With summer garden parties, BBQs and other special occasions just around the corner, you can never have too many decorative items to enhance your experience. From decorative bowls that house vibrant flowers to drinks trays to serve your guests, let’s take a look at our top five summer drinks and how to coherently pair them with unique home decor pieces!
To complement your Aperol Spritz, our glistening Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray in a plain and pink design will enable your drinks to stand out. A truly stunning and elegant tray with a beautiful bone inlay, each tray is hand crafted in India with each piece taking a team of skilled craftsmen one week to complete. A gem! Each is completely unique and small flaws may be present, which adds to the character of the piece — a sure conversation started!
3 parts Prosecco or sparkling wine chilled
2 parts Aperol
2 parts Club Soda or Blood Orange Soda
Orange slices, for garnish
You can never go wrong with a Classic Margarita! Our Green Sultan Ginger Jar combined with the Amala Tray is the perfect duo for a fresh aesthetic when serving these tropical, punchy and invigorating drinks! The Amala Tray is hand-crafted from cut pieces of bone in a simple, geometric pattern and neutral colour. Its handles and relative light weight ensure ease of use.
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lime juice
Chill a cocktail glass, and then rub its rim with lime juice and dip it in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and ice together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and then strain into the glass over ice.
PEAR POMEGRANATE BELLINI
Matching your sweet and refreshing Pear Pomegranate Bellini with our Pink Block Print Ginger Jar to house some fresh flowers for the perfect Spring setting. Pairing fragrant flowers with the floral notes that accompany a Bellini will enhance your experience!
5 oz pear brandy
3 oz pomegranate juice
1 bottle Prosecco chilled
1/4 cup pomegranate arils plus some extra for serving
1 Anjou pear, thinly sliced plus some extra for garnishing
Place one pear slice in each Champagne flute. Shake pear juice and Poire William with large ice cubes. Pour in equal measure into the four champagne flutes. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and serve immediately.
WATERMELON AND HONEYDEW SANGRIA
Serve your guests in style with a beautifully presented Watermelon & Honeydew Sangria on our Oval Leopard Tray in Pink, or Orange! For a more subtle aesthetic, try the Oval Leopard Tray in White. These generously sized serving trays add a great accent on an ottoman, a coffee table or for an outdoor party!
1/2 medium apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)
1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed // plus more for garnish)
3-4 Tbsp organic brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp (37.5 g) organic cane sugar as original recipe is written)
3/4 cup orange juice (plus more to taste)
1/3 cup brandy (plus more to taste)
750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine*
~1 cup Ice to chill
Chop and slice all of the fruit and set aside. In a blender combine 9 cups watermelon cubes and 4 cups honeydew and blend with a splash gin until it becomes a liquid. Place the other 3 cups watermelon cubes and 1 cup honeydew cubes in the freezer to make fruit cubes to add to the sangria later. Using a mesh strainer or a sieve, strain the watermelon and honeydew juice over a pitcher. You can strain twice if it’s still too thick. Add in the wine, orange liqueur and the rest of the sliced fruit. Stir and then add in the ginger ale. Before serving place the frozen watermelon and honeydew cubes in the sangria as well as some ice to water it down a bit. Serve with fresh mint and enjoy!
Unwind at the end of a day with a refreshing classic mojito and our unique Bamboo Tray in Grey Parsi whose durable surface makes it ideal for entertaining. A chic bamboo serving tray with a grey trellis pattern, a wonderful addition for your home or for entertaining.
2 oz. white rum
2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
2 tsp. superfine sugar
8 fresh mint leaves
Club soda or seltzer
Whatever your poison, sip your drink in style with either matching or complementary decorative accessories, from trays to serve food and drinks to vases to beautifully display your fresh flowers.