I really hate to say this because so many folks have expressed the same sentiment. To be honest, I am pretty much over winter. I’m not sure if this has been a rough winter (based on temperatures and actual snowfall), but it sure feels that way. At this point the snow piles around my driveway are about as high as they can get. I can barely throw more snow on them without fear of a mini-avalanche.
Thankfully, though, there are some positives. We are more than halfway through February and signs of spring will start to appear mid-March. In the meantime, I’m doing what I can to keep things warm and sunny on the inside. This year I teamed up with Glade® to share ideas for creating the best feelings in your home all year long. And I can’t tell you a better way to bring on those sort of feelings than with a delicious martini and some fabulous smelling candles.
Glade® recently launched their Limited Edition Spring Collection. Although I tend to be pretty picky with scents, I’m loving the Let Loose™ scent. There’s something about burning a candle that has an instant soothing effect on me, so I try to light one every day. These little guys deliver a great scent, plus they look adorable. The yellow / orange almost matches my dining room walls.
Anyway, after a hard week of work, a candle, cocktail, and stack of magazines makes me one happy guy. Inspired by the new invigorating scents from Glade, I decided to try a floral-inspired cocktail, the White Cosmo. Plus, in the past I’ve shared cocktail recipes using St. Germain (which I love) and wanted to give you yet another reason to pick up a bottle if you haven’t already done so.
Here’s what you will need:
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces St. Germain
1 ounce white cranberry juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
edible flowers for garnish
Let’s get shaking:
To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, St. Germain, white cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an edible flower.
Even though I love a traditional Cosmopolitan, this may be a new favorite. The light floral touches of the St. Germain make spring seem so close I could literally taste it.
I’m also a big fan of the garnish. I picked up a small pack of edible flowers at my local grocery and it was just the thing to make this cocktail special. Isn’t it gorgeous?
As a bonus (whether you are a cocktail fan or not), my friends at Glade® and I are giving away a set of the new Limited Edition Spring Collection Candles, plus a $100 Spafinder.com Gift Card. That will certainly help chase away the winter blues.
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Good luck to all and enjoy your week – winter or no winter!