oday is all about a classic, Gin & Juice.
Last year I went to LA to go Wedding Dress shopping & finally had a chance to meet up with Melissa. I first met Melissa through an instagram challenge we both did a few years ago, we started chatting & realized that we had a huge amount in common (craft cocktails, traveling…)! It was also during a time that I was contemplating whether or not I should start a blog, I was really lacking the confidence and was so panicked that it would completely fail. Melissa was a huge support of my ambition to create a platform for stewardesses and really encouraged me to go for it.
When we met in LA, Melissa (who is a full-time photographer & traveller), brought her camera and we decided to shoot some of my favourite cocktails.
P.S. her instagram is a travellers dream! Check it out @Melissaschollaert
Moral of the story?
1) You can totally make real friends through Social Media
2) Tell your doubts to get lost & just go for it, if it doesn’t work out how you planned, at least you weren’t too afraid to try
So lovely stews, I give you one of my favourite, easy peasy & crowd pleasing cocktails.
I’ve called this one “Up the stairs”
1 oz. Gin
(I use Bombay as it’s a guest favourite!)
3 oz. Apple & pear juice
1 pink lady apple & 1 bartlett pear should produce enough juice!
*We didn’t have a juicer at our airbnb so we had to buy juice – not the same,
but still made for a yummy cocktail!
2 Lemon Wedges
(1 for squeezing & 1 for garnish)
Fill glass with 1/2 full with Ice
Pour in Gin
Add Apple & Pear Juice
*make sure you strain the juice before putting it in the cocktail!
Squeeze in lemon wedge
Stir with a spoon
Garnish & serve
*When I serve this drink onboard, I use crushed ice & garnish with a thin pear slice. I cut the pear along the centre until 3 finger width from the top. This garnish then sits on the side of the glass beautifully!