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Atlanta Food Photographer | Project Sip : Sour Mule

Project Sip is back and we are excited to share our newest drink : Sour Mule.  With copper mugs being all the rage these days, Jenn and I thought it be fun to create a twist on the classic moscow mule.  Grapefruit is winter's saving grace in the fruit department, and we loved adding a sour punch to the gingery taste of the mule.  Thank you so much for following this project and being so receptive and supportive.  We are thrilled to have this drink featured here on Design*Sponge. So hop on over to Design*Sponge and add this drink to your weekend menu.  See previous drinks here here here here and here

#projectsip |  Project Sip Creators : Jenn Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary

Hand lettering : Jenn Gietzen of Write On! Design |  Photography : Kathryn McCrary  |  Model : Sterling Graves

Atlanta Food Photographer | Project Sip : Hot Cocoa Loco

Project Sip is back with the perfect drink to warm you up this weekend.  No matter where you live, it's been colder than usual and Jenn Gietzen and I are ready to thaw out this weekend with this yummy spiked and spicy hot chocolate.


1 double shot of pepper vodka

cup of hot chocolate

whipped cream

pinch of cayenne pepper


1 pint of half & half

3.5 ounces of dark chocolate (cut into shavings)



Step 1 : pour half & half into pan

Step 2 : simmer half & half and add in chocolate shavings

Step 3 : stir until melted

Step 4 : combine hot chocolate with vodka

Step 5: top with whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper* 

*caution, use less than pictured unless you like it really spicy ;)

Project Sip Creators : Jenn Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary

Hand lettering : Jenn Gietzen

Photography : Kathryn McCrary

Model and Assistant : Candice Beaty


Atlanta Food Photographer | Project Sip : Ooh, Berry Berry

Project Sip is back on Design*Sponge today! Jenn and I are so excited to share our second cocktail concoction with you.  Be sure to check out the feature for step by step information on how to make this berry delicious recipe (see what I did there ;)). Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Project Sip Creation : Jenn Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary | Recipe Development and Hand lettering : Jenn Gietzen of Write On! Design | Photography and Syling : Kathryn McCrary | Hand Modeling and Project Assistant : Candice Beatty 

Atlanta Food Photographer | Project Sip : Peach, Please!

Remember when Jenn Gietzen and I went to that peach farm? Well, we loved the peaches that we bought so much, that we decided to incorporate them into a summer cocktail.  When we were developing the recipe, we decided that we wanted to start something we like to call Project Sip, because we realized that we both had a love for signature cocktails and fresh simple recipes.

We wanted to create a delicious cocktail with five or less ingredients, focusing on seasonal elements and flavors.  Our hope is to create a collection of drinks celebrating the seasons throughout the year.   Jenn and I will be co-creating the drinks, Jenn will be doing the recipe specifics and hand lettering, and I will be doing the styling and photography.  We hope you are as excited about our new project as we are.  You can see this recipe today featured on Design Sponge.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to our lovely model, Candice Beaty!