Oh yeah. I think this wins for the tastiest of the Tasty Type series thus far. Plus it reminds me of summer and all of the warm days ahead. Wahoo!

Lots of free goodies to enjoy in this post, friends. A) the Pineapple Rum Crush recipe, B) summer icons by Tim Praetzel, and C) these two rad fonts:

PINEAPPLE // Nixie One via Font Squirrel

RUM CRUSH // League Gothic via Font Squirrel

Graphic by artsocial.


the grownup shirley temple You guys! This is the last installment of my end-of-summer cocktail series. That must mean that *sniff sniff* summer is actually coming to a close. Before we say adios to summer, let's enjoy one last summery drink...

The Shirley Temple is such a classic. SO easy and always delicious... and let's be honest, it's a great excuse to eat numerous maraschino cherries without judgement. Needless to say while making + photographing this drink, I had waaaay too many cherries. In my defense it's made with zero calorie Zevia... so that means we can all have more cherries, right??

the grownup shirley temple

Ingredients (for one drink)

+ 3-4 oz Lemon Lime Twist Zevia + 1 oz vodka + 1/2 oz grenadine + maraschino cherries + ice


01 fill your favorite glass with ice (I opted for some vintage bar glasses to give it a more grown-up edge).

02 add vodka and grenadine, then top off with Zevia.

03 garnish with cherries. As many as you want. No judgement.

P.S. you could totally make this without the vodka for a lower calorie classic Shirley Temple.

the grownup shirley temple

I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I did! Did you try any of the recipes? I'd love to hear from you!

Happy final days of summer, friends!

This post is sponsored by Zevia. All opinions + recipes are my own. Big thank you to Zevia for making this series possible!

Images by artsocial.




Okay, I'm sloooowly starting to accept that summer is ending. I decided to express my feelings with a new cocktail recipe. For me, bourbon is very fall/winter, while pineapple and ginger ale are quintessentially summer. Therefore, this is the PERFECT cocktail for this time of year. Perfect, I say.

Only 25 days until fall! Let's enjoy these last drops of summer, eh?

pineapple bourbon

Ingredients (for one drink)

+ 3 parts Zevia Ginger Ale + 2 parts pineapple juice + 1 part bourbon + pineapple wedge to garnish + ice


01 Fill glass with ice. Add in Zevia Ginger Ale, pineapple juice, and bourbon.

02 Give it a stir and add pineapple to garnish.

03 Fun drink stirrer optional, but recommended. Cheers, friends!

Psst – want more summer cocktail inspiration? How about a spiked watermelon mint limeade or a sparkling greyhound? Oh yeah.

This post is sponsored by Zevia. All opinions + recipes are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing sponsors who allow me to do what I do!

Images and recipe by artsocial.