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My cousin Tiffany came over the other day and I realized how much I loved having a Girls Night. This really needs to be a regular thing. I’m an only child so my cousins are super important to me. Tiffany’s become like a sister. We’re 5 years apart and we’ve always spent time together ever since we were little. I remember introducing her to the sacred flat iron, making her corsage for prom and driving her to Winter formal. Tiffany grew up to be this super cool, independent, easy going, incredibly generous and caring girl… I feel like she can do anything. I remember a time when I was freaking out because I had a client at work who did not like any of the photography we used on the collateral we created for them. I basically needed a model to help me reshoot all of their products, literally the next day. Tiff drove down to Temecula from Los Angeles to help model for me- no questions asked. And the client loved her. She’s just that type of girl.
Tiffany and I especially bonded a few years ago when we took a road trip to Vegas together for a bachelorette party. We had four hours in the car, there and back, to talk about everything – our family, jobs, boys, you name it.
We used to live over an hour away from each other, so having dinner or drinks after work was never an option. But ever since I moved back to LA county, we live just a few minutes away, so there’s absolutely no excuse to not get together on a regular basis.
I’m not a big fan of going out to bars, but I do enjoy having a beautiful cocktail at home. So I cracked open my Gin Lovers Shaker & Spoon box and we made cocktails together. My favorite times with my family are when we make things together. I had 3 unread issues of Vogue I needed to catch up on, so we cozied up and flipped through the magazines with our cocktails, looking for pretty things. We talked a ton about what I had in mind for my wedding, how Colin proposed, boys in general and some hilarious stories about her experiences with Tinder. The cocktail we made together is called the Juliet & Romeo. This was one of 3 cocktail recipes from the Gin Lovers Shaker & Spoon box… and it was such a perfect GALentine drink. It was light, citrusy, and you have to love the name.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cucumber slices
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 3-4 grains course salt
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 6 dashes rose water
- 5 dashes pure spearmint extract
- 2 oz gin
The Juliet and Romeo is a cocktail that gets muddled and shaken. I love muddling fresh ingredients – it makes the drink so much more fragrant.
Here’s how you mix the cocktail:
- Add the cucumber, syrup and salt to a shaker and use a muddler to gently press them into the bottom. Push firmly 2-3 times.
- Add the gin, lime juice, rose water and spearmint extract. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled coupe without ice. No garnish needed.
Girls Night is definitely something I’m looking forward to having more often. When it gets super busy at work, it’s easy to forget to set aside time to spend with your girls. I love nights like these where it’s fun, but easy. We can just hang out at my house with our little box of Shaker & Spoon cocktail supplies and RELAX. Can’t wait to do this again.
Well tomorrow’s Valentines Day. I hope you all have a super special day with your Valentine or Galentine. If you guys need some more cocktail ideas, check out the Goji Southside recipe here or the Gin Flower recipe here.
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