Jeanetta Gonzales here with a big reveal! Remember the cocktail umbrella pattern I made and uploaded to Spoonflower in this blog post? Here is a great application for it! Cocktail napkins! I went on Spoonflower.com and ordered the pattern in cocktail napkins. The napkins came back in a 4 pack and look great! They are colorful and fun.
I started thinking what I could pair them with and was inspired by the cherries in the pattern – why not make a cherry cocktail to compliment the design! Here is a yummy cherry basil cocktail recipe for you!
Cherry Basil Refresher
1 oz. simple syrup (make 1 part sugar to 1 part water)
1 oz. lemon juice
5-6 cherries, pitted and cut in half
4-5 basil leaves (if you like more basil use 5)
1-2 cherries and a basil leaf to garnish the cocktail
2 oz. sparking water
Add 1 shot of vodka (omit vodka for mocktail version)
Place the simple syrup, cherries and basil in a cocktail shaker.
Muddle the three ingredients well, smashing down the fruit.
Add vodka and lemon juice to the shaker (omit vodka for mocktail)
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake until frothy
Strain the cocktail into a cocktail glass
Add an ice cube, top with sparking water and garnish
In addition to cocktail napkins, on Spoonflower.com you can make other products to compliment your home and décor such as pillows, dinner napkins and wall hangings. It’s a great way to decorate your home with customized patterns and designs!
Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based designer, illustrator and artist mentor. After many years of working as a graphic designer and art director, she transitioned into surface pattern and illustration full time. Her work captures moods and moments using bold colors, patterns and textures and makes statements of inspiration, positivity and beauty. Her surface pattern work can be found on products such as stationery, calendars, puzzles, textiles, apparel, greeting cards sold in major retailers. She has also created art for companies such as the New York Times, Facebook, Mixbook, Michaels, Crayola, Uppercase Magazine and The California Lottery. In addition to her client work, she also finds joy in creating art for her own products, speaking at conferences and events and mentoring artists one-on-one, facilitating their artistic growth and career.