Friday, June 10, 2011

summer fridays: cocktails.

welcome back to my new series summer fridays, where we discuss some favorite things about summertime.  do you guys get summer fridays?  you know, half-days or full days off during the summer months?  wellll i don't.  i try not to be too bitter about it though!

i LOVE trying new summery drinks.  my family is great about testing new twists on the classics (think mojitos, sangria) and never varies our now-perfected secret-family-recipe for margaritas (maybe i'll have to share later in the summer?!  hmmm), but sometimes we like to go someplace totally new.  last year was all about the pimm's cup.  this year...who knows? 

{clockwise from top right 1,2,3,4}

but i do know i need to try this black & blue mojito asap, found via jill of the good life for less!

2 oz 10 cane rum
1 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
3 blackberries
10 blueberries
pinch of mint
splash of soda water

muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and simple syrup.  
add the rum.  top with crushed ice.  add a splash of soda water and stir.  
garnish with mint sprig and additional berries.

oh how i wish this was me right now:


xo. di.


  1. mmmm mojitos are my favorite, i want to try this one! happy friday lady, have a wonderful weekend. xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

  2. OH yum! I just made Mojitos last night, but these look much more refreshing for summertime! The ones in the Mason Jars are tooo cute!

  3. yumm these look delish and totally refreshing! Especially that rasberry and basil drink. I would die to be that pretty lady right now, is it bad that it is only 8:37am and I could go for a drink? Happy Friday!

  4. I've always wondered about Pimms Cup, because I've read far too many british chick lit books or magazines, and they always refer to this drink. I've got to just try it out at home one of these days! All those pictures of pretty drinks are so appealing... I agree with Liz, I'm now craving a summer cocktail before 9 am!

  5. jillian - same to you, dear!

    jess - YUM!!

    Liz - lol i feel the same way...

    Erin - i had a pimms cup when i was in london 5 years ago and i just HAD to recreate it at home! it's delicious! so refreshing

  6. Yum oh yum oh yum. I love me some good cocktails and these all look divine! I am loving the sound of this mojito, too. I'm totally having one tonight! have a great weekend!

  7. Oh yum! I love mojitos AND berries--what a perfect combination! :) I recently had a Moscow Mule which was amazing.

  8. it was delish!!! i made them last saturday night for me and 2 girlfriends - yum!


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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