Coastal Collection: May Sale

By Kate Riley May 24, 2020

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. I hope you are enjoying the extra day off this weekend as we take the day to honor our fallen soldiers.

Since the shelter in place order in March, I’ve been slowly adding more artwork to the Restless Art print shop. I added six new prints in the past few weeks to the Coastal Views collection, and all fifteen prints in the collection are 40% off now through the end of May! Would you like to bring summertime beach views indoors?

Use the code BEACHFUN to apply the 40% discount to any of the prints in the Coastal Views collection. Most of these high resolution digital downloads are regularly priced at $9 so on sale they are less than $6, and you can enlarge up to 24×36”.

  The six newest prints are these:

Serenity Now

– a dock view of Islamorada Bay in the Florida Keys –

    

Albufeira Beach

– beach umbrella view of the Algarve in Portugal looking down from the Old Town –

    

Sailor’s Delight

– sunset and sailboat view in Hawaii in tonal pinks, deep greens, and turquoise hues –

 

    

Tybee Pier

– a picturesque architectural view of the pier on Tybee Island, Georgia –

    

Surf & SUP

– surfboards in Oahu paired with stand up paddleboards in Key West –

    

Clarity

– painterly print of a beach chair and umbrella near turquoise coastal waters –

 

 

There are nine more coastal themed prints in the Coastal Views Collection, also on sale!

cassis harbor  /  black sand I & II  / green glass wave

black glass wave  /  big island walk  /  lone surfer

cote d’azur I & II  / ocean view for two  /  bodega vista

Any questions about how to download and print are answered on the FAQ page. Find a list of places to print any of the artwork on the Where to Print page (right now, Walgreens is the best for same day!) Use the code BEACHFUN for 40% off any of these prints from now until the end of May!

Lemon Basil Smash + Herb Infused Cocktails

By Kate Riley May 21, 2020

I love herb infused cocktails. As I write this post the Thursday evening before Memorial Day Weekend, I am sipping this delicious Lemon Basil Smash cocktail concoction! A local restaurant in my town makes a rosemary infused grapefruit cocktail that I love, and I can’t turn down a mint julep! Any cocktail that mixes citrus with fresh herbs is a favorite, especially in summer!

There’s something about sipping a herb infused cocktail right before a barbeque that just sets the mood as a prelude to a summer feast combining grilled meats and garden vegetables. This simple preparation using a lemon + basil infused simple syrup + citron vodka combo is a favorite of mine.

 

This simple recipe combines basil infused simple syrup (instructions below) with citron vodka and a squeeze of lemon with smashed fresh basil over tons of ice. It’s so light and delicious!

To make this cocktail, gather these ingredients: 1) citron vodka 2) fresh lemon, 3) fresh basil, 4) granulated sugar, 5) ice 6) cocktail shaker 7) measuring tool for ounces, and 8) cocktail picks (optional).

To make the basil infused simple syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water and a small handful (6-8 leaves) of fresh basil. Bring to a boil in a saucepan and boil for 1 minute to melt sugar. Stir, remove from heat, and allow to cool. Pour mixture over mesh strainer (to remove basil) into glass container. Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.

The decorative cocktail pick is optional, to make it simply combine a slice of lemon with a fresh basil leaf and place it in each glass.

 

 

To make one lemon basil smash, combine 2 cups of ice in a cocktail shaker with 2 oz. of citron vodka, ¾ oz. of basil infused simple syrup, and a few fresh basil leaves. Add a squeeze of half a lemon.

 

Shake vigorously and pour the entire mixture into an old fashioned style glass. Enjoy!

 

If you’re thirsting for more, here are a few more citrus/fruit + herb cocktail medleys to mix:

honeydew melon + basil = honeydew spritzer

cucumber + celery + lime + lemongrass = grassed word

basil + lime + peach + ginger = eternal sunshine

cherries + mint = cherry mint julep

lavender + lemon + basil =  summer garden gin fizz

lime + watermelon + mint = watermelon mojito

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Cheers! Have a great weekend everyone!

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