Due to the surge of exciting things happening this week (including my upcoming trip to Craftcation) I decided to toast myself with a cocktail.
For this cocktail…my recent obsession with Morris Kitchen Grapefruit Hibiscus Cocktail mixers. I picked a bottle up at a recent trip to E. Smith Mercantile in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. (And if you haven’t visited E. Smith, you must.)
Just mix 1 part mixer, 2 parts soda water, and one part spirits. DELISH! Next up I’m going to try the Pineapple Lime! It sounds like paradise in a bottle. :)
Cheers to you, and to a fabulous week!!
Day 4: Candy cane glasses
Why settle for plain glasses when you can have custom candy cane glasses to set your table with this Christmas? For Day 4 we found some inexpensive glasses and used etching cream to create a spiral stripe just like a candy cane! Fill them up with strawberry milkshakes, cranberry cocktails (or mock tails) and cheers to the season!
Begin by cleaning you glass with Windex to remove any fingerprints. Begin at the top of the glass with a strip of painters tape (longer than the height of your glass) angled at approximately 45 degrees. Carefully wrap the tape from the top to the bottom of the glass.
Wrap the ends of the tape around the rim and bottom of the glass.
Smooth out the tape to make sure there isn’t any air bubbles or creases.
Repeat with another piece of tape, following the edge of the previous tape. The diameter of your glass will depend on how many strips of tape you will use. (Note: It might take a little trial and error to find the most accurate distance in between strips.) Our glass took 4 strips of tape with an approximate 1/4″ in between each strip.
Once you have all of your tape on your glass lightly clean your glass with Windex again. Make sure it’s completely dry before you begin to applying the etching cream. Be careful not to get too much of the etching cream on your fingers. The bottle is specific about wearing gloves and protective glasses. Oops! We made sure to hold the glass on the tape, not letting it touch our skin too much.
Apply with a wooden stick or a paint brush. Make sure you get good coverage.
Cover all the areas to be etched and let it sit for one minute.
Rinse off the etching cream in the sink using warm water.
Once the etching cream is rinsed off you can remove the tape. Some of it might fall off while rinsing and that is ok.
Wash the glass using dish washing soap to make sure you get all the chemicals off the glass before using. Once washed…fill er up and drink!
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- Lime wedge
Throw a few fresh raspberries in the bottom of your glass. Add lime juice and cranberry juice and stir. Add some ice and garnish with a lime wedge and you have a perfect cranberry mock tail! Drink up!