DIY :: Raspbery & Lime Rosé Sangria Popsicles

A fun way to personalize your wedding is to feature a custom drink at your cocktail hour. If your destination wedding takes your guests somewhere warm, why not surprise them with a custom cocktail in the form of a popsicle to quench their thirst in the tropics! Here is one of our favorites from My Diary of Us!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Rosé Wine
  • 1/4 Cup Brandy
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Agave Nectar (or you could use sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
  • Lime Slices

Directions:

  • Mix your wine, brandy, lime juice, and agave nectar in a pitcher or large measuring bowl that has a pour spout on it.
  • Inside of your popsicle molds, drop a few raspberries inside along with a thin lime slice.
  • Pour sangria mixture to fill each mold.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour until you can stick your popsicle sticks in the middle of each mold and they will stay.
  • After sticks are in place, freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. (they will take a little longer to freeze due to the alcohol)
  • To release from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds and the popsicle should come right out.

For more signature cocktail ideas, check out My Diary of Us and her Thirsty Thursday features!

DIY :: Caipirinha Crush

Just in time for the weekend we checked in with Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us for another mouth-watering cocktail fit for a destination wedding or your next tropical travels!

The Caipirinha Crush is made with a Brazilian rum called Cachaca which is made from sugar cane, you sweeten it with sugar or agave in this case, and lots of fresh lime juice.  If you love margaritas, I am going to go ahead and say that you will love this drink and it just might...just might...give your margarita a run for it's money.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Cachaca Rum
  • Juice from 2 Limes
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar or Sugar
  • Crushed Ice (optional)
  • Extra Lime Wedges for garnish

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes until chilled thoroughly.
  • Crush your ice, and put two lime wedges in the bottom of your glass.
  • Fill the glasses the rest of the way with crushed ice up to the rim and pour the rum mixture in each glasses.
  • Top off with a squeeze of lime.

For more of Leigh Ann's Thirsty Thursday cocktail features and other incredible recipes, hop over to her blog!

Real Thailand Wedding by Hilary Cam Photography

After a mini break we are so excited to share our first Thailand wedding with you today! If you're somewhere cold, let this incredible Thailand wedding and sunset warm you right up.

From Hilary of Hilary Cam Photography:

Gareth proposed to Gabrielle in South Africa where she grew up. Their choice of Phuket , Thailand for their wedding was due to it being between South Africa and Australia (where the couple resides), so both families could easily travel and share the day. The Jewish ceremonies scattered throughout the day were full of energy and warmth, matched by the stunning beach sunset that seemed to go on forever!