Martell Cognac, the oldest French Cognac house, threw yet another super Lushworthy, “you-just-had-to-be-there” event in Atlanta. Last week’s H.O.M.E. By Martell event in Atlanta served as one of a series of Martell events that have taken place in cities across the country. Migos rapster, Quavo served as performer for the evening. Additionally, the Atlanta rap trio served as inspiration for the cocktails featured at H.O.M.E.
If you happened to have missed out on the event or just want to recreate the cocktails at home, I took note of the recipes to all the Migos-centric cocktails featured. My personal favorite was the “Bad & Boujee” (pictured above). It reminded me of a cognac-based Old Fashioned, which is one of my go-to cocktails.
Check out the recipes below, cheers!
Martell Blue Swift
Both cocktail lovers and the curious converged in Atlanta for Hendrick’s Gin’s Surrealist Soiree, late last month. I had the opportunity to check out the intimate event, and in true Hendrick’s fashion, Surrealist Soiree boasted unique talent, tantalizing bites, and of course, amazing and creative craft cocktails.
[Photo: Me sipping on a Hendrick’s Gin cocktail while wearing one of the handmade flower crowns, which were created on site.]
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One of my favorite sips from the evening was the Superbloom Punch (pictured above). It was a complex, gin-based punch that was quite literally garnished with a garden. I was able to snag a recipe card for the Superbloom Punch, so I can attempt to recreate it at home, and to also share on here with you guys. You can find the full recipe, below. Cheers!
Rose Petal Hibiscus Tea
Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Raspberries, Blackberries & Edible Flowers
Combine ingredients over ice in short glass and stir gently. Garnish with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and edible flowers.
Her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard, and now singer/chef/”Milkshake” maven Kelis is sharing that shake recipe with the world. In honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Kelis partnered with Baileys to create “My Milkshake,” a boozy milkshake featuring the Irish Cream. I gotta hand it to Kelis, I expected a super standard boozy milkshake recipe, but she added some unexpected (and potentially delicious) ingredients, including ginger beer, cayenne pepper, and ginger-infused whipped cream (say what?!!).
You can find the full recipe and a recipe video for Kelis’ “My Milkshake,” below. Cheers!
4 Scoops Chocolate Ice Cream
8 oz. Ginger Beer
3 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream
5 Pieces Candied Ginger
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Chili Cinnamon (To Rim)
Ginger-Infused Whipped Cream
Blend chocolate ice cream, ginger beer, Baileys, and cayenne pepper. Rim a tall glass with chili cinnamon. Carefully pour blended ingredients into your rimmed glass. Top with ginger-infused whipped cream and candied ginger. Proceed to bring all the boys to the yard.
It didn’t take long for pumpkin season to arrive. And now that it has, you can expect to find your favorite beverages laced with pumpkin spices, pumpkin syrups, and even pumpkin booze. If you’re gently easing into the pumpkin frenzy and are looking for a pumpkin-y twist on a classic cocktail, then look no further than my Pumpkin Moscow Mule. Inspired by the flavors of fall, the Pumpkin Moscow Mule combines Smirnoff No. 21, ginger beer, apple cider (my fav!!), and pumpkin pie spice. You can find the full recipe, below. Cheers!
Pumpkin Moscow Mule
1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Splash Of Apple Cider
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Grilled Lime Wheel
Add Smirnoff No. 21 to a copper mug. Add ice. Pour ginger beer and top with a splash of apple cider. Top finished cocktail with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and a grilled lime wheel.
Not sure about you guys, but I’m super excited for fall, especially fall cocktails! Fall technically doesn’t start until September 22, but I find that there’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t prepare in advance. To make sure you’re at your most Lushworthy when fall rolls around, I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite, fall-friendly “Lushworthy Creations.” In case you’re new to the site, “Lushworthy Creations” are drink recipes created exclusively by moi.
Pecan Pie Old Fashioned (Pictured Above): I’m not one to name favorites, but the Old Fashioned is easily one of my boozy favs. What I love most about the Old Fashioned is it’s really easy to get creative using a variety of bitters and even a flavored whiskey, which is exactly what I did with my Pecan Pie Old Fashioned. [Full recipe here]
Skinny Spiked Cider: Not sure why apple cider is a million times tastier than apple juice, I’ll just chalk it up as one of life’s great mysteries. I really had a great time creating this Skinny Spiked Cider given that it was one of the first recipe videos I created for Lushworthy. [Full recipe here]
Boozy Nutella Shake: For me, fall is all about indulgence. And suffice it to say that, Nutella easily falls into the indulgence category. So, for my Boozy Nutella Shake, I opted to combine Nutella with Pecan Pie Whiskey to create a sinfully delicious cocktail. [Full recipe here]
If you can’t already tell from my last recipe, I’m really having a great time mixing up drink recipes with Chambord. A raspberry liqueur straight out of France, Chambord is super versatile and tasty all on its own. It can be mixed with just about any spirit to create a Lushworthy concoction of your choosing.
For my latest recipe, I wanted to create a cocktail that was heavy on the spirits, instead of one heavy on a variety of mixers. I opted for Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka and Chambord, and gave my drink a tart edge with the addition of fresh lemon juice. And since I wanted an extra ingredient that would provide a little pizzazz, I opted for chamomile bitters.
You can find the full recipe to my “Pretty In Purple” cocktail, below. Cheers!
1 oz. Chambord
1 oz. Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka
Splash Of Lemon Juice
3 Drops Chamomile Bitters
Combine Chambord, Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe cocktail glass. Top with three drops of chamomile bitters. Garnish with lemon peel.