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6.27.2011

Kiwi Cocktails
























Kiwi Colada

  • YIELD: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Ingredients
  • 5 peeled kiwifruit, divided (try using golden kiwifruit instead for a sweeter taste and pretty golden color)
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1/4 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup Midori (melon-flavored liqueur)
  • 3 tablespoons Cream of Coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
Directions
  • Cut 4 kiwifruit into quarters, and place in a blender. Set remaining kiwifruit aside. Add ice and remaining ingredients to blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard seeds. Divide evenly among 6 glasses. Cut remaining kiwifruit into 6 slices; garnish each glass with 1 kiwifruit slice.

















Kiwi-Lime Ginger Cocktail

Ingredients

Juice of 1/2 a lime, freshly squeezed
1 kiwi fruit, diced with some larger chunks for garnish
1/4 tsp finely minced ginger
Dash of salt (if desired)
Slightly crushed small piece of ginger
3 Tablespoons simple sugar syrup
8 oz. Ginger Ale
Ice
Kiwi and lime rind for garnish

Feel free to modify this recipe by adding vodka, gin, or light rum.

Directions
Rub lip of chilled tumbler with ginger, drop into cup. Add ice. In a separate mixing container, add sugar syrup, dash of salt, minced ginger, diced kiwi, and lime juice; mix well. Pour ginger ale into chilled tumbler, and pour juice mix over soda, making sure to swirl minced ginger and kiwi back into suspension first. Garnish with kiwi and/or lime rind. Enjoy!









































Kiwi Mango Mint

Ingredients

1 kiwi fruit, diced with some larger chunks for garnish
1 part Vodka or kiwi vodka
5 parts mango nectar or mango juice
6-8 mint leaves

Directions

Put diced kiwi and mint leaves into a glass and muddle until you see juices. Then add ice, vodka and mango juice and stir. Garnish with a kiwi slice and serve!

I love kiwi and hope you enjoy these easy summer recipes for some killer cocktails at your next party!

Enjoy!
Amy xoxo


6.16.2011

Shades of Blue

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Gorgeous water in Marseilles, France


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Beautiful Door in St. Tropez, France


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Marseilles, France


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Ch√Ęteau de Flaugergues Winery in Montpellier, France


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Lighthouse in Sanary Sur Mer, France


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Monterosso beach in Cinque Terre, Italy


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Loved this beautiful home in Cinque Terre, Italy overlooking Monterosso Beach


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A shirt I wore on my trip


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Dusk in Palma de Mallorca, Spain


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Most amazing waters I have ever seen on the Cote d'azur!


As you can see I am a very lucky girl to have been to all these different places recently! I have never been to Europe so this was the most amazing trip I have ever been on in my life! Europe is amazing and I took SO many pictures. I wanted to share with you some of the prettiest blue waters I have ever seen, while touring the Cote d'azur! Most of these pictures were taken on my iPhone and processed with Shake it Photo or Instagram. If you use instagram you can follow me @ amybirdtweets!

Have any of you been to any of these amazing places?

More pictures to come of my trip so stay tuned! I miss Europe badly and will definitely be going back soon!

-Amy
xoxo

6.13.2011

Glasses Just For Fun...

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I know I have taken a little hiatus from my blog again and I apologize. I was away on a cruise to the French Riviera and had an amazing time! Once I got back from my trip I was preparing for my sister's wedding the following weekend. Needless to say there was barely time in between for blogging. I do however have a ton of pictures from my trip to Europe and my sister's wedding, which I will be sharing with you all in the coming weeks.

Recently I bought a pair of non prescription glasses to test to see if I liked them. I don't need glasses but they are a fun accessory to play with. You know what I like most about them? I like to put them on when I go out to feel like a different person or if I am feeling like I need a little change. Bleudame.com has a ton of non prescription glasses for less than $20! If you need glasses, I recommend checking out Warby Parker, they have a very cute prescription glasses for under $100 which is easy on the wallet.

Amy
xoxo

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