Simple Sundays | Island Cocktail Desserts on sisterMAGAZINE

Simple Sundays | Island Cocktail Desserts on sisterMAGAZINE

Do you see that cocktail umbrella? Oh yes, you know what that means. I have a treat for you. Yes you, the hard working grown up, the one who is hopefully enjoying a leisurely Sunday before the Monday grind. Say it with me: Pina…Colada…Granita.

Oh yes. Pina Colada Granita. I like to think of it as snow cones for grown ups. Cool and frosty, and definitely boozy – doesn’t that sound divine?

But it doesn’t stop there.

I am so pleased to share that my images and recipes for island cocktail inspired desserts were featured in the Summer issue of Berlin-based sisterMAGAZINE. When co-founder and Editor Theresa (“Thea”) Neubauer first contacted me several months ago, introducing me to this sophisticated and dynamic new online magazine, I was instantly drawn by its modern sensibility and international flair. But I was really touched by the fact that it was the partnership of two sisters that brought this magazine to fruition.

You know how dearly I value the special relationship between sisters; hearing their story and how Toni and Thea harnessed their talents to creating a magazine for modern women in this digital age was simply inspiring. So when Thea asked if I would be interested in contributing to sisterMAG’s Issue N°3, I was more than pleased to collaborate. Taking inspiration from a recent vacation, the article features two original recipes, Pina Colada Panna Cotta and Pina Colada Granitas, as well as several other cocktail-inspired desserts that have been previously published on Kitchen Confidante.

I hope you check it out – sisterMAGAZINE has an enormous amount of delicious inspiration, as well as fabulous features on photography, fashion and travel. And that is just the beginning. Cheers!


  1. kyleen

    sisterMAGAZINE is gorgeous! The photos make me wish that I was somewhere exotic lying on the beach. Your pina colada granita looks so refreshing and summer perfect.

  2. Thea

    :)!! Your recipes are gorgeous and thanks again for these lovely words. We are proud to have you as contributor to our third issue and hope to work together in the future again! Have a lovely week, hopefully it is as sunny and hot as it is here in Germany right now!
    Yours, Thea // sisterMAG

  3. Kate@Diethood

    Hi Liren! Congratulations!!! You truly deserve it… I love all your photos, recipes, writing… Thea has amazing taste!

  4. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Congrats Liren…how exciting to be featured in such a wonderful magazine. Pina colada granita look like something I would enjoy. Beautiful photography as always…

  5. Brian

    Darling, this is so wonderful! Congratulations! Now i want to sit on the beach and drink some cocktails! Ok, i ALWAYS want to be doing that… but now I REALLY want it :-)

  6. magicofspice

    Congratulations Liren! What a lovely feature and fun magazine :)
    And what a deliciously delightful summer treat :)

  7. Lindsey

    Loved your piece in Sister Mag! I’ll be working with the girls this Fall and had the pleasure of meeting them at The Hive in Berlin – they blew me away! Perhaps you can sneak away and come to Berlin for the 2013 conference?

    • liren

      I saw that you met Toni and Thea and chuckled to myself at what a small world this is – such is the beauty of the internet! You are dangling a very tempting idea in front of me, Lindsey. I was hoping to attend Alt next year but missed the registration…perhaps I should look into The Hive instead! The last time I was in Germany, my plans to go to Berlin were ruined, perhaps it is time to fix that :)

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