Regular blogger Cate is away this week so her regular slot is being filled by yours truly.
I really need to tell you all about our exciting Summer Sale, but I want to put you in a holiday mood first. So I’m going to tell you how to make two of my favourite summer cocktails, one for making by the jugful, the other a more subtle and delicate sipping drink – one for my inner Fox and the other for my Rose. Just decide which appeals to you, knock one up and then we can have a leisurely look at what’s on offer at Fox & Rose this month.
My Fox cocktail is the Mojito, because it reminds me of bikinis, bad boys and partying all afternoon on a Caribbean beach. Legend has it that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favourite tipple when he was running around Havana in the 1930’s. Here’s his allegedly favourite recipe with thanks to Pete Cappela at The Savory.
Hemingway’s Mojito (jug for six)
36 Fresh Mint Sprigs
6 oz. Lime Juice
12 Tbs Brown Sugar
12 oz. Light Rum
Lime wedges for Garnish
Crush the mint sprigs, lime juice and brown sugar in the bottom of a jug. Pour in rum.
Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over. Garnish with lime wedge and remaining mint sprig. Hemingway would often add a splash of champagne as well. Bad boy.
Conversely my Rose sits quietly at the beach bar, her stylish designer swimsuit barely wrapped in a sheer sarong. Her legs elegantly yet seductively crossed, she stirs her Dirty Martini with the olive, waiting for Mr Bond…
1 1/2 oz. vodka
splash of olive juice
blue cheese-stuffed olive
Add vodka and olive juice to a shaker filled with plenty of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with olive.
Got your drink? Then let’s take a look at our Summer Beachwear Sale!
Make a style statement with this truly eye-catching Fortuna Swimsuit, styled in a metallic foil material with gold stone trims definitely for anybody who wants to get noticed poolside. The 50’s inspired Brangelina Bikini with its pretty Liberty print will show off your curves perfectly Last but least the elegant & chic Chloe Zebra Bikini should be on everybody’s holiday wish list. This bandeau style bikini with dazzling horseshoe detail on the bust and waist creates a feminine hourglass silhouette. – All from UK brand Pistol Panties and all with 50% Off!
One not to be missed is this sensational figure enhancing Wrap Swimsuit from La Perla or inject a serious dash of colour to your beachwear look with this vibrant blue Chloe Solo swimsuit from Pistol Panties. This black sleek Poolside Dress from French label Iodus is another one definitely not to be missed from your holiday wardrobe!
Turn some heads and have some fun in this playful Zanzibar leopard print bikini from La Perla , be glamorously attired in this beautiful Morokko Swimsuit creation from hip swimwear label Mouille or what about the sensational multi coloured leopard print Molly Purple two piece? Certain to get you noticed!