My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!

  


For the latest details be sure to check my book page!  

                               

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free

 

Tuesday
Dec162014

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail

Are you ready for a bright + refreshing holiday drink to warm you up this holiday season? Are you looking for something homemade but simple and seasonal? 

Do I sound like a cocktail saleswoman?

Perfect!

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

This is sort of like a tart, wintery version of a Moscow Mule, which has definitely been my go-to drink of 2014. But I’ve decided that in 2015 I need to start making more drink recipes of my own from scratch.

So I’m getting a 2 week head start before the new year. This is the only thing I’m currently ahead on.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

And I’m obviously making a ginger-filled drink because I can’t stop with the ginger in my drinks.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Today’s post is sponsored by SodaStream. Product opinions are always my own. If I didn’t love it, you wouldn’t hear about it.Thank you for supporting the occasional sponsored post that helps fund all the deliciousness + behind the scenes action you see here.

This cocktail starts with a spicy ginger simple syrup made with honey. That’s right, a honey simple syrup! Ohhh, am I in love.

Then, you need some bubbles. I made these bubbles from scratch thanks to my new SodaStream Play. Can we just take a moment to note the minimalist design of this machine and it’s pretty, solid white color! It’s super slim, blends right into our backsplash, and you don’t even need an outlet to use it. There’s also zero cleanup, which is a major bonus for me with the amount of kitchen disasters I make each week.

The new SodaStream Play comes in a few different solid colors but you can also personalize your machine with skins! You can even create your own skin from a photo you’ve taken. I stuck with the white since it goes so well with our kitchen but love the idea that you can make this your own.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Another awesome feature of this machine is that you can control how bubbly you want your water. The more you press the more bubbles you get!

After carbonating the water I added some of the ginger simple syrup to make ginger sparkling water. Couldn’t be easier! You can add more of less of the simple syrup depending on your taste buds.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Then, after squeezing the juice from a few ruby red grapefruits we were in business.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

vodka

ginger honey simple syrup

freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice

sparkling water

=

winter drink of my dreams

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

A little tart, a little sweet, and like a burst of sunshine in your mouth.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Print Recipe!

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail gluten-free // yields 4, 6-8oz drinks

  • 1/2 cup clover honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced fresh ginger, skin on
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, strained (3-4 large grapefruits)
  • 1L sparkling water*, use filtered water in your SodaStream for the best taste
  • 4-8oz gluten-free vodka

Place honey, water, and ginger in a small pot and bring to a simmer stirring occasionally. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let steep in the pot for 30-45 minutes. Strain the ginger and pour simple syrup into a glass jar (appx. 3/4 cup syrup). Let cool then chill in the fridge.

Once the simple syrup is ready, juice + strain your grapefruits. Add filtered water to the fill line on your SodaStream bottle and add bubbles to your liking (I pressed 4 times.). This makes your 1L sparkling water.

Pour 1/2 cup of the ginger simple syrup into your SodaStream bottle, seal, and lightly rock back and forth a few times to mix.

Add ice cubes to your glasses. Pour in 1 1/2oz vodka per glass. Then pour in about 1/3-1/2 cup ginger sparkling water and about 1/4-1/3 cup grapefruit juice. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the simple syrup to taste. Stir. Garnish with fresh grapefruit and a slice of ginger. Serve immediately.

Store excess juice, ginger sparkling water, and simple syrup in the fridge for about 1 week.

----

Notes: *If you don’t have a SodaStream Play machine (it would make a great gift!) simply stir together 2 cups of seltzer water with just over 1/4 cup of the ginger simple syrup (to make 4 drinks).

  • To make vegan I would assume you can sub agave nectar or brown rice syrup.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ginger Cocktail | edibleperspective.com

Bottoms up + Happy Hanukkah!

Ashley

Thanks again to SodaStream for sponsoring this post!

Monday
Dec152014

Illustrated Recipe Print Giveaway

A few months ago the company Task & Tool emailed me about partnering up for a fun giveaway. You may remember the recipe I posted for Roasted Acorn Squash with Pears and Miso Dressing not too long ago. I developed that recipe specifically for Task & Tool to turn into the gorgeous illustrated print you’ll see below.

illustrated recipe print giveaway | edibleperspective.com

They used my exact recipe and some of my photos, while adding super cute illustrations to go along with the instruction. I am in love with it and cannot wait until my office makeover is finally finished—err, started—so I can have it on display. If only all of my recipes could be illustrated like this. Such a clever idea! A few other bloggers have also helped build their recipe database which you can find right here

illustrated recipe print giveaway | edibleperspective.com

So today, Task & Tool is giving away an illustrated print to one of you!

illustrated recipe print giveaway | edibleperspective.com

To enter: Simply leave a comment for recipe requests you’d like me to tackle in 2015!

Giveaway ends: Friday, 12/19 @5pm EST (U.S. entries only)

Big thanks to Task & Tool for hosting this giveaway! I’ll be back tomorrow with a refreshing recipe I think you’re going to enjoy!

Ashley