Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chippy white chalkboard love and a favorite cocktail


I wanted to share this recipe with you before Christmas, but did not have the chance...it is my favorite winter go-to cocktail :)

Pomegranate Martinis

Beware, they do pack a bit of a punch, so a little goes a long way :))

Oh, and the new chalkboard door is one of my favorite Christmas presents.  Isn't it fab?!!  I'm still not over my chalkboard obsession...and to have one so big, in a chippy white door with rusted tin on the bottom...well, let's just say that I do LOVE it!!

Pomegranate Martinis

Make ahead of time:  heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat to make a simple syrup.  Simmer for 5 minutes until sugar dissolves.  Chill about 3 hours.

Combine 1 cup of the simple syrup, 2 cups vodka, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1/4 cup pomegranate juice.

Shake in cocktail shaker over ice and strain into glasses.

Garnish with pomegranate seeds {optional}


Hope you have a great day!


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Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love your chalkboard, and the Martini.... well what can I say... I will be making it, love a drink that looks pretty too.... Happy 2013

Susan Thomas said...

Love that chalkboard too! It seems like the vintage finds in your home are like statement jewlery for the home. Vintage Bling!

Debbie said...

Love the chalkboard, Tracey!!
I really need a larger one...
mine is waaay to small.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Beautiful chalkboard Tracey...and I must admit I'm n love with them too. They are some of my biggest sellers in my space at "Sweet Repeats"...and they are beginning to pile up at home.:)


Anne said...

What a great gift that door was!!! I have never seen one like that!
That drink sounds great! I am going to try that one!

Junkchiccottage said...

Yum on the drink recipe!!! Will have to try that. Love that chalk board. I love old chalk boards too I even have one in my living room now!!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh.my.goodness. I think that is the prettiest, most fabulous chalkboard I have ever seen!!! I just love it!

Abramyan Avenue said...

Oh that looks good!! My husband is Russian/Armenian, so you have combined his two favorite ingredients, vodka and pomegrantes!!
And I love the chalkboard. I have been wanting to try to incorporate one in my kitchen somewhere, it's just not big enough!
hope your week is going great!

Amy Kinser said...

I have to just say that I love your chalkboard. One of the prettiest that I have ever seen.

Blessings to you, Amy

Burlap Luxe said...

I am on my way over yum yum!!
I showed my daughter your martini and she said it looks cute, that works I said in reply, and I had to pass what she said onto you :)
I guess creating is all about cute and romantic flea market cottage cute.

Love the black board?

Susan said...

Your new chalkboard door is fabulous Tracey! Plenty of room to write that enticing martini recipe. I may have to whip some of these cocktails up for Valentine's day.
Thank you!

Beata - Hungry for ideas said...

Great ideas!!!! I will stay with you.:)

Rozmeen said...

Love that chalckboard!

Wishing you a lovely day.
xoxo Rozmeen

PURA VIDA said...

I have an old door just waiting for something like this...and give a ginger martini a whirl if you like martinis..yum!

The White Pear Tree said...

Love the door, great idea!

I found a pomegranate liqueur and we mixed it with Grand Marnier and bubbly wine at Christmas. Woh, that was awesome, but that too packed a punch!

It would be great in a martini too!

Sheila said...

Well you posted about two of my favorite things today. I love anything with chippy white paint, and I also have a love of chalkboards. I adore the rusty tin at the bottom, it makes it even more special. Isn't it wonderful when people know you well enough to buy you the perfect gift? In addition, the second thing I love is a good cocktail. Can't wait to try this pretty thing. This would be perfect for a Valentines Party.

Cindy said...

Yummy sounding cocktail, and your chalkboard door is wooonderful!


Gail said...

I would have LOVE to have been the one to have received such a beautiful gift. I LOVE it!!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Your chalkboard is just awesome Tracey!!! What a wonderful gift!!
And that drink looks delicious, I wonder if I could do a non-alcoholic version, maybe with a little club soda?!
Hope your having a lovely week.

Frøken Anker said...

I just love your chalkboard... wonderful!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That chalkboard is great! Someday I want a house big enough to have several awesome chalkboards!

Tutti Chic said...

love the chalkboard & the drink recipe!! happy new year...:) chris

Tutti Chic said...

love the chalkboard & the drink recipe!! happy new year...:) chris

Sarah said...

Will be trying this one. ;-)
Thanks for sharing.......sarah

The Little Red Shop said...

Have a great week, Tracey. Your chalkboard is really cute!!

: )

Julie M.

Glass Doors said...

Everything here is a perfection and inspiration. Thanks for posting.