because it is memorial day weekend, and because summer is right around the corner, and seeing as it is the season to entertain... i thought i would share some drink marker ideas i have come up with.
one of them i love, love, loved the most, until i had a eureka moment with the second. the second are my new love, but they are both worthy.
the first are markers that are made by attaching a name tag on a bamboo knotted pick. the picks i used are 4 inches long. all i did was cut small pieces of card stock, added a rivet, and then attached the name tag to the pick with a piece of heavy weight embroidery floss. you can then skewer it through a piece of fruit or other garnish on your glass:
-a lime wedge on a margarita
-a lemon wedge and sprig of mint on a glass of iced tea
-a orange slice and cherry on a mai tai or fruit punch
-a small slice of pineapple and a cherry on a pina colada
my new loves however, are markers made using loteria cards. that is, bingo cards from mexico. all i did was cut one of the cards so i had several small pieces...that way each guest could pick if they are:
el borracho (the drunk)
la pera (the pear)
el venado (the deer)
la sirena (the mermaid)
fun, and they so colorful and unique methinks.
these i have used on the bamboo picks as i did with the card stock name tags.... and also i have tied them to the stem of a wine glass.
another idea.... which i know is old news.. but is good... i froze about an inch of water, along with a slice of lemon and a bit of mint in the bottom of a mason jar. this works well for iced tea. you could also freeze a slice of lime in the water.. or a sprig of thyme... a edible flower (lavender, nasturtium, pansy to name a few)... you can make the drinks you serve as festive and as beautiful as your gathering.