Saturday Spirits: Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail

Saturday Spirits: Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail

The final month of Summer is here and I’m trying to soak in as much as I can of these late nights with friends. One recent summer evening we enjoyed an evening out amongst the glow of the fire pit and these beautiful beverages served in LED barware from PremierGlow.Com. The Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail features Ménage à Trois Vodka. I was sent a bottle of  Ménage à Trois Vodka and PremierGlow LED Barware for purposes of creating a recipe to share with readers. All opinions are my own. For more information about my sponsored content please visit my policies page. 

 

Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail featured on A Well Crafted Party

 

When I received these fun LED Black Tie Martini Glasses I knew I wanted to do a girls night or a summer glow themed party. Really though, they would work simply as a way to keep track of glasses since the LED lights can be set to a desired color.

I wanted a flavorful summer beverage that would accentuate the glow of the glass. The flavors of blueberry and orange came to mind almost immediately! I chose a blue/purple colored light to accentuate the drink. They turned out beautiful!

 

Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail featured on A Well Crafted Party

 

Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail

This was an easy party beverage because it didn’t require a ton of different ingredients and very little prep. I picked up the Blueberry Juice and Tangerine Italian Soda at our local 365 by Whole Foods Market, though you can likely find similar products at your local natural grocery store.  You can absolutely make this more of a craft blueberry tangerine cocktail by creating a blueberry simple syrup and orange or tangerine simple syrup and topping with soda water. The drink can also easily be made in a pitcher or served over ice instead of up.

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • Shaker with ice & strainer
  • 1 1/4 oz of your favorite vodka – I used Ménage à Trois Vodka
  • 1 oz of your favorite orange liqueur
  • 1 oz of blueberry juice
  • 3 oz of tangerine Italian Soda (orange soda would work in a pinch)
  • Optional: Sugar & orange juice for a sugared rim on glass
  • Optional: Frozen and sugared blueberries on a skewer for garnish

Directions:

  1. Sugar the rim of your martini glass by dipping the rim into orange juice (or rubbing an orange slice around the rim) and dipping rim into a plate of sugar.
  2. Pour 1 oz of blueberry juice into your martini glass.
  3. Pour vodka, orange liqueur and tangerine Italian Soda over ice in a shaker.
  4. Shake just to chill, strain into the martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a skewer of sugared blueberries and enjoy!

 

Blueberry Tangerine Cocktail featured on A Well Crafted Party

 

Want more cocktails featuring vodka?

Check out the posts below!

  • Salted Caramel Apple Hot Toddy
  • Spiked Ice Cream
  • Classic Martini
  • Twists on the Classic Martini
  • Lemon Ginger Drop Cocktail
  • Vodka Slushies

Saturday Spirits: Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

Saturday Spirits: Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

Summer just calls for a nice iced cocktail. While I typically go for bourbon straight or in cocktails fit for Fall, I was excited to try creating a tasty Summer recipe of Bourbon Peach Tea featuring Makers 46 Bourbon. I was sent a bottle of Makers 46 for purposes of creating a recipe to share with readers. All opinions are my own. For more information about my sponsored content please visit my policies page. 

 

Over the Fourth of July weekend we hosted our annual low country crab boil. The Southern speciality just called for a sweet tea beverage to be served alongside it. Peach Tea is my favorite sweet tee, the vanilla and spice notes of Makers 46 just makes it even better.

 

I partnered with Maker's 46 to create this recipe of Bourbon Peach Tea - a perfect summer cocktail!  Featured on A Well Crafted Party.

Perfect Summer Cocktail – Bourbon Peach Tea

 

First off, yes, you can just add bourbon to your favorite peach tea. However, the below concoction is a little bit more concentrated and would be good over ice or as a cocktail straight up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 oz Maker’s 46 Bourbon
  • 1 3/4 oz Peach Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 oz concentrated black tea (see recipe below)
  • 1 collins glass filled with ice (or shaker with ice and a martini glass for those who wish to enjoy this beverage straight up)
  • 1 spoon
  • mint and peach for garnish
  • optional – raw sugar to rim glass

Directions:

Optional: Rim your glass in raw sugar. I chose not to do this because it was sweet enough for me, but it would be tasty and beautiful touch whether served over ice or straight up!

In Collins Glass:

  1. Pour the Maker’s 46 Bourbon, Peach Syrup and Concentrated Black Tea over ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Garnish with mint leaf and peach slice.
  4. Enjoy!

