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Cocktail Hour with Elles Icebox – Sunny Pine



I’m very excited to introduce BellaNaija readers to the wonderful world of Elles Icebox. You see, Elles Icebox was birthed after I attended an event where there was a lack of innovative and aesthetically presentable cocktails. This got me thinking about providing this service across the country… I had to share the gospel of cocktails. Six years later, this dream has been made a successful reality.

Running a cocktail business definitely has its crazy moments, but my favorite part is the cocktail hour. I usually have a cocktail every day. Yes, I said it. Every evening, I walk through the door, kick my shoes off, mix a quick delicious little cocktail at our living room bar and then kick back and watch some TV.
So, every weekend, I’m going to share quick recipes of cocktails which you can try at home. Delicious, easy to make and they come with NO stress at all.


Tropical cocktails always put me in a good mood. There’s nothing a slice of pineapple on a glass can’t fix , but I may be wrong
This weekend, I’d like you to try this cocktail which has an element we find on just about every street corner in Lagos – Pineapples. Pineapple is a sweet luscious fruit, which are is very rich in vitamin C and bromelain (an enzyme that breaks down protein), However, when you mix that in with vodka, I’d say it is rich in happiness too.

 What You Need
1 oz grenadine
1 oz vodka
6 cubes of ice
Half glass of pineapple juice
Pineapple wedge to garnish

How To
You start by pouring a few ice cubes into a glass. Then, add the pineapple juice, lemon and the vodka (optional) and then stir until evenly mixed.

Gently pour the grenadine in the middle of the glass and finally garnish with the pineapple wedge. It is the perfect cocktail – a mix of pineapple, lemon, a dash of grenadine and vodka (if you want it spiked).

I hope you enjoy our little cocktail.

Happy Sipping!
Chizoba Okpala is the owner of Elles Icebox limited the cocktail company has been in business for six years and has provided a cocktail bar service at major events across Lagos. Check out more on their website and on their blog They cater to events across the country and they can be reached on 08052763336 and [email protected]

Elles Icebox was started by Chizoba Okpala in 2009 a graduate of University of Lagos and LBS alumni. After working for a multi-national she has the chance of attending an event that lacked in innovative and aesthetically presentable cocktails which introduced the idea of providing this as a service across the country. Six years later this dream has been made a successful reality that is realized every day. Today, Elle Icebox is an indigenous events support service company. We cater to individuals and organizations providing uniquely designed cocktails at each special event. Our services are delivered with our customer’s satisfaction in the forefront of our minds. Our services are of international standard which ensures customer satisfaction at each of our events each and every time.

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