Tequila!

Happy #nationaltequiladay!!  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it fell on a Monday.  I’ve never met a margarita I didn’t like, but one of my favorite tequila cocktails is the paloma.

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard

It’s easy to make and so refreshing- the perfect summer cocktail IMO.  There are several variations, but this is is one is my go-to.  I like to add a spicy/salty rim to give it a little kick.  I had a blast shooting (and tasting) this little pink beauty.  Cheers and hope you give it try!

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard

Ingredients: 

  • Coarse sea salt mixed with chili lime rub for the glass
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) white tequila (I used Camarena)
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) sparkling water (I used lime LaCroix)
  • 1 thin slice grapefruit

Instructions:

Spread the salt and chili lime rub on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a glass with the lime wedge, invert the glass onto the plate, then shake off any excess salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glass. Top with the sparkling water and stir gently to combine. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and enjoy immediately.

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard

Friday Top Five

Happy Friday!  I can’t believe 4th of July is just around the corner.  I hope you’re getting a head start on the long weekend festivities.  I’m ready for sunshine and pool time.  Speaking of…I’m a huge fan of one-piece swimsuits and designers have really up’d their game over the past year.  There are so many great options and i’ve had my eye on this sexy little crochet number.  I’m sure there will be some interesting tan lines, but well worth it:)

Also, we’re getting into the thick of the sticky summer heat and there’s nothing worse than thigh chafing; especially if you’re like most women who aren’t blessed with a thigh gap.  Blogger Katie Sturino of @the12ishstyle, is the brains behind the Megababe product line and it’s awesome!  Due to overwhelming demand, it’s backordered until July 28th so get on it ladies!

floral dress//round sunnies//thigh rescue//fringe sandal//swimsuit

 

 

Friday Top Five

Happy Friday!  This week has been quite interesting and full of exciting changes.  More details to come soon!

It’s officially summer and can’t stop shoe shopping!  I’m a sucker for leopard print and these adorable sandals are only $45!  Also, I’ve been on the lookout for a camera bag and really love ONA Bags.  They’re made well and look great.  Also, they contribute $10 from every bag sold directly into their Storytelling Fund, which supports the work and development of emerging photographers and creatives.

Cheers to a great weekend ahead!

billowy top//tassel earrings//camera bag//sandal//eyelet dress