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There are some gals whose presence simply sparkles. They are bright, they are cheerful, they are decadent, they are darling. The epitome of all of these, we’re completely smitten with Mrs. Lilien (aka graphic design guru Kelley Lilien) whose delightful blog inspires us daily. And now, we can get a dash of the Mrs. each time we imbibe (which let’s be honest, is more oft than not). In her brand new book, the queen of color shows us how to shake, stir and sip with unimpeachable style. Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook: Classic Cocktails With a Twist is a lovely little collection of recipes that’s conveniently divided into three smashing categories – blended, shaken and punchbowls. Brilliant thinking, really. We suggest you get yours today. In the meantime, we’ll tease you with a little preview courtesy of the Mrs.

Cocktail Swatchbook

Mrs. Lilien’s Brazilian Refresher: Cucumber Caipirinha

Ingredients
½ Cup Cucumber (peeled and seeded)
2 Lemons
2 Limes
¾ Cup Cachaca
½ Cup Agave Nectar

How To
Add the juice of two limes and two lemons, ½ cup agave nectar, ½ cup of cucumber (peeled and seeded) and ¾ cup cachaca to a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Stop the blender, add three cups of ice and puree until smooth. Serve in couple glasses dolled with cucumber slices.