Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Hour | Cocktails + Glassware


Ah Happy Hour, my favorite time of the day.  Who doesn't love unwinding after a long day?  Since we have a new glass cabinet in our kitchen it got me thinking about glassware and the glassware made me think of cocktails!  So I decided in honor of the weekend I would share some cocktail recipes paired with some cute glasses!
Just click on the name of the drink to take you to the recipe!

** Update all glassware links should be properly working now!**

I mean come on, how amazing does this rita look??  Although I might make my mini a double:)

I would serve these in
 Mingle Tumblers
How adorable are these small margarita glasses?  I just love the different colors.

and if you like a more traditional glass, I am always a huge fan of Juliska!  Their glassware is lightweight and not heavy which I really like.


I love a good Bloody Mary, especially with brunch.  this one looks insane!!  Adding bacon to anything is a good idea.


3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix) - See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.sV8IuJ9R.dpuf
Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix) - See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf
 I love the idea of serving the Bloody Marys in these Tortoise glasses and they are on sale!  I am contemplating these for our new glass cabinet, I think the pop of tortoise would be cool.

Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted! Cheers!
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf
Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted! Cheers!
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf






the best bloody mary

I am a huge fan of anything involving tomatoes! Sun dried or oven roasted, cooked or raw, red sauce, ketchup, anything tomato… you name it. So, I am particularly fond of a good Bloody Mary. I have found that I really love when it involves a lot of goodies. A delicious beverage and a snack all in one! If you are looking for a new twist on an old cocktail, here you go!

Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf

Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted! Cheers!
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf
Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted! Cheers!
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf
I love this fun spin a bellini, plus the pale pink color is gorgeous.  These would be fun at a baby shower or engagement party.


What is not to love about these stemless flutes??  They are stunning with the gold detail!


These monogrammed stemless flutes are fun and would make a great wedding gift as well.


If you like stems I really like this set, a little different but so pretty and a killer price!

How refreshing does this cocktail look???
 I love mint in any cocktail!

I have a set of glasses similar to these jungle ones that I just love.  They are so pretty for entertaining and perfect for this vodka lemonade:)
 also LOVE these zebra ones.

I love a spicy margarita, probably my favorite kind of margarita!


I just adore these glasses from West Elm, I actually just ordered the pink set since they are on sale!
These Rocco Glasses are also gorgeous, love the detail and on sale (only $24 for 6!)

I love a mint julep, they are festive and so fun.  Plus I love the fact that you can use your mint julep glasses as small flower vases= double duty.




I have the silver version above but I just love the idea of the copper ones!

SEVEN \\ MOSCOW MULE
My brother introduced me to this cocktail, it is one of his favorites and so easy to make.  Only three ingredients Ginger Beer, Lime, and Vodka. 


The cups are the just the cutest things ever made of copper.
Hammered copper version if you prefer.


This is hands down one of my favorite drinks and I have to say my Dad makes the best one around.  The key is not too much vermouth- we actually do no vermouth, just olive juice and he hand stuffs the olives with quality blue cheese.

Of course I love these pink martini glasses!

I have actually never tried Lilet Rose before but I have heard it is so delicious.  I would sub vodka for the gin in this recipe because I don't like gin (too many gin and tonics in college and now I can't even smell it).  These would be perfect to serve at an Easter Brunch.


I love the idea of these old fashioned coups.  The gold dots add a fun spin to the glasses.








the best bloody mary

I am a huge fan of anything involving tomatoes! Sun dried or oven roasted, cooked or raw, red sauce, ketchup, anything tomato… you name it. So, I am particularly fond of a good Bloody Mary. I have found that I really love when it involves a lot of goodies. A delicious beverage and a snack all in one! If you are looking for a new twist on an old cocktail, here you go!

Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)
- See more at: http://lipstickandleopardprint.com/2012/03/02/the-best-bloody-mary/#sthash.Q7N98BTp.dpuf

I love a cucumber drink in the summer it is so refreshing.  Once again I would sub vodka for the gin- they make a great cucumber vodka called Effen you could use for this drink.


 These glasses are great because they are double duty, wine or cocktails.  Love the sleek look and gold detail.

These glasses are on the pricey side but man they are gorgeous. Love the colors.


Of course you need some cute napkins to go with your glasses:)  I am a sucker for a cute cocktail napkin!




HAPPY FRIDAY









17 comments:

Sweet Southern Prep said...

These all sound delish! And I'm a sucker for a cute cocktail glass! You've picked so many cute ones!

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

LOVE all of these drink options, I can't wait to come over and have you make them for me! ;-)

Liz said...

i'm desperate to like a dirty martini - would your dad be willing to share his recipe on here? xoxo

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

I'm seriously LOVING all of those glasses!!! Have a great wknd!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

I love all of the glasses and can't wait to see what you choose for the cabinet. Also all of these drinks look delicious.... is it happy hour yet? ;)

Kelly Emerine said...

your blog makes me so happy! great recipes, charleston recs, fashion, kids...all of my favorite topics. thanks for making my day better! :)

Lucy said...

Love these drinks and drinkware! I have Juliska myself (which I LOVE), and have the mint julep cups on my wishlist. Good finds!

Katie Witt said...

What a great post, Natalie! I'm a huge fan of all of your recipes! Stuck in the middle of the tundra in Nebraska, I'm def going to make those Jalapeno Margaritas...we need a little warmth around here!

Eloquently Emily said...

Spicy margaritas are also my favorite kind! I love them with muddled with jalepeno and a good salt rim. I also have been on a moscow mule kick and just posted a rosemary grapefruit mowscow mule I am dying to try! Have a great weekend love!

Allison said...

yum! the links for the tortoise glasses aren't working and I would LOVE to know where those are from!

MyStyleBlog.co said...

Love this round up! Gotta try that marg recipe!

Leigh said...

Oh love all the glasses and new drinks to try! The link for the jungle glasses isn't working - FYI.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing the tortoise glasses, just beautiful!

Dominique DeLaney said...

Yummy....those rocco glasses are my favorite!

ChalkSouthernToMe said...

Your posts are always my favorite and this one is no exception! I'm loving all your glassware & recipes especially the Bloody Mary and Vodka Mint Lemonade. Xo, Stephanie

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

So many great picks! I have ogled over those Scalamandre zebra glasses FOREVER..need them in my life!

emilyd said...

I have the Rocco glasses and LOVE them!