Oilcloth Crafts: Summer Cocktails
Flowery oilcloth coasters catch drips from icy cocktails.
Photography: Simon Watson
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001
These coasters are made like miniature versions of our place mats; let the pattern of your cloth dictate the shape of the coaster. With a large floral motif, for example, simply cut along the outline of a single bloom, and then back it with a solid color. These coasters blossom under some of our own favorite chilled drinks: Meyer lemon drops (left front and rear), served in glasses with sugar-coated rims; a peachmopolitan (right front), garnished with a fresh peach slice; and a frozen pink salty dog (right rear), with a classic salt rim and a wedge of pink grapefruit. For cocktail recipes, see the Recipe Finder at marthastewart.com.