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Chef Elle: Summer Refreshers

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Cherry Blossom

4 1/2 oz. fresh cherry juice

3 tbsp simple syrup

2 oz. Smirnoff vodka

1 1/2 oz. Perrier



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With the exception of Perrier, add ingredients to shaker. Shake vigorously six times and pour into chilled glass. Top off with Perrier. Garnish with fresh pitted cherries.

Lemon Whisper

1/2 tsp. lemon curd

mint sprig (julienned)

1 oz. simple syrup

3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

2 oz. Cavalla limoncello



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Spoon in lemon curd. To that, add simple syrup, lemon juice, mint and Cavalla limoncello. Top off with Perrier.

Both recipes serve one. To accommodate family or friends, simply double or triple the ingredients.

Simple Concepts: To make simple syrup, add equal parts water and sugar to a small pot. Cook over low heat until sugar has completely dissolved. And as always, Simple Conceptions uses organic ingredients. For quality assurance and optimal results, Chef Jean Paul suggests following the recipes as written using the products mentioned. Also, to maximize the flavors, chill ingredients prior to mixing.

© 2011 Simple Conceptions. All Rights Reserved. Chef Elle appears courtesy of Simple Conceptions. It’s Simple and Simply Delicious & To Good Food are marks owned by Simple Conceptions. Credits: Sr. Food Stylist: Monica Lauer; Photographer: Adam Roth