Category: DIY

DIYLa Fleurette Cocktail

La Fleurette Cocktail

Sweet, bubbly, and floral, our La Fleurette cocktail will have you dreaming of spring. We took bubbly champagne and tonic water and mixed it with the floral flavors of St. Germain and a dash of rose water, making for an efflorescent cocktail that is light and refreshing. Whether it’s movie night with your girlfriends or a date night in with your sweetheart, this is a drink that is worth sharing. With just a few ingredients and some lovely blooms, you’ll have the perfect beverage for all of your spring affairs. Read on for the full recipe on how to create this blooming concoction.

 

Ingredients (makes one cocktail)

– 3 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine

– 1 oz. St. Germain

– 1 oz. Tonic water

– 5-6 drops rose water

– 1 drop pink food coloring (optional)

– Flowers for garnish

 

Combine the champagne, St. Germain, tonic water, rose water, and food coloring into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain mixture into glass, and top with a few small flowers or petals. Serve and enjoy immediately!

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What type of flowers will you top your cocktail with?

 

DIYHappy New Year from LuLu*s!

Happy New Year

Where will you be this New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re hosting a party, hitting the town, or staying cozy at home, we wish you a happy new year and prosperous 2016!

Looking for some NYE cocktail inspiration? We’ve got you covered!

From left to right: 1. Blackberry Bramble 2. Aquamarine Martini 3. Strawberry Mint Mojito 4. The Bradshaw 5. White Chocolate Snowflake Martini 6. Kir Royale 7. Sparkling Apple Crisp

DIYNew Year, New You!

With 2016 so close at hand, why not get a head start on making your New Year’s resolutions!? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite DIY posts to assure a new you is easy to accomplish. Treat yourself to a little lovin’ and start your year off on the right (perfectly-pampered) foot!

New You

Take some time to check out the featured blog posts by clicking the links below!

Clockwise from top left:

1. At Home Spa Treatments

2. Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes

3. Makeup Remover

4. Coconut Rose Body Scrub

5. Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter

DIYWhite Chocolate Snowflake Martini

We’ve been dreaming of a winter wonderland this year, and although we may not get actual snow here in sunny California, we’ll have just as much fun with the perfect winter cocktail – the White Chocolate Snowflake Martini! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and creamy that will have you feeling the holiday cheer in no time. Check out the recipe below to whip up this refreshment!

WhiteChocolateMartini

Ingredients (makes one drink)

2 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. white creme de cacao
1 oz.  half and half
Lemon wedge
Sanding sugar

 

Directions

Cut a half-inch slit into the lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass. Pour sanding sugar into a shallow dish then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Gently shake off excess sugar. Add the vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half and half into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain mixture into glass.

Serve immediately, and enjoy with your favorite seasonal tunes next to a toasty fireplace!

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DIYThe Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert: Maple Pecan Mug Cake

We went in search of a holiday dessert recipe to impress our friends and fam and found the perfect Thanksgiving dessert: maple pecan mug cake! This recipe is not only incredibly quick and easy, but amazingly delicious as well. It’s simple enough to whip up a serving for just two, or to double or triple for your Friendsgiving festivities. Check out the directions below on how to re-create this delicious dessert!

MaplePecanMugCake

Ingredients (Makes 1-2 servings depending on the size of mug)

7 tablespoons yellow cake mix

3 tablespoons softened coconut oil

1/2 an egg (lightly beaten)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Non-stick cooking spray

Grade A maple syrup

Whipped cream

Brown sugar

 

Directions

-Combine cake mix, coconut oil, and egg in a bowl, mix well, then fold in chopped pecans.

-Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray, and fill 3/4 of the way full with batter.

-Microwave on high for 3 minutes then check the center of the cake with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then the cake is done, otherwise microwave cake in 30 second intervals until fully cooked.

-Let the cake cool for 1-2 minutes, then top with whipped cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of brown sugar! Serve immediately and enjoy!

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