behind the bar: something’s hiding in here


Alissa and I are super excited to feature an AMAZING drink from a local Philadelphian couple, Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio of Something’s Hiding in Here.  Not only is their drink absolutely adorable but so is their story so we will let them take it from here… {Alissa + Ryan}

P.S. Make sure to also check out their blog!

CLICK HERE for the full drink recipe after the jump!

shauna and stephen first met at a kissing booth in kansas city. that 25 cents ended up being the best investment shauna ever made. ten years later the creative couple are living in philadelphia and spending their days making all sorts of goods like wooden mustaches on a stick, cheese crate music boxes, and reclaimed wood rings. their loft has been featured in a sneak peek right here on design sponge and as a part of etsy’s video series.

i first made this drink especially for shauna, inspired by all her favorite ingredients. since then, it’s become one of our most popular treats to make for friends. the individual bottles make it perfect for picnics or lazy afternoons in the park.

ingredients (serves 4):

1 1/2 pints fresh raspberries & blackberries (about 4 cups)

1 to 2 tablespoons sugar

6 large springs of fresh mint (about 2 ounces)

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup vodka

1 bottle prosecco (750 ml)

methodology:

reserve some berries for garnish. mash remaining berries, sugar, and herbs in a large bowl. stir in vodka, juice of 1 lemon, and prosecco. pour mixture through a sieve into a pitcher, pressing through; discard solids. pour into 12 oz bottles, add garnish and cork. keep chilled on ice before serving.”

Marci

Drink sounds wonderful! Where can I purchase those individual bottles?

abby

Perfect for the warmer months ahead, nice and light. I love the SHIH blog and their Etsy store, and I can’t believe they met at a kissing booth!

Erica Fern

In love this idea. I have a “Spring Is In” dinner with some friends coming up in a few weeks and will definitely be bringing this along as a surprise.

!!! love it.

rifferaff

i also would love to know where to find those bottles!

Matty

I wonder… could champagne be substituted for the prosecco? Thoughts?

Meghan

Matty, champagne could be substituted easily – prosecco is essentially the same as champagne, just cheaper to make. (although now coming into its own)
Champagne is usually sweeter tho, so if you use it, might want to cut back on the sugar added in the recipe.

Sheena

Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Oh, and who shot the amazing vintage-y photo of the two of you? What a great picture.

Danielle

just went back and looked at your sneak peak and i think it might be my favorite now.

Amy@oldsweetsong

These look amazing! We make fresh berry mojitos all summer long. My only complaint is you took out the best part! I love getting a spoon and eating all the alcohol soaked fresh berries.

Marnie B

This is adorable and sounds yummy! I thought the same as someone above – thought they were tomato sauce bottles!

Cassandra

oh MY! This looks so tasty! I cannot wait to try this out. So many amazing flavors. Thanks for sharing!

{ kat }

sounds delish – except for the alcohol! any virgin ingredient alternatives for this drink, maybe just club soda or sprite? i would love to try it, thanks for the drink!

Aaron

I’m wondering how long the fizz from the prosecco lasts. Would it maintain fizz longer if you add it AFTER straining out the pulp?

Leigh Ann

I made this recipe yesterday for a picnic, and it was simply wonderful! Kudos!

Lynn

Hi… I was wondering what I could use to substitute for the alcohol… Do you think club soda would work?

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