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Cocktails Anyone??

This blog posting is dedicated to my bride Karen because of her set answer to any irritating situation, “I need some drinks!”

The “Specialty Drink” at wedding receptions has become a vital part of the festivities.  It’s a fun and tasty way to add a personal signature to your wedding reception.

Scienceofdrink.com is one of a my favorite websites for libations.  This site provides you with hundreds of drink recipes and loads of cocktail pictures to help inspire you in mixing up your own “Specialty Drink” for your party or reception!

Below you will find several individual drink recipes with the prepared drink pictured in a beautiful glass, thanks to Science of Drink.

Drink Responsibly and Enjoy Beauty!

 

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209 East Cocktail

60 ml tequila Sauza Hornitos
30 ml Cointreau
15 ml strawberry Liqueur
30 ml fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

You can use tequila Leyenda Del Milagro Reposado (100% de Agave) instead Sauza Hornitos.

 

bahama-mama

 

Bahama Mama

20 ml gold rum (I use El Dorado 12 y.o.)
15 ml coconut rum (Malibu)
15 ml banana liqueur
10 ml grenadine
30 ml fresh orange juice
30 ml pineapple juice
Shake. Double-rock glass. Garnish with some fruits.

 

bellini

 

Bellini

50 ml fresh peach juice
150 ml dry sparkling wine (white)
Build in flute. Garnish with piece of peach.

 

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American Beauty

15 ml brandy
15 ml dry vermouth
15 ml fresh orange juice
15 ml grenadine
1 dash creme de menthe white
30 ml port wine
Shake all without port, cocktail glass, top with a port.

 

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German Chocolate Cake

30 ml Malibu
30 ml creme de cacao white
10 ml Frangelico
1 splash half-and-half
Shake and strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with four squirts of canned whipped cream (about 3/4 inches high) at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions.

 

green-dragon

 

Green Dragon

30 ml vodka
30 ml green creme de menthe
15 ml Cointreau
Shake. Cocktail glass.

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September 21, 2009 Posted by | Tastebud Treats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fall Colors in Wedding Design – Part 2

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Crazy BOLD Colors!  In Part 2 of  “Fall Colors in Wedding Design”, I want to display my other favorite fall color combination from the Pantone Color Institute.  They are  American Beauty, Iron and Warm Olive.

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American Beauty

Why this color?   Because RED is my absolute favorite color of all time!   American Beauty is a deep jewel tone, true red that balances well with other colors.  It’s perfect for all skin tones.  American Beauty is a rich and passionate color that ignites the senses and makes us feel alive!

Iron

The Pantone Color Institute has pegged the strong yet understated Iron as the “new black”, this fall season.  Iron is making traditional basics much more interesting. Neither gray nor brown, Iron is a grounding color that coordinates well with all colors in the palette.

Warm Olive

Warm Olive, a rich yellow-green adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to fall.  This is my favorite accent color when doing floral design.  When combined, this tangy, intriguing hue makes all other colors more interesting!

Check-out this lovely Inspiration Board displaying how wonderful these colors work with one another.  To see the 2009 Pantone Color Institute Fall Color Report, click on “COLOR”.

 Enjoy Beauty!

 

 

September 19, 2009 Posted by | Color Me Perfect, Inspiration Boards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fall Colors in Wedding Design – Part 1

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Pantone Color Institute Fall 2009 Color Chart

 

The Fall Colors in Wedding Design for this year are very robust, vivid colors that catch the eye as written about in the Pantone Color Institute Fall Color Report 2009.  This report forecasts what colors are hot this fall in fashion.   And as we all know, the trends in fashion dictate the color trends in floral and interior design as well. 

Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week in February to identify the 10 most directional colors. Like a painter’s palette, fall 2009 offers choice and diversity, but the unique integration of colors is what makes it so appealing. 

We will examine the different color combinations in several blog posts.  

The first color combination I would like to showcase is Purple Heart and Honey Yellow.  A warmer, more subdued Honey Yellow carries the 2009 color of the year, PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa, through to fall and winter with its golden tones. Pairing Honey Yellow with its color wheel opposite, Purple Heart, will surely add a surprising flair. 

Check-out this lovely Inspiration Board displaying how wonderful these colors work with one another.  To see the 2009 Pantone Color Institute Fall Color Report, click on “COLOR”.

 Enjoy Beauty!

 

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September 9, 2009 Posted by | Color Me Perfect, Inspiration Boards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment