Well, we made it through Irene just fine around here; a tree is down in our backyard which knocked over a section of fence, but otherwise no damage – we didn’t even lose power! Unfortunately, our neighbors had a tree fall right on top of the workshop they spent all summer building in their backyard by hand – so frustrating! :( Overall though, I feel lucky this turned out to be much less intense than predicted. In honor of hurricane/tropical storm Irene, I thought we could all use a nice cocktail. Preferably one mixed using Eva Goicochea’s mighty fine looking recipes on Monkey in Los Angeles. They come with coordinating outfit ideas and everything!
1. The Trail Blazer. So cute, right? Now, I am not a big drinker, but I do appreciate a well crafted cocktail from time to time; especially when made with top notch ingredients and fresh herbs from the garden, yum! Plus, I am such a sucker for nice packaging, and Eva seems to choose the prettiest bottles – perfect for setting on a cute little bar tray in the living room.
2. The Outside Land. I love ginger drinks, so these first two sound delicious to me…and the outfit above would be so cute on my hubby! I think he would really like the sneakers, and probably the sunglasses, too, but he’d likely veto the bag ;)
3. August Dusk. Have you tried absinthe? It has quite a history, and has been enjoying a revival here in the States recently. I wouldn’t recommend drinking it straight, it’s strong stuff! But a little mixed into a cocktail imparts a deliciously warming anise flavor.
4. Mister Bramble & 5. Boyes-enberry Bliss. That dress! Those shoes! The straws! And what a very pretty drink, too. Don’t you think “Boyes-enberry Bliss” and “Mister Bramble” would make wonderful signature drinks at a wedding? You can find all of the recipe details, sources for the outfits and more in the Swell Sips column on Monkey in Los Angeles.
Cheers to Monday! xo Laura
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