Let me tell you, I love making candles. I really do. But girl. You KNOW I can't pump out all of these babies in my home kitchen without a little help from my friends Jack, Uncle Tito or Don every once in awhile.
Which got me thinking...we pair so many things together that compliment each other (peanut butter and jelly, Laverne and Shirley, ice cream and sprinkles, Sundays and brunch), what could be better than candles and drinks?!
While using my past bartending expertise and my candle guru-ism (made that up), I have curated a list of some candle and drink combos that I think will be a smash at any spring or summer party!
Ok but this drink is actually REALLY good, guys. I didn't name a candle after it for no reason ;)
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
3 grapefruit sections
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum (I use Bacardi)
1/2 cup club soda
Place mint leaves and one lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add two more lime wedges, the grapefruit, and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime and grapefruit juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge and a fun slice of grapefruit.
Obvi... Grapefruit Mojito Soy Candle
LOL, I mean...
Place wine in wine glass. Drink while watching your fave chick flick. Repeat. Be an effing bad ass. Thank me later.
BOURBON PEACH SWEET TEA
This one is for all my men followers out there :)
2 ounces bourbon
2 ounces peach preserves
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
dash of Aperol
Sweet tea, to top
Sprig of thyme, to garnish
Lemon round, to garnish
Mix the bourbon, peach preserves, Aperol, and lemon juice over ice and shake. Top with a generous amount of sweet tea and garnish with fresh thyme and a lemon round.
The ever-popular, You're a Peach Soy Candle
What other cocktail + candle pairings would you like to see? Leave a comment below and I'll make another blog post in the future!