April 26, 2016

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Give me a break.  And I’m not talking the Kit-Kat kind of break.  Unless the Kit-Kat is soaking in a White Russian on the rocks. (yum! that sounds so good.)

Let’s face it, we all have an inner alcoholic when it comes to having a good time.  I know I sure do!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I have to consume alcohol in order to have a good time.  It just gives me a kick start.  Ha.  With Summer much closer than you’d think, what better way to greet it?  I’m a sucker for details, even when it comes to cocktails.  I don’t like anything BASIC when planning a soirée.  Not even my shots!  Think bridal showers and wine nights – how much more likely are your girlfriends to snap a picture of their drinks if it looks like a masterpiece?  Exactly!  Here’s my simple advice:

  • My favorite classic cup that works for any liquor based drink is the low ball scotch glass.  I hate the classic margarita glasses.  I don’t know why, I just do.  Think outside the box when serving.
  • Use food coloring to give your drink (or your ice cubes) a different hue.
  • Freeze your berries and use them as ice.  I love the way it looks!  You can even freeze them IN your ice.
  • Rim the tips of your glasses with lemon/lime juice & dip into sugar or salt. (depending on the cocktail)  If your cocktail is spicy, add cayenne pepper to the salt to create a spicy rim!
  • Use lemon or lime zest. Grate it over your drink. Yummy + Cute.  (you can also grate chocolate, I always do this for my White Russians) 😉
  • Use edible flowers (I get mine from whole foods) to garnish.

 

Voilà!

Using a tiny ice cream scooper, scoop out melon balls, freeze & serve over any refreshing concoction on a hot summer night. P.S. these are the low ball scotch glasses I previously mentioned.  Chic right?

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Freeze coffee in an ice cube tray, serve over some Bailey’s + cinammon!

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See how fabulous frozen fruit skewers look? I love the kumquats, different from your typical berries.

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A yummy Moscow mule served in a rose gold copper mug, garnished with candied ginger + pineapple.  A fun twist on a classic.

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I tried candying lemon slices once for a dessert I had made and they turned out amazing.  I can’t wait to candy kumquats next and use them as a cocktail garnish!

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Cotton candy + an old fashioned.  Gives a “manly” drink a flirty vibe.  Cotton candy makes everything look so pretty!

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Cheers!

XOXO,

Style-Maven

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Olympia
April 26, 2016
Omg love love love every idea!!!!
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    Mary Michelle
    April 26, 2016
    :* :*
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Stella
April 26, 2016
Genius!!!
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    Mary Michelle
    April 26, 2016
    <3
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Mari_hairstylist
April 26, 2016
Maryyyy love each and every idea!! I need a new album in my photos to store your ideas! Lol
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    Mary Michelle
    April 26, 2016
    Hahaha! Thank you love! xo
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Anush
April 26, 2016
Love love love!! Will definitely try the coffee ice cubes with Bailey's!!
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    Mary Michelle
    April 26, 2016
    Don't forget to invite me!
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pegah bee
April 26, 2016
LOVE LOVE LOVE all your suggestions ! I'm so happy I know about your blog !
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