Y'all know my love of cocktails! It is too much fun to try new drinks at a restaurant or pretend I'm a master mixologist at home with Kevin. Which, let's be honest... is really just Kevin making the drinks based on my "stipulations" with me adding in my two cents and a garnish on the rim.
Natalie: "Let's make a strawberry drink before dinner"
Natalie: "these strawberries are going to go bad, what would be good with them?"
He pretends like his not into it even though I can see his wheels immediately start spinning. (you're a former bar manager man, I know you're into it.)
Then 20 minutes later, he's made a sweet strawberry puree with sprite and silver tequila over ice... strawberry on the rim.
It was delicious... We make a good team!
Dry Sparkling is a sparkling beverage worthy of gourmet food pairing and premium mixology. Let me tell you... premium is right. I hadn't tried these beverages before and now I am HOOKED. They actually make a good substitute while trying to cut out soda. #givemecarbonation
Each Little Black Desk Society hostess was given thoughts from our fearless CC leader on how we could incorporate this collaboration into our brands... "Natalie: because you're the queen of happy hour".
YEAH! I will take that! Thanks Melissa :)
Kevin and I took a few bottles of Dry with us on vacation last week and we had a fun little mixing session with his family at the cabin. Everyone got to taste test and give their input, which was a fun activity.
And while I do love a good cocktail... I loved that each of these tasted just as delicious without alcohol. Gasp, I know.! I've included the "spike it" options in the recipes below.
PS. "Queen of happy hour" actually proved to be true when it was also suggested to name our creations and I coincidentally had a greeting card that fit each drink we made. See if you recognize the cards based on the drink names!
Try out these recipes and let me know what you think on Instagram. Post your cocktails and tag @freckles.creative.studio, @DRY_sparkling and @littleblackdesksociety. The most important part of these recipes... HAVE FUN!!
(Local OKC friends, you can find cans and bottles of Dry Sparkling at Whole Foods or Uptown Grocery.)