Straight Up:

  1. Pour the Maker’s 46 Bourbon, Peach Syrup, and 1 3/4 oz (not two ounces as in the collins glass) Concentrated Black Tea over ice in a shaker.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with mint leaf and peach slice.
  5. Enjoy!

 

I partnered with Maker's 46 to create this recipe of Bourbon Peach Tea - a perfect summer cocktail!  Featured on A Well Crafted Party.

 

How to make concentrated black tea:

I used the Lipton Iced Tea bags that are family size, though you could use any black tea bags that you like. I did 5 tea bags for 32 oz of boiling water to make my concentrated tea. Once the bags steeped for 8 minutes I pulled them out and let the tea cool before using in my cocktail.

 

I partnered with Maker's 46 to create this recipe of Bourbon Peach Tea - a perfect summer cocktail!  Featured on A Well Crafted Party.

 

How to make peach syrup:

Combine 1 16 oz bag of frozen peaches, 2 cups water, and 2 cups sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar has dissolved and the peaches begin to break up. Smash peaches into the mixture. Strain mixture using a fine mesh colander over a pourable container. Store the peach syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

 

What is your favorite Summer cocktail?

 

365 by Whole Foods Market Coming to Lake Oswego, Oregon – LOCAL GIVEAWAY

365 by Whole Foods Market Coming to Lake Oswego, Oregon – LOCAL GIVEAWAY

This post and giveaway opportunity is sponsored by 365 by Whole Foods Market. I’m excited to have the opportunity to invite local readers out to the Party in the Parking Lot at the brand new location of 365 by WFM as well share a store preview on Snapchat, June 12, 2016! Images are provided by WFM, all opinions are my own. For more information on my policies for sponsored content please visit my policies page

 

365 by Whole Foods Market is coming to Lake Oswego, Oregon

 

When I heard about the 365 by WFM opening in LA I was jealous to say the least. I loved the idea behind the concept stores featuring the Whole Foods Market brand 365 and the friends of 365. I am a big Whole Foods Market fan in general as I believe in their commitment to quality foods, efforts to support the local communities that they reside in and the farmers/suppliers that they work with to fill their stores.

365 by Whole Foods Market was created as an affordable smaller scale concept that brings together local independent suppliers with the WFM brand. The friends of 365 are all individual shops that agree to align values and standards with 365 by WFM while staying independent within the store space.

The featured friend of the Lake Oswego store is Next Level Burger, a 100% plant based burger joint with a menu to drool over!

You’re Invited to the Party in the Parking Lot!

To kick off this store opening 365 by WFM is hosting a party in their parking lot. (Check out the sweet swag bags I’m giving away further down in this post!) The event is family friendly and free to attend.

This party has it all, including: 

  • Live music from Builders and Butchers and DJ Gregarious
  • Food Trucks, including Koi Fusion, Bunk Sandwiches and Fifty Licks
  • Free samples from our favorite suppliers and vendors
  • Face painting, bubbles, corn hole, giant games, and prizes
  • Photo booth
  • Dog bandana giveaway
  • Lots of bike parking

 

WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

 WHERE: 365 by Whole Foods Market – 11 South State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

The store officially opens its doors at 9am on Thursday July 14th. Be sure to come back for opening day! I’ll be snapping a preview over on Snapchat if you want to follow along on the 12th of July!

Sponsored: 365 by WFM Store Opening in Lake Oswego!

365 by WFM Swag Bag & $25 Gift Card Giveaway:

 

Just to make this party even sweeter, the lovely people at WFM are giving away four swag bags filled with 365 by WFM branded goodies and a $25 gift card. Important: Winners MUST be able to pick up their swag bags at the party on July 10 at the 365 by WFM store between the hours of noon and 3PM.  Please see the giveaway rules below for more information. Hurry! Giveaway ends at 12:00 AM PST Friday! 

 

Giveaway Rules: This FLASH giveaway is sponsored by 365 by WFM and A Well Crafted Party. Sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, July 6 and ends 12:00 AM on Friday, July 8. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and must be able to pick up their swag bag at the July 10 Party in the Parking lot between noon and 3PM. Entrants will have until 8 PM Friday evening to respond to their winners email or another entrant will be chosen. Bag is transferrable to a local friend who can attend the event and pick up IF I receive the name and contact information of friend by 8PM Friday, July 8. A Well Crafted Party and 365 by WFM is not responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, or unused prizes. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook or Twitter. Prize is void if not picked up at the Party in the Parking Lot event.

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