Crafts and Craft Cocktails

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Chances are, if you’ve ever been to our house, Jack has made you a drink. He’s my resident mixologist, my go-to margarita-maker, my provider of holiday punch, and he can whip up a liquor-less libation that doesn’t seem lacking, too. We love a good cocktail, and Jack loves making them.

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For Christmas this year, Jack received a beautiful book of craft cocktail recipes, and he was itching to try some out. We had friends over on Friday evening to play games (Fictionary) and taste test.

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I’ve been stuck in a hand-lettering rut, and have vowed to broaden my typographical horizons this year; while Jack was mixing, I sketched out a rough version of the first recipe of the night, inspired by the hand-written recipes in the book.

crafts and craft cocktails // union jack creative

crafts and craft cocktails // union jack creative

The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is, by the way, quite tasty, and would make an excellent brunch beverage. Pictured above is the Tequlia Boulevardier, which is confusing, I realize, but I was too busy enjoying the first round to photograph.

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On Saturday I returned to the sketch and, after a bit of tidying, finished it in ink.

crafts and craft cocktails // union jack creative

It’s far from final, since I free-handed without lines to guide spacing, but it’s a break from my go-to copperplate variation, and that’s a start. Cheers!

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image credits: Union Jack Creative

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  3. Love the sketch – very talented… on and the drinks sound lovely too 🙂

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