Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail

There’s nothing like an ice cold glass of milk on a warm day. Have you ever considered spicing up your glass of milk, and giving it a little kick? With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite warm weather cocktails, Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail. This Latin inspired libation is super easy and super delicious.

Imagine yourself relaxing on the porch or under a tree, listening to the birds sing, and feeling a gentle breeze brush across your face. Or perhaps your hosting a Mexican Fiesta full of bold and spicy flavors. Dulce de leche is a traditional Mexican flavor, and this sweet milk cocktail is perfect for cutting the heat in those spicy dishes.

 

Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail

A Latin Inspired Libation

 

Cocktails do not get any simpler. For this one, all you need is milk, vodka, butterscotch or caramel liqueur, and ice cubes. Cinnamon sticks are optional, and a pretty glass is always nice.

 

Ingredients:

  • Milk (I like to use 1% low-fat milk, but use whichever is your favorite)
  • 1 Ounce – Vodka
  • 1 Ounce – Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cinnamon Stick (optional)

How To:

  • Add Ice Cubes to your glass of choice
  • Pour cold Milk over ice cubes
  • Add Vodka
  • Add Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Stir with Cinnamon Stick and leave in the drink for garnish

 

 

Easy-peasy, am I right?! It is like Mexican Flan in a glass, and you are going to love it.

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Ingredients:
  • Milk (I like to use 1% low-fat milk, but use whichever is your favorite)
  • 1 Ounce - Vodka
  • 1 Ounce - Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cinnamon Stick (optional)
Directions:
  1. Add Ice Cubes to your glass of choice
  2. Pour cold Milk over ice cubes
  3. Add Vodka
  4. Add Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  5. Stir with Cinnamon Stick and leave in the drink for garnish
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I hope you will enjoy this luscious and delicious Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail. If you are looking for a festive way to serve up these drinks, check out my DIY Bug Umbrellas for Party Drinks.

 

 

 

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DIY Earrings – A Kate Spade Inspired Bridesmaids Gift

Here’s another inspired DIY project from our Regular Contributor, Zen Zhou. Today, she brings us a little something to make your friends feel special on that big day.


DIY Earrings

A Kate Spade Inspired Bridesmaid’s Gift

 

Part of what makes a big day so special are the bridesmaids, so it only seems fair to give them a little something to say thank you. But all those wedding expenses can add up. Why not DIY them a little pressie? They say the best things in life are handmade, after all. My favourite wedding is my University friend’s, it was really small and intimate, and she personally made all the wedding favours (lavender potpourri sachets…). Come to think of it, I don’t think she has a sewing machine! Definitely a wedding to remember.

The inspiration for this pair of earrings is from Kate Spade, and the original can be found here. I chose it because hearts seem very wedding-y. LOL Plus, I’d never done a Kate Spade DIY before, and there’s always a first time.

 

What you need

  • Packaging Foam (waste not, want not I always say)
  • Ear Stud Backs
  • Sharpie Pen (gold coloured)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

 

 Step 1

Cut a heart from the foam. If you’re not steady with your hands, use a pen to draw the outline of a heart in the foam before cutting. (The gold colour will hide the pen marks later.)

Colour the heart all over using the Sharpie and leave to dry for 10 minutes. You may want to give it a second coat to make the colour nice and uniform.
Repeat for the other side.

Step 3

Apply a dab of glue to the back of the heart and press the stud firmly down. Leave for 24 hours and your earrings are ready to be worn! You’ll find this is a very versatile DIY. Basically, you could change the shape you cut out and have a totally different pair of earrings. Or change the colour by using a different Sharpie or even nail polish!

A cheap, but sweet gift for your bridesmaids. Maybe you can even wear them yourself. If you’d love to use Sharpies for more DIYs–they are my FAVOURITE DIY hack–check out more Sharpie inspiration here:

 

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DIY Feathered Hair Clip – Anthropologie Inspired

I am pleased to introduce you to our fourth (and only international) Regular Contributor! Zen brings us a fabulously fun DIY project to add that special touch to your Fall fashion. See her brief bio at the end of the post.

DIY Feathered Hair Clip

Anthropologie Inspired

 

No tools Anthropologie inspired gold feather hair barrette

I love Anthropologie, but paying £20 (or $80) for a feather hairpin is nothing short of ridiculous to me! Even if I could afford to pay so much for it, it would just seem wasteful. So, after a quick rummage through my DIY supplies, I put together this quick and simple Anthropologie inspired gold feather hairpin craft project. Here are a couple of pictures of US and UK versions from Anthropologie.

 

What you need:

– my new crafting favourite, a sharpie! For other sharpie DIYs, check out DIY: 3 ways Sharpie can refresh your craft collection

hair pin or bobby pin (available everywhere. You may even have some from your schoolgirl days lying around, as I did!)

feather

glue

 

Only 4 items, can you believe it?

If you don’t have a Sharpie, you can always use gold spray paint or gold nail polish on the feather but the nail polish needs a lot more time to dry and spray painting is just impractical for anyone without an outside area in their flat!

 

Step 1

Colour the feather gold with the Sharpie. You may need to do several coats to cover the underlying colour and pattern of the feather. Leave to dry for a bit in between coats to avoid getting gold speckled fingers.

 

Oh, and you may want to trim the feather to your desired length. Just use a pair of scissors and snip–easy peasy!

 

 

Step 2

Flip the dried, now gold feather around. Apply glue to the bobbed/ wavy end of the hairpin; then, press firmly down onto the feather. Hold for 30 seconds if your glue is slow drying; then, leave to dry. Personally, I would use a fast drawing glue such as 401 for this project.

 

This project is so easy you can do it with your kids! They can do the colouring, and you the gluing–you don’t want them to stick all their fingers together. LOL

What do you think of your new hair accessory? Don’t you think it looks strikingly like the original?

 

It looks great for a night out in a little black dress or a casual day in jeans. And assuming you have a Sharpie and glue, it only costs £1 and not £20! Money saved for other craft projects. Check out my other Anthropologie inspired DIY projects.

 

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