During this time of distance and uncertainty, we are choosing to focus on slowing down, staying connected and – most importantly – spreading joy. Each week, we will be sharing a behind-the-scenes look into a piece of the Ivy magic for you to recreate while staying at home. From favorite Magdalena recipes, to at-home spa tips, we hope you will use #IvyAtHome as a resource to incorporate some little luxuries into your new day-to-day, whatever that may look like for you.
We’re releasing the recipes for two of our favorite Magdalena cocktails (alcohol optional), with ingredients simple enough to shake up for Happy Hour at home.
The Bee’s Knees is our spin on a classic Prohibition Era drink featuring lemon and honey, and The Passionfruit No-jito is a non-alcoholic take on the beloved mojito. Both recipes include 5 or less ingredients with replacement recommendations if you can’t get to the store.
2oz = 1/4c Belvedere SE Rye Vodka (any Vodka will do)
1oz = 2Tbl Honey Simple Syrup*
3/4oz = 1.5Tbl Lemon Juice
1-2 Dashes Orange Bitters – Or substitute Orange Juice
1 Egg White – Optional
-Shake ALL ingredients over ice. No shaker? Use a Mason Jar.
-Strain the Liquid into a Martini Glass and Garnish with a Lemon Twist, Honey Stick, or Any Lemon Candy.
Directions if Using Egg White:
-Shake ALL ingredients over ice, strain liquid into another container.
-Dump out ice from the shaker, and pour the liquid back in.
-Shake vigorously until Egg White is nice and frothy, about 20 seconds.
-Pour into a Martini Glass and Garnish with a Lemon Twist, Honey Stick, or Any Lemon Candy.
Ingredients & Directions for Honey Simple Syrup:
-Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup honey in a small saucepan.
-Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring constantly until honey dissolves.
-Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
-Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
1oz = 2Tbl Simple Syrup*
1oz = 2Tbl Passion Fruit Puree (Any fruit puree would work in place of Passion Fruit. Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango, etc. Feel free to use frozen fruit to create your own puree.)
3-4 Mint Leaves, Torn
-Muddle (the back of a Spoon will work fine) the Torn Mint with Simple Syrup and Passion Fruit Puree.
-Stir with Ice.
-Pour everything into a Rocks Glass.
-Fill with Club Soda, stir everything together, and garnish with more Mint.
Optional– If you prefer your cocktail on the more tart side, add 2Tbl of Lime Juice before you stir everything together.
Directions for Simple Syrup:
-Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.
-Stir until sugar is dissolved.
-Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid. Simple syrup will keep refrigerated for about one month.
We look forward seeing you...