Friday, July 20, 2018

We're All Ears Cheers to July!

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

July's We're All Ears challenge is to find a picture of a favorite summer drink and build some earrings around it! The colors, the flavors, the shape of the glass, the way the ice melts, even the sweat stain on the coaster....your choice! 

Photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. This year's celebration was very special because I had both of my adult children at home so I wanted to find a festive red, white, and blue drink.

Patriotic Vodka Slushie
We celebrated with a refreshing and colorful slushie made with grenadine, blue curacao, and spiked lemonade.  I need to point out that the way you layer this drink isn’t a choice. To effectively create layers, you need to consider the thickness of each liquid. In this case, grenadine is thicker than Blue Curacao, and lemonade is thinner than both grenadine and Blue Curacao. This is why the drink is layered red, blue, and white, because it goes from thickest consistency to thinnest. If you layered it any other way then the layers might not hold and the different colors would be more likely to bleed through.

Step 1 – In a food processor, blend grenadine and ice until slushy, then pour a layer (about 1/3 the size of the glass) into the bottom of your glasses.
Step 2 – Blend blue curacao and ice until slushy, then gently add another 1/3 layer on top of the grenadine.
Step 3 – To finish off, blend the lemonade, vodka, and ice, then top off your drinks with a final layer.
Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!

Red Rose Earrings by BayMoonDesign

 The patriotic color scheme of red, white, and blue inspired these earrings.  I used red polymer clay roses by Brooke Bock and the royal blue lampwork by Sue Kennedy.  I added some recycled, vintage white glass beads. The earrings are finished with Vintaj brass earwires.  These earrings are available for purchase HERE.  They would make a great July birthday gift.  You may also want to snag them for yourself.  They are perfect for the summer holidays.

I can't wait to see what other drinks inspired some earrings.  What a fun challenge!


  1. Very 4th of July! (And I like the bonus slushie recipe!)

  2. Both your drink and earrings look super cool (pun intended :D )

  3. That drink sounds fantasticly fun and delicious! And, the earrings reflect it so well also. I love the combination of the softly curved roses with the spike of blue. They're real beauties.

  4. Great earrings. And I enjoyed learning a bit about making a layered cocktail.

  5. That sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. I love the earrings you made. Those remind me of the bomb popsicles I remember as a kid, that look sort of rocket shaped and have the three colors. Thanks for playing along in the We're All Ears challenge. Cheers! Enjoy the day! Erin

  6. I love the earrings and really appreciate the recipe :)