Hello fellow planners and event lovers – Emily here. I haven’t been on the blog in a while, and with Ms. Cindy and the other little Ellie’s hard at work on all our summer projects, I thought I would do a little blog takeover.
This should come as no surprise, but I am a little older than my crew – not a huge gap but a solid decade sets us apart. I did tend bar in College however, and since then have enjoyed a cocktail or two with friends and family so I’ll go out on a limb and say I know a bit about alcohol. This summer has been flooded with great cocktail ideas on Twitter and Pinterest. Here are my coolest finds and what I am calling Boozy Best Practices for the summer of 2016.
I am a vodka or wine kind of girl, but these bright and fun jello + fruit rind concoctions really got my attention. Basically all you do is hollow out your favorite hard rind fruit – watermelons are the most practical – but the rumor mill tells me that this even works on lime and orange rinds. Add your gelatin mixture to the rind – let set – and voila – its rind time. I would recommend serving this with something fancy added to it – like a curvy toothpick or one of those cocktail stirrers with the acrylic ball on top. Because if you have ever attended one of my parties, you know I love my details.
OK so true story – I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought a popsicle maker. I am 4 years old, I can’t help myself. In full disclosure I also have a Snoopy Snow Cone maker under my bed (thank you Kelley Karp.) The mix got sticky and it made a huge mess so my fiance threw it out when I was away on one of my last work trips. He does stuff like that from time to time so I am now popsicle maker – less. My point: have you seen all the boozy popsicle images that have been hitting up Instagram? My favorite so far have been the bright color versions, and the ones that have been added to sparkling wine for a little extra somethin’ somethin. Go try this, go on, I’ll be here when you get back.
Black Light Bonanza
Fun fact – if you use tonic water and then you enter a room with a black light, the cocktail will glow. I know, I wish I knew this 10 years ago, but it’s still cool none the less. Not that you are all running out to throw black light parties, but just in case you are, this is a must.
Looking for these fabulous recipes? Well, I created a Pinterest board for you – aka I am saving these for my wedding. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
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Photo credits: A Beautiful Mess