Trollbeads Inspiration: Singapore Sling


IMG_2048Anyone who knows me well is familiar with my weakness for a palette that I like to call “Singapore Sling” colours.  It’s the name of an old fashioned, girly cocktail that’s packed with gin and unabashedly pretty.  I have to confess that I like the name of it, and the way it looks, much better than the way it tastes… but just in case you’re feeling brave:


1/2 oz grenadine syrup

1 oz gin

sweet and sour mix
club soda
1/2 oz cherry brandy

Pour grenadine into the bottom of a collins glass, and fill with ice. Add gin, and almost-fill with equal parts of sweet and sour and chilled soda. Top with cherry brandy, and serve unstirred, garnished with a cherry.


There’s just something about the combination of pink, apricot, buttery yellow and tangerine that just melts me.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Small Flower Clasp”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Ladybug”, “Pink Desert”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Universal Unique”, “Rose”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Dendritic Agate”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Wine Harvest”, “Rose Quartz”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Rose Quartz, round”, “Flowers”, “Crown Chakra”, “Classic Core Unique”.

IMG_2051Whether you’re partial to gin cocktails or not, this sweet yet slightly spicy palette is a good way to enjoy some of the new classic core uniques with playful animal motifs this Summer…