The Best Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Monday, November 14, 2016 4 0

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Lily & Val Moscow Mule Print

Ingredients for a Berry Moscow Mule

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

 

Justin and I fell in love with Moscow Mules this past Summer. I’m not going to lie, I was first drawn to this drink because it’s traditionally served in a copper mug, and who doesn’t want to drink out of a cute copper mug?! If you haven’t tried one yet, I highly suggest you try this light and refreshing drink asap! I actually got the recipe from this beautiful Lily and Val print I picked up last year. And because I love berries on everything, I added a delicious twist with some muddled berries.

 

Fun fact…did you know that Ginger Beer is not actually beer?!?! Well, I didn’t! I went to the liquor store and asked for Ginger Beer, and they told me it’s non-alcoholic, and can be purchased at the grocery store (our grocery stores in Ontario don’t sell alcohol). So, if you want to make a non-alcoholic Moscow Mule mocktail, all you have to do is swap out the Vodka for Club Soda. So delish either way!

 

Ingredients:

Vodka 37.5 ml (or Club Soda for a non-alcoholic version)

Ginger Beer

Lime Juice 25 ml

Mixed Berries

Ice

 

Recipe:

  1. Pour 37.5 ml of Vodka over ice
  2. Add 25 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. Muddle berries and add to mug
  4. Top with Ginger Beer until cup is full
  5. Stir and add berries for garnish

 

LoveJenny1

 

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Girls Night In with Palm Bay

Monday, September 12, 2016 4 0

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I was recently interviewed for a magazine article, and one of the questions I was asked was, “When are you the happiest?”. Without hesitation, I answered, “When I’m with my loved ones.” Nothing brings me more joy in life than being with my family and friends. I’ll use any excuse to get together with my friends, so when Palm Bay asked me if I wanted to host a “Girls Night In” with my girls, I yelled “Sign me up!”.

 

We’re in the middle of redecorating our condo, sans designer, so I bribed my lovely gal pals, Victoria and Gaby, with some delicious apps, sweet treats, and yummy Palm Bay, to come on over for some girl time, in exchange for their fashionable opinions on how to decorate our place (decorating posts to come to the blog soon!). Haha, obviously, I didn’t really need to bribe them, but we’ll use any excuse to get together.

 

The yummy tropical flavour of Palm Bay’s new Pomegranate Hibiscus Cocktail inspired me to add a little tropical flair to our Girls Night In. Easy-to-make appetizers, fun music, and a bring-me-back-to-my-childhood ice cream bar rounded out our memorable afternoon.

 

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Blueberry, Ricotta, Rosemary Crostini

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Prosciutto, Melon, Bocconcini Skewers

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Avocado Chili Melba Toast

Watermelon, Feta, Balsamic Pizza

DIY Ice Cream Bar

DIY Ice Cream Bar with Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, Cherries

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Palm Bay Girls Night In

 

Sources:  My dress  //  Hair by Cabello by Carolina  //  Pineapple shot glasses  //  Palm Print Pillow  //  Latte Bowls  //  Gold Flatware

 

APPETIZERS:

  1. Watermelon, Feta, Basil, Blackberry, Balsamic Pizza
  2. Prosciutto, Melon, Bocconcini Skewers
  3. Grape Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Skewers
  4. Blueberry, Rosemary, Ricotta on Ciabatta Bread
  5. Avocado, Lime, Sea Salt, Chili Pepper, Melba Toasts

 

Thank you to Gaby and Victoria for such a wonderful day. And a big thank you to Aylin for getting us all pretty and giving us our gorgeous beachy waves!

 

LoveJenny1

 

Thank you to Palm Bay for partnering on this fun post! Please remember to always drink responsibly.

How To Set Up a DIY Mimosa Bar

Monday, June 15, 2015 8 1

DIY Mimosa Set Up

 

The mimosa is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Not only is it light, bubbly, and refreshing, but it’s also one of the only cocktails that is acceptable to drink before 11am. 😉 The only thing I love more than mimosas served at an event, is making said mimosas myself at said event. A DIY mimosa bar is fun, interactive, delicious, and most importantly, easy.

 

Mimosa Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine

 

I was recently introduced to Simply Orange’s new orange juice with coconut water. Orange juice and coconut water are two of my favourite things to drink, so I was really excited to try this new twist on a classic. To my extreme delight, the juice was really light in taste and very refreshing. Even Justin, who finds fruit juice to be too sweet, really loved the new Simply Orange with Coconut Water. On top of it’s deliciousness, it’s only 80 calories per serving, never sweetened, and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

 

After trying this juice, I thought to myself that the only thing that could possibly make it any better could be to add a little bubbly. And wow, was I right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was the best mimosa I’ve ever had. The light, refreshing juice paired with the bubbly sparkling wine, created magic in a glass.

 

How to Make a Mimosa

Mimosas with Simply Orange Coconut Water

 

A DIY Mimosa Bar is super easy to create. All you need is the following:

1. A Selection of Juices. Orange is classic, but you can also mix it up with different flavours. I chose the Simply Orange with Coconut Water, along with Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Raspberry.

2. A Little Bubbly. Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco and Cava are all perfect choices. Since I’ll be mixing the bubbly with juice, I usually opt for Prosecco, since it’s more budget conscience than champagne, but tastes equally as delicious.

3. Fresh Fruit. I always like to add fresh fruit to my mimosas for an extra splash of flavour. I like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and oranges.

4. Champagne Flutes. Although you can go with any type of glassware, tradition calls for champagne flutes. And it just feels extra pretty and girly too.

5. Sparkling Water. A good-to-have if you are hosting children or friends who do not drink alcohol.

 

A few additional items to include in your DIY Mimosa Bar are:

1. An ice bucket. It comes in handy for extra champagne bottles if you don’t have time to keep checking on the bubbly levels. It’s also good to keep some on ice if you have a lot of guests, so you’re not constantly running to the fridge.

2. Juice labels. A cute touch would be to label the juice flavours with a tag around the bottle neck or a little place card in front.

3. Pretty accessories. Paper straws, cocktail umbrellas, gorgeous flowers, fun tablecloths, and cute napkins are all easy elements to add that really take your Mimosa Bar to the next level of pretty.

 

Finally, remember, that a mimosa is super simple to make. It’s one part juice to one part bubbly. So, just fill half the glass with juice and the remaining half with champagne or sparkling wine. Who would have thought something so easy could bring so much joy to my taste buds.

Orange Juice Mimosa

How to Make a Mimosa

 

LoveJenny