Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FALL-tastic Margarita

Fall is HERE and that means it's time for pumpkin spice everything, apple picking and fires! To kick things off right, I figured a themed cocktail was necessary. And, a spiced cider margarita seemed quite fitting. You're welcome!

Cocktail Ingredients:
5 ounces spiced apple cider
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
.5 ounces Grand Marnier
1.5 ounces tequila (you can use mescal if you want a smoky taste)

For Garnish:
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon sticks
Apple slices

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Wet the rim of your cocktail glass with water or lemon and dip the glass in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pour all of the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and bake, baby.

Add ice to your rimmed cocktail glasses and your cocktail concoction.

Feeling fancy? Garnish your cocktail with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and sprinkled cinnamon.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Party in Style

If you haven't noticed already, I'm kind of obsessed with pretty much anything agate. How can you not be?! Agate slices make for the perfect coasters, hot plates and NAPKIN RINGS. I'm all about the tablescape and these gems are total showstoppers!  

This DIY will literally take you under 10 minutes to make and all of the supplies are super inexpensive. I'm flabbergasted that people pay over $100 for a set of 4, when you can make a set for around $20. If you are stylishly thrifty or just want to up your entertaining game, give this DIY a spin. Material details below. 

What you need:
2-3" agate slices - I got mine on Etsy
Super glue