One of the things we love to do when we get together is to serve a signature cocktail. It’s so much fun to try new techniques & flavor combinations. Sometimes we refer to The Flavor Bible (see our post here) for interesting combos and sometimes we turn to one of our online favorites like Bon Appétit or Epicurious to inspire us. For our Super Bowl get-together we made the Nacho Vidal. What a great name for a cocktail, right?! This drink is an intriguing mixture of flavors & incorporates a new technique for us – the shrub. A shrub is a flavored vinegar that imparts a different level of complexity and depth of flavor. The Nacho Vidal incorporates a Chili-Lime Shrub. It may sound weird, but it makes for a very yummy cocktail!
Shop Cocktail Hour:
|image via the teacher diva|
Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. We’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a day to celebrate love of all kinds, whether it be husband, boyfriend, friend or family. Plus, who doesn’t love the color pink, or an excuse for flowers & candy?! A few weekends ago, we got together for a wonderful brunch with some of our blogger besties. About half of us live in Dallas, while the rest flew in from around the country. It was the perfect morning, filled with beautiful florals, champagne, lots of pink & our dear friends, including 14 of our favorite bloggers! And the icing on the cake, to top off all the friends & fun – our Valentine’s Brunch was featured on Glitter Guide yesterday!
Be sure to take a look at our friends’ blogs– we think you’ll love them as much as we do. (Ashley of The Teacher Diva, Angie of Posh Floral, Kristin of Event by Kristin, Danielle of Just Dandy, Jen of What Would Jen Wear, Emily of Life with Emily, Caitlin of Southern Curls and Pearls, Ashley of Ashley Michelle, Ashley of Side Smile Style, Diana of Culture Map, Hayley of Sequins and Things, Katey of Chronicles of Frivolity, Kate of a Lonestar State of Southern and Krista of Covering the Bases.
Oh, and be sure to check out our gift guide for Valentine’s gift ideas!