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Summer, Summer, Summer Tiiiiime!
The weather is heating up and in the spirit of seasonal celebration, the lovely ladies over at the fashion brand Maurice’s asked me to throw a bash with a few of my most colorful fruity fizz cocktails. Twist my arm, right!?
I wanted to put together a couple of drinks that could not only be stirred up as mock-tails or spiked with spirits, but were also easy to prep in advance to give you more time to pay attention to the more important party details…like which new summer dress you’re going to wear.
Speaking of fashion, I love to dress up my cocktails with a little extra flair – So when it comes to summer cocktails this year, I’ve got three words for you:
GIVE. GOOD. GARNISH.
Hunt your herb garden, snip a few buds…With produce and flowers at an all time peak right now, it is a snap to create a floral and fabulous cocktails that taste as gorgeous as they look and will send you to belle of the BBQ status in no time!
Refreshing, a hint of herbaceous sweetness and one heck of a jazzed up melon wheel garnish. This lovely punch can be enjoyed as a mock-tail or spiced up with your favorite spirit of choice….
Making a shrub ahead of time is one of the fastest ways to bring a standard cocktail to the next level – this blueberry thyme syrup paired with spicy ginger beer and bourbon is a zippy sip that that is as beautiful as it is bold.
Are you thirsty yet!? Make sure to head on over to the Maurice’s Blog for full recipes, how to’s and more behind the scenes on my stylish cocktail shaking!
LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY: DANAE HORST
RECIPES, STYLING & COCKTAIL PHOTOGRAPHY: KRISTIN GUY