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02.04.14

2 VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAILS

today we have talmadge from  joining us (remember this cocktail video we made together?) he’s going to be showing you how to make two cocktails that would be perfect for this month of love. light some candles and make one of these for your sweetheart. cheers!

Cocktail Encanto

• 1.5 oz rum (Cana Brava highly recommended)
• 1.5 oz maraschino cherry liqueur
• 1.5 oz dry vermouth
• 2-3 dashes rhubarb bitters (Fee Bros makes the best)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir steadily for 30-45 second. Then strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with a  cherry.

This cocktail is meant to evoke the elegance and spirit of mid-century Cuban cocktails.

Next up we have the 1966 cosmopolitan. This cocktail is inspired by an old cocktail called the 1926 Cosmopolitan, made with gin and without the orange blossom. The update to 1966 is due to the fact that the now-ubiquitous spirit of vodka didn’t really take hold in American cocktail culture until the 60’s.

The 1966 Cosmopolitan

• 1 1/4 oz vodka
• 1 oz raspberry tincture
• 3/4 fresh squeezed lemon juice
• 3-4 drops of orange blossom water

Combine all ingredients (except orange blossom water) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain over 1 large ice cube and top with drops of the orange blossom water. Finally, squeeze the lemon peel (skin side over the glass) to express the essential oils. Add garnish and enjoy!

Raspberry tincture:

Place 2 small baskets of raspberries into a small pot with 8 oz  sugar and 10 oz cup water, along with 1-2oz of a (*If you do not have the Framboise, you can substitute 1 oz vodka).

Place the pot on medium heat until the sugar granules are melted. Remove from heat and let cool uncovered. When the tincture reaches room temperature, mash and muddle the raspberries. Refrigerate over night. Strain the mashed raspberries and you have your tincture.

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05.14.13

COCKTAIL VIDEO!

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something i have been very curious about lately is the art of mixology. when asked me what one of my dream projects would be, i said hosting a backyard mixology party! i’m just like my mother, throwing a good party is one of my greatest joys (even if it’s just a few friends.)

SO! since i am going down the road of talking in my videos now, i asked talmadge from to show us how to make two of the drinks that we will be serving at the party we’re hosting (it’s tonight!) seriously, if you are having an event you gotta hire him to come make cocktails…he makes every party fun & delicious!

learn how to make 1 vodka drink + 1 gin drink (which i admit in the video i have no idea how to do!) watch here …thanks for the video!

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08.11.16

ROSE INFUSED VODKA

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we have some seriously talented remote contributors here at designlovefest and i absolutely love sharing the content they create. it’s such an honor to work with so many incredible women! today’s post is from  from bird dog wedding with beautiful images from . sarah produced this gorgeous post on naturally dyeing fabric and she’s back today with another equally stunning post on infused vodka!

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“The end of summer is fast approaching and we’ve been trying to soak up every last minute of it! Our favorite way to slow down and enjoy these long sunny days is getting  together with a great group of friends to sip on a refreshing cocktail to beat the heat.

Playing around with different cocktail recipes and ingredients is always fun, but I thought I would kick it up a notch this summer with a DIY vodka infusion! It’s a playful and easy way to personalize your drinks and give them a unique twist. You can tailor the infusion to your specific taste and preference since you can infuse vodka with almost anything! Some great flavors to try are lemon, watermelon, blueberry, basil, mint, lavender, jalapeños, or even vanilla. Since I’m a sucker for all things floral I thought I’d give a rose infusion a try. It was such an easy process and turned our vodka the prettiest shade of peachy pink with delicate floral notes.”

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What you’ll need:
For the Vodka Infusion:
• 4 cups vodka
• 4 tbsp organic dried rose petals

For the Cocktail:
• 1/2 oz. simple syrup
•  1/2 oz. rose water (optional)
• 2 oz. rose infused vodka
• 2 oz. grapefruit Juice
•  4 oz. tonic Water

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• To create your rose infused vodka simply combine dried rose petals and vodka in a clean airtight container and let sit for at least 24hrs or up to a week depending on how strong you prefer. I chose a ratio of about 1 tablespoon rose petals to 1 cup vodka. To note- choose a high quality vodka that you enjoy drinking but keep in mind that the higher the alcohol content the stronger the infusion will be. I sourced the organic dried rose buds and petals from my local grocery stores bulk tea section.

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• Once I was satisfied with the strength of the infusion I strained out the rose petals and transferred my vodka to a nice bottle. I decided to go one step further and create a sticker label for a personalized touch. I simply used a floral stamp I had on hand and wrote the name of the infusion and date on the label. I really loved this little handmade element! And it would make the infusion such a nice gift!

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• Now, for the cocktail combine the vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, tonic water, and rose water in a chilled glass filled with ice. Add some rose petals for garnish, stir, and enjoy!”

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06.24.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 21

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summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time for summer entertaining! what better way to entertain than with pretty glassware for your favorite refreshments? here’s a roundup of pretty glassware for your summer parties. we made these delicious watermelon cucumber coolers last week. try one of our cocktail recipes too. cheers!

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moroccan tea glasses from

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dottie drink glass from

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pineapple cup from

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fleur de lis from

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02.13.14

VALENTINE POST ARCHIVES!

wow, i had no idea i had posted this much about valentine’s day! take a look back through the archives at some of my favorite love holiday posts…

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check out the posts above:
1. what flowers to get your girl for valentine’s day
2. throwback style post with a giant heart
3. anthropologie DIY – heart lockets
4. single ladies valentine’s day boozy brunch
5. let’s make out
6. simple heart pillow DIY

and more!
1. 2 valentine’s day cocktail recipes
2. DIY heart mobile
3. throwback DIY, tiny heart cake
4. giant heart backdrop made out of napkins!
5. a personal post on love languages
6. hearts desktop wallpaper download

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