We just received our monthly Lolly Box from Lollies By Leah and we got some Shirley Temple lollipops that put us in the mood for some Dirty Shirleys.
For this recipe, we reached for our Azeo Distillery Vodka distilled from apples, Pratt Standard True Grenadine Syrup (which is made with natural, real ingredients, and way less sickly sweet than the typical stuff you might be familiar with!), and some Lime Waterloo Sparkling Water (less sweet and more crisp and refreshing than a 7UP or ginger ale). For garnish, we obviously had to go with the Shirley Temple lollies, but of course maraschino cherries are the classic way to go.
Here’s our recipe so you can kick back and end your Monday with a tasty Dirty Shirley too.
2 oz Azeo Vodka
1 oz Pratt Standard True Grenadine Syrup
4 oz Lime Waterloo Sparkling Water
Shirley Temple lollipops or maraschino cherries for garnish
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour vodka over ice and top with sparkling water.
Drizzle grenadine over the top, or slowly pour it into the drink along the side of the glass so that it sinks to the bottom.
Garnish with a Shirley Temple lollipop or 1-2 maraschino cherries.
This week we are talking smoothie bowls! This has been a big trend for a while now, so we decided we wanted to share some of our favorite recipes and combinations too!
A good smoothie bowl starts with a good smoothie! Here’s what you’ll need:
A base ingredient to help the smoothie be thick and creamy such as bananas or Greek yogurt.
A splash of liquid to help get the blender going. You can use a variety of juices but lately we’ve been using non-dairy milks such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds — pretty much anything else you want to add for taste, color, and nutritional value!
Once you’ve got your smoothie, the next step is toppings! These give your smoothie bowl a variety of tastes and textures, and help it look pretty too!
We usually start with some of the fruits that we included in the actual smoothie. Then we get a little more creative. For example, if we included almond milk in the smoothie, perhaps we would top the smoothie bowl with actual almonds for some added crunch! Use your creativity, the options are ENDLESS!
Below are a few fun recipes to help you get started!
Purple Peaches Eater
Give Almond Love to You
Greek yogurt (we used Chobani Peach)
Good luck and happy blending! Let us know your favorite combinations in the comments below!
Hello and welcome to our new blog! We are Lauren & The Foreign and we’re very excited to start sharing with you our cocktail recipes, travel adventures, lifestyle tips and so much more! To get started, we wanted to give you some background on who we are and how Lauren & The Foreign began.
The Foreign’s real name is Julia, and she was born in Russia. She came to the United States when she was 8, and met Lauren in 5th grade. We’ve been best friends almost ever since!
Last year we developed an interest in wine and spirits and have been experimenting and developing recipes for all kinds of different cocktails. We also love travelling together and have been coast to coast sight-seeing, and of course, sampling drinks!
A couple of things we both love, aside from fine wine and cocktails: chocolate covered strawberries, The Office, the beach, Joanne the Scammer (check out our parody here!), and Laffy Taffys!
We’re looking forward to sharing more stories and recipe ideas with you soon, and we hope you follow along with us on this next exciting step in our journey!