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      Colorful Cocktails: The Heartbreaker

      Colorful Cocktails: The Heartbreaker

      While I was on Summer break, I did a lot of eating and drinking. A LOT! The Home Chef Extraordinaire outdid himself with all sorts of fresh, healthy, colorful foods so you can expect to see more of his tasty recipes added to my Colorful Eats series. Somewhere in between food gorging and taste testing, I got the bright idea to experiment with spirits, mixers and garnishes to see if I could create some beverages that would live up to the very high standard set by the culinary wizard. Wine.com and other places for the ingredients for tasty libations were bookmarked and favorited for easy access because each drink I came up with always seemed to require a whole new set of ingredients. One night, my kitchen island looked like a fully stocked bar in a nightclub!

       

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      You should know that I don't drink alcohol. That's right, I'm a non-imbiber and I have spent a lot of my adult life trying to find restaurants and bars that don't treat those of us who choose to not to indulge like kids or even worse, outcasts with only the standard Shirley Temples, juices and sodas amongst their limited offerings. Pre-Covid, mocktails were starting to become trendy, with some innovative spaces dedicated to the non-alcoholic lifestyle popping up all over the country. From exotic herbal elixirs to spirit alternatives, booze-free living no longer has to be boring and monotonous. 

      I wanted to share a few of my successful liquid experiments with you so Colorful Cocktails will be a new blog series featuring beautiful concoctions that I've imagined and even a few standards that I've reimagined. The first drink on the menu is called the The Heartbreaker. It was a drink originally created in honor of Valentine's Day (hence the name) and you can find variations all over the web but my spin is a bit unique. It's pale pink in color and a bit on the sweet side so I recommend serving it for showers, brunches or afternoons on the deck. And please feel free to substitute your favorite alcoholic spirit for my spirit alternative. Check out the recipe below!

      Heartbreaker Cocktail Ingredients | The Color Lab Blog

       

      The Heartbreaker

      makes 1 serving

      Ingredients

      1 oz tequila (the Home Chef's favorite!) or tequila alternative (<-- LOVE this!)

      1 oz fresh lemon juice

      1/2 oz rose syrup (this one is best - vegan and gluten-free!)

      ice cubes or crushed ice 

      edible rose petals (optional)

       

      Instructions

      1. Place tequila or tequila alternative, lemon juice and rose syrup in a shaker with a few ice cubes or crushed ice for a less intense flavor. Shake briefly to mix.

      2. Pour into a glass of your choice (these are perfect!) straight or over crushed ice for less intensity.

      3. Garnish with a few edible rose petals. Enjoy!

      NOTE: Please drink responsibly!

       

      The Heartbreaker Cocktail | The Color Lab Blog

       

      Until next time, raise a glass to living a color-filled life!

      Love, Juliet 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Spectra Yellow and Flame

      Spectra Yellow and Flame

      Spectra Yellow and Flame

      This duo brings passion, high energy, happiness and the joy of the summer season. And with current temperatures not willing to climb higher than subzero in some places, we could all use a little boost from the hotness of this color combo. 

      Red Orange and Yellow Sunset

      There isn't any reason why Summer can't be eternal. Spectra Yellow embraces happiness and throws it back out to you with full-on bright. Flame brings the heat and adds spice to the mix. Let's revel in this color mashup! colorful cocktails are on me and a traditional Tequila Sunrise is on the menu (my favorite super simple recipe is below). 

      Tequila Sunrise

      Tequila Sunrise (from squawk93 on @allrecipes)

      *for 1 serving

      Ingredients

      1 jigger of Tequila

      3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

      ice cubes

      1/2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger grenadine syrup

      1 slice orange, for garnish

      1 maraschino cherry for garnish

      Directions: 

      Stir or shake together tequila and orange juice. Fill a chilled 12-ounce glass with ice cubes; pour in orange juice mixture. Slowly pour in the grenadine, and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient). Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!  

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      CLICK for our Color Craze: Spectra Yellow and Flame Board on Pinterest! 

       

      Warby Parker - SHOP NOW

      It is not my intention to rush the seasons here with this warm weather-centric style board. I'm just sharing a few special beach-worthy items in colors guaranteed to take the chill off when the time is right. Of course, if a trip to the Caribbean or some other hot location is in your immediate future, snap your favorites up now!

      Spectra Yellow and Flame Style Board

      Where to Buy (clockwise, top left to right): 

      Wallaroo Hat Company Women's Naples Sun Hat 

      Giorgio Armani 8093 Sunglasses

      JulRe Designs Serena Earrings 

      Cirque Colors Crème Nail Polish - Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Formula in Urbanized 

      Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura 

      Eileen Fisher Boost Wedge Sandal

      CUPSHE Heart Attack Falbala Swimsuit 

      Muzunga Sisters Sicilian Wicker Tote

      JulRe Designs Custom Biwa Stick Pearl Bracelet

       

      until next time, live a color-filled life,

      Juliet's Signature 

       

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