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DIYHappy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

In honor of National Tequila Day, we’ve teamed up with one of our fave influencers, Sivan Ayla, to bring you the ultimate tequila cocktail: Watermelon Mint Margaritas! Read below to get her how-to on this perfect summer beverage.

 
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

Summer is officially here! I feel like I wait all year for this season because it means permanent tans, rosé without guilt, and easy outfit choices. And of course, cocktails for absolutely NO reason! I had to make that part clear since I invited my friend and lifestyle blogger Devon Rachel over on a Tuesday for some margaritas. Then again, Devon is probably the only girl I know that would be down for some impromptu cocktail-ing (knew I liked her for a reason!).

With temps already hitting triple digits here in the Valley, a refreshing, COLD drink is actually pretty necessary. Nothing sounds more refreshing to me than watermelon, cucumber, and mint. Am I right? So why not add a little tequila, line that rim with some tajin or salt, and there you go!
Now I have to be honest, when Devon and I first attempted to make this (as you’ll see in the video below), I added 6oz of tequila!!! Not sure how I got the number so wrong, but between the strength of the alcohol and the supreme saltiness on the rim, we were anything but graceful while taking our first sips. However, I promise you we gave it another shot with the correct ratios and it was beyond yummy. For the full recipe and video tutorial, scroll down.

 
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

WHAT YOU NEED: Makes 2 glasses
-2 oz tequila
-1/2 oz Cointreau
-1 cup watermelon cubes
-4″ cucumber, peeled
-1 lime, juiced
-Fresh mint
-Margarita salt or Tajin
-Ice

WHAT TO DO:
1. Place watermelon, cucumber, & lime juice into a blender. Blend well.
2. Line your margarita glass with lime & your choice of salt or Tajin.
3. Add ice to your glass.
4. Pour the tequila & Cointreau into the glass.
5. Evenly pour the watermelon mixture into the glasses. Stir well.
6. Add a watermelon slice & sprig of mint as garnish.
7. Cheers!

 *Tip: If you want a smoother drink, strain the watermelon mixture before pouring into your glass.

Check out the full video here.

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DIYHappy Hour: Floral Frosé

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Happy Hour: Floral Frosé –

Everything is coming up roses this summer thanks to our new favorite beverage: frosé (A.K.A frozen rosé). We thought that a chilled glass of rosé on a hot summer day couldn’t get any better, but with a few simple ingredients and a blender you can now make your favorite drink into a refreshing frozen treat!  We added a St. Germain float to this beverage for a floral flavor spin, but you can add any flavor you’d like to customize your cocktail (lemon, strawberry, peach, etc.).  Read on to get the how-to on this super simple refreshment that is as pretty as it is delicious!

 

Ingredients 

– 1 chilled bottle of your favorite rosé

– 2 oz. simple syrup (see our how-to here, and simply omit the lemon)

– St. Germain

 

Method

– Pour bottle of rosé into ice cube trays.

– Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. Due to the alcohol content the rosé will not freeze all the way, but will firm up to a slushy consistency.

– Pop out the frozen rosé cubes into a large blender, add 2 oz. of simple syrup, and blend on high until pureéd into a perfectly pink, slushy concoction.

– Pour into glasses and top each with a small splash of St. Germain.

– Garnish with a flower if you’re feeling fancy and enjoy immediately!

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Looking to step up your at-home bartending game? Check out a few of our fave pieces below that will make your bar cart total decor #goals!

xo

 

BeautyGet Pampered: DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask

Get Pampered: DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask

It’s time to gather your girls for a night in with wine, movies, and our DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask recipe! This easy beauty DIY includes only three simple ingredients that you (probably) already have in your kitchen and has tons of skin benefits to boot. It’s tightening, brightening, and will leave your skin glowing and rejuvenated! Read on to get your glow on.

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Benefits

Lemon juice is a natural astringent* that cuts through excess oil and sloughs off dead skin cells to result in brighter, smoother skin. It also aids in the lightening of the skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and scarring for a more even skin tone.

