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DIYHappy Hour: Curated Cocktails

curated cocktails - a round up of our favorite sips for fall

Instead of going out, switch up your Friday night by having the girls over and being your own bartender! We love a good cocktail (and we’ve got the recipes to prove it), so consider this your Lulus guide to curating your own perfect happy hour menu. Whether you like to sip on something crisp and bubbly or sweet and fruity, we’ve been mixing up our take on cocktail faves for years and we have just the drink to get your girls’ night going. Read on for a list of our top ten favorite cocktails from the Lulus blog and a couple of our favorite entertaining tips too!

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DIYHappy Hour: Blackberry Bubbly Champagne Cocktail

blackberry champagne cocktail - blackberry bubbly

Hosting a party and want to perfectly posh up your beverage options? Turn your boring red cup drink into a delicious autumn cocktail your friends are sure to love with this Blackberry Bubbly Champagne Cocktail! Champagne and sparkling wine are easy entertaining staples, but this drink gives your bubbly a berry twist with a blackberry simple syrup and a sweet sip of triple sec. Even better? The recipe is super simple to make and looks stunning! With only four ingredients and no extra tools necessary, this blackberry beverage is a breeze to put together, which means you can focus on getting everything ready before the party with ease. Let’s get sipping!

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DIYHappy Hour: Star-Spangled Spritzer

One of the best parts of summer is the outdoor parties, and no sunny soirée would be complete without something yummy to sip on! If you’re throwing a 4th of July bash, our Star-Spangled Spritzer belongs on your guest list! This refreshing cocktail not only tastes amazing but will wow your guests with its festive presentation. Spritzers can be made with really any fruit your heart desires, but we wanted to take advantage of the summer’s delicious berry harvest with this patriotically-themed cocktail. We also added a tiny splash of Limoncello for a tart, citrusy kick, but you can add in any liqueur that suits your preference! Read below for the how-to on this party pleaser!

Star-Spangled Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. white wine
  • 2. oz. French Champagne or sparkling white wine
  • Splash of Limoncello
  • Granny Smith apples, blueberries, and raspberries

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Directions:

-Slice your Granny Smith apple into thin slices. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, carefully press the apple slices into star shapes.

-Add crushed ice to the bottom of a glass and layer your raspberries, blueberries, and star-shaped apple slices on top.

-Pour equal parts white wine and sparkling wine or Champagne over the ice, then top with a splash of Limoncello (or your favorite liqueur).

-Give it a gentle stir, and garnish with a few more fruits if you’d like!

Note: You can easily make a big pitcher of this ahead of time and have your guests serve themselves! Just mix equal parts white wine and sparkling wine, a healthy splash of Limoncello, and prepared fruits together in a pitcher or punch bowl. Yum!

If you prefer an alcohol-free version, just swap in flavored seltzer water or your favorite clear soda for a delicious mocktail!

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How will you be celebrating this summer? Whether you’re kicking it at the beach, a backyard BBQ, or a posh garden party, check out our 4th of July shop  for festive ‘fits for every occasion! 

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DIYHappy Hour: Tropical Crush Cocktail!

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Pineapple, coconut and guava, oh my! For a flavor trio that definitely won’t disappoint, try out the Lulus Tropical Crush Cocktail! Perfect for sitting back and sipping on all summer long, create this five-ingredient cocktail in just a few minutes to WOW your besties at your next GNO or pool party!

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Directions

Step 1: Turn on your vacation playlist, then add rum, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice into a shaker. Muddle it until you can’t muddle it any more.

Step 2: Add freshly squeezed guava juice to the mixture and shake with ice.

TIP: Canned guava juice is a perfect complement to the sweet, tropical flavors, and it also adds an absolutely stunning color to the cocktail!

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Step 3: Pour into two glasses, add 3 oz of coconut LaCroix to each glass, and top with crushed ice. Finish things off with a quarter slice of guava and a quarter chunk of juicy pineapple for garnish.

Step 4: Take a taste, close your eyes, and pretend you’re on a beach…sippin’ on something strong!

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Want more refreshing recipes? Check out the Aquamarine Martini cocktail recipe or our Strawberry Mint Mojito recipe for more summery sips! Don’t forget to share how you’re sippin’ by tagging #lovelulus on Instagram!

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DIYHappy Hour: Rose Royale Cocktail

Summer isn’t the only time you can enjoy rose-flavored beverages – in fact, the light and floral flavor is the perfect addition to your spring bar cart. We’ve swapped our usual rosé for the equally refreshing Lillet Rose, a wine-based aperitif, to create this festive sipper. Paired with sparkling wine and grapefruit juice, you’ll be feeling pretty in peach with this fresh spin on a classic bubbly cocktail. The Rose Royale Cocktail is perfect for sharing, so invite your gal pals over and get ready to sip on this sparkling spirit fit for a fun and feminine spring soirée.

rose royale cocktail - perfect for sharing!

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