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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