Tag Archives: summer

tradition … with a side of NOW

Come join us at the Denver County Fair, Aug 1-3. Booth 132

How do folks describe this cutting edge fair? Groundbreaking and unconventional … Finally, a county fair for the 21st century … THE CRAZIEST COUNTY FAIR IN AMERICA! Seriously, you have to come and check this out {stop by and say hi Booth 132}.

midsummer night’s dream party :: June 28


That’s right, SAGE + LØVE is opening up their studio again this year for another fabulous evening of art, martinis and music {Saturday, June 28th 4-8 pm}. We’ll be sending out lots of tidbits about the event over the next couple of months on Facebook. Don’t miss out, RSVP today.

kiwi capiroska :: friday at five


We’re crazy about Spoon Fork Bacon. If you haven’t tuned into their blog … you have no idea of what you’re missing. Thanks Teri + Jenny. {check out their new book}

Makes 6
2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups high quality vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)
ice cubes
1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced
1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.

friday at five :: prickly pear fizz


Serves 2 to 3

1 prickly pear
2 tablespoons sugar
6 ounces gin
3 tablespoons Morris Kitchen Flavored Syrup of choice or Simple Syrup
1 ounce heavy cream
2 lemons, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 egg whites
cold tonic water

1. Remove thick outer skin of the prickly pear and puree flesh with sugar until smooth. Strain and reserve 1/4 cup for use, storing the rest of the puree for another use.
2. Place all ingredients, except tonic water, into a shaker and shake vigorously for about 5 minutes.
3. Pour mixture into glasses and top each with tonic water. Serve.

{via Spoon Fork Bacon, by the way … we L-O-V-E this fabulous blog}

friday at five :: quetzal cocktail



  • 1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Rum
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1 oz Fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon Grade-A maple syrup

Garnish: Pineapple leaf  Glass: Martini


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple leaf.


friday at five :: moscow mule

Moscow Muledrink

Okay, it’s official — Moscow Mules are the summer drink for the studio. Refreshing and delicious + best served in a copper mug.


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 to 4 oz Ginger beer
  • 2 Lime wedges

Glass: Moscow Mule mug or highball

Add the vodka and ginger beer to a copper Moscow Mule mug or highball glass filled with ice and stir briefly. Squeeze the lime wedges into the drink before adding them to the glass.

{via Liquor, contributed by Gary Regan; featured image via H&F Bottle Shop}