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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

#HappyHourClub 11 / Ginger Lemon Martini

#HappyHourClub 11 / Ginger Lemon Martini

#HappyHourClub 11 / Ginger Lemon Martini

Still nursing my summer cold so I'm sticking to cocktails that provide an extra punch of vitamins in hopes to banish this bug. Since walking from point A to point B is exhausting, I needed to keep this recipe simple but full of flavor. Luckily I just stumbled upon Juicelove's Apple, Lemon, Ginger Juice earlier this week while hitting up the Pie Hole in DTLA's Arts District. Their juice is absolutely delicious. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the packaging is awesome with a wax seal that drips down the bottle. Remember, my background is in design. Next, I headed over to my bar cart and grabbed my Espolón Reposado Tequila. 5 minutes later I had a cold buster martini ready. Tomorrow if I'm still tangoing with this bug, I'll be sure to add in a dose of Emergen-C. Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ozs Espolón Reposado Tequila
  • 1 1/2 ozs JuiceLove Apple Lemon Ginger Juice

Directions:

Add the contents above to your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it up and strain out into your martini or champagne goblet. For garnish, add a slice of candied ginger or add a pop of pink with Strawberry gumballs as pictured above. Cheers!

#HappyHourClub 12 / His + Her Jello Shots

#HappyHourClub 12 / His + Her Jello Shots

#HAPPYHOURCLUB 10 / Mango Jalapeno Smash

#HAPPYHOURCLUB 10 / Mango Jalapeno Smash