Monday, November 28, 2011

Sip, Nibble, & Be Merry!! Christmas Themed DIY #3

What goes better with good food & good drinks, than good company!?  Christmas is a time of year to be fabulous & enjoy the fruits of a beautiful life with the ones you love.  Which is why Christmas parties are the perfect gathering to reconnect with friends & family, all while dining over some specialty snacks & cocktails!!

The perfect party, starts with the perfect invite...
(This weekend I will be finishing up my DIY step-by-step holiday invites for you all)

...followed by a chic ambiance...

... & a cozy fragrance lingering in the air...

Let's not forget to keep our guests entertained with specialty beverages!! Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Cocktails...

(Recipes Below)

1. Spicy Ginger Man
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Hazelnut Liqueur
1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
2 oz Ginger Beer
Cinnamon Stick
*Combine all ingredients-Shake-Service over Ice*

2. Winterwonderland Martini
2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White Creme de Cacao
2 oz White Chocolate Liqeur
1 oz Cream
1/2 teaspoon of coconut flakes
1 white chocolate wafer stick
*Combine all ingredients-Shake- Strain into martini glass- Sprinkle coconut flakes- Add wafer stick*

3. Berry Merry Christmas
1 oz Pomegranate Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz Cranberry Juice
*Combine all ingredients-Shake-Strain into martini glass or pour over rocks*

4. Candy Cane Lane
2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White Creme de Menthe
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
Splash of Grenadine
Peppermint Candy Cane
*Add a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a chilled martini glass- Pour the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice-Shake & strain into the martini glass with grenadine to create a 'swirl' effect- garnish with peppermint candy cane*

{recipes via: singlemindedwomen}

Don't forget to provide your guests with yummy stuff to nibble on...

Lastly, this is your party! Be a fabulous host on the inside & out!!  As a courtesy to your guests, mention the attire required in your invite.  A very important detail that many leave out.  If it is a casual affair, state that, but if you would like your guests in cocktail attire, be sure to mention that as well!!

I want to apologize for the lack of blogging lately.  I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving & are geared up & ready for the holidays ahead! 

xo, kl

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