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I’ve been a huge fan of DRY Soda Co. for a few years now, ever since Jenny introduced me with these lavender ice cream floats. I love that their sodas are crafted to be less sweet than traditional soda, sweetened with just a minimal amount of pure cane sugar. Plus their flavors (like Blood Orange, Lavender, Vanilla, Cherry and Rhubarb) are a bit more sophisticated and grown up for those of us who like to think beyond the cola. Because of this, DRY sodas make the perfect cocktail mixers! Today I’m excited to be partnering with DRY to share this spiked cherry limeade with you – it may just be the perfect summer cocktail!
- 4 oz DRY Cherry Soda
- 4 oz fresh limeade
- 1-1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- Limes and cherries to garnish
Fill a mason jar or cocktail glass with ice. Add limeade and vodka, top with soda and then add grenadine. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with fresh cherries and/or lime slices and sip away! For the limeade, fresh homemade limeade is best, but you can substitute with a ready made option. (For making limemade at home, I follow this recipe.) To make this spiked cocktail into an alcohol free mocktail, simply skip the vodka and add a little extra DRY cherry soda.
[Photos + recipe by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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Hi, everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was hectic, but a lot of fun, which seems to be how every weekend is shaping up for us this summer. I’m thinking we need to carve out a few days to just be lazy and sit by the water and not do much more than a bit of kayaking and lemonade sipping at some point this summer. In the meantime I’m not complaining, because I love getting to make so many amazing memories with our family and friends. Now that it’s Monday, it’s color palette time! Right now I’m loving this romantic combination of lilac, scabiosa and hyacinth. Add in a bit of clover and burlap and you have a timeless summer color palette that’s just so pretty.
[Photos, from top: Sunday Suppers | Kate Osborne via BRIDES | This Gal Cooks.]
Hey guys! It’s Friday! Who else is excited? B’s sister and I are up visiting grandma and grandpa with all the kids today and we have a jam-packed day of excitement planned. More specifically we’re loading up seven kids and heading off to the water park for the day, which is bound to be an adventure in and of itself. This gaggle of kiddos is constantly keeping us on our toes. Wish us luck! I didn’t want to run off for the weekend though without dropping the Friday Link Love for you – and a little ode to all things summery and pineapple in nature. Here’s wishing you all a fabulous Friday and an awesome weekend – see you here on Monday! xoxo
[Pineapple sunglasses | Pineapple still life | Pineapple cocktail.]
Have you guys seen this amazing creative project, Blossom Type? It’s seriously one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen recently. A collaboration between Alice Mourou, Dmitriy Petrov, Olesya Korsak and Nikita Schukin, Blossom Type features beautiful typography created by bits of flowers and greens, with beautifully styled photos and video clips detailing the process. I love it when talented people get together and take on fun projects like this, a project based purely on creating something unique and lovely. See more photos and check out the full alphabet and videos at Blossom Type.
[Photos by Blossom Type.]
I’m not typically huge on themed parties, but right now I’m officially making an exception for everything even remotely flamingo themed. Flamingos feel unabashedly fun to me and it being summer and all, I’m pretty sure we all should indulge in some unabashed fun as often as possible. Both of my siblings live in South Florida in the land where sipping cocktails outdoors at tiki bars and decorating your lawn with flamingoes is, I’m pretty sure, the norm. (Ok, actually, I’ve never seen a flamingo in either of my siblings’ yards, but we’ll gloss over that technicality, ok?) At any rate, today we’re talking about flamingo party ideas, because I want to cover my lawn in flamingos and serve up loads of tiki drinks to all my friends. Doesn’t that sounds like the most fun ever? You know it does!
[Photos, from top: Jessica Peterson for The House That Lars Built | Sherri Koop via 100 Layer Cakelet | Emily Isabella | Studio DIY | Amy Moss for Oh Happy Day.]