INGREDIENTS

Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen wild Maine blueberries (I use Wyman’s of Maine brand.)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup of water

Combine blueberries, sugar, and water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes. Reduce total volume by 1/3.

Mix the Donkey:

  • 1 ounce of rum (I use Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez Extra Rare Gold Rum.)
  • 1 ounce blueberry simple syrup (above)
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil* (I used Young Living Lemon Essential Oil.)
  • 4 ounces pineapple cider (I used Austin East Ciders.)
  • Freeze-dried blueberries (I used 365 brand from Whole Foods.)

Combine blueberry syrup, lemon oil, and rum. Pour cider over ice and add blueberry rum mixture. Top with freeze-dried blueberries for garnish.

* Be sure to use essential oils that are labeled for internal consumption, like those from Young Living Essential Oils.

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INGREDIENTS

Cranberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 bottle (12.5 ounce) bottle cranberry concentrate (I used Lakewood Organic brand.)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Combine juice and sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes.

Mix the Elephanté:

  • 1 ounce rum (I used Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez Extra Rare Gold Rum.)
  • 1 ¼ ounce cranberry syrup
  • 1 drop orange essential oil* (I used Young Living Orange Essential Oil.)
  • 4 ounces blood orange cider (I used Austin East Ciders brand.)
  • Freeze-dried cranberries (I used Karen’s Naturals brand.)

Add cranberry syrup, orange oil, and rum to shaker cup and stir well to mix. In 12 ounce cocktail glass filled ¾ full with ice, add orange cider then pour cranberry rum mixture over top. Garnish with a few freeze-dried cranberries.

* Be sure to use essential oils that are labeled for internal consumption, like those from Young Living Essential Oils.

What are some of your favorite cocktails?