Saturday Sips! The GBC (Gin, Basil and Cucumber)

Saturday Sips! The GBC

Basil and cucumber are in peak season right now, so we wanted to feature a recipe for this week’s Saturday Sips post that would utilize both ingredients to make an easy drink for those of you who are growing gardens this summer. Luckily, we didn’t have to look too far to find the perfect idea:… 

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Saturday Sips! The Bee’s Knees

Saturday Sips! The Bee's Knees with Orange and Lavender-Infused Gin

Happy Saturday, everyone! Since this is our first Saturday Sips post of the summer, we thought we’d start the season off with an easy old favorite: The Bee’s Knees cocktail. The Bee’s Knees is traditionally made by mixing gin with a honey-based simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon, but we’re going to shake things… 

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Saturday Sips! The Rhubarb Mojito

Saturday Sips! Rhubarb Mojitos

With summer just a short week away, we couldn’t help but dream about lazy days lounging by the water with a cocktail (or mocktail) in hand. That’s why we’ve decided to start a brand new blog feature – Saturday Sips! – to share some of our favorite seasonal beverage recipes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic… 

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Homemade Bitters

Homemade Bitters

Bitters are one of my favorite cocktail ingredients. A classic cure-all and drink flavoring, if you go to any cocktail bar here in Portland, you’ll find them used in many different drinks. I usually stick to using Angostura or Peychaud’s at home, but after reading this book, I decided to try making my own. I… 

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Fire Cider Recipe


I first learned of Fire Cider while taking Stephanie Perkinson’s Deeply Rooted Cleanse this winter. It’s a homemade concoction said to prevent cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, congestion clearing and warming. As soon as Stephanie shared her recipe with the cleanse group I quickly went to my grocery… 

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Wedding Inspiration: Gatsby

Wedding inspiration featuring Evermine's Gatsby wedding invitations and favor packaging.

Personalized mini bottles of whiskey make the perfect favor for Gatsby-themed weddings and events, and they’re really simple to prepare. Just peel off the existing label and scrub any remaining glue with soapy water. Let the bottles dry, and then apply your own personalized waterproof Gatsby wedding labels (our 1.9″ x 1.9″ square shaped labels are the perfect size) in pale pink, pale gold, or tuxedo.

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

DIY Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Lavender purple is such a soft, romantic color that it works really well with a wide range of wedding and party themes and colors. That’s why we wanted to put together an idea for a favor that would not only feature this herb’s amazing color, but also its fragrant aroma and flavor. When we came… 

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DIY Birthday Cake Shots


My best friend is celebrating her 30th birthday this year, and she asked me to help put together a little party. She expressed that she didn’t want anything over the top; just a few close friends, some card games, and, of course, drinks. While browsing around my favorite craft store I found the cutest pink… 

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Wedding Cocktails + Free Printables!


Serve your signature drinks in style at your wedding reception with a decorative cocktail table. Choose your favorite drink recipes that coordinate with the season and mood of your special day. We chose this recipe for a Bourbon Peach cocktail and a French Gimlet to serve at the reception party. Serve up your drinks in… 

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Mocktail and Cocktail Mason Jar Lemonade


(Used in this project: Circle Labels, Small Diamond Tags, and Heart Shaped Tags in Royal Suite Style.) It’s not just the kids who enjoy a fun and fruity beverage in a pretty container with a bendy straw! I learned this first hand at a recent BBQ where we had a mix of big and little… 

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