Thirsty Thursday: Purple Rain

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We’ve talked pink drinks at length in this column, but purple drinks are uncharted territory! Being a Minnesota girl, however, as soon as I spotted this violet cocktail on Pinterest, I knew I had to share it with you all. After all, it’s named after a Prince song! Prince! We love Prince. And on the weekends, some of us love cocktails. This is the best of both worlds. Here’s how it’s done!
Purple Rain
1 1/4oz blue curaçao
1 1/4oz vodka
2oz cranberry juice
2oz pineapple juice
1/4oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients & pour over ice, or blend with ice for a frozen drink. Enjoy!
Drink up, Mieuxs! ❤
xo,
Liza Editorial Director

Image via Pinterest

Thirsty Thursday: Cocktails, Illustrated

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How adorable is this vintage-inspired cocktail art/infographic?! Not only is it super chic, but it’s also completely functional. Simply pick a drink to create, follow the hand-drawn recipe, and enjoy! A printout of this would make a super-cute poster, housewarming present, or refrigerator accessory, no? Whatever you choose–hard copy or digital–this print is the perfect Thirsty Thursday resource!
xo,
Liza, Editorial Director

Image via Pinterestp

Thirsty Thursday: Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

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Crafty, cutesty, DIY-friendly girls, this one’s for you! We’re making STRAWBERRY MARGARITA JELLO SHOTS! Seriously, what could be better? Nothing?? Right. All of the tips, directions, and necessities can be found in the picture above. As you can probably imagine, you’ll want to stock up on fresh strawberries, tequila, Cointreau, and strawberry Jello before undertaking this project, but we can totally promise that the results will be worth it! Enjoy!
xo
Liza, Editorial Director

Thirsty Thursday: Wine & Reference!

Sometimes, a girl just wants a nice glass of wine. Other times, a girl wants a nice glass of wine and a big piece of cake. Or a bag of chips. Or some sushi. But what if the flavors clash?! EW. Dilemma alert! Crisis averted, Mieuxs–the helpful chart above serves as an amazing index of food and wine pairings, just in time for the weekend. Not only will you avoid those aforementioned “ew” moments, but you’ll look (and feel) like a total wine pro. Score!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Thirsty Thursday: Classic Mimosas

This Thirsty Thursday, we’re raising our glasses to a classic: The Mimosa! Have you guys ever stopped to truly look at a mimosa? I spent a few (k, 20) minutes perusing the tag on Tumblr and came to the conclusion that the mimosa may be the best libation ever. They’re like a gulp of sunshine, champagne, and happiness. And that glass? So stylish. They’re also super simple to make–simply go halfsies on champagne and orange juice. Of course, recipes can vary a bit depending on your drinking companions 😉

Cheers, darling!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

 

Thirsty Thursday: Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail

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Be honest, guys–does looking at this chocolate cupcake cocktail not make you totally salivate? OMG. Frosting. Sprinkles. Chocolate syrup?! Yes, yes, and yes. Dying. The Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail comes courtesy of Java Cupcake (and Pinterest, naturally!) and is apparently a strong, sippy-status drink. It contains whipped cream vodka, amaretto, and chocolate cream liquor to create that cupcake-esque flavor you crave. Click over to Java Cupcake for all of the ingredients and and full instructions! If you’re feeling extra indulgent, I hear there’s nothing like chasing a cocktail with a cupcake 😉 Bring on the funfetti!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Thirsty Thursday: Tequila Valentines

Single or taken, if you’re a tequila lover, this is a drink you can appreciate. Pink, sweet, and strong…it’s pretty much the perfect v-day cocktail, no matter your M.O. Oh and hey! If  you consider yourself a craft cocktail kind of girl, the ingredients in this half-margarita, half-mojito bad boy will be right up your alley–ritzy is written all over this pink drink. Here’s how it’s done.

Tequila Valentines

Modified from a recipe from RuralMom.com.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 part tequila

  • 2 parts prickly pear cactus juice

  • 3 leaves of mint, muddled

  • splash of hibiscus water

  • splash of lime.

PREPARATION

Muddle mint in tequila. Combine all ingredients. Shake! Garnish glass with a sugared rim. Drink up!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director