Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hump Day Happy Hour with Ampersand Design Studio

Well hello Second Street East-ers!! I'm Morgan, one half of Ampersand Design Studio, and I am thrilled to be here hosting a little happy hour just for you! I'm dreaming of an über-colorful, super-bright, summery backyard party with this raspberry beer cocktail as the main event!! Won't you all come on over and join me?!
Come on out to the back porch and make yourselves at home in this Hans Wegner chair! To shade my face,  I'll be wearing these sunnies but you might need to bring a pair as well, because I'll be sporting this blinding, glam cocktail ring! I'll be happily serving up these Raspberry Beer Cocktails,stirred with some fresh lemon and raspberries on this fab aqua tray! It's 5:00 o'clock somewhere, right? Let's get this party started!

Ok, ok....just in case you can't join me today,  here's the recipe to make them for yourselves (courtesty of A Cup of Mai):

Raspberry Beer Cocktail
1 cup of fresh raspberries or frozen
4 bottles of corona (12oz) beer, chilled 
1 container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed or pink lemonade
1/2 cup good quality vodka
Garnish: lemon slices, or raspberries.
adapted from Southern Living

In a large container stir together the  first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice.
Garnish with raspberries.
To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container.    Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Isn't Morgan the cutest?! She is seriously one of those people that I feel like I have known for years! Definitely going to have to have a raspberry beer cocktail with her in person since she is only a few miles away!! Cheers!

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Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Love this! So colourful :) Cheers from London!

Ashley Aspinwall said...

OMG that raspberry beer cocktail looks amazing. Unfortunately I will have to wait until this weekend to imbibe haha.

xo SideSmile,

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Ashley Aspinwall said...

also I love that ring! kate spade has the best jewelry

Rasondaclark said...

That Raspberry beer sounds good!

Angela Krasnick said...

Yes! I would love to attend a party like this, she did an amazing job - that chair is killer! :)

Angela @ The Lovely Cup

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love how colorful this post is & I must try this cocktail1

Gaby said...

Loving all the colors happening here!

Morgan said...

happy hump day, michelle! You know I 100% feel like I've known you forever--instant friends! Thanks for having me over on the blog today, can't wait to meet up in person!!! xoxo

Gerbermom2007 said...

Oh this looks so perfect for summer! I'd love to be sipping one of those cocktails in that chair! :)

Shea Sayers said...

This is a party I want to go to! That raspberry beer cocktail sounds delicious, and I love all these colorful pieces!

Shelly of The Daisy Diaries said...

Happy Hump Day Michelle! I love this inspiration!! Thank you for sharing! xo shelly

Nora said...

where is the chair from? Seems to be a bad link!