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The Best Tasting Summer Cocktails paired with our Favorite Statement Rings

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Exciting times!! We are finally seeing family in person again! 

Sarah and I are bringing this one to you together from our perch on our parents deck overlooking a lake in Ohio.

It's hot and sunny and we just celebrated the 4th of July with our big and boisterous family. 

Sarah and Catherine toasting togetherness with Simple Goodness Sisters cocktails and CG statement rings

The only thing that makes this moment better is a fresh crisp and flavorful beverage in hand. And what makes cocktails with friends and family even better? 

Cocktail rings of course!

The right jewelry enhances every moment - it's a mood booster and a way to remind you of important connections in your life. 

artistic statement silver rings and cocktails by Simple Goodness Sisters

Photo Credit: Top Right: Meredith McKee, Bottom Left: Vital Media Studios 

We've partnered with the Simple Goodness Sisters to round up delicious summer drinks you can make and enjoy at home. Belinda and Venise are two sisters "dedicated to bringing you the tastiest possible drinks at home, simply." 

They grow the majority of ingredients on their farm, ensuring their mixes are as tasty as possibly. 

simple goodness sisters farm to table drink syrups, blueberry lemon cocktail and darkened silver night bloom statement ring handmade by Seattle artist Catherine Grisez

For optimum beverage enjoyment, we've paired each drink with a coordinating statement ring. 

Pinkies up friends! 

night bloom silver statement ring with blueberry cocktail

Blueberry Lemon Tart

First up ~ The Blueberry Lemon Tart adorned with the Night Bloom Silver Ring

This ring offers sophistication and glam, the perfect accent to your martini.  It is a celebration of your resilience and trust, inspired by the ability to balance an awe of beauty with fear of the unknown. 

How it's made:

Glass: martini glass
Ingredients (makes 1):
  • 2 ounces vodka (we used Tito's) 
  • ¾ ounce Simple Goodness Sisters syrup (we used both the lemon herb and blueberry lavender together)
  • ¼ ounce fresh squeezed citrus juice, optional (we used lemon)
  • floral sugar for the rim (we made our own lavender sugar & was quite easy!)
  • 1 cup of ice

Prepare a martini glass by rimming the glass with lavender sugar (simply blend fresh lavender in a Cuisinart or blender with table sugar). Run a slice of a lemon along the rim of the glass. Pour a small amount of floral sugar onto a plate and gently roll the glass rim in the sugar to coat. Into a cocktail shaker, pour the Simple Goodness Sisters syrup, ¼ ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 2 ounces of vodka. Add ice to the cocktail shaker, cap, and shake just until the outside of the tin is cold. Strain into the rimmed martini glass.

What we loved most about this martini was how smooth and light it was! The syrups added a hint of sweetness, while the fresh squeezed citrus balanced everything out.

silver, gold, and aqua tourmaline statement ring with gin cocktail at the lake

The Seattle Sling

Next up ~ The Seattle Sling made better with the Rock Ring (hey - that rhymes!).  

The Rock Ring just seems fitting cuddled up next to a rocks glass full of herbaceous goodness of the earth.  This one of a kind ring was inspired by the strength of rocks and the treasures that grow around them - a reminder that you can overcome challenges in your own unique way. 

How it's made:

Glass: rocks glass, wine glass, or short juice glass work well
Ingredients (makes 1):

  • .75 ounces lemon juice
  • .5 ounces Simple Goodness Sisters' syrup- (we tried it with Blueberry Lavender)
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 2 ounces gin (we used Tanqueray) 
  • 1 ounce Vermouth Bianca
  • Sage leaves and a lavender sprig

Shake all ingredients except for the club soda in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a fresh glass of ice and top with the club soda. Garnish with fresh herbs and a candied citrus wheel or peel.

What we loved most about this cocktail was how earthy it was!  If you are a fan of a Negroni or herbaceous heavy drink, you'd enjoy this one. You can easily control how heavy or light you make the drink with the amount of club soda added.  

silver resilient ring with glass of rose

Rośe and Wine Spritzer

This next one ~ technically not a cocktail, however a crisp pink wine is on the top of our list to enjoy during warm summer days.  Plus, the Resilient Double Leaf Ring is just lovely as you grasp the stem of your wine glass. 

Inspired by nature’s ability to thrive in a barren landscape (a keen metaphor for the human spirit), this ring represents your inner irrepressible self.

And to complete our sisters trifecta, we're pairing this ring with a delicious rośe from Washington, made by the Mark Ryan Family Winery - Flowerhead is named after Mark's daughters, Lu and Oly. 

For a lighter beverage - turn it into a spritzer 

How it's made:

Glass: your favorite style of wine glass 
Ingredients (makes 1):

  • Fill glass with ice and fill 3/4 with Rośe or Light White Wine of choice. 
  • Top with Flavored Sparkling water or Club Soda
  • Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge

What we love about the spritzer? You hydrate while you enjoy wine! It is light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

darkened silver sea flower power ring holding pink blueberry cocktail outside

Non-Alcoholic Version of The Seattle Sling

Lastly ~ we understand there is often a time and place (and age limit) when a mocktail is best enjoyed.  For this dreamy concoction, we went back to the Simple Goodness Sisters for that "garden to glass" flavor and paired it with the Sea Flower Power Ring. 

The Sea Flower Ring is a stunning power ring that will help you stay in touch with the stress reducing benefits of nature.  

The youngsters and non-drinkers of our group loved this drink, asking for seconds.

How it's made:

Glass: rocks glass, wine glass, or short juice glass work well

Ingredients (makes 1):

  • 2 drops lavender bitters (like Scrappy’s bitters)
  • .75 ounces lemon juice
  • .5 ounces Simple Goodness Sisters Lemon Herb Syrup or Blueberry Lavender (we used both)
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • Garnish with Sage leaves and a lavender sprig

Shake all ingredients except for the club soda in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a fresh glass of ice and top with the club soda. Garnish with fresh herbs and a candied citrus wheel or peel.

simple goodness sisters cocktails and silver statement rings by seattle artist Catherine Grisez

Any and all of these drinks are a delight when paired with friends and family reunions and your favorite cocktail ring.

Of course, just seeing our favorite people after so much time apart is amazing on it's own, but the jewelry and beverages certainly take it up a notch. 

 

More on the Simple Goodness Sisters... 

Belinda Kelly (bartender and recipe developer) and Venisse Cunningham (farmer) are sisters who've created a magical farm to glass experience. 

Farmed in the Pacific Northwest, Simple Goodness Sisters syrups capture the intense, pure flavors of a season and naturally preserve them. We grow the majority of the ingredients for the syrups on our family farm in Buckley, WA, and source whatever we can’t grow with intention, supporting others using ethical growing practices. The syrups are made from scratch in small batches in Washington state using recyclable packaging. Learn more 

 

Interested in a new ring to pair with your favorite cocktail? 

Shop RINGS!

And of course, we'd love to hear from you in the comments below... What is your favorite summer cocktail? If you try one of these recipes, please tell us what you think!

Sarah Selman


4 Responses

Kathleen Essik

July 09, 2021

Love all that you both are doing. Both of you amaze me. Thank you for sharing your talent and fun. I don’t wear rings but want to pick out one for a gift.i

Catherine Grisez

July 07, 2021

Carol – you should definitely send us a beverage pic with your CG bling! What is your favorite cocktail?

Ken

July 07, 2021

Great post!

Carol Nye

July 07, 2021

Love this! Thank you for the recipes and eye candy. I may have to put on my own CG ring bling and send you a pic with a cocktail in hand! :)

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