Friday, 27 December 2013

st. germain fizz

Every Sunday dinner my family expects me to mix up a pre-dinner cocktail. Holidays are no exception + for Christmas I decided to pop open my first bottle of St. Germain. This light, fizzy + simple bevi was a total hit so I feel the need to share it. This cocktail would also work perfectly for New Years (or a Monday that needs perking).
1oz st. germain
1 oz gin
ginger ale
riming sugar

To rim your glass, start by squeezing some lime juice into a shallow plate. Pour your sugar into another shallow plate. I used red rimming sugar for a festive touch, but regular sugar will do just fine. Dip your glass in the lime juice, then the sugar. Your glass is now rimmed!
Pour the St. Germain + gin into your glass and top with ginger ale. Add lime + a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds. 
I had my libations in the freezer so the drink was cold enough, but if your drink isn't ice cold, fill your glass with ice before pouring in your delicious liquids. I also recommend using a cocktail glass instead of a flute if adding ice.
Serve up + cheers to good company!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

christmas kiddies

'Tis the season for cute offspring on Christmas cards! Here are a few of my favourite snaps from this year's round of holiday shoots.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

cruz turns one

Cruz is a popular guy on this blog. He's been the star of not one, not two, but three posts before this one. I can't believe it's already been one year since I held this little guy in my arms for the first time. Watching him grow (along with all of the other precious little beans in my life) has been such a joy. Happy birthday little man!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

glorious fall

I am not quite sure what Vancouverites did to deserve such a glorious October, but I liked it. I can’t recall an autumn that enjoyed so many sunny, sock-less days. A Trout Lake stroll was a nice way to breathe in one of October's last afternoons. Here's hoping November is this kind.