Recently, while antiquing in Trenton, I stumbled upon these adorable embroidered linen cocktail napkins. Wouldn’t they be perfect for summer cocktails by the pool? Or how about dinner for six in the garden? They’re whimsical and fun but still oh-so-chic.


I was so inspired by the delicate sticthing that I wanted to make a drink that was elegant but easy. Here, I mixed up a simple summer drink of raspberry puree, lime juice, together with seltzer water and fresh raspberries. You could either add vodka or leave it out, depending on who’s coming to the party. Such a simple drink looks sophisticated if you serve it with the right accouterments. Antique champagne flutes and an etched glass bowl from my collection do just the trick!


Cocktails are served!