The solstice has arrived, the summer is here, and I couldn’t be happier to get out and enjoy it with those people I love. I am reminded on a regular basis about what is really important in life. As amazing as this life that we share with you all is, sometimes it’s important for me to disconnect as well. To put down my phone, say the I love you’s I feel like saying, and give my undivided attention to the people who deserve it. So to help you get into the summer spirit, I decided to create a summer cocktail that is Instagramable if you so feel like sharing it, but is more so meant to enjoy with your loved ones outside in the sun with some good music and lots of laughter.
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You’ll remember that earlier this year Catherine & I hosted a rooftop patio party at SPACES Queen West, which just happens to be our HQ in Toronto in case you weren’t aware. Meant to gather together around 160ish of our friends and colleagues, it made me realize the importance of reconnecting with people. We couldn’t be more proud of the turnout, outcome from hosting an amazing event in the heart of the city, and thankful for the support of those who came out and supported us.
During the event, SIPBAR (a local bartending service) created a BELVEDERE cocktail for our guests that people are still raving about. I’ve recreated it a few times for friends and they are so happy to just sit with us and chat over one or two after a busy day. I don’t know if it’s just us, but this year feels so much more instense as of late. From professional To Do’s to personal stuff that we all balance, life is busy. But this summer what I hope you take away from this post, I want you to try this recipe and just stop. Take in the sun, share love and positive vibes, and allow yourself to be present. Catherine has been saying it to me for years (easier said than done in our industry if I’m being perfectly honest) but now more than ever it’s important for me to do it.
Because I love you goes a long way. A hug without a phone in your hand feels better than one with. And laughing until your stomach hurts is something I hope you all get to experience. So why not do it with our favourite vodka?
Without further ado, here is the summer cocktail you simply have to try for yourself while you enjoy responsibly in the sun.
- 4 oz of BELVEDERE Vodka
- 2 oz of fresh lemon juice or lemonade (your choice)
- 2 oz of Elderflower Simple Syrup
- 2 oz of Bottlegreen Elderflower Cordial
- Shake over ice, strain and serve with an edible flower on top for that Instagramable moment. But remember to put down your phone after you share and enjoy the people you love most!
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I would love to know what you think about the recipe. My only caviat to that is that you tell me AFTER you put your phone down for a bit and disconnect – deal?
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