52 Postcards | Week 8

Beach Drinking. I don't typically like sweet, fruity drinks. But the one drink I loooooove to take to the beach is Malibu and Grapefruit. So packed to Hawaii, among the shorts and swim wear, went a brand new bottle of Malibu rum. In an attempt to eat locally, we bought a pineapple. Now, add those to things together…and we finished the bottle.

While I'm not thrilled with the pineapple, I do want to share the drink. In these miaerable days of winter, one could turn up the heat, put on some shorts and sip this while sitting under a SADD light for a quick hit of summer. Let's call it Liquid Summer.

Liquid Summer

3 ozs Malibu Rum
4 ozs grapefruit juice
1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
2 pieces of lime

Pour liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Garnish each glass with half of the pineapple and a slice of lime. 

Now, on to the print. I used some new carving tools that were not the best for the finer lines of the pineapple outline. You can see the difference in the line weight in the top leafy part vs the finer lines of the pineapple bottom. All about the right tool for the job. This image would be nice smaller on a recipe card or on top of a photo maybe. Not one of my faves. I'll just have the drink instead.


Niji Carving Knives + Speedball carving tool
Speedy-Cut white block
Speedball blue+yellow water-soluble ink
Utrecht American Masters 100% Cotton - White, 90lb/250gsm, Acid Free