— Feathers and Wax

Archive
Cocktail Recipes

img_1146

The weather is getting cooler, pumpkins are popping up on everyone’s porches, and soon spirits will be all around us…including in your glass.

Read on for how to cast a spell on your Halloween party guests with the Witches Brew cocktail!

Read More

image

You can’t deny that that a specific shade of blush pink is THE color these days. I’ve been so drawn to anything in a pale and dusty rose pink lately. Seeing how these cocktails turned out to be exactly that color made my heart flutter! And the rosewater and Hendrick’s gin (which is rose-infused) really drive that floral, rose scent and taste even further.

Read on for how to make your own!

Read More

image

This drink was born out of a lot of rather random bits of inspiration — some of it from my recent trip to France, some of it from the cold I’m still trying to kick this week. I’m so drawn to all things that have lemon and honey right now.

I wanted something fresh and citrusy but also soothing, with just a hint of French influence and a boozy kick. Voila: the Lavender Stinger.

Read on for how to make your own!

Read More

image

Consider this a guest Cocktail Hour post because Fred decided to try his hand at mixology for once. Usually he sticks with a good ‘ol rum and coke or a simple dark and stormy, but since he’s had some great results growing basil from seed, here we are.

Seriously though, those two pots in this photo are his gigantic basil plants. I’m so impressed!

Read More

image

Guess who’s got two black thumbs and yet SOMEHOW got a mint plant to thrive? My gardening “successes” are so few and far between that any time I can keep a plant alive for longer than a few weeks I immediately feel like the true embodiment of mother nature, bringing all manner of life to fruition.

Until I realize I’ve somehow killed yet another succulent.

But let me revel in my mint success for now! And read on for how to make a refreshingly minty twist on a paloma cocktail, perfect for this insane springtime humidity we’re dealing with.

Read More

image

Lately I feel like I’ve stumbled on the easiest cocktail template ever: Vodka or gin, lime juice, simple syrup and [something exciting]. Take whatever fruit at the market is fully ripe and in season, or your favorite fruit juice and voila: a fresh and easy cocktail recipe.

Fresh blackberries and thyme were the magic ingredients for me this round. Read on for the recipe!

Read More

Stoned_Immaculate_Vintage_lookbook_24

As a kid I would draw pictures of my stick-figure family in front of a boxy house, curl of smoke coming out of the chimney and sun shining from the corner of the paper. But I never knew whether I should color my dad’s red hair in with the red crayon or the orange crayon. Finally my parents gave me one of those deluxe sets of 48 crayons in all kinds of colors and one was “red orange.” Perfect.

These days, if Crayola came out with a blood orange crayon, adult me would definitely be into it. I’m still so in love with that bright, 70s shade of reddish orange.

Read More

image

Since Mexico is still on my mind these days (and I never get tired of that country’s cuisine OR its tequila) I decided to mess a little bit with my go-to margarita recipe to bring you the Trancas Margarita.  A little floral and a little herbal, this margarita cuts back on the sweetness to let that fresh lime juice and white tequila really shine.

Read More

image

What can I say? Being a feminist woman can get…interesting at times (read: depressing). So to counterbalance the never-ending realness I turn to humor and booze to get me through. Don’t we all?

Read on for how to make your own delicious batch of “Male Tears”!

Read More

image

February is classically when our attention turns to all things pink. But instead I’m crushing on something that’s a slightly paler shade, somewhere between peach and rose.

Pinch those cheeks and read on for more blushing beauty…

Read More