It’s summer time so it’s prime time for backyard drinking. (I know this especially well after this weekend. Moscow Mules, FTW!) So here are five cocktail recipes to keep your weekends boozy and your mornings bagel-y. You see, I was lucky enough to work with Metro Detroit Bride on this cocktail shoot. Consider them all sampled by me.
P.S. Cindy and I made a similar champagne and coulis cocktail for our picnic party last year.
Featured booze: L. Mawby Sparkling Wine
I normally can’t drink gin, but I can sip it for real when it’s mixed with watermelon juice and cucumber simple syrup. That syrup changed things for me. It’s just cucumber-y enough, ya know?
Featured booze: Two James Old Cockney Gin
This drink is super lady-like and lookin’ good in stripes. It’s a touch sweet, so add more vodka as needed.
Feautured booze: Valentine Vodka White Blossom Vodka + St. Germaine
I love the idea of a champagne sangria. I can’t wait to make more versions of this this summer! Maybe even a brunch sangria?
Featured booze: Pinot grigio + Black Star Farms Pear Brandy
I think we all know this is my favorite drink of the moment. Next up, watermelon!
Featured booze: Blackberry infused DiVine Vodka
Click HERE for a larger readable pdf of the layout/recipes above.
Summer – Fall 2014 // Metro Detroit Bride magazine
Styling and recipes by Megan DeKok (me!)
Photographs by Joe Vaughn
21 thoughts on “Workin’ It: Summer Cocktails”
I seriously want them all. HOLY AWESOME!!
Oh yum…It may be 7am here but #5 looks pretty good to me! #4 too.
Breakfast booze. No judgement.
They all look so good, I have no idea which one to try first! I am always a sucker for a moscow mule though… 😉
Grrrl, infusing vodka for in Moscow Mules changes everything!
You are making me so THIRSTY!! I love all of these drinks, but I think I’d try the Watermelon Gin Smash first.
Oh yeah! That one is maybe my fave.
Not only do these all sound soooo good, but I’m seriously wanting these photos framed or something! They’re so beautiful.
Shucks! Thanks! So nice.
That last one looks so delicious!
I’m scared that if I made cucumber syrup, I would main-line it. I’ve been juicing cucumbers and mixing it with ginger, lime and gin. It’s healthy, swears!
I mean, You might have to.
Omgnesss the frostiness of it all is…enticing. I have to admit that I can’t stand the taste of alcohol, unless it’s in rum/white wine form in a baked good, but these are so beautiful and sound refreshing!
Well then the sangria is just for you!
I love when you share your work. That watermelon gin smash situation is gonna happen asap.
Perfection! I think it’s imperative to try each one.
Beautiful work, friend!!
Wow!!! So beutiful!
Where are these glasses from?