel
-fresh limes
-fresh rosemary

Here’s what to do:
1) In a cocktail shaker, combine some pieces of a ruby red grapefruit peel, a splash of ruby red grapefruit juice, rosemary leaves, 1 tbsp. honey and a splash of gin. Muddle together ingredients.

2) Once muddled, add a few pieces of ice to shaker.
3) On top of ice, add 2 oz. gin, 4 oz. tonic, 4 oz. grapefruit juice, and 1/2 oz. lime juice to your cocktail shaker. Shake well to mix.

4) Add a large ice cube to each glass. Pour mixture from cocktail shaker through strainer over ice.

5) Garnish with grapefruit wedge, lime slice and sprig of rosemary.

I love how vibrant and fresh this cocktail looks, and it is the perfect balance of sweet and bitter.

If you are in the NYC area this Thursday, feel free to join us at MZ Wallace to learn how to make this cocktail, sample it, and meet the LMP team in person! You can RSVP here. More info below!

Until next week…. Cheers!

xx, Abby
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August 21, 2017

A Beach Picnic in The Hamptons

As the summer comes to end, all we can do is try to make the most of what time is left! Last week, the LMP team headed to the beach for their last outing of the summer in The Hamptons. It was hot, sunny and a perfectly fabulous way to celebrate an amazing summer together.

We laid out our favorite picnic blanket and set up our picnic tray. We brought our beach-safe shatterproof PARTY PEOPLE wine cups and metallic straws for sipping.

We filled up our beverage bucket with our favorite flavors of La Croix and a bottle of Wolffer Rosé. Our favorite drink choice of the day, though, was the Montauk Watermelon beer.

Seri made amazing caprese sandwiches for us, which we enjoyed on our Palm Plates (which are now 50% off, btw!). SO BEACHY.

Our day was made even better because Cousin Jesse was in town! Not only did he help us carry all our supplies to the beach, but he provided endless laughs the whole say- we hope you caught all the fun on Snapchat!

The #LMPSummer was certainly one we will NEVER forget. Thanks for tuning in on the fun, and we can’t wait to show you all what we have in store for fall!

xx, Maggie
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August 20, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Hamptons Style

If you’ve been following along since the beginning of summer, you’ve seen that the LMP team has been doing a LOT of amazing photo shoots and creative content. And what comes along with getting your photo taken? Getting all dressed up, of course!

This week, Seri is sharing her favorite outfits from her summer in The Hamptons. See all the details below!

Ice Cream Parlor Party

Top: LA Made
Skirt:  Old school H&M
Shoes: Target
Bracelets: Bauble Bar

Breakfast at Baron’s Cove

Top: Anna October
Shorts: Old school Madewell
Shoes: Target

Lunch at Lobster Roll

Dress: Old school Zara
Sunnies: Warby Parker

A Backyard Wine Tasting

Top: Rebecca Taylor
Pants: Madewell

xx, Maggie
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August 15, 2017

Golden Dark n’ Stormy with Orange

Maggie and I are both big fans of cocktails with ginger beer in them, and while Moscow mules are absolutely delicious, we wanted to try something new! I am a big fan of Dark n’ Stormy’s when the weather is, well.. stormier, but I wanted to try to make a version that was a little bit better suited for the warmer weather.

Instead of the traditional dark rum, we used Bacardi Gold because that is what we had on hand, and it turned out absolutely delicious. Introducing… the Golden Dark n’ Stormy with Orange!

Here’s what you need:
-gold rum (we used Bacardi Gold)
-ginger beer
-orange juice
-fresh orange peel
-lime juice
-fresh lime

Here’s what to do:
1) Fill each cocktail glass about halfway with ice.  Over ice, fill glass about 3/4 of the way with ginger beer.
2) Add a 1/4 oz. lime juice and 1/2 oz. orange juice to each glass.  Stir gently to combine ingredients

3) Top each glass off with rum, about 1 oz. in each.

4) Garnish with fresh lime slice and orange peel.

How cool is that orange peel garnish?! I won’t tell you how many tries that took me.

This is the perfect summery drink to enjoy on a hot summer night, ideally for a night out dancing on a rooftop, or for sipping by the pool.

Until next week… Cheers!

xx, Abby
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August 8, 2017

Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma

Have I ever mentioned how much I love a good tequila drink? To me, there is nothing that says summer like a Margarita or Paloma.  Variations of these that use fresh, seasonal ingredients are even better!

When I was at the farmer’s market the other day, I noticed a ton of beautiful pineapples, and I had to buy one to use in a cocktail.  Which is how we got to… the Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma!

Here’s what you need:
-silver tequila
-pineapple juice
-fresh grapefruit
-fresh limes
-lime juice
-simple syrup
-chili salt

Here’s what to do:
1) Pour some chili salt onto a flat plate.  Take a lime wedge and wet the rim of your cocktail glasses, and place the wetted rim on the plate of chili salt to line the rim.

2) Once your rim is lined, set glass aside.  In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, 2 oz. tequila, a splash of lime juice, a splash of simple syrup, 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice and 1.5 cups of pineapple juice.  Shake ingredients until well combined.

3) Pour mixture into each rimmed cocktail glass.

4) Garnish each glass  with a lime slice and grapefruit slice.

Sip, and enjoy! But be careful… that chili salt is spicy!

We served this bad boy for a Taco Tuesday dinner, which will be up on the blog soon, and it was the perfect festive complement to a delicious summer dinner.

Until next time… Cheers!

xx, Abby
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