Olay Fresh Outlast Inspired Cocktails

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I love a good beauty and cocktail pairing – which is why I was tickled pink when I saw Olay’s presentation at the P&G Beauty Digital Studio event last week!

To celebrate the latest addition to the award-winning Olay Fresh Outlast collection, Olay teamed up with amazing lifestyle guru Maureen Petrosky (LOVE her) to concoct cocktail recipes inspired by the premium scented body washes.


The lucky influencers (myself included) in attendance at the event got to sample “mocktail” versions of these luscious sips, but of course, I had to track down the real deal recipes to feature on the blog. The drinks are DELICIOUS and super refreshing if you’re looking for something to perk you up – very similar to the effect of Olay’s energizing body washes!

My fav? The new Fresh Outlast Energizing Lime and White Tea body wash (and margarita). Read on for the scoop and definitely give Maureen’s recipes a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Energizing Lime & White Tea Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup freshly squeeze lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lime simple syrup
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 cup white tea, brewed and chilled
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Salt for rim

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and tea. Stir until evenly combined. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with lime.

Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Smash

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Ingredients:

  • 4 mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime wedge
  • 3 fresh white strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces silver rum
  • Splash of club soda
  • Small fresh mint sprig for garnish
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Directions:

In a tall glass, combine the lime juice, mint leaves, and sliced strawberries. Muddle with the back of a spoon. Fill the glass with ice and add the rum and pineapple juice. Top with club soda to fill glass. Garnish with strawberry, pineapple, and mint.

Soothing Orchid & Black Currant Martini

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bittters
  • Bourbon soaked cherry
  • Orchid for garnish

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, creme de cassis, sweet vermouth and bitters. Shake until chilled. Place cherry into the “v” of a martini glass. Strain the cocktail over the top, garnish with an orchid and serve.

#YouShimmer Your Way into 2016 with the Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail

 

Viniq Cocktails

Can you believe it’s almost 2016? It’s that time of year when I usually create a list of resolutions that include all sorts of soul-sucking activities like crash dieting. Not this year! My only resolution for 2016 is to celebrate life. Who’s with me?!


Seriously, life is short. Buy the shoes. Drink the cocktail. Order the dessert. LIVE. Be the shimmery celebration of life that you are! And speaking of shimmery celebrations of life, I have the perfect cocktail to toast to my 2016 attitude.

It’s super simple to put together, but looks and tastes amazing. The best part? The star ingredient is Viniq Ruby, one of my absolute fav new liqueurs. You may remember me gushing about Viniq recently, but let me fill you in if you don’t.

It’s a premium shimmery liqueur that’s a delicious fusion of premium vodka, Moscato, and natural fruit flavors. It contains edible shimmer, which gives it this incredible dazzling effect. Like a chic magic potion that looks as fab as it tastes.

Whip up one of these and expect many double taps on your Instagram posts in the New Year. Read on for the recipe below!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Viniq Ruby
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • Splash of Ginger Ale
  • Squeeze of lime

Directions:

Combine ingredients and serve chilled in a Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist. Swirl around, appreciate the shimmer, and enjoy.

 

Cheers to living our shimmeriest, sparkliest, most effervescent lives in 2016! *Clink*

[This post was sponsored by Viniq, but all opinions are my own.]

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe: Shimmery Seasons Punch

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Tis the season for festive libations! Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, so I’ll be sharing some of my fav seasonal cocktails over the next few days.

First up is this scrumptious peachy punch that is perfect for effortlessly whipping up a big batch at a large gathering. It features the new Viniq Glow Shimmering Liqueur which will add a beautifully decorative effect to your Thanksgiving table!


Shimmery Seasons Punch 

(Makes one gallon: 21 servings at 6 oz. a glass)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 750 ml (25 oz.) Bottle Viniq® Glow Shimmery Liqueur
  • 1 750 ml (25 oz.) Bottle Barefoot Bubbly® Citrus Fusion Sparkling Wine
  • 12 oz. New Amsterdam® Mango Vodka
  • 1 liter (33 oz.) Sparkling Lemonade
  • 1 liter (33 oz.) White cranberry juice
  • 3 oz. Fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Soak fresh cranberries in equal parts sugar & water four hours prior
  • Chill all ingredients two hours prior to mixing
  • Combine all ingredients in glass pitcher
  • Garnish with lemon wheels and fresh cranberries

Cheers! :)