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.
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!
*photo by Jose Villa.
An elegant and unexpected way to greet guests upon arrival.
Melon Rumballa by Lauren Fister for Design*Sponge.