23 Jun 2015 46 comments

Raspberry & Rose Cocktails.

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I’ve been meaning to cook up (no actual cooking involved) a summery cocktail recipe for a while now, and the latest Pandora Rose collection gave me some much needed inspiration. This little concoction is the perfect balance of crisp and tasty…

I love a light refreshing tipple during the warmer weather, but I often find cocktail recipes for summery drinks are overloaded with sugar, and the end result is sticky and not all that hydrating. I wanted to create something that was quenching and full of flavour, so I got to work experimenting with combinations.
In the end I went with a rose, raspberry and lime cooler – it’s fruity with a hint of floral, with a crisp bite of lime, finished off with some fizz. It’s not too boozy, but enough to make it worthwhile. Of course, you could skip the alcohol altogether and mix in some raspberry syrup instead.

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Ingredients List
(Makes one cocktail)
25ml Grey Goose vodka
25ml Chambord
Squeeze of fresh lime
A dash of rose syrup (I found this in the world food aisle)
Honey to taste
Soda water
Small flowers for garnish

Method
Start by filling a pretty glass with ice, then add in your vodka and Chambord. Squeeze in a good helping of fresh lime and a tiny spoonful of honey, mix slightly with a teaspoon.
Next, throw in a tiny splash of rose water. This stuff is usually pretty strong, so less is more – it’s more of an aftertaste than anything else, but it’s heavenly!
Top with soda water, and garnish with a few petals. I wouldn’t advise eating these though…

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Easy peasy – now just hand out to your girlfriends and enjoy the sun. Oh, and don’t forget to Instagram your creation… that step is essential.

I’ve spent the last few weeks doing just about anything to show off my latest additions to my jewellery box – the Pandora Rose Collection; a warm-toned range of jewellery for those who like something a little bit different!
This collection of rose tinted jewels feels like it was created with me in mind! From the simple, chic bracelet to the delicate charms – each piece is a little bit of luxury that can be worn every day.
I have the Pandora Rose Feather Ring (£85), a blush coloured statement piece adorned with magnificent stones – I love a feather pattern, so this was something that immediately stood out to me. I also may have snapped up the Rose Feather Necklace to complete the look – I’m definitely more of a pendant girl, there’s just something about a long chain that completes a casual outfit.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Pandora collection without some flawless charms to complete the line. I went for the simple Moments Silver Bracelet with Rose Gold Clasp – a two-tone, ultra sleek chain on which these pretty charms hang.
I’m not kidding when it took me an hour to pick the charms themselves – so many pretty picks! In the end, I chose remarkably well (if I do say so myself), and went for the Darling Daisy Meadow Charm (my favourite), the Royal Crown Charm (obviously), the Feather Charm and the Smooth Heart Charm. I did well, didn’t I?
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Another mesmerising release from Pandora! What do you think of my drinks and jewels combo? 

PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and modern jeweller with the mission to become the world’s most loved jewellery brand. PANDORA Rose is a unique blend of metals. Be inspired at pandora.net

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pandora via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pandora.

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  • I love Pandora, the rose collection is so pretty and I’m definitely going to pick up some lovely charms again soon (just picked one up yesterday)! x

    http://www.angerawrs.co.uk

  • Caroline

    Wow those drinks look gorgeous! I definitely going to try them out 🙂 plus the rose collection looks so beautiful and I love your picks! 🙂

  • The ring is so beautiful!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • Well this just sounds delicious, I am now going to have to visit Tesco’s world food aisles for some more cocktail inspiration! I love your photography too.
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  • Hayley Walker

    This sounds so yummy, especially with gin

  • emily couture

    Sounds like a wonderful drink 🙂

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

  • The raspberry syrup option sounds absolutely delicious, I love a summer cocktail! The delicate feather ring is a beautiful piece, my favourite from the new collection

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • I wouldn’t be able to drink that cocktail, it looks too pretty!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

  • Maireem Maneje

    This sounds very delicious! A must try for parties 🙂

    http://www.maireem.blogspot.com

  • Sophie Marie (Dolceanddiamonds

    Lovely! I need to try this 🙂 x

    dolceanddiamonds.blogspot.co.uk

  • The pandora charms look incredible! And I’ll have to have a go at this recipe. x

  • Ceri

    I do like these pretty rose gold Pandora pieces, they’d make for a good gift. That cocktail looks yummy too!

