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:
Marthastewart.com (love her!)
william-sonoma.com (hostess gift to the bride!)
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
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.