Happy Friday! If you’re looking for an easy breezy summertime cocktail, it’s a really good time of year to buy yourself a bottle of Lillet…perfectly simple and florally refreshing. Here’s a post Marisa did back in our bloggin’ days…but a recipe isn’t even necessary - just pour and enjoy! Or you can use it to marinate fruit, like we did with the Lillet and Peaches cocktail below. Cheers!
Okay, I’m a day late for cinco de mayo…but I think it’s always a good day to drink a margarita. Also, this marks the first day of my BIRTH WEEK! Yes, I celebrate a week, not a day…and this year’s a big one, so maybe I’ll just usurp the remainder of May. This is the best margarita recipe ever - simple and perfect - which I photographed back in Marisa’s and my blogging days. Head over there for the recipe, and start counting down days til the weekend! Cheers!
It’s FINALLY HERE…tomorrow is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!! It may still be cold and windy, but hope is on the horizon, my friends. Before we know it the flowering trees will be out and I’ll be back to my creepily giddy self. Here’s a blast from the past, from Marisa’s and my blogging days - a cocktail worthy of the vernal equinox. We found the recipe via Martha Stewart years ago, but renamed it after a party we called the Spring Fling, which we threw to kick off our blog, Chasing Saturdays (R.I.P. CS!). So pour yourself one and let’s kiss winter gooooooodbyyyyyyyye. Original post, with recipe, over here!
I'm having a major love affair with Campari these days...the crisp and bitter punch of flavor is the perfect antidote to a grey winter day. A splash of Campari topped with seltzer is a lovely little aperitivo to whet your appetite while you cook up something warm and cozy- but my cocktail of choice, when it's time for something more festive, is a negroni. It's uniquely bitter and citrusy and bright - and editing the images from this recent commercial shoot has me counting down the days til Friday. Cheers!
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Combine the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir well until chilled, twist a thin piece of orange peel over the drink, for aromatics, and use the peel as garnish.
Translated literally, tinto de verano means "red wine of summer." That sums up pretty much everything I need to know. As a throwback to Marisa's and my bloggin' days, here's a link to one of my favorite cocktails we ever posted about...a perfect beverage for a summer kick-off this holiday weekend! Find the full post and recipe here. Cheers!!