Faking perfection: cocktail mixers.

On Friday we continued our blog swapping series with the ladies over at A Good Hostess

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I’m a graphic designer so this isn’t really my forté, but let’s do some math. Blog post math. I can’t mix drinks + outdoor dining = today’s post. I don’t know if this means I’m obsessed with booze, or just lazy…but let’s talk about summer cocktails mixers.

Williams Sonoma Margarita mixers

As much as I would like to be the hostess who can whip up some amazing cocktail for a summer party, I’m just not that girl. Lena even bought me a book about outdoor entertaining with beautifully styled pictures and fabulous drink recipes. I’m sure it was supposed to be inspiring, but it just made me feel totally inadequate. Between the cleaning and prepping and shopping, and overall spazzing, perfection is like the last thing I have time for. But just add booze, now that I can do. Stick something in a blender, I can do that, too. Pour it into a pretty glass and pretend I busted my ass? Done.

Stirrings Watermelon MartiniStirrings Simple MojitoStirrings Apple MartiniStirrings Red SangriaStirrings Peach Bellini

So even though my parties, and cocktails, don’t look like the one’s from my Williams-Sonoma book, I can usually count on them to supply me with some beautifully packaged pre-mixed something or other! I’m also a big fan of Stirrings cocktail mixers. They have a lot of fun, brightly colored, girly drink options. And of course, there’s my fave Skinnygirl cocktails that already have the booze in them. Super easy. (And also perfect for a weeknight party of one.)

{ Photos courtesy of Williams-Sonoma and Stirrings }

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