Jun 06.26

4 LUSH-inspired cocktails: LUSH summer recipe series

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summer cocktail recipes

Get creative with cocktail hour! Whether you like your cocktails shaken, stirred, or served by Tom Cruise circa 1988, we’re sure you’ll love our classic drink recipes with a LUSHious twist. We’ve taken inspiration from the incredible fresh juices, herbs and fruits that go into our product formulas, and adapted them into LUSH-inspired cocktail recipes to keep your glasses full of summertime fun! Whip up a batch at your next backyard barbeque and revel in your newfound title as mixologist extraordinaire.

Each recipe makes one cocktail. Multiply measurements to your heart’s desire to make enough to serve a crowd! Prefer a mocktail? No problem! Just replace alcohol content with soda water and sip away.

Demon in the Dark Mojito

apple mojito recipe

Our mysteriously minty Demon in the Dark soap makes for wickedly refreshing showers. A blend of fresh mint leaves, spearmint oil and peppermint oil creates a triple-threat of stimulating aromas that’s perfectly balanced by sweet organic apple juice. Apple and mint make a perfect match in Demon in the Dark, so we extended the pairing to give a classic minty mojito a sweet apple twist that’s perfect for cooling down on a hot night.

1 ½ oz (45ml)White Rum

2oz (60ml) club soda

2oz (60ml) apple juice

Apple slice or peel to garnish

2 tablespoons (30ml) sugar, or to taste

10 Fresh mint leaves

apple mint vegan drink recipe mojito

Step 1: Muddle mint leaves in your glass of choice.

Step 2: Fill the glass half-full with ice.

Step 3: Add rum, club soda, apple juice and sugar to taste.

Step 4: Garnish with an apple slice & serve.

 

Ocean Salt Greyhound

grapefruit cocktail drink recipe greyhound

We’ve heard more than a few confessions from customers who sneak a taste of our best-selling Ocean Salt face and body scrub when it “accidentally” gets on their lips. We can’t say we blame you, with gorgeous ingredients like fresh grapefruit infusion, sea salt and lime oil…but our Ocean Salt Greyhound is much better suited for summertime sipping!

4 oz (120ml) grapefruit juice

1 oz (30ml) vodka

1 oz (30ml) freshly squeezed lime juice

Salt for rim Lime wedge for garnish

 grapefruit lime cocktail recipe

Step 1: Rub lime wedge along rim of glass, then press the glass into salt. You’re a natural!

Step 2: Fill glass half full with ice.

Step 3: Add vodka, lime juice and grapefruit juice and give it a stir.

Step 4: Garnish with lime wedge & serve.

 

You’ve Been Mangoed Margarita

mango margarita recipe

You’ve Been Mangoed is our citrusy, pick-me-up bath melt that’s full of nourishing mango butter to soften the skin and zippy lemon oil to awaken the senses. Mango puree and lemon juice are a match made in heaven, and heaven with a splash of tequila is even better! Whip up a You’ve Been Mangoed Margarita to enjoy while relaxing in the tub or for savoring the late afternoon sunshine.

¾ cup (175ml) chilled/partially frozen mango puree

1 ½ oz (45ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 ¼ oz (45ml) tequila

2 oz (60ml) simple syrup*

Lemon zest for garnish

vegan mango margarita recipe  

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Easy!

Step 2: Garnish with lemon zest & serve.

* To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and hot water. Allow the syrup to cool before using.

 

Sugar Scrub Gin &Tonic

ginger gin and tonic recipe

Our stimulating Sugar Scrub is the perfect way to get skin ready for summer! Fair Trade sugar gently exfoliates skin to leave it feeling soft and looking radiant, while invigorating fresh fennel and ginger energize the body and mind. Its earthy, spicy aroma inspired us to create a Sugar Scrub gin and tonic, complete with freshly- muddled fennel and ginger. Not keen on super-sweet sips? This one’s for you!

1 oz (30ml) gin

5oz (150ml) tonic water

2 tsp (10ml) finely grated ginger

1 tsp (5ml) coarsely chopped fennel

Sugar for glass rim

 ginger fennel vegan cocktail gin and tonic

Step 1: Muddle ginger and fennel in your glass of choice. Smells delicious!

Step 2: Fill glass halfway with ice.

Step 3: Add gin and tonic water

Step 4: Stir gently & serve with a garnish of fennel.

 

Watch for the next post in the LUSH summer recipe series, where we’ll have even more summertime recipes to keep tables full of fresh ideas. Cheers!

Katy Cobb

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