Sponsored. This post is made in Collaboration with Cointreau.
I have been wanting to do a girls’ night themed blogpost for such a long time, to me there is nothing better than having my girlfriends over for delicious cocktails and good food, so when I was approached about doing a collaboration with Cointreau it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do such a post! Cointreau is a French orange-flavoured liqueur made from 100% natural ingredients, including bitter and sweet orange peel. It is absolutely perfect for fresh, summery and girly drinks!
When my friends and I have a girls’ night we usually end up going out for cocktails (and sometimes dancing) later in the evening, so we like to keep both the food and cocktails quite light and somewhat healthy – haha I just look a whole lot better in a cocktail dress that way! ;) I have put together a couple of my favorite snack and cocktail recipes that are always a big hit – my creamy butter bean dip with chives served with veggie sticks (haha and usually some chips or bread as well), a big fruit platter and fresh and summery Cointreau Fizz cocktails – you can find the recipes below ❤︎
5 cl Cointreau
The juice of a 1/2 lime
Sparkling water to top off the glass (I used about 10 cl)
Lots of ice cubes
Start by filling the glass with ice, then pour in the cointreau, lime juice and top off the glass with sparkling water. Stir briefly and add garnish, I added lime and orange slices. Enjoy!
Creamy butter bean dip with chives
1 can of butterbeans, drained and rinsed
2 deciliter (equals 0.8 cup) cottage cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 clove of garlic, crushed – optional
4 tablespoons finely chopped chives
Sea salt + pepper to taste
Garnish: A splash of olive oil, finely chopped chives and paprika or chili powder.
Simply add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until nice and creamy, taste it and make sure to adjust the flavors to your liking. Chill for 1/2 – 1 hour before serving. Garnish with a splash of olive oil, finely chopped chives and paprika or chili powder and serve with your favorite veggies.