It’s Friday and I’m officially on vacation in t minus 12 hours. I cannot describe in words how excited I am for a real break. One that will be filled with reading on the porch in the early morning, afternoons lounging at the beach, and no work. Okay, let’s be real, I’m sure I’ll be getting a little bit of work done while I’m away and I’ll probably be snapping away while we’re lounging by the ocean or making a quick pitstop in nyc on our drive down. Guys, Chelsea Market is worth it. I’m already looking forward to breakfast there, it’s like food heaven.
But, before all that happens, I have some exciting news. Are you ready? Here goes nothing: I’m a new guest blogger for Alice’s Table! Eek! I’m so excited I could actually squeal. If you haven’t heard of Alice’s Table, take a peek at this Brit + Co article featuring Alice’s Table front and center. If you’re into flowers, making new friends, or maybe even starting your very own business, Alice’s Table is right up your alley. I published my first post on their blog yesterday (happy dance!) and knew as soon as I started concepting what it needed to be: A cocktail (duh) with edible flowers (duh again).
Cocktails with edible flowers are such a fun way to get creative and infuse flora into your recipes. While you can use edible flowers in many different ways, using them in cocktails has to be my favorite. They just look so pretty resting daintily on the top of a tasty cocktail, especially one with elderflower and champagne. Oh right, and one that only includes two ingredients and about 1 minute to make.
Yes, I’m serious. This is quite possibly the easiest cocktail yet, and it tastes even better than it looks! Stirring up cocktails at home can be intimidating – it all starts with figuring out which flavors work well together, then you have to head to the store to get the liquor, the mixers, the garnishes, etc. It can turn into a whole production if you’re starting from scratch.
Elderflower and Rose Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Luckily, that’s where this Elderflower and Rose Champagne Cocktail comes in. It boasts a lovely summer flavor with minimal work. Now that’s my kind of cocktail! Grab the full recipe below and within a few minutes, you’ll have your very own floral cocktail to sip on.
[yumprint-recipe id=’32’]Easy as pie, right? If you whip one of these up, be sure to do some research first. There are lots of edible flowers out there (geraniums, pansies, etc.); you want to make sure you’re getting the ones that are, in fact, edible – even if you’re not planning to snack on them after you finish your beverage. And if you don’t want to do the research, pansies are always a sure bet. Enjoy!
For the weekend:
So, I’m thinking of trying a thing. I’m always planning out my weekends in advance (I know it’s not just me, because how else do you know what you’re going to be doing on those two coveted days of the week?) and wanted to share a few of the tidbits that I’ve found throughout the week that are inspiring my weekend. Here you go, let me know what y’all think!
- DIY watercolor napkins for your next summer shindig by Paper & Stitch. Also, Brittni created edible place card kebobs and they are the cutest thing yet.
- Throw your very own pool party, even if you’re pool-less. I just can’t get enough of this vintage-esque video by The House That Lars Built.
- Cool off with adult slushies by Cindy. Uhm, hi, I want three, please.
ps. how are you spending this lovely summer weekend – perhaps giving this Elderflower and Rose Champagne Cocktail a go? Any new summer reads? I still have time to pick up a few books before heading out to Cape May!