Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Summer Cocktail Inspiration

The current weather isn’t exactly screaming summer cocktails just yet but with another May bank holiday happening in just a matter of days, it’s perfect for experimenting with a little mixology. So, we’ve picked a few of our favourite cocktail recipes to share and advise you to always drink responsibly no matter how yummy they are!

Cucumber Lime Margaritas

We all love a Margarita but there’s no denying that they’re not the most waist friendly of cocktails, that’s why we especially love our skinny cucumber version. The cucumber taste means that there’s no need to add in any sugar.

Peel 2 cucumbers and pop them into your blender until it mixes into a thick juice, then separate the pulp from the juice with a strainer. Take a small (around 8 ounce glass) fill with ice and pour over 1 ½ ounces of silver tequila, 1 ½ ounces of fresh lime juice and 3 ounces of the cucumber juice. Make it look pretty with a few slices of cucumber garnish. 

Strawberry Gin Smash 

As more and more gin gardens are set to open up across the UK this summer, why not nail the trend ahead of the wave and try out our delicious strawberry gin cocktail recipe for yourself?

To serve around 8 people, simply mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 4 tablespoons of lime juice in a large pitcher, then slit the tips of 8 small strawberries and roll them gently in the juice for a few minutes. Pour in 2 cups of gin and 3 cups of soda, then add ice cubes and garnish to taste with a few sprigs of mint. 

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea 

If you’re a big tea fan, then make this recipe your go-to cocktail of choice. Take a quirky jar, mix together 2 ounces of peach preserves with 2 ounces of Bourbon, a dash of Aperol, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and pour over some ice. Fill to the top with some sweet tea and garnish with a lemon round and a sprig of thyme.

Why not share your favourite cocktails with us by getting in touch @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter? We’d love to try them out! 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Fiorelli's 2015 Festival Guide

Has watching all of the recent Coachella coverage got you thinking about hitting one of this summer’s festivals? There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to pick just one. So, be inspired by our pick of the most stylish.

Holi Festival 

The Festival of Colours is one like no other, inspired by the traditional Hindu festival Holi it combines a euphoric atmosphere with music and coloured powdered. Forget the traditional festival wear and opt for a white ensemble as you’ll create your own individual outfit thanks to the colour splashes.

The Festival is hitting London on 12th September this year but is also touring Europe if you fancy venturing further afield!

Field Day 

Taking place at London’s Victoria Park, Field Day lets alternative acts take centre stage, and is becoming the festival of choice for more and more people each year. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to go all out with the festival fashion as you enjoy live music, street style food and plenty of competitions.Taking place 6-7th June, it’s time to start thinking about your festival #FiorelliStyle already! 

Way Out West 

If you’re really into your fashion, then head to Sweden’s most stylish festival, Way Out West. Get ready to drool over attendees’ effortless style alongside Fashion Buyers who make this festival their first port of call for trend spotting. You can also expect great live music from both established and alternative artists such as Florence and the Machine or Ellie Goulding. So, book your tickets to Goteborg from 13-15 August and get ready to soak up some Scandi cool! 

Already snapped up your festival tickets for this summer’s events? Then let us know where you’ve chosen and don’t forget to tag us in your cool festival fashion pics @Fiorelli_Bags on Twitter or Instagram. We can’t wait to see your festival #FiorelliStyle!