12 July 2016
Save water, and drink wine with your girls! Your bridal shower should be spent celebrating you and doing something you love. If you love your grapes, [fermented, in a glass] then a wine tour could be the perfect idea for your party.
Grab your girls, charter a bus or throw a small affair at home and
enjoy a good drop of vino. We are so lucky in Adelaide to have beautiful
wine regions virtually at our doorstep. Frock up for a classy affair,
invest in a good Brie and your day is set. Choose some cute wine
orientated games to play and there you have it, the perfect bridal
shower for a food and wine lover.
Design a cute "supply" box for each of your girls for the day. Some Bandaids, wine tasting tips, a small bottle of water and some Panadol (for the next morning) are some cute ideas.
16 January 2016
Let’s face it, we have all had that awkward public moment where our handbag falls + out comes rolling a tampon – not to mention the blush-worthy feels when it’s in front of the male species – but no more! We have looked far + wide [actually, just in our local pharmacies] for the prettiest packaged tampons + we have finally found it - hooray! Ladies, it’s time to say hello to Moxies range of feminine products + the cutest little storage tins ever, which are sure to make those awkward little moments disappear. All Moxie tampons come complete in Moxie’s trademark reusable + recyclable purse-worthy tins which are pretty additions to any bag, + one of our fave reasons to buy! Designed with comfort + ease in mind, our go-to Moxie Organic tampons are made with Australian Certified Organic cotton, minus all the nasty stuff, meaning it’s friendlier on the planet + on you - hello inner hippie! Planning a night out on the town? No stress, these super absorbent tampons will keep you dancing all night long without the worry of leakage + carrying them on a night out has never been more stylish + orglamic. Periods no longer need to be dull, un-pretty + un-fashionable – there is finally a stylish choice that won’t cost the earth. Think beauty mixed with purse-worthy high fashion, + you’ve got Moxie - designed with style and femininity in mind, you'll always find it on our shopping list xx
8 December 2015
1 December 2015
It’s that glorious time of year again lovers - HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! We get to celebrate sun, fun + all things summer – and what better way to celebrate a summer love fest than with delicious + refreshing cocktails. As the weather warms up, your loved ones will definitely appreciate a cool signature drink.
Here are a few rules to remember to nail the perfect signature cocktail; choose concoctions that speak to you + your groom – whether it be your favourite drink, flavour or even colour – that way it adds an extra special little touch. You have a bit of a sweet tooth while hubby-to-be prefers the citrusy sour taste? Perfect! Pick a drink that represents each for guest to sample. A lengthy recipe will sure cause a line at the bar for these delicious refreshments, so ensure that you keep your recipe nice and simple, making your bartenders job a lot easier – or better yet, pre-mix your concoctions and place them in a drink dispenser making for the perfect wedding decor detail.
Here is a list of our 5 favourite summer refreshments to get you inspired..
Watermelon is practically the unofficial fruit of summer, which means it is the perfect fruit for a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Garnish the cocktail with sprigs of fresh mint + spears of watermelon. This recipe is simple enough to make in bulk, making it perfect for large weddings.
INGREDIENTS [makes 8 drinks]
30 large fresh mint leaves
4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
1 1/4 cup light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint + spears of watermelon, for serving
1.Use a mortar + pestle to mash the mint leaves - you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves + get the oils from the mint extracted.
2.Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, sugar syrup and lime juice in a blender + blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
3.Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher + add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
4.Place ice cubes in glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good margarita on a balmy night – especially when it is mixed with fresh + mild cucumber! This awesome flavour combination is reminiscent of a tropical island paradise + will keep your guest coming back for more. Serve on the rocks or try blending with ice for a daiquiri feel.
INGREDIENTS [makes 1 pitcher]
3 cucumbers, peeled + roughly chopped
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño, sliced
2 tablespoons Maldon sea salt
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
1-teaspoon fresh lime zest
1.Add the chopped cucumber to a food processor + pulse until the mixture turns smooth. Run the puree through a sieve + you should end up with 1 1/2 cup of cucumber juice; set aside.
2.In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat on medium low until the sugar dissolves.
3.To a pitcher, mix together the cucumber juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice + jalapeño. Add half of the sugar syrup and do a taste test + adjust according to taste
4.Transfer to the refrigerator so the jalapeño has time to spice the mixture. Check the mixture every 15-20 minutes + do a taste test.
5.On a plate, mix together the salt, sugar + lime zest. Run a lime around the edge of the glasses to moisten; dip the rims in the salt + sugar mixture. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and divide the margarita mixture between the glasses. Garnish with a few slices of jalapeño or lime or even a few slices of cucumber.
RASPBERRY LIMONCELLO PROSECCO
Raspberry, limoncello + prosecco come together in a deliciously bubbly mix to create a sweet mixture of tasty goodness that is sure to keep your guest happy.
INGREDIENTS [makes 6 drinks]
3 cups prosecco, chilled
1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
1 cup frozen raspberries
6 sprigs fresh mint
In a large pitcher, whisk together the prosecco + limoncello.
Pour into glasses + serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if desired.
BLOOD ORANGE SANGRIA
Nothing screams summer more than bright + bold citrus’! A good old sangria bowl is a sure party starter + this unique take on a classic is no different. Prepping is a breeze + is one of those drinks that seems to get better over time, so call up your caterers ladies, this ones a sure thing.
INGREDIENTS [makes 6-8 drinks]
6 blood oranges
2 bottles of pinot grigio
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy
1 1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced
1 pint of raspberries
1 apple, chopped
1.Zest one of the blood oranges + combine it with the sugar in a small bowl. Rub the sugar + zest together with your fingers until fragrant.
2.Juice four of the blood oranges, discarding any seeds or pith. Chop the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
3.In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, blood orange juice, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries and blood oranges. Stir well to combine.
4.Place the orange sugar on a plate, then run a lemon, lime or orange slice around the rim of each glass. Dunk each glass in the sugar, coating well. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes, then add some of the fruit from the sangria. Pour the sangria into each glass and serve!
WHITE WEDDING COSMOPOLITANS
This modern twist on a sophisticated drink is sure to wow your guests with the sweet-and-sour combo of St-Germain + tart white cranberry juice. Added bonus? The concoction is totally clear, so you can drink + dance away freely throughout the festivities without the worry of staining your dress.
INGREDIENTS [makes 1 drink]
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 tablespoons white cranberry juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Edible flowers for garnish
1.Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice + lemon juice.
2.Cover; shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a flower on top + serve immediately
Cheers to the newlyweds - happy drinking ladies + gents!
23 November 2015
11 September 2015
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