This past weekend, I was thrilled to be a featured blogger at the Lovely Happenings event (aka a fun day filled with bloggers and NYC local business giving their best take on fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle presentations – not to mention about 100 gorgeous guests). Although fashion is my main forté I thought it would be fun to share a spring cocktail demo that guests could learn to make themselves (and then promptly enjoy) on the spot.
With the Oscars coming up tomorrow night, and Spring soiree season upon us, I thought it was about time I mixed up a champagne recipe. While I’m all for popping a little bubbly at a party – there’s something that feels a bit lacking in straight champagne. This cocktail requires only 4 ingredients total and is a cinch to make, but will feel totally impressive at your next get together. And if said ‘party’ is just you on your couch watching the Oscars.. I won’t judge.
My winter cocktail has long since been a crisp Gin & Tonic. But lately I’ve been wondering if there was a way to mix things up. Enter – the Grapefruit Gin Fizz. A delicious little drink that calls upon seasonal citrus, sprigs of fresh rosemary and a dash of club soda. I experimented with this drink last weekend while watching the Golden Globes, but it would be perfect served at a bridal shower, complimenting a homemade brunch or for a girl’s night in! The taste is sweet but balanced nicely by the Gin and tart Grapefruit, just bubbly enough – and was approved even by Adam who claims to hate Gin – meaning this one’s a crowd pleaser. Plus, between the sugar rimmed glass, ombre tones and hit of bright color – it couldn’t be prettier. Win, win.