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Cocktail Hour Special: How to Design a Margarita Recipe Board Using Chalk Markers

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Cocktail Hour Special: How to Design a Margarita Recipe Board Using Chalk Markers

It’s always cocktail o’clock somewhere…whether you’re hosting a little get-together at home or advertising happy hour for your bar, café, or restaurant, having a vibrant and eye-catching display will definitely get the crowd excited and interested to partake. So in today’s article, we’ll be sharing how you can create a fun and festive recipe board perfect for cocktail hour – which can be at any time of the day or night if you ask us!

For a recipe board, or any other kind of display like menus, announcements, and promos, it’s always best to go with chalk markers and a chalkboard – and here are the top reasons why:

You save money – Chalkola Chalk Markers are completely erasable on any non-porous surface, such as glass, plastic, ceramics, and non-porous chalkboards to name a few, which means you can create art wherever you want, and change up your designs and displays anytime.

Chalk markers are non-toxic and mess-free – Chalkola Chalk Markers contain kid-safe, environment-friendly, dustless, and odorless ink that doesn’t smudge or leave stains and ghosting, making them the best choice for all kinds of art projects at home, school, work, or play. You just need a wet cloth or board spray cleaner to wipe off your work once you’re ready to create again – it’s really hassle-free!

You can create temporary or permanent artworks – Depending on the surface you work on, you can choose to create erasable art on non-porous surfaces like glass, metal, plastic, ceramics, and non-porous chalkboards and chalk labels; or make permanent art on porous materials like paper, cardboard, fabrics, canvas panels, popsicle sticks, and rocks.

The chalk marker and chalkboard pair offers durability and convenience – Most of the time, chalkboard artworks are displayed outside, which makes Chalkola’s Chalk Marker and Chalkboard duo the perfect choice for indoor and outdoor use. Each time you draw, the liquid chalk ink instantly dries to a vivid and matte finish, so you won’t have to deal with any fading, melting, or smudging problems. You can show off your chalkboard creation wherever you want, too, as Chalkola’s chalkboard is made with a sturdy, solid wood frame and easel stand that won’t get easily toppled over.

Now that you know the wonderful benefits of having chalk markers and a chalkboard, let’s put them to creative use, specifically for your next cocktail hour!

Materials needed:

Ready to refresh your creativity? Let’s shake things up and start mixing some colors! Check out the video below:


  • Create an outline of your cocktail artwork, including the drink’s name and recipe – in this case, for a margarita.
  • Use a white chalk marker to fill in the name.
  • Start coloring your cocktail with different shades of green to give it depth and layers. Add details in white chalk marker to make the colors pop.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix and layer your colors. Chalk markers have a smooth and blendable ink so you can create over your drawing without the dried ink smudging or getting erased.

  • For the finishing touch, use a black chalk marker to add finer details and texture to your artwork.
  • Lastly, complete your creation by writing down the recipe using different chalk marker colors.

Let's toast to your awesome artwork! Now that you’ve created your cocktail recipe board, you can explore other ways to use your chalk marker and chalkboard duo!

Care for a slice of delicious pizza art? Then give this article on How to Design a Menu Board with Chalk Markers a read. Happy creating! And enjoy your cocktails...and pizza slice.

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