Now that warmer weather is officially here, more days and nights are spent lounging outside either on the deck or in the backyard. I enjoy the simple pleasures of listening to the birds in the distance and take in the sweet smells and the summer breeze of nature.
Me and my significant other, look forward to date night which usually consists of a delicious dinner and spending either a Friday or Saturday night at home and rent a movie to watch. One way we like to embrace the summer evenings is to take movie night outdoors! If we are hosting a group of people for movie night, we break out our projector and white screen. However, when it’s just the two of us, we bring out our laptop, hook it up to our Bose speakers and watch a movie on the deck in our outdoor living room.
A cozy blanket and pillows are perfect to lean back and relax. But let’s not forget to load up on snacks to enjoy while watching the movie. We all know popcorn is not only nostalgic, it’s the movie watching snack essential so when SkinnyPop Popcorn reached out to me to let me know they created the perfect seasonal drink and popcorn pairings (hello, cocktails!), I was totally onboard to try one of the five pairings! Whether you enjoy the freshness of a Moscow mule or a sweet glass of sangria, Skinny Pop Popcorn put together a little guide for you to get your summer snackin’ on! I’m sharing this guide with you today…keep scrolling to see more!
SkinnyPop are very serious about their drinks and their popcorn, so they created an exclusive summer drink and popcorn pairing graphic, shown below!
Since we like to take turns on who gets to pick the movie, I decided to let my better half select the popcorn pairing. Out of the five pairing selections, there were three we both wanted to try but ultimately, ‘blackberry smash’ paired with ‘aged white cheddar’ was the winner. Ahem…I think someone r e e a a l y y liked their cocktail because a second glass was made! Since I enjoy my cocktails more on the sweeter side, I added a bit more simple syrup and only 1 0z. of whiskey than the 2 ounce the recipe calls for. The cocktail paired with the flavor of the aged white cheddar popcorn was definitely complimentary!
I hope you’re inspired to spend summer outdoors and enjoy one (if not all) of the popcorn and cocktail pairings. Whether you’re packing up for a picnic or if you decide to round up your neighbors, friends, and/or family for a casual movie party, set up a concession-stand with individual popcorn bags, along with the preferred cocktail pairing and let your guests scoop their favorite. Your guests will appreciate it!
Which pairing will you try? Comment and let me know your favorite!
Cheers to summer!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Thanks to SkinnyPop Popcorn for inspiring this post. *All opinions and comments are my own.
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