I'm excited to share this recipe with you and my backyard makeover with World Market!
It's hot out right? I feel like I keep saying that but it has been. Luckily, it's been raining a lot in the middle of the day down here so 1. it cools it down a little bit and 2. my flowers and my basil plants look amazing. Here's a drink that will help you beat the heat!
For this recipe, I wanted to make a cocktail with the Lorina Prestige Sparkling Blood Orange Soda. Have you had a blood orange drink before? I love them and it was super easy to make a cocktail. I had fun playing with these and you can add less or more alcohol depending on your taste! I really enjoyed these!
And now I'm so excited to share with you, our backyard makeover thanks to World Market! We had so much fun shopping there . And I had so much fun putting the flowers together. I love having a space to sit in our backyard.
And don't you just love the colors? I had no idea turquoise and bright orange would go so well. The orange was Curtis' choice and the turquoise was mine!
There's Angel stopping to smell the flowers. By the way, I can't believe we adopted her over a year ago! She's still a puppy at heart for sure.
And there's the full view with the umbrella. The patio pavers, Curtis and my brother put them in a year or two(?) after we moved in. They have been mostly empty except for potted plants and we'll bring the new furniture out when we entertain but we'll mostly keep them on our covered back porch. I can't wait for Curtis to redo covered back porch!
Doesn't she look like she's smiling?
And Charley says he approves of our patio furniture. Charley and Angel were both so excited when we set up the furniture, they had to explore and sniff everything.
I have to say my experience shopping at World Market has always been great. Curtis doesn't want me to tell you the story about how he accidentally pulled a 6-pack of beer from the shelf and another one came tumbling down and they were so nice about it. He felt so terrible and embarrassed but the store associates were really nice about it. They were just worried about him getting hurt.
And I can tell you about us not being able to find the matching table with the Valencia outdoor furniture and how I found them at a location an hour away and how nice they were to deal with.
and they also have such fun plates, napkins, bowls, cups and mugs…
Back to the recipe! It's the perfect recipe for your next backyard get together. 🙂 I bought the other Lorina French soda flavors too, Lemonade and Pink Citrus Lemonade, I can't wait to try them.
For a full list of the items I purchased for the backyard redo, see this post.
Blood Orange-Raspberry Spritzer Recipe
- 1/2 cup ice plus for the glasses
- 1/4 cup vodka or more or less depending on your preference
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup orange liqueur or more or less depending on your preference
- 8-10 frozen raspberries if fresh, freeze them for at least 15 minutes
- Lorina Prestige Sparkling Blood Orange Soda
- Take 3 to 4 frozen raspberries and smash with the back of a spoon on a plate. (Be careful, they may go flying a little bit.) Add ice, vodka and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker along with the smashed raspberries. Shake for about 20 to 30 seconds and pour into two 14 ounce glasses. Add ice and pour Lorina Prestige Sparkling Blood Orange Soda to fill the glasses. Add the rest of the frozen raspberries and enjoy!
And other exciting thing to share with you, want to win a trip of a lifetime? Enter to win a Trip for TWO to Paris in the Cost Plus World Market’s Summer in Paris Sweepstakes. Enter here and ends August 16th!
Disclosure: World Market provided me with some of the products for my backyard remodel. Of course, as always, all opinions are my own and I only work with brands that I love.