Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lemon-licious Bridal Shower!

Our adorable friend Mindy Weiss, has the cutest and most creative ideas!  Because it's hot as blue blazes in Mississippi right now - this shower idea seemed like a refreshing theme for our area.  You can view her post on her blog:  Mindy Weiss's Blog.  Or read an excerpt below:

"Hi Friends! Thought I would put together a few ideas for a fun shower. I start with one of my darling shower invites from The Inviting Company.  I found these beautiful flowers from Kim at the Velvet Garden for inspiration. Love the colors. 
A lemon drop passed as your guests arrive won’t only taste delicious but look fabulous too! I enclosed one of my favorite recipes. Instead of cupcakes or one big dessert look how precious this multi-cakes look..I found this picture on Marthastewart.com (love her!)
The shower gal has to look chic, I found this scrumptious dress on Katespade.com.
I loved this frozen drink blender found at william-sonoma.com (hostess gift to the bride!)
As the guests depart fill favor boxes with tart lemondrops inscribed with the phrase 'Here is something sweet and tart…celebrating the love in Emma’s heart' enjoy" xox Mindy"

Fresh Ink has this and other Mindy Weiss invitations in our store - call us with any questions!  601.982.0235 - or call us if you are making these Lemon Drop Martinis and need us to be your taste-tester!

Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 ounces vodka (use a good-quality vodka)

1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, etc.)

1 teaspoon superfine sugar or to taste*

3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Ice cubes

Superfine sugar for dipping

Twisted peel of lemon

* Superfine sugar is instantly dissolving sugar that is typically used in drinks. If you want to avoid the shaking, make a Basic Simple Syrup Recipe to use in place of the sugar.

Mix the vodka, orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well (supposedly the cocktail is to be shaken 40 times to make sure the sugar is well blended).

Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

NOTE: To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into the superfine sugar.  Makes 1 serving.

No comments

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment. Also check us out at www.facebook.com/shopfreshink or www.pinterest.com/freshink or www.twitter.com/freshinktweet

© Fresh Ink : Style Sentiment & Stationery in the South | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig