Friday, July 13, 2012

Skinny Sunrise Cocktail and Rock Star Nails

Happy Friday! Just a few fun things to kick-start the weekend.

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Skinny Sunrise Cocktail

Here is a fun cocktail recipe that is also very low in calories. It is great for a hot summer day on the patio, or also for brunch! The strawberry simple syrup will stay good in the fridge for about a week, so you can use it for other cocktails as well and it was really good with a little citrus vodka and some club soda...just sayin! :)

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons (1oz) rum (could use any other type of liquor)
1 Tablespoon (.5oz) strawberry simple syrup
3 Tablespoons (1.5oz) orange juice (about 1/2 navel orange)
3 Tablespoons (1.5oz) pineapple juice
1/4 cup (2oz) club soda
ice

For the strawberry simple syrup (makes ~1 cup syrup):
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
3 large strawberries

Directions:
1. For the strawberry simple syrup: Combine sugar, water, and strawberries into a small saucepan over high heat. Mash strawberries as the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat and allow syrup to cool completely. Transfer syrup to a food processor or blender, process until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the strawberry seeds (optional.) Chill in the fridge.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add rum, strawberry simple syrup, orange juice, and pineapple juice. Shake until very cold. Pour into a glass, including the ice, then top with club soda.

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Rock Star Nails
I decided that I needed some fun nails for the concert the other day. I have been wanting to try the new trend where you have a sparkly accent nail on your ring fingers. I used OPI Kola Berry and Sephora by OPI Sparkling Personality. It's a fun trend to try and the silver sparkly polish has fun hot pink flecks in it, so it goes really well with a hot pink polish. It's very sparkly in the sun and in the elevator at work (where I took this pic...ha!)


8 comments:

  1. The polish looks nice on you. I have tried painting mine, but it tends to dry them out and they chip too easily. I just go with ugly fingers. I work in my yard too much.

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  2. This cocktail sounds delicious! Love your nails, have a great weekend!

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  3. How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Polka Dot Pink
    Have a great weekend.

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  4. Yummy sounding drink! The cost of liquor in the country where we live is prohibitive so I'll just imagine tasting it. LOVE the nails.

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  5. recipe looks delicious! and your nails turned out great. happy pink saturday! xo

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  6. Oh, I want some of the cocktail. Pretty nails:)

    Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/07/pool-time.html

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