Trouble in Paradise Cocktail
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Trouble in Paradise Cocktail

Trouble in Paradise Cocktail

                                    Trouble in Paradise


This drink is just for adults, especially those of us on a time crunch since it’s UBER easy to make. Trouble in Paradise cocktail is a must have on those hot summer nights- especially here in the South!

As a busy mom, I recognize that everyone needs a break every once in a while, and this kind of break is going to taste so, so very good- though perhaps it’s best reserved until AFTER the kids go to bed.

Much like the strawberry spritzer we made recently, this drink incorporates essential oils into a territory often overlooked when considering the versatility of these oils- mixed drinks!


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Here’s what you’ll need to follow along:Trouble in Paradise


  • 2 Tbsp honey dissolved in 1 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1 drop of basil oil (found here)
  • 1 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounces Campari
  • ¾ ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 grinds black pepper or 1 drop black pepper vitality 




  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty. And that’s it! So easy!

    And again, I can’t stress enough, that if you love this recipe, then check out the strawberry lavender spritzer– it’s just as good!

Oh, and by the way! If you have a few of my other essential oils by now ,you can riff off other cocktails too!

Example: add lemon or lime oil to a gin and tonic, or rosemary to a whiskey sour.

Let us know what you thought of this drink in the comments below! We’d love your feedback. And feel free to share your own recipes with us at We love to share! <3

Credit: This recipe was originally published by Isaac Shumway. Although we’ve tweaked it a bit, all credit goes to him for the original.Trouble in Paradise Cocktail

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