Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bachelorette JoJo Cocktails

It's that time again, time for the Bachelorette! I have my fantasy team drafted, the DVR set, and Chad is pretty much the most hilarious villian in Bachelor/Bachelorette history.  Below: a couple of cocktails I've made in recent weeks. The JoJo is a super tart, super pink blackberry-limeade number that I made a couple of weeks ago.  The Evan celebrates our favorite doomed ED specialist's epic tattle tale-turned-into-rose moment from last night with blueberries, lemonade, and bubbles.  Both are just-sweet-enough (add more simple syrup if you like a sweeter drink), and combine juicy summer berries and citrus.  You can easily switch out the alcohols for anything clear (gin, vodka, or pisco would work in both cocktails), swap lemon and lime juice, or try a different berry for a new drink.  Either way, this season demands pink cocktails!  

The JoJo (serves 2)

A few blackberries
A few leaves of basil
3 ounces gin
3 ounces lime juice
2 ounces simple syrup

Muddle the berries and basil in a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and a few cubes of ice. Shake until super cold, then strain through a fine-mesh strainer into two coupe glasses.

The Evan (serves 1, adapted from Summer Cocktails)

1/4 cup blueberries
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/4 cup seltzer

Muddle the blueberries in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, along with a few cubes of ice. Shake until cold, and then strain over ice. Top off with seltzer and a few more blueberries.


  1. It was a pleasure drinking in Evan with you the other night.

    1. Next week I am totally making a Chad. What should I put in it? Sadly no steroids sitting around the apartment...

  2. I feel like it should be a green drink. Absinthe? Shots of fireball out of a sweet potato? Lol.

    1. I feel like it should involve lunch meat in some way...