It’s officially been 15 years since the first Bachelor aired, and I’ve been enjoying it as a guilty pleasure ever since. One of my favorite ways to kick off a week is by gathering with girlfriends on a Monday night to see all the shenanigans, “final rose of the nights”, backstabbing, run-and-jump hug greetings, white wine consumption, helicopter rides, and steamy hot tub makeout sessions that make it one of the best shows on television. So today, my friend Ali Fedotowsky (former Bachelorette, now married mama of her sweet 1-year-old Molly) and I are joining forces to share this fun girls’ night for the new season of Bachelor in Paradise! We snacked on easy Mexican no-fuss apps (because… Monday) and sipped on some rose daiquiris (what else??)!
Ali is one of the kindest, coolest, most genuine girls I’ve met in the blog world (and surely Bachelor Nation too), she has an awesome blog Ali Luvs, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t already. She posts her cute outfits, fun recipes, baby stuff, and of course, her thoughts on the Bachelor episodes which I always love to read. Today she’ll be talking all about last night’s premiere!
Check out the recipe for rose daiquiris and our outfit details below! We had so much fun putting this together, we just might have to get together again for next week’s episode… maybe every week?
I always have the most fun watching Bachelor in Paradise because it’s the more laid back franchise of the show but still turns out some real relationships. The right cocktail needs the same kind of playful yet “romantic” vibe, with a tropical twist. So what better than a rose infused daiquiri? The rum is so easy to work with and mixes so well with the rose flavor! You use an actual rose to make the syrup, and can work the rest of the bunch into your decor! ;) This would easily translate to a margarita as well, or you could switch gears and make this or this.
2.5 oz light rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
Himilayan pink salt
Rose petals for garnish
1/2 oz rose syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Petals of one rose
To make the syrup: combine one cup of sugar, one cup of water, and the rose petals into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let steep covered for one hour. Let cool, and strain into a jar to store in the fridge (up to one week).
To make the daiquiri: Rim the glass with honey, then dip into the salt (putting each on a plate is the easiest way to do this). In a shaker, combine ice, lime juice, rose syrup, and rum. Shake and pour into the glass. Garnish with a rose petal.
I’m not gonna lie, we talked about our outfits prior, both wanting to play to the tropical vacation vibe of paradise while also considering the fact that we’re heading to the end of summer and weren’t feeling bright punchy colors that might usually make sense in that environment. So some light and breezy styles/fabrics of summer with slightly more muted color accents just makes sense for a BIP girls night at the tail end of summer! These outfits are also perfect for general early fall wardrobe when it’s way hotter than you might expect.
Photography by Ashley Burns