Party Time: Cocktails and Creativity

21 Jul

A few weeks ago I teameded up with Lara Duren, artist, stylist and woman about town, for a lovely Sunday afternoon of drinking and drawing.  Lara set up an elaborate still-life in her living room, I made cocktails and we sipped and sketched to our hearts’ delight.

lovely ladies making lovely things

I’m not particularly good at drawing, but really enjoyed having an excuse to sit around and draw a still life.  Seriously- drawing is great for concentration, observation and meditation, artistic merit aside.  I highly recommend rounding up some friends, arranging some interesting objects on a coffee table, making some cocktails and sketching away.  Simple as that.

drawing on each other

I made a variation of the watermelon cocktail from my last post (this one contained ginger beer) and a cucumber cocktail made with the generic-looking “cucumber beverage” I once found in the International aisle at the grocery store and now cannot get enough of (incidentally, if you’re ever wanting to buy me a gift I’ll really love, consider a lifetime supply of ginger beer and cucumber soda”).  Look around to see if you can find some in your grocery store or Asian market.  If not, I know Dry makes a less-sweet version of cucumber soda that would work well.

cucumber cocktail

Cucumber Cocktail

  • 1 oz vodka or gin
  • juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1 oz ginger beer
  • top with cucumber soda

mix all ingredients in a glass with ice.  serve very cold

hard at work

All photos by Shawn Poynter.

For more projects like this one, check out the Domesticity page.

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