    Ceri
    October Eleven

  • These sound and look incredible! The Pandora pieces are beautiful as well!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  • These pictures are too pretty.

  • Oh wow, these sound SO delicious!!! The perfect summer cocktail! Thank you for sharing the recipes!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

  • This looks and sounds delicious. They look so pretty and elegant as well, perfect for summer. I am definitely going to invite some friends round and make these drinks.

    Beth x
    http://www.hellobeth.co.uk

  • These both look and sound amazing!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • The cocktail looks so pretty, just like the new Pandora jewellery!

    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

  • Allison

    Well if that isn’t the prettiest cocktail I’ve ever seen! Those flowers on top really make it super special!
    Allison from Mercuteify

  • Maggie

    Talk about a drink that looks cute! This sounds good too! I want one of these in my hand!

    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • Those cocktails look so lovely, I will need to give them a go 🙂

    Jenna // Beauty And The Style

  • They look delicious! And very pretty 😉

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  • Zandra May

    The drink looks delicious! Will definitely give it a go 🙂 And the jewellry is so pretty, especially the cute little charms x

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Loving the look of the cocktail, especially the mocktail version!! And I’ve been spying the rose gold charms for about a week now, so so pretty!

    x

    https://siobhanrothwell.wordpress.com/

  • Olivia K

    They look so pretty.

    mycluelessmind.blogspot.co.uk

  • Looks so nice and sophisticated! I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

    X

    Céline from Larry & Co.

  • Sonam

    These look so appetising! I cannot wait try the cocktails out!

    Sonam – http://fashtasticflare.blogspot.co.uk

  • Adele Miner

    It looks so pretty! Must give it a go, i’ll probably use a cheaper brand of vodka though, being a student grey goose isn’t really in my vocabulary haha x
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

  • These are one of the prettiest cocktails I’ve ever seen. Sounds tasty as well. Love all the photography in this post.

    The Runaway Journal

  • Beautiful post! Im a huge fan of your photography, always on point!

  • Lauren

    These look so yummy!

    Lauren x | laurenselwood.blogspot.co.uk

  • Charlëy

    They look so tasty and pretty love the colour of them

  • The drink is so beautiful that I’d make it just to look at it, and to take photos of course! The delicious taste is just a bonus 🙂 I’ve always loved Pandora and have always wanted to have a charm bracelet of my own, but it’s so expensive, especially with the charms :O I guess that means the charms you choose are chosen with a lot more purpose and probably have more sentimental meaning. Maybe I’ll treat myself on my 21st birthday or something. Really loving the daisy charm! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Kate

    That looks so delicious and refreshing! xx

    champagnedaydream.blogspot.com

  • Holly Olivia

    I am a few years too young to drink alcohol but I will definitely try to recreate this when the sun comes out a little bit more. It looks lovely! I x

    hollyolivia12.blogspot.co.uk

  • These look amazing!!! 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • I am so so so jealous of your Pandora Rose gifted items. I am such a Pandora addict and would love some Rose charms for my bracket. The cocktail sound delicious and will be making some this weekend for sure! xoxo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

  • The bracelet and the drink both look gorgeous! *heart-eye emoji* xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Oh my gosh, those drinks both sound and look so dreamy! As does the jewellery too! I love Pandora.

    Kim | http://www.thelensaffair.com

  • Amy

    This drink is too pretty – and sounds yummy too! ;p

    http://www.cultivatebeauty.com.au

  • Both the cocktails and the new collection have me drooling. The daisy meadow looks so pretty ! I think Imma need that for my own bracelet 😛

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

  • Gemma Carey

    These look so pretty – perfect for summer parties!
    http://www.gemmacarey.com

  • Gear_heads

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  • This the prettiest drink I have seen!

    Debbie http://www.debbielifelondon.wordpress.com

  • This is so beautiful! I’m sure there are some pretty flowers that could actually be eaten. Also, I love Chambord and I need to try rose water now! x

    Anne-Sophie – City Cookie x