07.01.14

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS, ANYONE?

we have some simple and delicious mixed drink recipes for your fourth of july holiday weekend. i hope you see some awesome fireworks and spend some good quality time with the people you love. i’ll be in france, so enjoy this holiday for me! -bri

watermelon jalapeño margarita

• 8 cups watermelon

• 1.5 cups tequila

• 1 cup triple sec

• 1/2 cup lime juice

• 1-2 jalapeños, thinly sliced

puree the watermelon, then pour through a fine mesh strainer. combine the remaining ingredients and chill for at least a couple of hours (more if you would like a stronger pepper taste). remove 1/2 of the jalapeños slices and salt the rim of your glasses. add extra jalapeño slices for garnish. yield 4 servings.

mango limeade

• 1 cup mango juice

• 1/4 cup coconut water

• 1.5 oz rum

• 1-2 limes, juiced

combine all ingredients over ice and mix. add a lime slice for garnish. yield 1 serving.

blueberry mint mojito

• 1.5 oz blueberry vodka

• 1/2 a lime, juiced

• club soda

muddle mint leaves with a splash of simple syrup. add in lime and vodka. mix and serve over ice. top off with club soda.add blueberries and mint for garnish. yield 1 serving.

(styling + photos by sheila gim for designlovefest – want more food posts? go here!)

19 COMMENTS

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    Anna says:

    I love the patterns you made with the garnishes! I want to see those on some cute summer frocks.

    Oh, yum!!! These all sound RIDICULOUS!

    Maddy says:

    That watermelon jalapeno margarita looks incredible! Maybe I’ll try to convince the fam that we need to make that this weekend…!

    stephanie says:

    I NEED the inside scoop on those shorts ASAP. Please and thank you.

    sheila g says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    They’re from Mara Hoffman. Hope that helps!

    Kirby says:

    waw! those are so pretty delicious. have to try at home!

    Sosyal Medya says:

    Have to try at home! And, yes please! 🙂

    Emily says:

    These look amazing. The watermelon and jalapeno shot is my favorite! I just wrote a blog on cocktails, but your images and styling are beautiful!
    http://www.stylemarketblog.com/2014/07/cocktails-herbal-fruity-refreshing.html

    bridget says:

    these pictures are amazing.

    Taylor says:

    These are gorgeous and look SO YUMMY!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    Caris says:

    Everything looks delish! And the way they’re photographed makes them even more mouth-watering! Arrgh the temptation to lick the screen.

    lani says:

    yummy and pretty! definitely working these in with the festivities!

    Kim says:

    You are right on! I had a drink the other night at Bonefish and it was similar to the watermelon with jalepeno but was more of a citrus drink with a jalapeno kick. It was hand down the best drink I ever had! Do you do your own photographs? They look amazing. Have a happy and safe 4th!
    ~Kim

    These look so refreshing. Love the photos and love that fab little polka dot glass!

    Sophia says:

    Must try! Love to the way the fruits are arranged – they look like posters!

    city hall says:

    Great blog you have here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays.

    I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    I hate asking these questions, but… nail color? If you even remember from a year ago, LOL! These images are gorgeous and those cocktails do sound delicious!!

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