Egg whites are to thank for the amazing tightening benefits of this face mask. They aid in firming the skin and promoting the appearance of shrinking pores to increase elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Raw honey is an amazing super food, inside and out. It not only helps to draw moisture into the skin, but has amazing antibacterial and healing properties that assist in reducing acne and preventing breakouts.

 

Ingredients

1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice*

1 egg white (separated from yolk)

1 tbsp honey (unfiltered raw honey is best for your face, but any honey that you have on hand will do!)

 

*Lemon juice is acidic and can be irritating for sensitive skin. We recommend that you do a small patch test on your skin before applying this mask and if you experience any adverse effects, please omit from the recipe.

 

Method

Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until combined

Using your fingers or a cotton ball spread the mask evenly all over your face avoiding your eye, nose, and mouth area. It’s best to do this over a sink as it can get a little messy.

Let the mask sit for 20-30 minutes or until dry

Rinse gently with warm water and finish with your normal moisturizing routine

Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days

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DIYDIY Boho Wall Hanging

Hey from Lulus! Spring has us itchin’ for something new and fun for the abode and what’s more fun than a DIY boho wall hanging? We love the texture wall hangings can bring to a space so we decided to make our own and we love the outcome. Follow along with the steps below to make your own!

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Materials:

– 2 Colors of Yarn
– Scissors
– 2 Gold Rings (size to preference)
– Gold Wire
– 5 Copper Couplings 1/4″

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First, we attached the two gold rings by wrapping gold wire around the top until they felt secure, as seen in the image below. You can fasten the wire by folding a piece across the back and wrapping the wire around itself, or by placing a small piece of tape on the back.

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Next, cut the yarn into roughly 45″ pieces to tie onto the lower, larger ring.

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Tie the cut yarn into a larks head knot around the base of the ring. Keep tying new strands of yarn until you reach desired thickness along the width of the ring.

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Repeat these steps on the smaller ring. We opted to use a second color and once we were finished tying the knots, we placed the yarn on the smaller ring behind the larger ring for a boho, layered vibe.

Once you are satisfied with how your knots and layers look, take scissors and loosely trim bottom of yarn to the desired length.

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The final step is to grab 4-5 strands of yarn and run the copper couplings through them. You can secure the couplings with glue or let them hang on their own. We made ours into a fun V shape.

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And Voila! You have your very own boho wall hanging you can use to spruce up your home with a laid-back chic vibe!

xo

DIYHappy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer with Lulus

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Whether you’re on vacation or just dreaming of one, we’ve got just the thing to put you in total relaxation mode: our Spring Citrus Spritzer. Light, refreshing, and bubbly with a splash of sweetness, this citrus spirit will put a spring in your step. So kick back your feet and read on for the how-to on this easy and delicious beverage!

 

Ingredients (makes one)

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Champagne

2 oz. Grapefruit Soda

1 teaspoon Lemon Simple Syrup*

 

Mix all ingredients into shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour, adding a slice of ruby red grapefruit or other citrus fruit for garnish. For a non alcoholic version, omit vodka and champagne and replace with tonic or sparkling water.

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Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

For your next cocktail night, shop our selection of spring-inspired cocktail dresses below. If you decide to make your own Spring Citrus Spritzer, let us know your happy hour plans in the comments below and share your pics with #lovelulus.

We hope you enjoy this refreshing happy hour concoction!

xo


 

*You may be able to purchase the Lemon Simple Syrup online (we used Sonoma Syrup’s Meyer Lemon version – so good!) or at specialty food stores and bottle shops, but making your own is as simple as combining sugar, water, lemon zest and lemon juice. See below for a simple syrup recipe you can use in anything from happy hour cocktails to summer afternoon sweet tea!

Lemon Simple Syrup (makes about 1 1/2 cups):

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

Juice and zest from one lemon

Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is clear. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest, stirring until just combined. Cover the mixture and allow to steep until cool. Once cooled, remove the lemon zest and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four weeks. (This recipe was adapted from The Pioneer Woman website.)