For today’s edition of Bottoms Up, I had a few fun ideas for the summery drink I’d be mixing… but when it came time to actually make it and spend an hour styling and shooting on my back patio, I chickened out. You guys, it’s 106 degrees in Austin today, and that is just too dang hot for an 8-month-preggers girl to be hanging on the back patio. So I decided it would be the perfect week to share the prettiest drinks from around the web that have me counting down the days ’til I can imbibe once again. Click through to see them all…and get the recipes for concoctions you’ll be mixing up at parties all year long!

Fit for a luau. For a recipe in a similar vein, check out this Hurricane’s Eye.

*photo by Shona Henderson for Fête Magazine

Have you ever seen such a brilliantly-hued drink?

Blood Orange Margarita, from White on Rice Couple.

Sophisticated and floral.

Cardamom Rose Cocktail, from Design*Sponge.


I mixed up these sweet tea and vodka-spiked cocktails for a Southern-inspired fête. So refreshing…and watch out, ’cause they’re easy to drink!

Sweet Tea Cocktails, shot by She-n-He Photography for

Can’t wait until the fruit on my Meyer lemon tree is ripe so I can juice big batches of these.

Meyer Lemonade, from White on Rice Couple.

Peach tea is special occasion-worthy when its garnished with plums and berries, and served in a gorgeous dispenser. Try this recipe for a similar vibe.

*photo by Jose Villa.

An elegant and unexpected way to greet guests upon arrival.

Minted Rose Water by Karen Mordechai for Sunday Suppers.

Summer party in a glass.

Melon Rumballa by Lauren Fister for Design*Sponge.

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    Mia | June 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    These look so refreshing! I actually can’t drink much alcohol either (I turn beet red with 2 sips of anything!) so I love making “mocktails”. I just recently tasted this amazing – yet non-alcoholic drink at a restaurant which had grapefruit, ginger, basil, and sparkling water. YUM!

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    Maya | June 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Delish drink ideas, but I am so jealous of those arms on pic number 4!

    • Camille Styles | June 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Omg… when I saw your comment I had no idea which image you were talking about until I checked. Those are MY arms Maya, and you just made this girls’ day!!! 😉 xoxo

    • Kristen | July 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      I was thinking the same thing! I was like “daaaaang, look at those guns!”

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    Platinum Touch Events | June 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I want to try each and every one on the list!

    • Camille Styles | June 28, 2012 at 7:17 am

      You should do it – and report back! (though I’m not sure how good your typing skills would be after THAT test, ha!)

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    debra @dustjacket | June 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Mmm I feel the need to go make a cocktail …

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    Rowaida Flayhan | June 28, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Wow 8 months pregnant! How time pass so fast, good luck Camille wish you a safe and comfortable delivery xo
    PS pic #4 looks amazing
    Best wishes xo

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    Rowaida Flayhan | June 28, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Wow 8 months pregnant! How time pass so fast, good luck Camille wish you a safe and comfortable delivery xo
    PS pic #4 looks amazing
    Best wishes

    • Camille Styles | June 28, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Thanks so much Rowaida!! Feeling great so far… crossing fingers it lasts! 🙂

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    Madeleine | July 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I love those simple, white plates! I would love to know who makes them so I can put them on my registry…

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    Marcia Santana | June 8, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I had never prepared a cocktail in my life and this one with bloodorange was very well accepted at out bbq yesterday! Thnaks for the ideas!

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