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Serves 4

ciroc

Celebrate the warmer days with this crisp and refreshing classic, also popularly known as the French Martini. Give it a summer twist by preparing in a tall, fruit-laden pitcher and serving in tumblers. Enjoy with good company.
35ml Cîroc Pineapple
15ml Chamboard
50ml Pineapple Juice
10ml Vanilla Syrup
Shake and strain onto rocks glass with cubed ice. Cut pineapple lengthwise in half. Use half to make wedges for garnishing; skin and dice the other half to add to pitcher.

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Dress & Tray – House of Hackney

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If you look closely, this bottle literally has my name on it. See? If that doesn’t make it entirely mine, I’m not sure what does. Wow, sorry – there is a reason why I’m getting so dibs-y with a bottle of vodka, hear me out…this is actually my very first time mixing a cocktail at home! (Unless you count the cocktail of burritos and cheap beer I mix inside my digestive system, then I’ve done it every Friday night.) I’ve always been intrigued by the art and science of cocktails, and still consider it as wondrous as the Patronus charm. This is probably why I’ve fallen in love with every single bartender. (And also probably why I’m banned from bars.) Turns out, all you really need is a few simple ingredients and a shot glass to become your own sexy witch.

So I’ve decided to put down Learn more cocktails on my to-do list this summer, at least the classics. Speaking of which, Cîroc are hosting Mixology masterclasses every Wednesday throughout the summer at Southbank. In fact, they’ve taken the London riverside by (tropical) storm since June 1 and transformed the entire Tower Bridge area into a summer-long boutique festival dubbed Cîroc at London Riviera. Last time I checked it was overflowing with pineapples, palm trees, and Eastern Mediterranean street food (created by celeb chef John Quilter and chef Tom Kime). So, guess where I will be after work every day until the end of summer? I’ll most likely be wearing a light palm-tree print dress with matching sandals and a straw hat – you’ll know it’s me from across the river. If not, I’ll be in one of the Cîroc day-beds with a Pineapple-y drink in hand. Wake me up when September ends…

Art direction and photography by Shini Park. Shoot assitance by Simon Schmidt. In collaboration with Cîroc Vodka

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Add an extra dash of Chambord to the bottom of each tumbler to bring out the crisp edge of Ciroc Pineapple.

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Sandals & tray – House of Hackney. Jewellery – byAlona. Sunnies – Vintage.

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39 Comments

  1. It looks really good! And it’s perfect for summer. I think learning to make more cocktails is a good idea, it’s a useful skill to have!

    The Runaway Journal

  2. How cool to have your own personalised bottle!!! Love the shots.

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  3. I really want this now like really bad haha
    Marveling-Mind☀✌️

  4. omggg, everything about this – and your shirt – but everything about this! <3

  5. My idea of mixing cocktails is 50/50 Redbull & Vodka. I might have to give this a try, it looks much more delicious. Having your name not he bottle must be pretty cool & I’m thinking that I might have to pick a pair of those tropical slides for my trip back to Thailand in two weeks.

    TFM BLOG

  6. Love how I got to see a semi-behind-the-scenes of this on your Snapchat story! These look delicious :)

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  7. Such a beautiful photos. Amazing post <3
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  8. Such a beautiful photos. Amazing post <3

  9. SHINI you are SLAYING me with your photography skillz. Them still lifes. Those summer vibes! You’ve given me that palm print feelin’. x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  10. this looks just so good and summer perfect <3 it's so inviting I doubt anyone could resist a glass of it :)

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

  11. so refreshing just looking at these photos!

  12. oh snap! With vanilla? This looks incredible! Jeez, for your first cocktail, these look amazing! x

  13. OMGA, love all your pictures!

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  14. looks so good
    i need to add learn how to make cocktails on my to-do list as well
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  15. Hazel

    Love, love all your photos! May i know where you’ve gotten that piece of marble print paper(?) from? Thank you! ;)

  16. Thank you Hazel! Owh it’s actually a real marble slab – just look for Marble cutting board on ebay! ;) x

  17. Wonderful styling! :)

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

  18. What a fabulous collaboration with Ciroc!! I’ve always been a fan of Grey Goose…but, this brand– with a hint of pineapple– will def be worth trying! The photos are amazing and so fun to read that mixology classes are starting! Wish I were in London to attend!! xo

    (=’.’=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

  19. Oh, I want one of those drinks! <3

    http://www.thatnewyorkgirl.com

  20. Wauw, what a beautfiul photo’s!

  21. You’ll learn a lot mixing cocktails, especially about taste. Just an innocent mistake and your cocktail goes away from what you wanted to prepare.

  22. It looks so good. Unfortunately I have to wait some months for Summer to start here in Uruguay.

    http://brightdecember.blogspot.com/

  23. Loving all the palm tree inspired clothing!

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  24. amazing collab! great job Shini! :)
    le-sycomore.com

  25. I’ve been making all sorts of cocktails passed few weeks. Love a french martini, this one sounds yummy. I want a personalised bottle too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  26. Danielle

    Shini, can you please tell me where the cocktail glasses are from? Does anyone know? I love everything about this post!

  27. nice drink!
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  28. Of course! They’re from Zara! ;)

  29. AMAZING !!

  30. Mmmmm I must try this !

    Romande
    http://deerromandeblog.blogspot.fr/

  31. Wow, this drink look so delicious, I must try it.
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  32. I love it! Amazing pics!
    xưởng may quần áo

  33. These drink looks pretty awesome! :)
    x M. / http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/

  34. wow, very good
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  35. Wow, so wonderful styling, love all of your photos. :)

  36. This looks delicious! Great photos.

    XO, Jessi
    mywhiteT.com

  37. i swear kinfolk totally stole your style :) after following you on snapchat for a while i realized… you’re actually a really funny person shini!!!

  38. Lindsey

    what would the recipe call for to make a pitcher of this?

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