Three Cocktails with Estée Lauder

Adventures, Drinks

I remember being a little girl and going with my mom to the Estée Lauder counter, watching her try on lipsticks, perfume and buying compacts of powder. I always acquainted it to my mama looking so pretty and majestic. That’s why even now, Estée has always been one of the go-tos (their Advanced Night Repair Serum is something I’ve worn for like 5 years straight—I love it!).  

I was super pumped when I got the opportunity to create three cocktails inspired by their classic fragrance, Modern Muse

The smell is so fresh and clean and lightly floral. I know a lot of women are loving more musky smells nowadays but I always and forever want to smell like I just showered and then ran through a field of flowers. 

When I smelled Modern Muse for the first time, I immediately loved the freshness with hints of jasmine and honeysuckle in the scent. I wanted to create cocktails that were inspired by the smells but still tasting super delicious. 

Here are the smells and feelings from the scent that inspired the cocktails: 

1. Hints of jasmine.
2. Light floral notes like honey suckle. 
3. A refreshing aroma that felt like a warm day (but not too warm!). 

And then here’s what I made:

1. Jasmine Spritz  
2. Chamomile Bee’s Knees
3. Frozen Guava Rum Punch

The jasmine spritz is lightly floral with a lovely subtle sweetness. I like to use a nice floral-ish gin too! 

The chamomile bee’s knees is so refreshing. This is one of my favorite cocktails because it’s easy to make in a big batch. Just put ice in it right before you’re ready to serve it. 

OMG and lastly, the frozen guava rum punch. At Latin markets, they’ll sell guava paste in these blocks and they are SO good. I added it to a blender with a bit of warm water to create a paste and then everything goes in after that. 

I used a vintage Cuban rum that I got as a gift and it was DELICIOUS! 

The recipes are over on Estée Lauder’s site. And here’s a link to the fragrance, which has now become a new staple in my fragrance rotation. 

(This post is sponsored by Estée Lauder. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that keep A Cozy Kitchen cozy.) 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Beth September 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Hi Adrianna!
    These drinks sound divine, anytime tea can be made into a drink with booze I’m in! The link for the Guava Rum Punch isn’t working ( it takes you to the Jasmine Spritz) and it’s the one that really caught my eye, can you provide a link to the recipe?

  • Reply Karin September 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The Guava Rum Punch is gorgeous! Can you post the recipe???? Link isn’t working.

  • Reply Amina September 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

    You are so beautiful! I love your dress too. Properly gorgeous. So is your blog-it never fails to cheer me up. Am waiting for the day you release a book of essays/vignettes/observations with recipes and other food related things!
    Much love
    Amina x

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme September 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Amina, you are so sweet–thank you so much!!!

  • Reply stephanie le September 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    so pretty! you and the drinks 😉

    i love the sound of the jasmine one!!

  • Reply Ashlae September 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Love this post, girlfriend! My almost 80 year old Oma swears by Estée Lauder and claims the fancy creams and serums she uses are what keep her looking so young. When I was a kid she used to drag me to the EL counter and talk them into giving me alllllll the free samples. She’s nuts but her skin is freakin’ fabulous. Should probably take a page from both of your books and get me some of that night serum. 😉

  • Reply Ricki Jill Treleaven September 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    How completely cool is this! 😀 Very pretty post! (And delicious from the looks of it….I wish I could smell the drinks and the perfume!)

  • Reply Rachael @ Rachael's Foodie Life September 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    What a unique idea! I love that you developed these recipes based off the perfume! and they all sound incredible

  • Reply Lori September 22, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I love everything about this, and especially love those photos. Gorgeous!!

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