June 8, 2021

Food & Drink Styling

Flay Lay Photography

Spicy Margarita

Entry No. 10

When creating captivating beverage & food photos, the right backdrop & the right amount of details make the image.

Whenever I am photographing food or drink photos, I think about the overall color scheme that I want to achieve.

As the creative & photographer, I gather my props, props found in nature, the kitchen, bathroom, & my styling kit...all are fair game!

Here, in this summer cocktail photo series, you can see I used an array of green & yellow props. I think texture makes a photo pop! The knit avocado & green pom-pom flowers add an element of texture to the summer cocktail images.

Adding freshly sliced citrus also adds a 'fresh' look to photos. When you work with me, clients can always expect photo elements such as these.

Now, who wants a spicy, margarita recipe?

There is an excellent recipe for a spicy margarita on Liquor.com

The Website's Listed Ingredients Are:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 jalapeño coins, seeds removed
  • 2 ounces Blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1-ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • Garnish: salt rim
  • Garnish: jalapeño coin

The steps are rubbing the rim with spicey salt using lime, adding the jalapeño coin to your shaker & muddle--gently, next, add your liquids {listed above} shake until cold Lastly, strain into glass, over ice, sip & savor summer!

Sharing more stylized photos on my photography Instagram @katelynchefphotography_

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