Workin’ It: Summer Cocktails

by Megan on June 30, 2014

Workin' It - Summer Cocktails for Metro Detroit Bride Magazine // take a megabite Photographs by Joe Vaughn

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

Workin' It - Summer Cocktails for Metro Detroit Bride Magazine // take a megabite Photographs by Joe Vaughn

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

Workin' It - Summer Cocktails for Metro Detroit Bride Magazine // take a megabite Photographs by Joe Vaughn

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

Workin' It - Summer Cocktails for Metro Detroit Bride Magazine // take a megabite Photographs by Joe Vaughn

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

Workin' It - Summer Cocktails for Metro Detroit Bride Magazine // take a megabite Photographs by Joe Vaughn

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.

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Summer – Fall 2014 // Metro Detroit Bride magazine
Styling and recipes by Megan DeKok (me!)
Photographs by Joe Vaughn

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 30, 2014 at 6:22 am

I seriously want them all. HOLY AWESOME!!

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Thanks girl!

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Bri | Bites of Bri June 30, 2014 at 6:56 am

Oh yum…It may be 7am here but #5 looks pretty good to me! #4 too.

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Breakfast booze. No judgement.

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Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife June 30, 2014 at 10:04 am

They all look so good, I have no idea which one to try first! I am always a sucker for a moscow mule though… 😉

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Grrrl, infusing vodka for in Moscow Mules changes everything!

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Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence June 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

You are making me so THIRSTY!! I love all of these drinks, but I think I’d try the Watermelon Gin Smash first.

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Oh yeah! That one is maybe my fave.

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Julia June 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Not only do these all sound soooo good, but I’m seriously wanting these photos framed or something! They’re so beautiful.

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Shucks! Thanks! So nice.

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Sarah June 30, 2014 at 10:02 pm

That last one looks so delicious!

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Thanks!

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DessertForTwo July 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

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!

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm

I mean, You might have to.

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ellie @ fit for the soul July 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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!

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Megan July 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Well then the sangria is just for you!

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Nik July 3, 2014 at 10:43 am

I love when you share your work. That watermelon gin smash situation is gonna happen asap.

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Pat July 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Perfection! I think it’s imperative to try each one.

xo
Pat

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Meghan July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

Beautiful work, friend!!

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Megan October 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

Wow!!! So beutiful!
Where are these glasses from?

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