A libation is in order! This is everything I could want in a cocktail–not too sweet, special, but not weird in a throw-a-bunch-of-random-ingredients-into-the-shaker kind of way. And it’s pink.
I made my tea from dried hibiscus flowers. If you want to do the same at home, a ratio of 1 tbsp dried flowers to 2 cups of water is a good place to start.
Recipe adapted from Minero Charleston.
JJBegonia is a silly nickname that my equally silly Dad gave me when I was a little girl. Needless to say, it stuck. My real name is Carlynn and I started my blog in September of 2012 to chronicle all of the things I love, and the things that inspire me, in one place. Over the course of the past ten years, I have lived in Boston, New York City, and L.A., and am currently in Upstate New York [where I grew up]. I graduated from Boston College with a double major in English and Psychology, and later returned to BC to obtain an MBA in Brand Management. My professional background is in Magazine Publishing/Advertising Sales, however I have always had a creative streak which is the driving force behind my blog. I am heavily influenced by food primarily because I love to eat (!), but also because I grew up in the restaurant industry. While I write and showcase many recipes, I adore sharing my favorite products, best style finds, and my life in general.