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      Colorful Cocktails: Sour Apple Martini

      Colorful Cocktails: Sour Apple Martini

       

      I'm back with another Colorful Cocktail! This time, I've got the sour and the sweet commingling to make this fruity drink plus my favorite color, Green has a starring role! I put my special twist to the mix but feel free to make it your own. Watch the video or follow the complete recipe below for all you need to add this super easy drink to your at-home beverage rotation!

       

       

      Juliet's Sour Apple Martini

      makes 1 drink

      INGREDIENTS

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Chill a martini glass.
      2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed.
      3. Cap, shake and strain into chilled martini glass.
      4. Add garnish with a green apple slice and serve.
      5. Enjoy!

       

      Love, Juliet

       

       

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      Colorful Cocktails: Why You Need My Tasty Turmeric Tonic For Your Next Weekend Brunch

      My Tasty Turmeric Tonic Recipe - JulRe Designs LLC

      I have fond memories of one particular weekend brunch at the renowned abc Kitchen by Jean-Georges in New York City pre-pandemic. The entire meal was divine. Everything was fresh and organic, served by staff that really paid attention to detail. The room was packed and buzzy. From where we were sitting, we could see into the charming and whimsical abc Carpet & Home store, which gave me the inspiration to do this post. But the standout was a non-alcoholic cocktail I had while waiting at the bar to be seated - their Turmeric Tonic.

      In case you weren't aware, the main ingredient contains a compound called curcumin, which boasts amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. So while the drink's taste was warm and citrusy sweet, it was downright healthy too! I couldn't wait to get home and try to recreate it and since sharing is caring, here's my recipe. I hope you'll try it!

       

      Turmeric Tonic at abc Kitchen, NYC

      Turmeric Tonic at abc Kitchen, NYC

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      Juliet's Turmeric Tonic

      makes 2 servings

      Ingredients

      • 1 Tbsp fresh grated turmeric or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, though fresh is best
      • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
      • 1 whole lemon (save the rind)
      • 1-2 tsp raw honey (sweeten to taste)
      • 1 pinch cracked black pepper
      • 3 cups filtered water

      Instructions

      1. In a small saucepan, add turmeric, ginger, lemon juice and leftover lemon rind, honey (sweeten to taste), black pepper, and filtered water.
      2. Bring to a simmer (not a boil) over medium to medium-high heat (about 3 minutes). Turn off heat.
      3. Strain into an airtight container and refrigerate until cold. (Can be consumed hot as well)
      4. Once cold, serve and enjoy!

        

      Love, Juliet 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues, Vol. 5

      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues, Vol. 5

       Your colorful links for this week are below:

        • I was asked a couple of times about the colorful serving platter shown in last week's spicy recipe that I shared. Here it is. (Amazon)
        • My home color consulting clients are overwhelmingly loving this soothing color for their renovations. (Benjamin Moore)
        • As if the color selection for these bed sheets wasn't enough, they are the softest I've ever owned that don't squeeze the life out of your wallet. (Amazon)
        • What the legendary actress, Cicely Tyson (who passed away last month) had to say in this Master Class back in 2014 about ending racism is poignant. (Oprah.com)
        • Here's some funny with James Corden (host of The Late, Late Show on CBS) and singer The Weeknd from the Super Bowl. (YouTube)

       

      Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day! Until next time, live life in love and color!

       

      Love, Juliet

       

      CLICK HERE to read the entire Color Collective series!

       

       

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      Colorful Cocktails: The Heartbreaker

      Colorful Cocktails: The Heartbreaker - JulRe Designs LLC

      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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