09 August 2016

when the summer gets crazy, girls night in

The last couple of weeks have been kind of crazy around here. We're having some work done on our house and a five day project is now on day fifteen. We're all hanging out in two little rooms with most of the furniture we own most of the day and it's starting to wear my patience a little thin. Add in my kids' desire to reenact all the Olympic gymnastics they've been watching, and... help me.

So, my friend and I decided we needed a girls night in last week. After all the kids were in bed (we have ten between us), she came over and we went out on the back patio and had a couple of drinks and some snacks and sat under the twinkly lights and had a normal conversation without being interrupted 98 times. Complete thoughts with other adults is a treat these days.

I was excited to mix things up (literally) with some delicious cocktail mixers from Stolen Fruit. I have to say, I wish I'd had these when I was pregnant. They are seriously delicious, and have no alcohol in them, so they would be the perfect way to drink something a little more exciting than sparkling water when you're hanging with your girls. But, neither of us our pregnant, so ours were... enhanced. The possibilities are endless with these, and they are all natural, and made from grapes right in California wine country. You don't need to add much to create something amazing, so you'll immediately impress with your mixologist ways. I am already dreaming up what to use them in next! I'm thinking Blood Orange Sangria.

Here's what we had for girls night:

Blackberry Hibiscus Margaritas
serves 2
3 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces Stolen Fruit Hibiscus Grenache
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
sparkling water
fresh mint (optional)

Divide ingredients between two glasses. Swirl, serve, enjoy!

Grab a couple of girlfriends, a bottle of Stolen Fruit, and your favorite enhancements, and take a break. You deserve it!