Posts tagged cocktail
Nectarine and Thyme Jam Cocktail

I tend to think of myself as more of a summer cocktail gal, opting for light and fresh flavours whenever possible, and tending towards creations that aren’t too sweet and ideally include a note of floral or a hint of the bubbly. But when the temperatures drop, my palate shifts along with my craving for cozy fall sweaters, and I find myself drawn to new flavour combinations that mimic the changing fall colours and my desire for something a little on the spicier side.

So when I found myself in Kitten and the Bear a couple weeks ago with an array of delicious looking fall flavours in front of me, I decided that there was only one thing to do — challenge myself to craft a seasonal cocktail that would not only feel seasonally appropriate, but to tie in with our recent fall tablescape as our final detail, thus concluding this styling series.

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Vinho Verde Summer Sangria

Truth be told, I had no idea there was such a thing as vinho verde before I started dating Jason, who's half Portugese. But a few family lunch gatherings later, I had been introduced to the lovely wine that has a slight green tinge and just the perfect amount of subtle fizz, and it's since become one of my favourite summer sippers. Light enough that you don't feel guilty pouring  glass with lunch, and bubbly enough that it still feels like you have something to celebrate. And because summer, Sundays and sangria go hand in hand, it was only natural that I would eventually start playing around with a vinho verde sangria recipe. 

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Violet Gin and Tonic

My love for gin and tonics definitely has a bit of nostalgia attached to it, as it’s always been my family’s happy hour drink of choice up at the cottage, and though I love the classic cocktail just as it is (with extra lime s’il vous plait!), recently I’ve been all about putting my own spin on it. 

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Giggly Rose Cocktail

Besides the fact that this cocktail combines a few of my favourite ingredients, I must admit that it's really the name that I love the most: Giggly Rose Cocktail.  With both gin and champagne, it's not only a perfectly pretty cocktail that's fit to accompany any party dress, but also a slightly deadly one that'll be sure to get you in your dancing shoes and kissing that handsome stranger by midnight.

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Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail

I've been on the hunt for fall cocktail recipes for a few weeks now, searching for an option that would capture that quintessential autumn taste in a glass and pair with the beautiful copper bar set that I picked up at BYOB Cocktail Emporium recently. And though at first glance this Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail may not appear to be your typical fall drink, there's something about the flavour profile that felt really appropriate. Maybe it's the fact that I'm really a summer girl at heart, or it could be because our weather has actually been quite mild for the season.

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Love Notes // Vol. 2

01 // Now that the weather is finally warming up (fingers crossed it stays that way), my mind has gone into photo shoot planning mode, ready to take advantage of the opportunity to shoot outside and capture that quintessential summer vibe. Wildfox, as always, is a source of inspiration.

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