Recipe Courtesy of Alexandra Fairweather "There’s nothing like starting the fall season off with a hot latte. There is something about the changing colors of the leaves and crisp, cool air that inspires us to sip drinks that keep us cozy. Branch out of the usual vanilla latte with the addition of Hottie Tottie’s low sugar, low calorie raspberry pineapple cranberry juice for the sweater weather."About Alexandra FairweatherFounder Alexandra Fairweather grew up on Shelter Island, a breathtaking island off the coast of eastern Long Island. At only 14 years old, she began producing documentary films with her first documentary film, HEAARTBEAT, on her late-stepfather, world-renowned artist John Chamberlain. After working on the film for 7 years, the film went on to premiere at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Upon graduation in 2012, Alexandra launched her magazine Fairweather, an internationally distributed print and digital luxury lifestyle magazine that passionately curates the best in art, design, fashion, travel, and culture. She is known for interviewing legends and influencers and passionately curating what’s on her radar.Most recently, the idea for Hottie Tottie came when Alexandra was entertaining in her country kitchen on Shelter Island; she was crafting delicious organic drinks using the best ingredients and since she loves hosting parties, she knew that there was a need for a different kind of juice & tea line, one that could also make cocktails. At the same time, as an advocate and supporter of healthy food, she knew that she wanted her products to be organic and have no artificial ingredients. When she interviewed environmental activist Laurie David about her new film, Fed Up, about America’s child obesity problem, Alexandra was even more determined to make a positive impact on the health of society and the environment.In the Spring of 2016, Alexandra and her incredible team officially launched Hottie Tottie, a line of delicious organic juices & teas. The demand has been incredible as consumers love that the drinks are organic, OU kosher, low in sugar/calories and have no artificial ingredients. Today, the brand is already in 50 locations throughout NYC and the Hamptons, as well as select hotels and restaurants. The drinks have also already been featured at events throughout NYC and the Hamptons.
"This raspberry variation of a chia pudding is simple, satisfying and very delicious as a breakfast or snack. You could even serve it for dessert if you sweeten it slightly by blending dates with the milk. It is also perfect as a quick, on-the-go breakfast to keep in the fridge. Add whatever toppings you prefer. We like to add some nut butter as it balances out the sweet and tangy fruit flavors."- David Freniel and Luise VindahlRecipe excerpted from the cookbook Green Kitchen Smoothies: Healthy and Colorful Smoothies For Every Day by David Freniel and Luise Vindahl. Purchase your own copy here.
Sangria is the ultimate punch cocktail. Just because winter is here doesn’t mean we have to leave it behind. Van Gogh Raspberry vodka and Little Black Dress Chardonnay set the stage for wintry flavors like orange and pomegranate to shine through in this wine punch.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means good food, fireworks, and red white and blue...cocktails! While there are tons themed drinks (we're thinking sparklers?) there's nothing better than a fresh bright cocktail to kick off the festive day. Try this recipe for a Raspberry-Thyme Cocktail, red and bright, just in time for the holiday. Serve this one up at your barbeque or poolside.