Friday, July 13, 2012

Skinny Sunrise Cocktail and Rock Star Nails

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


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! :)

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

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

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.


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!)


  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.

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

  3. How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Polka Dot Pink
    Have a great weekend.

  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.

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

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

    Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..