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Orange Beet Breeze Summer Cocktail

June 3, 2015

Drink your fruits and veggies! This orange beet breeze is the perfect summertime cocktail!

This cocktail has an usual ingredient and it’s gorgeous jewel tone color may give it away. Can you guess what it is? If you didn’t already read the post title, here’s a hint—it’s one of those vegetables you either love (or love to hate) and it makes your fingers bright pink when you peel it. Any guesses?

It’s beets! I’ve created a summertime cocktail that’s made with Natalie’s Orange Beet Juice. Now before you turn up your nose at the thought of putting veggies in your cocktail, let me tell you how delicious this stuff is. This juice is super fresh and made with only beets and orange juice. Nothing else! It’s super versatile and can be used in salad dressings and beverages like this one. So the next time your doctor asks if you’re getting all your fruits and veggies in you can now tell him yes!

Natalie's orange beet juice is is a healthy dose of fruits and veggies and makes a great base for cocktails.

Orange Beet Breezemakes 4 servings

- 1 cup Natalie’s Orange Beet Juice
- 3/4 cup coconut rum
- 1 1/5 cups pineapple juice
- large ice cubes
- fresh pineapple wedges and orange peel, for garnish
- 4 old fashioned glasses

Step 1: Reduce the orange beet juice into a syrup. Pour juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until reduced to about half. Remove from heat and allow the juice to cool completely.

Step 2: Pour 1 oz of the orange beet syrup and 1.5 oz of the coconut rum to each glass. Place large ice cubes in the glasses and top with pineapple juice (about 3 oz. per glass). Garnish with a piece of pineapple and an orange peel. Cheers!

The orange beet reduction has a sweet flavor thanks to the beets and citrus and can be used in other cocktails that call for sweet red syrups, like grenadine, which is traditionally made from pomegranates. Just keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Cannot wait to try this orange beet cocktail! Who knew beets could be used to make a delicious summertime cocktail!

Orange, beets and pineapple juice get a tropical twist when combined with coconut rum for this summer time cocktail.

Want to see what other delicious cocktails I’ve made with Natalie’s fresh juices? Check them out here.

This post is sponsored by Natalie’s Juice. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Sarah Hearts going!

June 2015 Calendar Wallpaper

June 1, 2015

Get ready for summer by using this fun watermelon wallpaper on all your devices! (click through to download) Happy June and happy (almost summer)! Here’s the newest Sarah Hearts. I’m pretty sure it’s going to make you wish it was summer right about now—or at least make you crave some juicy watermelon! The colors used in this design were inspired by this bright color palette and as always you can download it for all your devices. Enjoy!

Don't pursue happiness—create it! Love this inspiring and cute desktop, phone and tablet wallpaper!Download this month’s wallpaper for all your devices:

Computer | Computer with calendar | Computer with quote
Retina display | Retina display with calendar | Retina display with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen wallpaper
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen wallpaper

Please note that both the iPhone and iPad wallpapers are created to fit the screen without perspective zoom. When you set your wallpaper turn perspective zoom off by pinching the screen to view the entire design.

Even your phone and tablet cannot wait for summer! Download this cute wallpaper for all your devices (click through to download)Cannot wait for summer and this cute wallpaper is proof! (click through to download for all your devices)

Concept and design by Sarah Khandjian

Love free wallpapers? Check out all my past wallpaper designs here.

Links to Love

May 29, 2015

Add some fun to your next party with one of these fun DIYs or recipes. (Click through for links to each project and recipe)

We’re heading to San Diego next week (yay!) so that means this weekend will be jam packed with wrapping up lots of fun upcoming projects. Do you have a favorite place to eat or visit in San Diego? Leave a comment and let me know what your must-visit spots are!

Here are a few of my favorite links from this week:

1. Macaron burgers—the perfect sweet for a summer bbq! They remind me of the burger cupcakes and sugar cookie fries I made several years ago.

2. I want yards and and yards of this fringe garland around my house.

3. Backgammon never looked so cute.

4. Someone want to make me this chocolate chip cookie and milk cake? It has cookie dough layers!!

I’m also loving:

This watermelon fresca looks so refreshing! Don’t forget to check out my version with watermelon ice cubes.

Step up your camping game with some custom enamel dishes.

I want to sip on this sangria all summer long.

Bring old cloth napkins to life with some bleach tie-dye.