Coopers’ Craft Summer Sippers Blogger Event

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A couple of Saturdays ago I got to attend a South Florida Bloggers event for Coopers’ Craft Bourbon at House Kitchen & Bar in Coral Gables. I had a real blast trying out different cocktails and hanging out with fellow bloggers!

IMG_3876Of all the cocktails I tried, my favorite one was the Coopers’ Cup. First of all, it came in a real cute tin cup..which we got to keep! The drink itself was smooth and it didn’t make my throat burn like crazy. I really liked the combination of bourbon + ginger beer.

In case you’re dying to know how to create this drink, here’s the recipe!
(All recipes are courtesy of Henry from ABC Bartending)

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • top with ginger beer (roughly 6 parts)
  • Served over crushed ice in tin cup, garnished with mint sprig

Instructions:
Combine Coopers’ Craft Bourbon with lime juice. Add ginger beer and serve over ice in tin cup. Garnish with mint Sprig.
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Here’s Henry (from ABC Bartending) making the Coopers’ Cup!
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I loved the Coopers’ Cup so much, that I took a million pictures of it!
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I’m just really obsessed with these tin cups & mint sprig….

The next cocktail we tried was the Kentucky Luxedo. IMG_3828
The recipe for this one:
Ingredients:

  • 1 part Coopers’ Craft
  • 1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Muddled Sugar Cube

Instructions:
Combine Coopers’ and Maraschino Liqueur into a mixing glass and stir with a bar spoon. Muddle sugar and bitters at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Add ice and strain into a mixing glass into glass with sugar and bitter mixture. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

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The last cocktail was the After Barrel. We actually learnt how to make this one ourselves!
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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Cooper’s Craft Bourbon
  • 5 Blueberries
  • 4 Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 oz. Peach liquor
  • Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Place blueberries and strawberries in a shaker. Pour Peach liquor over the berries. Muddle the strawberries, blueberries and peach liquor to release the juices. Add Cooper’s Craft Bourbon and orange bitters for a nice tang. Add ice cubes and shake. Pour and enjoy!
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This was probably the most pretty looking one!

We also got to try very delicious foods from House Kitchen & Bar:
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Everything was so yummy! I definitely recommend this place. It was my first time trying their food and I was extremely satisfied. My favorite was probably the Margarita pizza (ofcourse!).

Here are some more pictures of the event. I loved the whole set up.
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So, I met the cutest doggie! His name is Hamilton Barkley and he wears cutie bowties. :3

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What I wore:
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Photo by Vintage Unicorn

Dinosaur Blouse: Forever21
Pink skater skirt: Forever21

*disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

Hatch Miami

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Last month I attended Hatch Miami, an outdoor craft fair showcasing amazing talented women vendors. Everything from beautiful artwork, super cute handmade goodies, delicious food & drinks, performances, and other provisions. It was great seeing so many lady bosses in one place! I went almost crazy buying and taking lots of pictures of everything. I didn’t get a chance to go to every single vendor (why, I dunno? and I’m kicking myself for it), but next time Hatch Miami rolls into town, I’m definitely going to make it a goal to visit every single one.
So like I said, I took a million photos. Here are some of my favorites. If you like what you see, be sure to click on the links that’ll take you straight to the vendors!

Vintage Unicorn

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Be My Clementine

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Chill Out Tho

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Masa Madre

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Geek Girl Brunch Miami

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Awesome shirts from Geek Girl Gang!

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Undeaddee

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The Ministry of Decor

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Acorn Country

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Colorful Cute Goods

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My spoils from the fair:

From Colorful Cute Goods:

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Kawaii fruit pen–yes, those are tiny strawberry confetti in the dangly ball! Obsessed. 

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This is a pencil pouch! The cutest pencil pouch! I might use it as a makeup pouch…IMG_3693
Ugly 0g ….I can’t! hehehe
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Cute mini notebook. It reminded me of the anime Your Lie in April. IMG_3711
Circus Critters Mini Memo Set. I get weak in the knees for adorable stationary stuff. IMG_3721
Tall Kitty Pen is cute CUTE cute.
Would you believe me if I said I spent less than $12 at this vendor? Because I totally did. So cheap and so cute! I would have bought more but I needed to contain myself.

From Undeaddee:

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When I saw this BotW Link print I HAD to get it. It is amazing.

From Vintage Unicorn:

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Chubby Unicorn is life! And this wooden necklace is perfection. The blue background detaches itself if you so choose, so you get 2 necklaces in 1!

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Chubby Unicorn dressed as Eleven from Stranger Things. OMG.

 

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Not sure when the next Hatch Miami is going to be, but I can’t wait! If you’re reading this and thought to yourself “Wow, I really wish I had known about this awesome event and I wish I could have gone” then you should definitely check it out next time!  For more information on Hatch Miami, go here.

For more pictures, visit my facebook!