Drink Rose on a Patio Playlist

Drink rose on a patio this spring.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThere is nothing better than sitting on a patio on a nice day drinking rose.  No wait.  There is nothing better than sitting on a patio on a nice day drinking rose and listening to some awesome music.  Here is a playlist that I think suits rose drinking just fine.  So gather your friends, gather some wine and pull out your speakers.  And email me an invite.

Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float

Blood orange gin float with rosemary stir stick. Oh yeah.  These Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Floats are perfect for spring.  These would fit perfectly in an Easter Brunch and work just as well in the evening as a before dinner drink.  Yes I said before dinner.  Sorbet is acceptable any time of day, don’t you know.

Make a pretty float with sorbet and gin and tonic. If you love gin and tonics, then you will love this drink.  And the blood orange sorbet adds such a nice sweetness.  I’m pretty new to the gin and tonic game.  The addition of the sorbet sort of eased me in to the somewhat unusual (to me) taste of the gin.  I really like trying out new spirits so it was fun playing around with this.

Tonic and bood orange sorbet make a yummy gin float.This small batch tonic is meant to be used with soda water but you could certainly sub this out for regular tonic water.  And you could also switch out the blood orange sorbet for another flavor.  I think raspberry might be quite nice.

meyer lemons are everything to me. The real game changer, for me though, is the Meyer lemon.  I LOVE me some Meyer lemons.  It really made rounded out this drink for me.  I’m sure a regular lemon would work fine too, or lime juice, but Meyer lemons have my heart.  And that rosemary sprig acts as a fun stir stick for as the sorbet melts in to the drink.  It goes really well with the botanical notes of the gin.  I totally sound like I know what I’m talking about don’t I?

Gin floats with blood orange sorbet and rosemary. And this drink is just so pretty, right?  Are you a gin and tonic drinker?  Are you a sorbet eater?  Then this drink is for you.  These would also be perfect for Mother’s Day don’t you think?

Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float


  • 1 - 1 1/2 oz or your favorite Gin
  • .75 oz of Jack Rudy tonic
  • One scoop of blood orange sorbet (or other flavor)
  • Juice of 1/2 - 1 Meyer lemon
  • One sprig of fresh rosemary
  • Club Soda (to top off drink)


  1. To a glass, add one scoop of your favorite sorbet.
  2. Add gin and tonic.
  3. Top off with soda water.
  4. Take rosemary sprig in your hand give it a clap to release some oils.
  5. Add rosemary sprig to glass and stir.
  6. Continue to stir as the sorbet melts.

Gin floats are perfect for spring.Are you a fan of herbs in your cocktail?  I absolutely am.  And for spring, fresh herbs in cocktails is where it’s at.  Enjoy!  And as always, please drink responsibly.

Spring Pinterest Party #SpringMakes

#springmakes Pinterest Party! You guys!  I’m hosting a Pinterest party tonight with some fab ladies.  You won’t want to miss it.  We are talking all things spring! There are a few prizes up for grabs and a whole heck of a lot of fun inspiration.  I’ve been addicted to Pinterest lately!  So come play with me!  6 – 7 pm Pacific Time!  Feel free to pin away!  Just make sure to use the #SpringMakes hashtag.  Read all the details over on Melissa Creates!  She also has links to all the co-hosts pages so you can check them out!  I hope to see you on Pinterest tonight!  Big ups to Melissa for putting this all together!  She’s the best.


Sassy Spring Love List for Diet Pepsi


I love to share items and inspiration that I am into at the moment.  Diet Pepsi sponsored this post so I could show you all how I plan to freshen up our new home and my spring wardrobe with a Sassy Spring Love List.diet pepsi sassy spring listI love how Diet Pepsi is keeping things fresh and bringing in fantastic designers to create updated cans.  As you know, we are about to move in to a new house and I am SO looking forward to freshening up our decor.  While some of the big pieces will stay, we are hoping to update with some bold new accessories and rugs.  And since our new backyard is beautifully landscaped, these bright melamine plates from West Elm would be perfect for al fresco dinners.  Even though I’ve been living in jeans and t-shirts while I pack up the house, I am currently coveting printed pants in something other than denim.  And the colors I’m gravitating towards are rich brights.  Do you freshen up for spring?  What would be on your Sassy Spring Love List?

Diet Pepsi has asked a number of great bloggers to share their lists.  Follow along on twitter at #loveeverysip

I also wanted to quickly point out that while trying upgrade our computer ourselves, we lost use of Illustrator, photoshop, etc.  So this collage was done with an online program.  I had no idea how to resize the images so the Diet Pepsi can remains massive.  That was not done in a blatant “BUY DIET PEPSI THIS INSTANCE OR ELSE” sort of way.  Just wanted you to know that.

Photo credit (clockwise): Pepsi Can (provided by Diet Pepsi but designed by the amazing Vern Yip), honeycomb shelves, brass banana, blue stool, bright melamine plates, abstract iPhone case, printed pants

Thank you to Diet Pepsi for compensating me on this post.  I love Diet Pepsi’s Love List promotion and am happy to be a part of it.  All opinions and good taste are mine.





Spring Playlist

spring playlist light with bright

crown . medals . McQueen for Puma . fashion colors (photo for magazine by Inez and Vindoodh)

Here is what I am listening to right now.  I still really like lilting vocals, electronic sounds and big melodies but I can see some rock creeping back in.  Which makes sense considering summer for me is all about classic rock.  I’m obsessed with the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  Like, a lot.  What are you currently listening to?