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Memorial Day Cocktails

Happy Memorial Day! I love summer holidays — tiki torches, barbecue, summer dresses and cocktails with little umbrellas in them — I love it all (especially the cocktails!) Here are some fun recipes for your memorial day party this afternoon or for any summer soiree you may be hosting. Bing Cherry Mojitos via Martha Stewart Ingredients Serves 12 * 1 1/4 cups sugar * 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, about 9 limes * 3 pounds Bing cherries *…

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Things We Love, Vol. #1

Love the above shot from the real wedding of Sommer and Justin as posted by polka dot bride. Makes me want to have a coffee bar at my wedding! Fair tale details are totally inspiring us from ritzy bee. I am in LOVE with these gorgeous floral arrangements featured on wedding chicks of designs by English Garden Florals Got plans for Cinco de Mayo? Well, I can assure you that with a little help from the party dress, these cocktails…

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Holiday Cocktails: White Christmas

This cocktail was a huge hit at our holiday party (so was the Gingersnap), and even my sugar fearing self took a tiny sip of it and have to admit, it was totally delish! Ingredients: * 4 oz eggnog * 1/2 oz white chocolate liqueur * 1 oz Southern Comfort * edible gold flakes or chocolate flakes for garnish Preparation: 1. Build the ingredients in to snifter glass and stir lightly. 2. Sprinkle gold or chocolate flakes on top. Enjoy!…

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Holiday Cocktails: Grinch

I believe this is a martini that even Betty Lou Who would approve of. It is super fun and sounds absolutely delicious. There is a ton of things you can do, like adding a heart ice cube to the glass. ingredients: • 2 oz. Midori • 1/2 oz. lemon juice (fresh) • 1 tsp. sugar syrup Mixing instructions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Option: Garnish this green drink with a red…

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Holiday Cocktails: Candy Cane Martini

I thought we should start our holiday entertaining series the way all good parties get started: with a martini. I love this recipe for the Candy Cane Martini. It is super easy to make and most of us have the ingredients already stocked in our bars, which means it is also budget friendly! ingredients: • 1 1/2 oz. vodka • 1 tsp. peppermint schnapps Mixing instructions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.…

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Signature Cocktail: The Gobble-tini

Oh, Thanksgiving! Full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and of course cocktails. I know many of you are prepping for your holiday feast, and why not start it off right with a signature drink? Let’s face it, we all need a drink when it involves spending a long weekend with family! The Gobble-tini – 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff cranberry twist vodka – 1/4 oz Chambord – 1/2 oz cranberry juice – 1 tsp lemon juice Garnish: 3 cranberries on stick…

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Signature Cocktail: Ginger Snap

I love this martini. I think it would be perfect for an autumn themed wedding / party! I also think it has a bit of Old Hollywood Glamour behind it. I don’t know if I am just channeling Ginger from Gilligan’s Island, but I think it would be a fabulous addition to your old hollywood themed fete! The Gingersnap Martini * 75 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum * .5 oz. ginger brandy * 4 oz. eggnog Combine rum, brandy, and…

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Signature Cocktail: Autumn Sunset

This is a perfect cocktail for an autumn wedding or cocktail party. Are you in the fall spirits yet? I’m so sad to see summer go, but fall is my favorite season. I love the changing of the leaves, comfort food, warm sweaters and scarves, plus all the fun fall activities. Autumn Sunset 1 tsp minced pumpkin puree 1 oz brandy ½ oz Calvados 2 oz apple juice ¼ oz grenadine splash soda garnish cinnamon stick Put all ingredients except…

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Signature Cocktail: A Lovely Pear

Okay, I’ll admit it: its a bit cheesy. But I like the occasional corny factor, and so do a lot of you! Therefore, I present: A Lovely Pear Insert a collective “awwww” 4 parts Absolut Pears ½ part apple juice 1 part white grape juice 1 ½ part peach puree 1 part lime juice (Serves two) Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into 2 martini glasses.Garnish with a Pear slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It does sound super yummy,…

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