#EssentialCockail => Rhubarb Infused Gin and Tonic

I find it absolutely essential for a cocktail to be beautiful. And this one is absolutely gorgeous on top of being delicious.


-1 rhubarb stalk. As red as possible.

-3 ounces of gin per cocktail

-Tonic. The best you can find.

-Sprig of Thyme



Chop your rhubarb in small pieces and add to a glass container with lid.

Pour the gin on top and keep in the dark for 24 to 48 hours until the mixture has become bright red. I would recommend...

#EssentialCockail => French Kir Royal

This is one of my favorite apéritif. Perfect while prepping supper. 

Here is my perfect ratio of a French Kir Royale. You will notice that I use much less Chambord than other recipes out there. I think the champagne flavor gets loss when too much is used, and what a shame that is!

Did you know, if you use sparkling wine instead of Champagne, it is called Kir Pétillant. And if you use Crème Cassis instead of Chambord, it is simply called a Kir Royale.


1 tsp Chambord




Add the Chambord to a flute.

Then add...

#EssentialCocktail => Piña Colada

Perhaps the most festive drink of them all. If I close my eyes during the first sip, I can imagine myself on a tropical beach with my toes in the warm sand, the hot sun on my skin, breathing in the refreshing and salty smell of the cool ocean breeze.


-5 oz light rum

-1 cup fresh pineapple

-1/2 cup coconut milk

2 Tbsp shredded coconut

-3 cups ice cubes

-Coconut sugar



-Place all the ingredients in the blender except the coconut sugar.

-Blend on maximum for about 45 seconds.

-Taste and add...

#EssentialCocktail => Spring Fling

I must admit that if I buy Tequila, it's to make margaritas, but I was craving a change and I'm so glad I did because this cocktail is delicious. Here's my take on the Spring Fling. 


-2 oz Tequila

-1/2 oz St-Germain

-1Tbsp Freshly squeezed lime juice

-1/2 oz Grenadine

-1/2 tsp Jonny Hetherington Essentials Peach Hot Sauce (optional)



Shake all the ingredients very well with ice in a shaker.

Pour over ice in tumbler glasses.

Garnish with edible flowers and slices of lime.


Voila! Spring fling.

#EssentialCocktail => Blushing Kiss Martini

This is one of my favorite cocktails. It's gorgeous. It's beautiful to hold in your hand and it taste even better than it looks! I make my version much less sweet than the original. 


-2.5 parts of gin

-1/2 part St-Germain

-1 part pink grapefruit juice

-Grapefruit wedge

-Sprig of thyme



Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker.

Pour through a strainer into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and thyme sprig. Make sure to rub your thyme gently between your hands to release the scent.