Category Archives: Cocktail

December 17, 2015

DRINK UP | TEMPLETON RYE COCKTAIL

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Here’s a cocktail that’ll help you make it thru all the holiday shopping and forced family ‘fun’ times, it also happens to be our wedding’s groom signature cocktail!

For the wedding Dustin thought up this concoction then when I was approached to make a drink using Templeton Rye I thought “I should recreate our drink and share with the world!”

My direction was simple. Use the rye in the cocktail and use a Weybridge 1761 bow tie as inspiration. DONE.

I really liked how the bow tie was in the family of our wedding colors- a fun coincidence!

So, I took the recipe Dustin created (used the rye instead of the whiskey) and blended the ingredients together making a tasty golden libation and created a sartorial vignette tying (pun!) it all together!

See recipe below.

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3 oz (or 2 large jigger pours) fresh apple cider
3 oz (or 2 large jigger pours) ginger beer
4.5 oz (or 3 large jigger pours) rye
Candied ginger for garnish and a snack!

Combine all ingredients, stir/swirl around, serve over ice, garnish and ENJOY THE GOOD STUFF -Templeton Rye

September 25, 2015

LIFE LATELY

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This week I don’t have an outfit or food post but I do want to share some favorite moments from life lately~

Above is the lovely backdrop of my wedding shower! My bridesmaids held the event at one of their homes and made my boho dreams come true! I’m a lucky lady when it comes to friendships, truly lucky.

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Been obsessed with the newly opened Revelator on the Westside of town. Their iced espresso with almond milk is on point!

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A corner in the barn where we are getting married.

love you x forever is fitting wouldn’t you say?

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Jessica of My Style Vita and I combined forces and I shot 5 cocktails for her in her Buckhead condo. The above ingredients are for a “Salty Dog” check it out here.

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Mom, Dustin and I made our own soy candles for the wedding party table using old candy dishes and jars. They turned out great!

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We decided this year to skip Music Midtown and then at the last minute our friend Courtney hooked us up with a free pass for Friday. We rode our bikes from the house – around 4 miles each way – made attending and exiting a breeze!

We saw Metric and Elton John, both of which, killed it. Metric was upbeat and we turned it into a 3 person (Me + D + Muriel) dance party and Elton was, FANTASTIC. Definitely a bucket list moment!

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VSCO partnered up with Artifact Uprising and gave away a free print and I got this photo from our engagement shoot in an 8.5×11. I was blown away with the quality! We are going to frame for our little home.

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Speaking of great quality and Muriel, this tote basket is a recent gift from her trip to Morocco! Her and her bf were traveling for about two weeks and picked this up on like the second day, it then went from Morocco to Spain and then to ATL – it’s well-traveled already!

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A scene from Jess Jones’ loft rooftop, gah I love this city!

There ya have a short and sweet recap of recent life. Happy Friday + enjoy the weekend!!

August 7, 2015

DRINK UP | CONCRETE JUNGLE COCKTAIL

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In this post I talked about Atlanta’s non-profit, Concrete Jungle.  My good friend Katherine Concrete Jungle’s new director and avid forager, brought over some pears from a recent picking which we turned into a delicious cocktail!! Ingredients and easy instructions below.

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Ingredients:
Gin
St. Germain
Pears
Ginger
Mint
Ginger beer

Directions: First wash and dry produce. Then, grate the ginger, pluck the mint off the stems and muddle together then add in a half jigger of St. Germain. Peal pears, cut and press with juicer over the shaker then shake all that with 2 jiggers of gin.  Pour over ice into two cups and add the ginger beer.  If you’re not into mint, ginger and pear bits you could strain. We left in and enjoyed snacking on the pear pieces. Hope you enjoy this easy and refreshing cocktail!

 

April 16, 2015

DRINK UP | MINTY OLD FASHIONED

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Sunday while I was at Wigwam Wellness Fest doing downward facing dogs and hip hop aerobics, Dustin was at home doing chores and being the sweetest supporter of my “Drink Up” posts and concocting his very own! He used liquor from our recent Stock the Bar housewarming party, our favorite West Elm tumblers and the best natural light from our dining room windows. He came up with an idea to make drinks from the liquor we got from our friends and give them a thank you shout out.  Thanks to Cline and Jonny for this awesome Thirteen Colony bourbon (and the mystery friend that gifted us bottle #2..)

I’m so grateful he enjoys my blogging and even gets involved, soooo grateful!  Check out Dustin’s recipe below:

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Ingredients
Bourbon
Simple syrup (he made it*, but store-bought is fine too!)
Aromatic bitters
Mint
Cherry

Directions: In the glass muddle and remove the mint (use first two leaves for flavor only, adding in garnish last) then add 1/2 jigger syrup, 2 jiggers of bourbon, couple drops of bitters, a little of cherry juice and then stir around.  Carefully place in ice ball, garnish with cherry and mint. Lastly, enjoy!

*Simple syrup recipe- condensed 1 to 1 water to raw sugar boiled until dissolved with cinnamon and cloves

Fun fact: This bourbon is made right here in Georgia! Americus, GA to be exact!

March 25, 2015

DRINK UP | ORANGE TEA

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In celebration of my 29th birthday, which is today (how crazy, almost 30!!!) here’s another cocktail recipe! Continuing the celebration, tonight we are going to Fleetwood Mac. This is one of those concerts I’ve been wanting to attend since jamming to their tunes with my dad when I was a young girl. We get that chance tonight, can’t wait!

Spiked orange tea concoction recipe below.
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Ingredients:

Whiskey
Black Tea
Simple Syrup
Orange
Rosemary
Fig Bitters
Nutmeg

In shaker smash up orange and rosemary, add 2 drops of bitters, dash of simple syrup, 1 jigger of tea, and 1.5 jiggers of whiskey. Shake and serve over ice ball. Garnish with something pretty.