Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipe: Primrose Proper

Our friends at Cocktail Caravan are sharing the recipe for a delicious pink cocktail, the Primrose Proper – perfect for Valentine’s Day! “Smooth and subtle floral notes with bright citrus liveliness make this beauty perfect for sharing with your sweetie.” Cheers!

xo, Calluna


Primrose Proper

Smooth and subtle floral notes with bright citrus liveliness make this beauty perfect for sharing with your sweetie. 

.5oz        Hibiscus tea

.5oz        Rose hip tea

.25oz     Simple syrup

.25oz     Fresh lemon

.5oz        Fresh lime

.5oz        Leopold Brothers Orange Liqueur

1.5oz     Suerte Blanco Tequila

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until exterior of the shaker is frosted. Strain into chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lime wheel. Optional: Kiss the side of the glass with a tiny bit of pink Himalayan sea salt for an extra kick.

Rose Hip and hibiscus Teas:

Bring one cup of water to boil, add two tablespoons dried flower (available at most grocery stores) and reduce to simmer for five minutes. The longer it simmers and the more flower added will result in stronger tea, if desired. Allow to cool before mixing in a cocktail.

Simple Syrup:

Bring one cup of water to a boil, remove from heat and add one cup of sugar. Stir until dissolved. Allow to cool before mixing in a cocktail.

About Cocktail Caravan

Cocktail Caravan is an exclusive beverage catering service with a passion for vibrant cocktails, beautiful bars, and engaging staff. Our vintage mobile bar, Lolita, is on the road year-round serving cocktails at private events, weddings, parties, and dinners. Learn more at CocktailCaravan.com.


Feature image courtesy of Cocktail Caravan

COFFEE WITH CALLUNA: UNDERSTANDING WEDDING DRESS CODES

This week, we are featuring a Q&A from our #CoffeeWithCalluna series, where we answer your questions about all things weddings, planning and style! We look forward to sharing our tips and tricks!

Want to have your questions answered? Send them to hello@callunaevents.com!

Xo, Calluna


“I’m wondering if you can explain the difference between wedding dress codes? I am not sure what to put on my wedding invitation and want my guests to have an idea of what to wear!”

This is a great question! We know it can get confusing sometimes, so we are happy to lay out how wedding attire is traditionally broken down.

White Tie: This is the most formal of wedding attire options, think tuxedos with a jacket and tails for men, and formal ball gowns for women.

Black Tie: This is the second most formal option after white tie – think a tuxedo for men, and a stylish cocktail dress of chic evening gown for the ladies.

Black Tie Optional (or Formal): This option is less formal than black tie, though still suggests black tie attire would be appropriate to wear. A tuxedo is still an option, though a dark suit and tie would be acceptable for men. For her, we would suggest a long evening dress or a more formal cocktail dress.

Cocktail: Cocktail attire can be interpreted in a few different ways, but normally implies men in suits and women in fun party dresses.

Beach or Garden Party Attire: Beach or garden party implies casual dress appropriate for heat or a spring/summer wedding. Think light summer suits for men, and fun sundresses for the ladies.

Photography | Jill Houser Photography

Holiday spiked cider recipe

Here at Calluna, we love a good holiday cocktail. In honor of Thanksgiving week, we wanted to share one of our favorite, easy recipes for a spiked spiced cider. The best part? You can throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do its magic while you work on the rest of your Thanksgiving feast. Bonus – it makes your whole house smell AMAZING!

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Start with two quarts of apple cider in a crockpot on low.

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Add in half a cup of brown sugar and stir.

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To get a little spice, add in one teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of allspice. We recommend putting the spices in cheese cloth tied with twine. It makes it a little easier for drinking.

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Add in four cinnamon sticks, one sliced orange, and one sliced apple. Let the mixture heat through before serving. Once ready, pour into a mug and add a splash (or two) of spiced rum.  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

2 Quarts of Apple Cider

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of cloves

1 teaspoon of allspice

4 cinnamon sticks

1 orange – sliced

1 apple – sliced

Spiced rum

xx, Calluna

A Summertime Red Sangria Recipe

Summertime – A time for peonies, warm weather, open-toed shoes, and sangria! We love us a good summer cocktail and wanted to share an easy and delicious recipe for you to enjoy!

20160602_1866First up, the ingredients. You’ll need a bottle of red wine, orange liqueur, orange juice, brandy, pineapple chunks with juice, sugar, ginger ale, oranges, lemons, and limes.

Start off with a half cup of sugar and pour into a pitcher or beverage dispenser.

Add a bottle of red wine to the sugar and stir until it is dissolved.

Add half a cup of orange liqueur. Stir.

Add 1/4 cup of brandy.

And one cup of orange juice.

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Add a can of diced pineapple with juice and stir.

Chop up some fruit and add to the sangria. Make sure to chill for an hour or two to let the flavors set. Note: the longer you let set, the longer the flavors have a chance to meld.

Stir in one bottle of ginger ale, serve over ice and ENJOY! (strategically placed peonies optional)

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A Sweet Valentines Day Cocktail

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for your day. What better way to celebrate the day of love than with cocktails?!  A spin on a Martha Stewart recipe, we’ve put together this easy and yummy cocktail to help cheers to your special someone. Spending the day with your friends? It’s also a great cocktail for a Gal-entines celebration!

Vodka

Step 1: Fill glass with ice and add your vodka of choice.

 

 

Step 2: Add  pomegranate juice until about 3/4 full.

 

Step 3: Next up, the bubbles! Top the cocktail with a sparkling wine of your choice.

 

Step 4: Add a splash of Grand Marnier and stir.

 

Step 5: CELEBRATE! Raise your glass and cheers to you and yours! A quick, easy, and delicious Valentines Day cocktail to help celebrate your day!

 

Ingredients:
Vodka
Pomegranate Juice
Sparkling Wine
Grand Marnier

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