Posts by Emma Bennett

COLOR OF THE MONTH- NOVEMBER – RED – #SLICYEAROFCOLOR

We are kicking of the month of being thankful with a classic fall favorite, the month of November is but novel reds. The color of red is timeless, but can be switched up to create a very modern and chic atmosphere. Here is the thing about the color red, there are so many shades of it. Bright and bubbly reds for spring and summer and beautiful deep shades for the

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COLOR OF THE MONTH- OCTOBER- EGGPLANT- #SLICYEAROFCOLOR

We are diving right into Fall with EGGPLANT PURPLE! This color is so cozy and an all time Fall favorite. With this gorgeous shade of purple being one which is less common, there is no doubt adding this color to your fall lifestyle will amaze. So how did this deep shade of purple make it into our SLIC Year of Color list? The answer is simple. Eggplant is such a

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Wedding Drink Friday

  Very Cherry Martini Ingredients 2 ounces Cherry Vodka 5 ounces Sparkling Cherry Juice 1 tablespoon Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate Vanilla Sugar (to rim the glass) Instructions Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with cherry vodka Place vanilla sugar on a plate, rub the edge of the glass with sugar to coat. Add vodka, sparkling cherry juice & tart cherry juice to glass Stir gently with a small

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Wedding Drink Friday

Watermelon Mojito Ingredients 30 large fresh mint leaves 4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed 10 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi 1/2 cup simple syrup 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes) Sprigs of mint and spears of watermelon, for serving Instructions Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves and get

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Wedding Drink Friday

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Ingredients 3 cups prosecco, chilled 1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled 1 cup frozen raspberries 6 sprigs fresh mint Instructions In a large pitcher, whisk together prosecco and limoncello Serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if desired  

Wedding Drink Friday

Lemon Drop Fizz Ingredients 1 ounce limoncello 1 ounce vodka 1 ounce sweet and sour Sparkling Water, plain or lemon flavored Sugar or crushed lemon drop candies for the rim Instructions Rub the rim of your serving glass with lemon or water, then turn upside down on a plate of sugar or crushed lemon drop candies. Fill with ice Place limoncello, vodka, and sweet and sour in a martini shaker

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Wedding Drink Friday

Pear and Ginger-Sage Champagne Cocktail Ingredients 1 cup honey 3 cups water 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 large chunk of ginger, peeled and diced 20 fresh sage leaves + additional for garnish 1 bottle of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine Instructions In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring

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Wedding Drink Friday

Grapefruit Margarita Ingredients 5 ounces 100% agave tequila (preferably reposado) 6 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice 1.5 ounces fresh lime juice 1 ounce light agave nectar For the Chipotle Chile Salt: ½ tablespoon kosher salt ½ tablespoon chipotle chile powder ½ teaspoon lime zest   Instructions In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, chile powder and lime zest Moisten the rim of two glasses with a lime wedge Gently

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Wedding Drink Friday

Blueberry Mojito Royale Ingredients 1/3 cup blueberries (plus extra for a fancy blueberry swizzle stick) 6-8 leaves fresh mint 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw (I’m into slightly tart cocktails, but feel free to add an extra teaspoon or two of sugar if you like a sweeter drink.) 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 ounces light rum Crushed ice 2 ounces chilled prosecco or champagne Instructions Place the blueberries, mint

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Wedding Drink Friday

Lemongrass Gin and Tonic Ingredients 1 cup Hendricks Gin 1 medium lime peel (removed with a peeler – with as little white pith as possible) 2 medium lemongrass stalks trimmed and cut into 3-inch lengths 1/2 medium Lime Ice cubes 1 1/2 ounces Lemongrass Gin 3 ounces chilled tonic water Lemongrass stalk, end of lime, and mint leaves for garnish (optional) Instructions Take a balloon gin glass or a tall

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