Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cuba Libre MidCentury Cocktail Illustration Series

I thought by the name of the Cuba Libre it was going to be some kind of exotic drink, and Wow what a surprise! While still a classic... it's your basic Rum and Coke with a lime. I think if a Rum and Coke was my drink, I'd bring back the Cuba Libre name and make my ordering my basic drink sound more exciting.

Prints are now available in my Etsy shop!

Classic Martini MidCentury Cocktail Illustration Series

I always think of James Bond when I think of the Classic Martini!
Prints are now available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Old Fashioned MidCentury Cocktail Illustration

When I'm working down in my studio sometimes I listen to movies on Netflix. Yesterday to get in the spirit of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, I started listening to the "Mad Men" TV series. The Old Fashioned certainly seems like a drink that Don Draper would have after a long client meeting in the office or actually knowing his character it might even take place before. HA!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

French 75 MidCentury Cocktail Series Illustration

My love for all things mid-century continues... and with that, I'm really excited about my new series of watercolor  + gouache illustrations -- 60's cocktails!

My newest piece is the French 75. I'm not always big on champagne because I never know what kind I should buy, or what's going to taste really well, so I usually just avoid it. I do on occasion enjoy a nice Mimosa and when I read the list of ingredients in the French 75, I have to say I'm quite intrigued. Cheers!

Just a reminder that all of my cocktail illustration will have a Text Option if you purchase them from my Etsy shop. Please see my image samples below.

Text Option A

Text Option B

Grasshopper MidCentury Cocktail Series Watercolor Illustration

We took a quick trip up north to celebrate Fall with some friends. My husband and I had a few days before friends came up to the cottage, so I was able to do some work. This is the the last of the three illustration that I worked on while we were away. But there's more to come very soon!

Whenever I see Creme de Menthe, one of the main ingredients in a Grasshopper cocktail I think of my parents. When I was little they had lots of parties, and there was always a bottle of Creme de Menthe sitting on the table amongst all the rest and no one ever made a drink from it. I always wanted them to make a drink because the green was so pretty and it smelled so good too. I think one of these days I'm going to gather up the ingredients to make a Grasshopper and just see if it will be as good as I imagined it would be.

Monday, October 13, 2014

White Russian + Bloody Mary MidCentury Watercolor Illustrations

I just finished up two new illustrations to add to my MidCentury Cocktail Series. Two classics, the Bloody Mary and the White Russian. Many thanks to the Mad Men for concocting this wonderful elixirs!

Awhile back when I started working on my cocktail series, I had quick feedback contest as to which style of text everyone liked the best. Most people voted for what will be Text Option A, but there were a handful of folks that liked Text Option B (which is also my favorite). In my Etsy shop, from now on you can choose which Text Option you want when you order the cocktail prints.

Text Option A - includes the cocktail name + the ingredients 

Text Option B - cocktail name only for a cleaner modern look

Text Option A

Text Option B


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