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our pick: valentine’s cocktail.

Tomorrow’s the day! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two at home, or inviting the girls over for Galentine’s cocktails, you should shelve your usual bottle of wine cocktail in favor of something special, like this Raspberry Rose by Kristin Alexander via Camille Styles.

Raspberry Rose
feeling frisky yet?

Raspberry Rose
all images courtesy Camille Styles

KRISTIN’S RASPBERRY ROSE

(serves 1)

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 c. pesticide free rose petals (dried or fresh)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 egg white

WHAT YOU DO

For the Raspberry Rose Syrup:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add raspberries and rose petals and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Remove from heat and allow contents to cool.
  4. Strain liquid and discard any remaining pieces.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Pour Raspberry Rose Syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker and shake.
  2. Add egg white to shake and shake for an additional 10-15 seconds until foamy.
  3. Pour into champagne glass and garnish with a rose peel or raspberry.

Enjoy!

 

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spring party prep.

Hello, spring! After two weeks of unseasonably freezing temps, it’s beginning to warm up again. The weather has us in the mood to entertain, so we’re sharing our spring party essentials today. Because who’s not in the mood to throw a little party at home?

sparkling glassware and blue and white plates

We like to serve wine in short old-fashioned glasses, like these and these. Colorful plates (mine are Blue Italian Spode Dinnerware) perfectly complement spring’s colorful blooms.

 

Antique table (similar here) paired with reproduction mid-century chairs

Ice down beer and wine in a blue and white planter. Mine is on loan (permanently? eek) from my mother-in-law, but this one is super similar.

colorful cocktail napkins // well-loved tray

Display glassware and cocktail napkins (these and these from H&M are adorable and stupid cheap) on a pewter tray. I received this one as a wedding gift almost twelve years ago – it’s still available on Wayfair! – and we also like this simple one. A reptile tray would add sophisticated texture to a lacquered table, and this cute little pineapple tray is perfect for a cheeseball and crackers.

I’ve been using a basic acrylic ice bucket forever. This one by Kate Spade would be a nice upgrade! I’d also love this gold corkscrew (Mother’s Day is coming up…right?).

these monogrammed drink stirrers by entertaining maven Emily McCarthy were a gift from Jennifer

Check out more of our loves here. What are your favorite entertaining essentials? Tag us in your pics on Insta!

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instagram diary.

Here’s what we we’ve been up to as of late!

TGL 8.26.14
perhaps the best burger in ATL… Grindhouse | J SAID YES TO THE DRESS at Winnie Couture | beachin’ | amazing shrimp and grits at Firefly Panama City | Baby Joe working his chopsticks | L’s fresh veggies | the most amazing flowers L sent J while dress shopping | a little bar cart rearranging.

 

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be mine.

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate that with a deliciously romantic cocktail? We’re totally feeling this festive toddy from The Stylish Type:

red-lemon-cocktail-2

Serves 1
1.5 ounce of Patron silver tequila
1 ounce Organic brand lemonade
splash of Rose’s Red grenadine syrup
red sugar for rim
lemon wedge
ice
Pour sugar into a shallow plate or bowl. Wet the rim of glass with the lemon wedge. Dip glass into the sugar. Fill glass with ice. Combine tequila, lemonade, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 45 seconds. Strain into the prepared sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy with your love!
red-lemon-cocktail
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