If the sweltering heat has got you down I, Ashley, have a potent potable today that will pick you right back up!
When looking for new cocktail creations, I love to stroll the farmers market to get inspiration. Summertime is by far my favorite time to gather local fruits and vegetables for both cocktails and meals. I like to focus on using in season ingredients which are SO much more flavorful, aromatic and vibrant at their peak, and with a little help from my willing husband, I came up with a winning combo: pear and lavender!
The combo of pear and lavender is not something I have tried before in a cocktail, but I can now attest that they are in fact quite a pair! Crisp, sweet pears and soothing, floral lavender are meant to be. When you add them to tart lemons and add in a splash of vodka for good measure, it makes one lip smacking vodka pear lavender lemonade recipe for hanging in the Summer sun!
I had my first slice of olive oil cake at a local pop-up dinner a few months ago, and I have seriously been thinking about it ever since! HOW have I never known about olive oil cake before?! At first the name of it kind of grossed me out, but it is seriously the moistest, most delicious cake of all time. I tried my hand at them for the first time last weekend by whipping up these lemon orange olive oil cupcakes as a citrusy twist for Summer, and they were a hit!
My first batch was a bit of a let down because I didn’t use enough olive oil to make it as moist as I would have liked, so the second time around I mixed lemon infused oil and extra virgin olive oil for the perfect combo! Horray for that happy accident, cause it really could have gone either way when I’m in charge, ha!…
This salad is the definition of simple. By now you know that I, Alex, prefer my summer meals to be fairly humble. I let nature do the heavy lifting so I have more time for soaking up the sun and lounging outside on warm summer nights, and there’s nothing complicated about this peach caprese salad. It’s just a celebration of August produce that’s ripe for the taking!
While it’s satisfying on it’s own, it’s also the perfect side dish for just about anything on the grill, and there is just a few key steps to teach you how to make the perfect caprese salad, both as an entree of side dish. It’s definitely the perfect Summer plating!… Read More
We’re back with another #sipsforsummer cocktail recipe, and today all you need are five simple ingredients to whip up one of these salted watermelon slush cocktails from Style Me Pretty. You can see the full recipe right here!
Do you all have any special plans these weekend? It’s officially gotten so hot in Houston that all outside activities (including, but not limited to. waiting in any line or walking small distances to and from the car) have gotten pretty unbearable! Alas, slushy cocktails and movies in the air conditioning sound good to me!
We’re currently trying to work ahead on some projects during the quiet before the holiday storm starts to hit, amen?! It’s still so insane that it’s almost holiday season again! What in the world?!