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Grapefruit & Rosemary Cocktail

Hello, friends! Spring is officially here and it’s made me so excited to play around with new cocktail ideas! I always love making a new cocktail or mocktail at home with dinners on the weekend. It’s a fun activity to do with your girlfriends or your significant other! Particularly, this season I’ve been craving grapefruit! Luckily, I had one just sitting pretty in the fridge, so I decided to whip up one of my favorite cocktails!

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My favorite part about this cocktail is that it’s guilt-free. I am using all natural sweeteners (honey or agave), fruits, and fresh herbs! To add more flavor and bubbly goodness, I added in my favorite flavor of La Croix to make this drink even more flavorful!

So, in honor of the weekend coming sooner than usual this week, here’s my easy, quick, guilt-free Grapefruit + Rosemary Cocktail!

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serves 2
1 tbs honey or agave
1 tbs grated ginger
2 oz gin
1/4 cup grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
1 cup coconut La Croix
2 sprigs of rosemary
3 cubes ice

*If you’re making in bulk, it may be easier to grab some organic, bottled grape juice at the store. Just make sure there are no added sweeteners! For all my mocktail lovers, feel free to cut the gin. It’s just as good with or without!

instructions

-Grab a cocktail shaker. Add in all ingredients, including ice.
-Shake, shake, shake! 15-20 seconds.
-Pour drink through the shaker’s filter (so none of the rosemary or ginger pieces get in your cocktail) and do a little taste test. Sometimes I like to add a little more ginger or honey, but it’s really up to your preference. Add what you need and shake again.
-Divide up your drink into two pretty glasses and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and slice of grapefruit.
Enjoy!

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Not only is grapefruit tasty and refreshing in the warmer months, but it also has some amazing benefits for you:
-It’s a superfood!
-Grapefruit kick-starts your metabolism. Woo hoo!
-Vitamin C boosts your immune system.
-It’s a natural fat burner!
-High levels of antioxidants which means clear skin and a healthy body!

Okay, if the pretty presentation, clean ingredients, and health benefits didn’t get ya, I don’t know what will! Make this cocktail after work tonight or for your guests this weekend, I promise, it won’t disappoint!

Holiday Outfit Inspiration - the Colour Journal

style 007: Holiday Attire

Holidays are filled with family, food, friends, and various events you have to find a festive outfit for. Not only can this get expensive (on top of all the gifts you’re already buying), but sometimes it can be hard to find an outfit that captures your style, as well as the approval of the in-laws or grandparents! With holiday parties already on their way, I wanted to show you guys my go-to holiday attire! It’s simple, budget-friendly, and a great go to for any event. Plus, in my opinion, black is always the best choice.

Holiday Outfit Inspiration - the Colour Journal

Holiday Outfit Inspiration - the Colour Journal

Holiday Outfit Inspiration - the Colour Journal

I love a solid outfit on a budget, and hopefully this can give you a little inspiration for your own holiday attire!

Currently: October 2014

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Hooray! October has finally arrived. Fall started a couple weeks ago, but October just puts you in that Fall state-of-mind. Apple pies, warm seasonal drinks, sweaters, crunching leaves…I just love it and I’m so glad it has finally arrived. Personally, October is my busiest month yet! I feel like every single week is filled to capacity. Taking a deep breath and getting ready for a fun-filled, busy month!

What I’m Listening To: Bombay Bicycle Club (a lot)

What I’m Reading: the Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. Just finished #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso last week. I loved it. It was the perfect kick-in-the-butt for all of us go-getter girls out there!

What I’m Working On: Currently in the middle of editing photos from my shoot with Eugene Grace last week. For those who didn’t know, I’m interning this year for the photography company Eugene Grace, and part of my job is to plan bi-weekly photo shoots. I’m excited to post the photo’s from last weeks shoot here on the blog in the next couple days!

Who I’m Watching: Did you guys know Free People has a blog? Yep, it’s true. Aside from being one of my favorite clothing brands, they come out with the best, most beautiful, applicable content for their blog readers! From recipes, to styling, to reflections, they have it all…you can view their blog here. Be inspired!