A summer cocktail with Prairie Charms

When Prairie Charms announced their latest collaboration with the Make A Wish Foundation, I was really keen to get involved. 25% of every order goes straight to this fantastic charity who work with children with life-threatening illnesses to grant their wishes. I bought the Aalia Pink Chevron Paper Straws and the Beatrix Washi Tape to help me accessorise my summery cocktail. Plus Prairie Charms also sent me two lovely gifts, a pot of the Dalia Nail Glitter*, a black glitter that is perfect for a statement nail or nail art and a gold Willow Heart Clip* that can jazz up any outfit!

We have had some gorgeous weather recently, and hopefully it will just keep getting better and better as we get closer to summer. Last weekend was particularly sunny where I live, so I took advantage of this by grabbing my copy of Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes, my sunnies and beach towel for a little sunbathe on the balcony. The only thing missing was a summer drink to cool my down in the heat!

Summer berry fizz

50ml of gin (you could also use vodka)
A small handful of mixed frozen berries
Top up with white grape and blackberry sparkling flavoured water

Before I started, I decorated my jar with the purple polka dot tape from the Beatrix Washi Tape set. This is a great way to jazz up your glassware without spending a fortune. Plus you can go crazy with all sorts of colours and patterns.

There is no “method” for this cocktail, it is really quick and simple, just literally put all the ingredients together and you are ready to go! To enhance the flavour, I’d suggest mixing the cocktail half an hour or so before you want to serve it and pop in the fridge to give the berries a chance to infuse with the sparkling water.

When you are ready to serve, remove from the fridge and add ice if you want. You could also add a few mint leaves and some lime for a fresher taste. To top off the cocktail I added an Aalia Pink Chevron Paper Straw which is so summery and fun. Plus I made my own flag straw using a plain white straw from Ikea, then I wrapped some washi tape around it and cut a triangle out to make the flag shape. Super easy, and very cute.

Prairie Charms have so many lovely products including jewellery, floral crowns, nail art and cute packaging, so you are sure to find something you love. Plus 10% of profits go to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, so it really is guilt-free shopping! 
What is your favourite cocktail recipe? Which is your favourite Prairie Charms product?