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August 25, 2014

Peachy Picnic

 The end of summer is near but at least there's one last chance to throw a great party... hello, Labor Day! Planning a boozy brunch, day by the pool, or just a catch up sesh with some friends? Make it easy on yourself with peach cocktails and delicious bites; we're talking under-10-minutes-to-prepare-everything easy.

Over the weekend my friend Danielle from Envision Pretty came over and we put together delectable crostinis and Smirnoff Ice cocktails for a sunset rooftop picnic. It was kind of romantic...
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, peach crostini, brunch idea
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, fig goat cheese crostini, brunch idea
... and oh-so pretty! To make it simple we went with ingredients that could do double duty (peaches & goat cheese).
First up: the drannks.
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, fig goat cheese crostini, brunch idea
{smirnoff ice peach bellini cocktail}
1 part Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini
1 part extra dry champagne
Peach slices

Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini is pretty delicious but as you can suspect, very sweet. Adding the extra dry champagne cuts that sweetness and creates a refreshing concoction with a hint of peach. They also look beautiful!
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, peach crostini, brunch idea
Next up is fig and goat cheese crostinis. When figs are in season this is just one of my favorite ways to eat them, the other is in an arugula salad with prosciutto and goat cheese! #yum 
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, fig goat cheese crostini, brunch idea
{fig & goat cheese crostini}
brioche toast from Trader Joes
goat cheese + a few tbsps of half & half = delicious whipped goat cheese
black figs
garnish with honey & thyme

The half & half adds a fluffy touch, kind of like milk in omelets. Once you've created the whipped goat cheese then also use it on the peach and prosciutto crostinis:
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, fig goat cheese crostini, brunch idea
{prosciutto & peach crostini} 
brioche toast from Trader Joes
goat cheese + a few tbsps of half & half = delicious whipped goat cheese
prosciutto & sliced peaches
garnish with honey & thyme

If you're a prosciutto lover like myself then this crostini tastes like heaven! 
labor day picnic, smirnoff vodka, fig goat cheese crostini, brunch idea
Excuse me while I go pull out some leftovers. Cheers to a fabulous last week of summer! 
Btw, compensation was provided by Smirnoff via Mode Media. The opinions in the post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smirnoff.

5 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful spread! I only hope to throw get togethers with classy looking appetizers like that!
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  2. This looks delicious! I never would have thought to pair peaches with prosciutto--delish!

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  3. Love this picnic set up! It's so cute and classy. I would never have thought to add half and half to goat cheese. I will definitely have to try that out in my next recipe!
    XO, Chekara | shadesofchekara.com

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  4. So cute! The cocktails look supes refreshing! :D

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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  5. yes I love peaches, just bought a bag full at Shoprite!

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