DIY // housewarming basket.

we have entered the time of our lives where jobs, promotions, new homes, engagements, wedding, and babies are the norm. it’s fun to celebrate your friend’s successes, as well as your own.  [but thankfully when [J] gets promoted, I can just bring him a 6-pack of his favorite beer & he’s content]. but it can get mundane. it’s like you fall into a pattern. you find out the occasion, purchase your go-to gift, and voilà.

time for a gift-giving face lift.

I typically start with a pretty basket and fill it with goodies that fit a theme.

our friends just recently purchased a beautiful home. and to celebrate I thought..moscow mules. seriously. it’s summertime. they have a great outdoor space. and who doesn’t love moscow mules?

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

the essentials: vodka, ginger beer, lime juice [and/or limes], paper straws, & a pretty picture frame of the moscow mule recipe. for fun, I added a summery candle.

do not forget the card.

happy thursday.

blueberry moscow mule.

this may seem like a desperate attempt to hold on to summer ..and I’m ok with that. 

we’re talking cocktails today.

taking {blueberry-infused vodka} & happily uniting it with a moscow mule. I absolutely love the simple ginger beer, vodka, & lime concoction. it’s perfect for summer, or whenever the heck you feel like it. but it gets that much better when you add blueberry vodka. especially when you made it yourself.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

the ingredients: {blueberry-infused vodka}. ginger beer. lime juice.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

two parts blueberry-infused vodka.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

add a couple blueberries. the cocktail will rank higher in the “looks department”.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

one part lime juice.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

three parts ginger beer.

stir.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

your blueberry moscow mule is ready to be enjoyed.

blueberry moscow mule // LLinaBC.com

as long as the temperatures continue to hang out in the 80’s & 90’s ..I will continue to call it summer. and drink like it too. 

have a halfway to the weekend cocktail.

cheers!

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