This week’s refreshment is literal. Because I literally concocted a delicious cocktail for you. It is a blackberry orange fizz, also something I like to call the BoFizzly.
Spindrift was so kind as to send me some of their blackberry sparkling water to try out. They make it with real crushed fruit, so it is a beautiful purple color. It is delicious on its own, but I really wanted to incorporate it in a cocktail. I love gin and Spindrift or vodka and Spindrift, but that is wholly un-creative. This cocktail, the BoFizzly, is so elevated and tasty you won’t even believe you made it.
One of my absolute favorite cocktails is the classic Moscow Mule. I love the spiciness of the ginger, the sweetness of the ginger beer, and the refreshing lime squeeze. It is simply a heavenly combination. And you get to drink it out of a cool copper cup. I guess the vodka is just an extra bonus. Read More →
We had so much fun at the Omni Bedford Spring Resort this weekend. You can also read a little about it in yesterday’s post. The design and color schemes in each grand room are impeccable. I loved looking around at the different wallpapers, fun furniture, and whimsical carpeting.
The spa at the resort is especially nice. I had a much needed facial and a body scrub, and I felt like a brand new person after!
I packed this adorable ASOS frill dress knowing that it would not need too much embellishment. Pieces that are interesting enough to basically stand alone, without too many accessories (belts, necklaces, scarves, etc etc) are perfect for weekend trips because they are just “put on and go.” I just threw on these cute sandals and my new favorite Chloe dupe bag and the outfit was set.
The front frill details with the long bow kind of remind me of a bolo tie. Which is why this post is called the Texas Greyhound. The post is ALSO called the Texas Greyhound because it is the name of the cocktail Dan ordered at the Resort’s Frontier Tavern which was SO TASTY. I actually called them especially to get the recipe for you!
1.5 oz vodka
.75 oz lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
garnished with salted rim and a piece of grapefruit
Simple and delicious. Can’t wait to make it!
I linked some more “interesting pieces” that do not require much fussing, as they are just pieces of art in themselves. And all of these are under $60!
As you may know, we went to Italy on our honeymoon this September. That is where I discovered one of my favorite cocktails – the Aperol Spritz. It is a little tangy, bubbly, and extremely refreshing. Aperol is a bright orange Italian aperetif. It is made with orange, rhubarb, gentiana (a blue flowering plant) and other herbs that Aperol claims are secrets.