Recently, some friends and I curated an event for our local Boulder community called Golden Hour. It was designed to be an elevated happy hour - with health supportive, adaptogenic mocktails, vibey music, organic/vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, low lighting, crystal center pieces to activate the space + intuitive readings. We wanted to create an alternative to the outdated bar scene that doesn’t seem to align with a lot of us. I know for me, I love going out on the weekends with friends, but it is rare that I find an environment that I actually love. Our event ended up being a a hit and we intend on offering more Golden Hour’s this summer (stay tuned)!
I was in charge of designing the mocktail menu for the evening and I am excited to say I that will be making these drinks all year long for dinner parties gatherings. Everyone loved them and felt amazing after drinking them, so I thought you guys should have the recipes as well. :) Of course, besides tasting good, they all have their therapeutic benefits that make them an appropriate + health supportive drink for any night of the week.
for digestive fire + metabolism
4 oz. ginger kombucha
2 tbsp. fresh pressed ginger juice
Juice from 1 lime
1 tsp. detox + synergy elixir
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 drops liquid stevia (optional)
10 drops strongwater golden bitters
4-6 oz. soda water
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mason jar, except for the soda water, and shake with ice. Strain and transfer to a glass. Top off with soda water.
Yin & Tonic
for softening + heart opening
6 fresh raspberries
1 tsp. by erika elizabeth rose
1 tbsp. rose water
1 tbsp. rose syrup
10 drops lavender lemon balm bitters
a few ice cubes
6-8 oz. soda water
In a glass, muddle raspberry, by erika elizabeth rose, rose water, rose syrup + lavender lemon balm bitters. Add ice, top off with soda water & stir.
for a clear thinking + alertness
4 oz. fresh squeezed organic grapefruit juice
4 oz. soda water
10 drops sage bitters
1 tsp. by erika elizabeth beauty + brains elixir
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mason jar, except for the soda water, and shake with ice. Strain and transfer to a glass. Top off with soda water + garnish with fresh rosemary.